No whistle to blow

MORE THAN a year after a Whistle-blower Act was passed by Parliament to facilitate the disclosure of information on wrongdoing in organisations, the law has still not been operationalised. Justice Minister Senator Mark Golding told The Gleaner yesterday...

Good response to Transport Authority's 3-month amnesty

George Spence turned up at the Transport Authority's Maxfield Avenue offices in St Andrew with a tow rope yesterday, determined he would not be leaving his 1989 Toyota Corolla in the pound for another day."I am back for my vehicle that was seized...

'Struggling schools should merge with the underpopulated'

As more and more basic schools continue to struggle to keep their doors open, at least one stakeholder is making a desperate plea to Government for such institutions to be merged with underpopulated primary schools."We might...

Information you should know about early childhood institutions

A basic school is a community-run institution which caters for three to six-year-olds. The basic schools get a small subsidy from the government.This is the nutrition grant and a per child material grant...

Paul Lewis trial put on hold

WESTERN BUREAU: International televangelist Paul Lewis, whose trial on charges of perverting the course of justice should have started in the Savanna-la-Mar Resident Magistrate's Court...

Opposition gives Gov't failing grade

The Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has given the Government failing grades for its performance in the first 100 days of the administration, saying the country is at a standstill and Prime Minister Portia Simpson...

Eighth JLP senator to be named by month end

The long wait for the eighth Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) senator will be over by the end of April.During a press conference yesterday at the party's Belmont Road headquarters, Opposition Leader Andrew Holness told journalists that the seeming delay was...

Courts running short of jurors

The courts are facing a serious problem with insufficient jurors to try cases, especially in multiple accused murder cases. Yesterday, Senior Puisne Judge Gloria Smith stressed that if the situation continued...

Ministry to get int'l help in tackling child labour

WESTERN BUREAU: THE INTERNATIONAL Labour Organisation (ILO) is set to offer technical assistance to the Ministry of Labour to conduct a survey on the worrying issue of child labour, which continues to be a source...

Divest some gov't services for greater efficiency - Samuda

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: PRESIDENT OF Jamaica Chamber of Commerce Milton Samuda said some government services will have to be divested to the private sector in order to drive efficiency and improve competitiveness...

Port Antonio facelift to restore town beauty

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:THE RESORT town of Port Antonio received a much-needed facelift on Sunday - an initiative undertaken by Mayor Benny White, with assistance from a number of state agencies and other volunteers....

Ocho Rios councillor urges Gov't to restore old courthouse

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:IN ONE of his first moves towards improving the state of Ocho Rios, newly elected councillor for the division, Dr Rohan Williams, has urged the Government to restore the old Ocho Rios courthouse and turn it into a civic centre...

Paul Campbell tells 'Anancy Stories'

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:JAMAICAN ACTOR Paul Campbell last Thursday presented his Anancy Stories CD in Mandeville, a move by himself and two of his friends to keep Jamaica's heritage alive...

'Time to get creative'

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:WITH GLOBAL economies facing tough times, Gassan Azan Jr, chief executive officer of MegaMart said entrepreneurs have to be more creative in order to survive the times.Azan sees the Build Own Lease (BOL)...

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