A SOUTH African pastor on the weekend urged Jamaicans to become militant against acts of homosexuality, saying condoning such behaviours could lead to consequences of enormous proportions.
Financial analyst Errol Gregory says the uncertainty surrounding the signing of an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is a possible reason for the increase in the country's debt stock.
Jamaica continues to celebrate 50 years of Independence. We have achieved a lot. However, there is much work left to be done if we are to progress as a country. We must begin to tackle Jamaica's chronic problems in a targeted and sustained way to make this country a better place to live, work and grow families. The Next 50 Years, a special Gleaner series, will spotlight some of the challenges we must fix in the coming years.
Approximately 200 volunteers from organisa-tions such as the Church, service clubs and corporate enterprises on Saturday joined forces with the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) in providing care to the homeless in the capital city, Kingston.
Several well-known St Andrew personalities were among the 100 persons added to the list of justices of the peace last Saturday night at Medallion Hall Hotel.
Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee is now the head of the Deparment of Geography and Geology at the University of the West Indies' Faculty of Science and Technology.