Gov't not ready - Former PNP state minister accuses administration of ineffective management

A former state minister during the P.J. Patterson era has come out swinging against his party, which now forms the Government. Errol Ennis, who served as junior agriculture minister as well as state minister in the finance ministry...

Factories Corporation to take charge of scrap-metal sites

With the imminent reopening of the scrap-metal trade, the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce last night said the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) would take possession of the three approved multi-user sites today....

That raging inferno - Ballards Valley residents remember bush fire that destroyed homes, crops

With reports that Jamaica will face another severe dry season, the possibility of bush fires is always present. Communities like Ballards Valley in St Elizabeth are always prime candidates. Alvin Gayle knows that all too well as one of those bush fires took his home in 2005...

Fire officer discourages burning in dry season

Fire service personnel in St Elizabeth are urging residents of the parish to follow simple steps to prevent numerous bush fires during the dry spell."We are not encouraging any burning, whether to clear fields or garbage," said District Officer Omar...

Be angry with criminals, not cops - JCF

The Jamaican police have directed local human-rights groups and well-thinking citizens to focus their voices of influence on the ruthless criminals who are "slaughtering" their fellow citizens...

Wards are attention-seekers, says doc - Psychiatrist stresses 'wave of suicide' untrue - Hanna says girls suffering from neglect, depression

Psychiatrist Dr Aggrey Irons has said the recent spate of suicide attempts by wards of the state being housed at two of the country's adult prisons is not due to the conditions under which they are being held....

Second malaria case detected

Health officials were yesterday tight-lipped on reports that a second imported case of malaria has been detected. The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre understands that the infected person, a male, had also travelled to a country in Africa similar...

Eight-year-old's death linked to lottery scamming

Western Bureau: National Security Minister Peter Bunting is blaming lottery scamming for the death of British visitor eight-year-old Imani Green, who was shot dead by a gunman...

Dry season puts pressure on Fire Brigade

The drought conditions affecting the island are putting a strain on Jamaica's fire department as there is an increase in the number of fire incidents occurring with limited water supply to put out the blazes....

Pray for divine intervention - Dalley

AFTER SPENDING three days huddled with his Cabinet colleagues in a retreat, Horace Dalley wants the nation to pray with him for divine intervention. Dalley, the minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Finance...

No campaign financing bill this year

THE PROPOSED legislation to deal with campaign financing for political parties will not be tabled in the House of Representatives this legislative year.Phillip Paulwell, the Leader of Government Business...

Community colleges honour Whiteman

Ambassador Burchell Whiteman, a long-time educator and advisor to the prime minister, has been honoured by the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) for pioneering work in the development of institutions across the island....

An ordinary year in Parliament

THE START of a new year often presents itself as an ideal opportunity for persons to make an assessment about the year just gone.

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