Peter stands firm - Finance minister accepts that Government must prove its commitment to sound economic decisions

Finance Minister Peter Phillips, the stern face of the Government's mission to move the country away from financial disaster, accepts that there must be unflinching commitment to the task ahead.

Government ministers for lotto scam talks in US

The lotto scam will be high on the agenda when Minister of National Security Peter Bunting and Justice Minister Mark Golding travel to the United States (US) this week.

The Genius Disease: Bipolar Disorder - many persons living with mild forms

She had no physical signs of any illness. But as she greeted The Sunday Gleaner team last Tuesday, she launched into rapid chatter which continued for several minutes. She spoke about several topics with consummate ease and knowledge, moving from impeccable English to equally impeccable French, as well as Patois in a short period, before coming to an almost eerie standstill.

DPP defends rape trial despite DNA shocker

Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn is standing by her decision to continue the prosecution of the two men charged with the rape of five women in St James despite DNA samples not matching the two accused.

Rich bites into the safety net - Wealthy Jamaicans make up approximately 14 per cent of PATH beneficiaries

Despite rigorous checking, the administrators of the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), have still not been able to prevent the greedy from getting benefits under the programme.

Pass the calculator - Financial sector scrambles to check the impact of NDX

Major players in the financial sector are now crunching the numbers as they try to determine the impact the latest debt exchange will have on their balance sheets.

'The Las Vegas of the Caribbean'

An international real-estate agent has launched an ambitious scheme to make Jamaica the 'Las Vegas of the Caribbean'. Joel Langer, through his United States-based company, International Investment Auction, has already identified four properties in Jamaica, which he says are perfect for the establishment of casinos.

Cash-rich NHT to the rescue - Legislative changes may be needed to pull billions from the housing agency

There is growing speculation that the Government will have to amend the law governing the operation of the National Housing Trust (NHT) to ensure that it can pull $11 billion from the entity each year for the next four years.

Take your worries and go! - Caribbean countries deport more than 3,000 Jamaicans in the last four years

Jamaicans are being deported almost weekly from neighbouring Caribbean islands where they have overstayed their time or committed various offences, including murder and rape.

New life for renewable energy proposals

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has extended the deadline for the submission of proposals to supply 115-megawatts (MW) of renewable energy to the national grid.

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