Trafigura ghost scares PNP

Obviously frightened by the ghost of the 2006 Trafigura controversy, the governing People's National Party (PNP) has decided to back off from a possible deal which could result in the state entity Petrojam losing some US$140 million in revenue each year.

Help! Help!

Inadequate parenting is one of the major contributing factors for most Jamaican children attempting suicide.

Hammering out an NHT board

With reports surfacing of a split in the Cabinet over the future of the Easton Douglas-led National Housing Trust (NHT) board, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller seems set to cast the deciding vote if it stays or goes.

'Let them come'!

Under-pressure chairman of the National Housing Trust (NHT), Easton Douglas, is welcoming a proposal from the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to mount a legal challenge against the purchase of the Trelawny property which housed the Outameni Experience.

KSAC land mess

The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC), the municipal body which manages billions of taxpayers' dollars in the two most populated parishes in the island, has no clue about how much property it owns.

'Guarding democracy'

Under the theme 'Guarding Democracy' the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) will mark the 2014 National Journalism Week, starting today, with the usual church service.

Keep politics away from contracts!

WITH the new procurement bill proposing to split the National Contracts Commission (NCC) from the Office of the Contractor General, the joint select committee of Parliament considering the legislation has been asked to ensure that there is daylight between the proposed Public Procurement Commission and the political directorate.

$500 LIGHT bill - Crooked electricians selling JPS power to 'customers'!

Some electricians are aiding the theft of electricity distributed by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) and selling power to persons in some communities across the island.

Opting out

Like someone suffering from the dreaded chikungunya disease, Jamaicans, these days, shuffle in low numbers to voting booths in general and local government elections, 70 years after they were accorded the right to vote for the political leaders of their choices.

The Gleaner under Sealy

His friends called him Ted. The Government called him often.

Real PNP territory: The voting history of Westmoreland Central (1944-2014)

Between 1944 and 1959, the number of registered voters on list moved from 663,069 to 853,539, an increase of 190,470 (28.7%). As a result of a change in the Constitution, 45 constituencies were provided for in Jamaica, an increase of 13 over the 32 that had been fixed from 1944.

Silver Separators - Divorce rates increase among older people in the UK

The International Longevity Centre in the United Kingdom (ILC-UK) is expressing concern that a growing divorce rates in old age could contribute to increasing isolation and a greater need for formal care.

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