Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Wednesday | April 16, 2014
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BOJ power lost - Finance minister stripped of ability to pick governor, monitor banks
The finance minister is to be stripped of the responsibility of appointing the governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) and will also lose the power of having direct responsibility for the monitoring of banks and other...

'Freeness mentality' blamed for CSEC exam absenteeism
Educators have blamed a mentality of 'freeness' for the large percentage of students who are refusing to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations that the Government pays for each year....

Paulwell signs EWI licence ... but Zacca wants to know more
Energy World International (EWI) has been given the official green light to supply 381MW of generating capacity to the Jamaica Public Service, using natural gas as fuel source, with the signing of the licence by Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell....

Too close for comfort - Gunmen open fire on Desmond McKenzie's bodyguards downtown
Opposition legislator Desmond McKenzie was left rattled yesterday after the violence plaguing his west Kingston constituency in recent weeks came too close ...

Students praise CSEC exam techniques
WESTERN BUREAU:Students in western Jamaica got a boost to their preparation for upcoming English language and mathematics examinations thanks to a Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination Techniques...

CARIMAC undergoes transformation
Professor Hopeton Dunn, director of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), has signalled that the 40-year-old institution is going through a transformation phase to meet the growing demands...

Region facing sugar woes as Jamaica shines
Western Bureau: Representatives from the four sugar-producing countries in the Caribbean will be meeting in Jamaica next Thursday to discuss the challenges facing manufacturers of the commodity, which has resulted in a decline ...

Blind call for greater support
WITH AN increasing number of blind unemployed persons living in Jamaica, there is concern and a call for greater support of the group in the local workforce.Claudette Thompson, a visually impaired supervisor at Superior Craft and More...

Students get boost in CSEC exam preparations
WESTERN BUREAU: WESTMORELAND HIGH school students received a boost in their preparations for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) English language and mathematics examinations with the staging...

Red Cross hosts spectacular social services fair
BOSCOBEL, St Mary: THE JAMAICA Red Cross in Boscobel, St Mary teamed up with the area's local councillor, Fitzroy Wilson, last Friday to host a spectacular social-services fair at the Boscobel Sports Complex....

More news in brief
Attorney warns JUTC: Pay up or else...Attorney-at-Law Sean Kinghorn says he is willing to initiate court proceedings to have the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) wound up if payments are not received urgently for the victims of a 2010...


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