Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Friday | October 31, 2014
Home : Lead Stories

Government hunts liars. Cabinet wants wider pool of civil servants to take lie-detector tests
CONSULTATIONS are currently taking place with key public-sector employment regulators on how best to implement a targeted lie-detector system in sensitive areas of the state apparatus.

NHT buyout of Outameni a violation, Chang charges
Dr Horace Chang, opposition spokesman on housing, is expressing outrage at the decision by the National Housing Trust (NHT) to purchase the Trelawny-based attraction Outameni Experience.

Haliborange Ebola facts - World Health Organization October 29 update
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of October 29, globally, there were more than 13,703 cases of the Ebola virus and 4,922 deaths.

HWT flooded for Youth Month launch
National Youth Month 2014 was launched with a bang yesterday at the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre in St Andrew, where hundreds of youth converged.

New trial for fishermen charged with triple murder
The two fishermen charged with the murder of three children who perished in a fire in September 2004 in Portmore, St Catherine, are to face a third trial in the Home Circuit Court.

DPP, INDECOM trade blows
THE NATION'S chief prosecutor, Paula Llewellyn, yesterday delivered a sharp rebuke to Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) boss Terrence Williams over his decision to report her office to the Parliament for its handling of the contentious 'Kentucky Kid' murder case.

Nationwide to pay Patterson $12m
Nationwide News Network and its CEO Cliff Hughes have been ordered by the Supreme Court to pay $12 million in damages for libel to former Prime Minister P.J.

Brown seeks to explain $1m phone bill
Junior Foreign Affairs Minister Arnaldo Brown says the more than $1 million in telephone charges he racked up within a year on his Government-issued mobile phone were genuinely incurred.

Vendor accused of opening unfit ackees offered bail
WESTERN BUREAU: A Manchester woman, who was arrested after she was allegedly seen cutting open unfit ackee pods while plying her wares at the Charles Gordon Market in Montego Bay, St James...

Keith Bardowell to be remembered with service today
A thanksgiving service for the late Keith Bardowell, a World War II veteran who gave valiant service to the Royal Air Force, is to be held today at the Garrison Church of Ascension at Up Park Camp. The service will begin at 1 p.m.

Tax flop - Measures which replaced bank withdrawal levy underperforming
JAMAICA'S TAX authorities have revealed they have no idea how much revenue is being collected from two measures which were introduced as a replacement to a proposed levy with new revenue measures including the imposition of General Consumption Tax (GCT) on all imported services.

Punish men who target children
THE OFFICE of the Children's Advocate is calling for a new provision in the Sexual Offences Act to punish men who target children to cure a sexually transmitted disease.


Home | Lead Stories | News | Business | Sports | Commentary | Letters | Entertainment | Social | International |