Silent soldiers - Calls mount for JDF to speak on internal actions since Tivoli operation

Gleaner on August 17th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is yet to publicly indicate what it has done internally in light of adverse findings against its officers and the army’s actions in the 2010 Tivoli operation, and there are growing calls for the force to address the…

more

Comment

J’cans will design, build new Parliament building - UDC

Gleaner on August 17th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says that the new Parliament building will be definitely designed and built by Jamaicans, a position, it argues, that was always held, but which was lost in the ‘noise’ of public controversy over whether there…

more

Comment

North-South Highway toll could rise by up to 31% - Government considering proposal

Gleaner on August 17th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The Government has confirmed receipt of a request for an up to 31 per cent increase in toll rate for the North-South Highway due to take effect on September 9.In a press release issued yesterday, Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry stated…

more

Comment

Gov’t wants public input on plastic ban

Gleaner on August 17th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee, chairman of the multistakeholder working group on Public Feedback on Plastic Packaging Materials, is calling for greater engagement on this issue by the average Jamaican in order to properly inform the final report to be…

more

Comment

Local players ready but import threat looms large

Gleaner on August 17th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Local manufacturers of single-use plastic bags have already begun to prepare for a ban on this all-too-popular packaging, if Senator Mathew Samuda has his way, according to Nigel Hoyow, technical director of Flexpak Limited.Hoyow represents the…

more

Comment

Armed thugs standing up to cops in MoBay

Gleaner on August 17th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau:The police in St James are now said to be facing a worrisome situation as marauding gunmen are reportedly standing up to them and engaging them in gunfights on the streets of the western parish.The revelation came in the aftermath of…

more

Comment

No gasolene shortage after Petrojam fire

Gleaner on August 17th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Customers of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam have nothing to worry about, insists Latoya Pennant, the company’s public relations officer, after a tank caught fire there early yesterday morning.She said that routine delivery of petroleum…

more

Comment

I am not involved in any illegal sand mining - Russell

Gleaner on August 17th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU:Keith Russell, the owner of the Duncans Bay Development Company in Trelawny, has flatly rejected claims by residents of the Duncans Bay community that his company is involved in illegal sand-mining in violation of several conditions…

more

Comment

Ex-cop arrested, charged with breaching corruption Act

Gleaner on August 17th, 2017 | File Under More News -

A former police constable, Otis Wright, has been arrested and charged with breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act. It is alleged that while conducting patrol duties in the Corporate Area, in June, Wright collected $2,000 from a motorist to…

more

Comment

Female producers get recognition

Gleaner on August 17th, 2017 | File Under Entertainment News -

  This year’s 21st Hapilos Digital Music Awards, is set to award a top female producer for music they produced during the period of April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017. Nominees in this category, include Paypaz Chasez Muzic…

more

Comment