Wrong and strong - Security Council admits data blunder but defends Mt Salem zone selection

Gleaner on September 6th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Despite coming under pressure for citing and acting on inaccurate data that led to Mount Salem in St James being chosen as the first zone of special operations (ZOSO), the National Security Council (NSC) has declared that it was not apologetic for…

more

Comment

Fire brings back-to-school sorrow for seven children

Gleaner on September 6th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

School supplies for seven children went up in flames on Monday in a fire that gutted a nine-bedroom dwelling at Second Street in Trench Town, Kingston.Juliet Lewis, a resident at the house, told The Gleaner that it was a nerve-racking experience…

more

Comment

Ja still has Britain’s backing in fight against terrorism

Gleaner on September 6th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica continues to have the powerful backing of Britain in the fight against international terrorism, said newly appointed High Commissioner Asif Ahmad, while talking up the United Kingdom’s (UK) support for local law enforcement.Ahmad said that…

more

Comment

ZOSO lull in Mount Salem - Residents await social intervention benefits

Gleaner on September 6th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU:Residents of the Mount Salem community in Montego Bay, St James, who had mistakenly thought that the zone of special operations (ZOSO) initiative had been lifted on Monday night, after some of the barriers that were erected on Friday…

more

Comment

Port Antonio High experiences minor glitches

Gleaner on September 6th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

PORTLAND:Except for a few minor glitches, the 2017-2018 academic year got off to a relatively smooth start for most schools in Portland.At Port Antonio High School, Johnnie Lee Leslie, who has a physical disability, told The Gleaner that he was…

more

Comment

Build that wall - Spanish Town Infant wants sturdy fence to keep out thugs

Gleaner on September 6th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Schools, like churches and hospitals, are institutions to be respected. However, it would appear that is no longer the case as the crime situation worsens across Jamaica.This is cause to worry for Stephany Carter-Brown, principal of the 99-year-old…

more

Comment

CXC confirms changes in some CAPE results

Gleaner on September 6th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has confirmed reports from some Gleaner sources, who said that there have been a number of cases in which the examining body made adjustments to the initial grades for students who sat the Caribbean Advanced…

more

Comment

Manchester ready for new school year

Gleaner on September 6th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The day recognised as ‘September Morning’ by many Jamaicans brought mixed feelings among parents, teachers and students across schools in the parish on Monday, as classes resumed after a two-month hiatus.While tears and tantrums flowed from some of…

more

Comment

Carreras shareholders approve 10 for one stock split

Gleaner on September 6th, 2017 | File Under Business News -

Carreras shareholders on record as at September 21, 2017 will benefit from a 10-for-one stock split. Shareholders voting at the company’s annual general meeting today approved an August 8 board resolution. Board chairman, Oliver Holmes…

more

Comment

Supreme Ventures restructures, cuts 19 workers

Gleaner on September 6th, 2017 | File Under Business News -

Supreme Ventures Racing & Entertainment Limited (SVREL) said it has completed its six-month operational assessment and has now restructured the business. The company said it will retain 321 members of its team and dispense with the services of…

more

Comment