Education Ministry warns against corporal punishment, says school personnel could be sanctioned

Gleaner on January 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The Education Ministry is warning school personnel that disciplinary action could be taken against them if they continue to use any form of physical punishment, which may result in injury or abuse of a student. In a bulletin issued today, the…

more

Comment

PJ: set up Crime commission - Former PM wants group to determine SOE extensions

Gleaner on January 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has proposed the establishment of a national security commission to help tackle the scourge of crime and violence across the country.Currently, there exists a National Security Council chaired by Prime Minister…

more

Comment

PJ: set up Crime commission - - Former PM wants group to determine SOE extensions

Gleaner on January 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has proposed the establishment of a national security commission to help tackle the scourge of crime and violence across the country.Currently, there exists a National Security Council chaired by Prime Minister…

more

Comment

Gov’t to tap CDB to fund rural water projects - Holness

Gleaner on January 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has signalled his administration’s intention of tapping the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for competitive loan offerings to expand the country’s creaking water-supply system.”Just recently, president of the CDB,…

more

Comment

Uchence Gang trial to commence today - Vanessa Kirkland murder trial continues

Gleaner on January 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The trial of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his 20 co-accused is scheduled to begin today at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.The matter was postponed on January 7 because of several issues, including the lack of representation…

more

Comment

Institute of Chartered Accountants paving - way to Canada for Jamaicans

Gleaner on January 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Chartered accountants converged on the Sts Peter and Paul Church in St Andrew yesterday not to balance financial books, but to give praise to God in celebration of the 54th anniversary since the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ)…

more

Comment

Reach unattached youth to drive productivity - <I>- AmCham president</I>

Gleaner on January 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

With Jamaica’s youth unemployment rate just under 20 per cent, American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AmCham) President Allison Peart believes something must be done to engage these individuals to make them productive members of society.Her…

more

Comment

Protecting Ja’s ganja brand

Gleaner on January 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Orange Hill is a small rural district in Westmoreland celebrated for its cultivation of top-grade marijuana. Its soil composition, water source and the light intensity all contribute to the unique chemical make-up of the ganja grown in that region….

more

Comment

Bunting says US used ‘technicalities’ to suppress Jamaica’s ganja industry

Gleaner on January 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Opposition spokesman on Industry, Commerce and Competitiveness Peter Bunting has described restrictions imposed by outside powers on the development of Jamaica’s medicinal marijuana industry as “international economic injustice”.Bunting made the…

more

Comment

NWC still committed to new treatment plant in Content, St Catherine

Gleaner on January 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The National Water Commission (NWC) is hoping that negotiations with an undisclosed partner reaches a satisfactory conclusion for the utility company to start work this year on the construction of a new 15-million imperial-gallon-per-day water-…

more

Comment