Jamaica Gleaner

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:16:09 -0500
‘Clear picture of what happened’ - Investigators launch sweeping probe of agencies under Reid
Police and financial investigators have in their possession documentary evidence detailing alleged improprieties committed by sacked Education Minister and Senator Ruel Reid, law-enforcement sources have revealed. “We have collected several...

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:16:05 -0500
Samuda to stand in for discarded Reid
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has assigned Karl Samuda to oversee the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. Samuda is a minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation whose remit included oversight of water,....

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:27:25 -0500
Hold off on return to JC – ‘Butch’
A marathon meeting of the Jamaica College board, which finished late last night, ended in a stalemate as executives were warned that they did not have the authority to fire Ruel Reid as principal even as some senior members want to set the...

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:16:17 -0500
Reid’s tumultuous journey
• Ruel Reid was first appointed to the Senate in 2013 by then Opposition Leader Andrew Holness. • He lost his senatorial appointment when the Constitutional Court ruled that the pre-signed resignation letters submitted by Holness to the Governo...

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:16:20 -0500
Groups welcome Reid’s exit
Anti-corruption watchdog National Integrity Action (NIA) yesterday welcomed Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ decision to strip Ruel Reid of his education, information and youth portfolios but urged law enforcers to speedily complete their...

Jamaica Observer

Thu, 21, Mar, 2019 06:01:00 GMT
Say why you fired Reid, PNP tells prime minister
The Opposition People's National Party is demanding that Prime Minister Andrew Holness immediately tells the country the basis on which Ruel Reid was expelled from his Cabinet and the Senate yesterday.

Thu, 21, Mar, 2019 06:01:00 GMT
Lupus Foundation welcomes subsidy for medication
THE Lupus Foundation of Jamaica has welcomed the Government's decision to subsidise medication for persons living with the disease, at a cost of $340 million annually.During his contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate in the H...

Thu, 21, Mar, 2019 06:01:00 GMT
Second witness takes stand today in Uchence Wilson gang trial
ANOTHER ex-member of the Uchence Wilson Gang is expected to start giving evidence today in the Home Circuit Court.

Thu, 21, Mar, 2019 06:01:00 GMT
Clarke makes two changes to stimulus package
THE Government has agreed to further reduce the $5,000 flat rate for property valuations below $500,000 announced last week by Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke in the House of Representatives. ...

Thu, 21, Mar, 2019 07:00:06 GMT
JTA shocked by Reid's resignation
The head of the teachers' union yesterday expressed shock at the sacking of Education Minister Ruel Reid, but said the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) would not cast any judgement on the matter until all the facts are present...

Jamaica Star

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:01:13 -0500
Woman being stalked for 12 years
In 2007, Lydiha met the man with whom she thought she would spent the rest of her life. But within a couple of months, the relationship ended, and she moved on with her life; her former lover has refused to do the same. She said that he has...

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:01:22 -0500
Ticket scalpers ‘eat a food’ from Buju concert
Scalpers who sold discounted tickets for the highly successful Long Walk To Freedom concert held at the National Stadium last Saturday are reporting great sales. The organisers of the highly anticipated event repeatedly said that no tickets would.....

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:01:33 -0500
Jamaican teen denies being a fake dentist
The authorities in The Bahamas have arrested a Jamaican for allegedly posing as a dentist. Information reaching THE STAR is that Jahvonie ‘Pumpkin’ Montaque, 18, denied practising and advertising himself as a dentist between October 28, 2018 an...

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:00:56 -0500
Miss Hepsie celebrates birthday 101
It was a special occasion in the deep rural community of Lucky Hill in the western region of St Mary recently. Relatives and friends from across Jamaica and several from overseas joined others in the community to celebrate the 101st birthday of...

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:01:16 -0500
Self-taught cartoonist wants help to further studies
The animation industry in Jamaica is growing, and 26-year-old self-taught cartoonist and animator JoWayne 'JoWhimsy' McFarlane wants to propel it even further. But although her skills are unquestionable, she lacks funds needed to make the kind of.....