Jamaica Gleaner

Wed, 22 May 2019 07:15:24 -0500
$300m gas giveaway - Petrojam, Gov’t gave up chunk of revenue from price cut near elections
Petrojam and the Government gave up revenue totalling close to $300 million because of the decision taken by former general manager of the state-owned oil refinery, Floyd Grindley, to shave $2 off the ex-refinery price of gasolene products around......

Wed, 22 May 2019 00:28:58 -0500
More heat on Holness
Two prominent business leaders have renewed calls for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to address frontally issues surrounding his yet-to-be-cleared statutory declarations. Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) President Howard Mitchell said......

Wed, 22 May 2019 00:30:08 -0500
Titchfield mourns promising student amid anxiety over others injured
Port Antonio, Portland: Hours before 13-year-old Titchfield High School student Pranjal Jasti perished in an accident on Monday, the eighth-grader was harbouring high hopes as he attended an interview seeking to join the quiz team. Yesterday,...

Wed, 22 May 2019 00:26:36 -0500
Oppressing workers could spark 1930s-type revolt – Roberts
Danny Roberts, head of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute, has warned against certain practices such as contract employment, noting that legislation should be crafted to address this issue, taking into account International...

Wed, 22 May 2019 00:27:25 -0500
Palmer: $9m Petrojam donation not handled in usual manner - Permanent secretary confirms no estimate received for Sydenham project
Petrojam has confirmed that it saw no supporting documents for work to be undertaken when it disbursed a controversial $9-million donation to the Sydenham Citizens’ Association in St Catherine. By contrast, the state-owned oil refinery confirmed.....

Jamaica Observer

Wed, 22, May, 2019 06:01:00 GMT
Titchfield students grieve loss of schoolmate
PORT ANTONIO, Portland — Grief hung heavy in the air at Titchfield High School yesterday morning as students and teachers mourned the death of 13-year-old second form student Pranjal Jasti Kumar.The teen was the only fatalit...

Wed, 22, May, 2019 06:01:00 GMT
Gang member accuses leader of trying to frame him
An alleged member of the Uchence Wilson Gang, who, the trial heard, had turned in a Beretta shotgun to the police, reportedly told the cops that the accused gang leader had tried to frame him for the said firearm.The trial previou...

Wed, 22, May, 2019 06:01:00 GMT
Call made for more cops in Junction after $-m robbery
JUNCTION, St Elizabeth – Cetany Holness, councillor for the Junction Division (JLP) in St Elizabeth South Eastern, is calling on the authorities to immediately deploy additional police here, following a barefaced robbery at ...

Wed, 22, May, 2019 06:01:00 GMT
Four eye PNP leadership in Kingston Central
AT least four people have indicated an intention to enter the race to replace Ronald Thwaites as the People's National Party (PNP) standard bearer in Kingston Central when delegates vote on Saturday, June 22.The PNP's Executive Co...

Wed, 22, May, 2019 06:01:00 GMT
Demand for chemo in poorer countries to spike by 75 per cent
WITH the number of people diagnosed with cancer expected to balloon in coming years, one of the nation's leading surgeons and university professors is urging his colleagues and the Government to address current barriers to cancer ...

Jamaica Star

Wed, 22 May 2019 05:01:21 -0500
Bike thieves ruin vendor's livelihood
Last Thursday started like any other day for Michael Edwards as he made his way from Waterhouse, St Andrew, in the wee hours of the morning to The Gleaner Company, North Street in Kingston, where he would collect newspapers to sell. However, he...

Wed, 22 May 2019 05:01:20 -0500
Pretti Don to marry girlfriend
J amaica-born social media blogger Vanice 'Pretti Don' Parkes will tie the knot with her girlfriend Camille Davis next Wednesday, May 29. Pretti Don, who popped the question to Parkes during one of her live sessions, said that although it...

Wed, 22 May 2019 05:00:45 -0500
Man gives up job to make ‘stone art’
At first glance, the artistic sculptures on display outside the house might make the passer-by believes it is the dwelling of a ‘science worker’. But the only ‘magic’ Sean Hamilton does is with art. He said that people have stopped to ask h...

Wed, 22 May 2019 05:00:43 -0500
‘Water woes killing our businesses’ - Farmers plead for precious commodity
Planters Hall in St Catherine is a quiet and peaceful community, but residents are faced with water problems that farmers say are destroying their businesses. Renardo Folkes, who has been farming for most of his life, has recently taken on a new.....

Wed, 22 May 2019 05:01:18 -0500
Stefika did not deserve this - Parents of murdered May Pen High student speak out
The pain was hard to miss in Pauline Smith’s voice as she asked the question uppermost in everyone’s mind: “ how can Jamaicans be so wicked?” Speaking about the murder of her daughter, Stefika Smith, she also hit out at those freely sharing...