Latest News From The Jamaica Gleaner
At least one trade unionist has pushed back strongly against the wave of growing complaints from employers that the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) is biased against them when they have disputes with employees.
As the Ministry of Health moves to create a national policy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol, manufacturers and distributors of alcoholic beverages say that the development of the policy must involve industry players.
Western Bureau: Blood washed western Jamaica yesterday as fresh on the heels of Valentine’s Day, lovers’ quarrels ended in death for three persons in St James and St Elizabeth while a female farmer was butchered in Trelawny.
Prince Charles for Caribbean tour next month CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC): Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are due have a Caribbean tour next month.
Agriculture specialist Nigel Myrie is the new chairman of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA). Myrie replaces Michael Stern as chairman of the agency.
- Changes coming for the justice system In a bid to reduce the backlog in court cases the Jamaican Government will be strengthening its case management system within the justice system. The aim according to Justice Minister Mark Golding is to have the parties go to criminal proceedings... Read More
- Agri Enforcement Team in Clarendon Health officials, along with members of the Agri Enforcement Team of the Island Special Constabulary Force in Clarendon, are clamping down on the illegal slaughtering of animals and the sale of meat in the parish. Four persons, including a woman... Read More
- White House Culture Jam :August 17 THREE organisations based in New York and the United Kingdom will present a live show next week aimed at discouraging domestic violence. DJT Promotions and Sunlight Productions from New York, and Global Harmony, a charity organisation from the UK,... Read More
- Andrew Riley for finals Andrew Riley qualified for the men’s 110m hurdles final after clocking 13.30s for fourth in Heat 2 of the semi-finals today. Earlier Hansle Parchment who ran in Heat 1 of the men’s 110m hurdles was third at one point in the race, before he hit the... Read More
- Fire at Venezuela oil refinery A lightning strike is being blamed for triggering a huge fire at one of Venezuela’s oil refinery yesterday. The incident took place in the town of Puerto La Cruz, prompting residents to evacuate the area immediately. The blaze was contained by fire... Read More
- St. Andrew man and 14-year old boy in custody A St. Andrew man and a 14-year old boy have been taken into custody by the St. Thomas Police following the seizure of an illegal firearm. The gun was found Sunday while a wake was in progress in Rowlandsfield. Reports are that at about 4:00 o'clock... Read More