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.
- Ruffi-Ann makes her European debut REGGAE artiste Ruffi-Ann makes her European debut at Reggae Sundance at the E3 -Strand Eersel in the Netherlands today. "This will be my first time performing in Europe and I plan to make the most of it," she said. Also included in the line-up are... Read More
- Usain Bolt: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 Triple World Record holder Usain Bolt says he is keen on making his first ever appearance at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014. There will be no major Athletics championships next year, and Bolt is considering his options after he won the 100m... Read More
- Edward Snowden father to visit him Lon Snowden, the father of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, has obtained a Russian visa and is expected to visit his son soon. Snowden told America's news media that he wanted his son to return home provided the justice system is applied... Read More
- Reese speaks There is more indication that the local tobacco industry is seeing a fall-out arising from the ban on smoking in public places. Jamaica Customs is now reporting a decline in cigarette sales. Commissioner of Customs, Major Richard Reese, has linked... Read More
- Culture Ministry lashes out at Queen Ifrica The Culture Ministry has released a statement expressing regret that the Grand Gala stage was used by reggae artiste Queen Ifrica as a platform to express anti-gay comments. According to the Ministry, it is now reviewing the system of contractual... Read More
- Rachel Miller on the international scene National Female Junior Chess Champion Rachel Miller continues to impress on the international scene. She created history at the recent Pan-American Youth Championship in Brazil. She became the first English speaking junior to finish in the top 10... Read More