Bushing saga deepens - Contractors could be - summoned before Parliament
The saga involving the controversial bush-clearing work has taken another turn because of statements contradicting E.G. Hunter, the chief executive officer of the National Works Agency (NWA). As a result, consideration is now being given to having...
Teacher at centre of - Penwood-CXC debacle sacked
Christopher Stephenson, the examination coordinator at the centre of last year's ungraded exams debacle at Penwood High in St Andrew, has been sacked by the school's board. But he's fighting it.Howard Isaacs, president of the Jamaica Teachers'...
Serial burglar changes his tune
He originally denied committing six burglary offences, but after spending 28 days at HMP Dodds, a St Michael man had a change of heart when he returned to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court Tuesday. Last December, Fairfield Crossroad resident Reuben Decoursey Jordan said he was not guilty of the charges when he appeared before Magistrate […]
Major concerns from Cheapside vendors
Vendors operating from Cheapside Market, The City are not a happy bunch at the moment, as they complain about a litany of woes affecting their profitability. From unruly and uncooperative fellow traders to unfriendly conditions, the vendors said something had to be done urgently to ensure a fair deal for every tenant. One of the […]
80 teachers fired last year
…TSC cites fraud, neglect of duty THE Teaching Service Commission last year dismissed around 80 teachers with 36 alone in the month of December for a range of misconduct, including fraud and neglect of duty. During last year too some 41 teachers resigned from the profession, the TSC said in a report circulated to commissioners.
-probe unearths major weaknesses in drugs supply to NA Hospital drug bond Against the background of a damning report that exposed several shortcomings in the procurement system for medical drugs, Minister within the ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings, uncovered major discrepancies in the supply to the New Amsterdam drug bond during an impromptu
Nine wells for Region 9
—water catchments also on cards to combat drought NINE wells and two large water catchment areas are slated for in the Upper Takutu -Upper Essequibo (Region Nine) area, to provide relief to residents, during the cyclical El Nino weather patterns, as Government looks to provide longer term solutions to the annual periods of drought. The