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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Saturday | February 28, 2004

US troops for Haiti? - Bush considers sending warships, marines
THE UNITED States is considering sending a three-ship group carrying U.S. marines to Haiti, headed by the helicopter carrier USS Saipan, as the Pentagon weighs a range of options for addressing the crisis, defence officials said yesterday.

Call for revamped education system
A WIDE cross section of stakeholders attended the fifth in the series of National Roundtable consultations on education at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston yesterday.

JTA will decide on MoU next month
THE GENERAL Council of the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) is to decide next month, whether the 18,000 strong teacher association will sign the Government's Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see a three per cent cap on wages in the public...

Civil groups call on Gov't to scrap Terrorism Bill
A JOINT contingency of civil groups has called on the Government to scrap the current draft of the controversial Terrorism Prevention Bill and instead adopt a host of international conventions not yet signed by Jamaica.

New rules for waste transport
THE GOVERNMENT of Jamaica has passed new regulations to govern the trans-boundary movement of hazardous waste in Jamaica's jurisdiction. The Natural Resources Conservation (Hazardous Wastes) and (Control of Trans-boundary Movements) Regulations 2002...

JFJ seeks reparation for Michael Gayle
JAMAICANS FOR Justice (JFJ) will be appearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to argue the case of Michael Gayle and to make a case for reparations to his family, the civic action group...

UN says no to CARICOM - Will not intervene with force in Haiti
UNITED NATIONS (AP): THE UNITED Nations Security Council rejected an appeal from Caribbean nations to authorise the immediate deployment of a multinational force to end the uprising in Haiti, insisting it first wants a political settlement.

IMAJ to honour women for excellence in construction
THE INCORPORATED Masterbuilders Association of Jamaica has announced that it will be honouring females in the construction sector in March, righting what it suggests has been an imbalance in the recognition of their contribution. "Traditionally, males...

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