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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Friday | September 29, 2006

Crisis at Jubilee - Doctor says conditions past rotten
Dr. Douglas McDonald, medical doctor at Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH), Kingston, yesterday painted a grim picture of the conditions at the facility, claiming that the situation has passed being bad and is now "smelling."

Holness says sorry to Blair
Andrew Holness, Member of Parliament for West Central St. Andrew, yesterday apologised to Bishop Herro Blair, head of the Peace Management Initiative (PMI), for refusing to shake his hand during a tour of his troubled constituency ...

Prime Minister of Jamaica signs off on massive tourism project
WESTERN BUREAU: Declaring that no amount of criticism is going to stop development from taking place under her leadership and her Government, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday signed off on the largest and most ambitious tourism project...

Judge blasts coroners poor jury selection
The selection of jurors at the dilapidated building housing the Corporate Area Coroner's Court came under judicial fire last week when a Supreme Court judge ruled that the selection was flawed and ordered Coroner Patrick Murphy...

MacMillan to be sworn in as JLP senator
Former Commissioner of Police, Colonel Trevor Macmillan, is to be sworn in today as an Opposition senator in the Upper House of the Parliament. Col. MacMillan will take the seat recently vacated by Norman Horne, who resigned from the Senate.

Government of Jamaica urged to properly staff access to info unit
The Access to Information Advisory Committee has charged the Government to provide adequate staffing for the Access To Information (ATI) Unit at the Ministry of Information, in order to provide better service.

Sunsplash organisers $millions in the red
WESTERN BUREAU: bMobile Reggae Sunsplash organisers say its not a matter of "if" but "when" their creditors will be paid the millions of dollars owed to them since the staging of the event early August.

'Private sector should make use of Gov't offer'
The private sector needs to take greater advantage of incentives offered by government to adopt renewable energy and energy efficient technologies, says Dr. Jean Dixon, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Technology...

Security guard killed near home
WESTERN BUREAU: A 57-year-old security guard of Tucker, Irwin in St. James was the victim of a fatal knife attack on Wednesday night, just metres from his home in the community. He is Ezekiel Lawrence, formerly of Rapid Security in Montego Bay.

Legislation to govern PetroCaribe funds set for Parliament
The Government will be bringing legislation to Parliament which will formalise how the PetroCaribe funds should be used, said Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. Omar Davies.

Christie, Knight in verbal clash
Contractor General Greg Christie's proposal that public sector agencies which withhold information from his office should face the full brunt of the law, landed him in a verbal confrontation with K.D. Knight...

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