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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Thursday | June 28, 2007

Davies under fire - Finance Minister says selection process for public sector health scheme was flawed - Ministry is at fault
After coming under intense pressure from the unions representing the 67,000-strong public sector workers, the Finance and Planning Ministry, according to one union representative, has confessed that the selection process was flawed and that the more than $2 billion...

'It's done, now what?' - Young Jamaican pilot sets two world records

Miami, Florida: "They told me I was too young. They told me I didn't have enough money and that I couldn't do this, that I don't have the wisdom, the strength or the experience. They told me I would never come back home." Safe and sound! Standing tall on the tarmac...

Five die in St Ann accident

OCHO RIOS, St. Ann: The police in St. Ann have confirmed that at least five persons lost their lives in a motor vehicle crash yesterday afternoon on the St. Ann's Bay to Runaway Bay main road in the parish. The accident, which took place in the vicinity of the Little River...

Brown pledges change as British Prime Minister

LONDON (Reuters): Gordon Brown replaced Tony Blair as Britain's Prime Minister yesterday after years of waiting, and promised sweeping changes in style and policy to restore trust in a government damaged by the Iraq war. Queen Elizabeth asked the long-serving Finance Minister...

Junor backs constitutional reform plan

Former Government Minister and Member of Parliament for Central Manchester, John Junor, is throwing his support behind calls for a fixed election date and term limits for Government to be included in the Constitution. Junor, who announced that he would be leaving active politics...

Who has the handle? - Genders at odds over rights

Most Jamaican men and women feel persons of the opposite sex have more rights than they do, according to the latest Gleaner-commisioned Bill Johnson poll.According to the poll, conducted by Johnson and his team on June 18 and 19 among 1,008 residents in...

Major players nabbed in Montego Bay lotto scam

WESTERN BUREAU: Two major players in the illegal lottery scam which operates out of Montego Bay, St.James, were picked up by the police yesterday. The latest success against the illegal operation follows collaboration between Operation Kingfish and the Fraud Squad.

Mail goes missing at sorting office

Police are investigating two incidents of mail being stolen from the Central Sorting Office, downtown Kingston. Jamaica Post is increasing security measures to prevent a repeat of the thefts on June 11 and June 16, confirmed Kern Spencer, State Minister for Industry...

Hot topics on the cocktail circuit

No longer former self - 1. Remember the one who bought the boyfriend a spanking new car? Well, he was spotted on the north coast over the weekend and living it up like the old times! Problem is the boyfriend is no longer all that...

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