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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Wednesday | November 26, 2008

34:15 - Hangman wanted
PARLIAMENT yesterday gave warm-up instructions to the hangman, telling him through a unanimous conscience vote that he was wanted back at work soon.However, the Senate will have a say, by way of a similar vote, whether the death penalty should be retained...

'Appalling' - Gomes disgusted by parliamentarians' approach to conscience vote

Parliamentarians who yesterday overwhelmingly chose to retain the death penalty have come in for intense criticism for appearing to treat the vote with too much levity.Dr Carolyn Gomes, executive director of human-rights lobby Jamaicans for Justice, said ...

And they say

Dr Henley Morgan, Businessman, pastor, Praise City International, Trench TownI am ambivalent as to whether the present circumstances and at this present time Parliament has made the best judgment.

The bungling of Pratt and Morgan

The last person to have faced the gallows in Jamaica was in 1988. In 1993, in the case of Pratt and Morgan v The Attorney General of Jamaica, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) held that a delay in excess of five years or more would constitute...

An exhibition of 'Island Expressions' at Tryall Club

Island Expressions is the theme that has been given to this year's art exhibition at Tryall Club in Hanover. The exhibition features a multiplicity of art forms at the Tryall Club and will continue until Friday. Of the myriad art forms being showcased, Shawn ...

Reprieve - Workers get a break as unions and employers agree to delay job cuts

There is good news today for Jamaican workers facing the daunting prospect of losing their jobs because of the worsening world economic crisis. Local employers, trade unions and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security have agreed that sending people home...

Customs auctioning unclaimed goods

WESTERN BUREAU: In a bid to dispose of goods that have been stored over time, the collector of customs in Montego Bay has invited interested parties to a public auction at the Queen's Warehouse at the Sangster International Airport in St James...

Extended mailing services for Christmas

With expectations of an increase in commercial activities at the island's post offices, the Postal and Telecommunications Department has proposed to extend its opening hours to the public during the festive season."It is likely that we could see more...

Bad road hurts rural attractions

MAY PEN, CLARENDON: The Milk River Bath in Clarendon is in jeopardy of facing a further decline in business.The tourism attraction has been slowly suffering from a combination of crime in Clarendon and more recently, by the poor roads that lead to it...

Some job losses inevitable - Brown - UAWU president advises workers to have alternative plan

UAWU president advises workers to have alternative planDespite the possibility that any major job cut by Jamaican firms might be delayed, at least one trade union is encouraging its members to prepare for the worst. President of the University and Allied...

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