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  1. Mt Salem ZOSO gets B-plus
  2. Crisis in courts
  3. Denham Town ZOSO bad for business
  4. UWI under attack?
  5. Gov’t to link new housing solutions to cities
  6. Phillips saddened by passing of Colin Bullock

1. Mt Salem ZOSO gets B-plus

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has given the Mount Salem zone of special operations (ZOSO) a ‘B-plus’ grade. He said that while there were initial challenges, most of these have been worked out and “would in no way undermine the validity of the selection of the zone”. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Crisis in courts

The nation’s chief prosecutor, Paula Llewellyn, yesterday confronted lawmakers with a grim description of how justice is being dispensed in some criminal courts, particularly in rural areas, and told them bluntly that it was the result of a lack of vision by successive political administrations. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Denham Town ZOSO bad for business

Having felt the first-day cramp of their community being designated a zone of special operations (ZOSO), small-business owners and operators in Denham Town, west Kingston, are fearful that a minimum 60-day stay by the security forces might cripple their establishments altogether. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. UWI under attack?

Security personnel stationed at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) are on edge, fearing that they will be blamed for an act of vandalism that took place in the shadows late Tuesday night. The subject: the controversial bust of National Hero Marcus Garvey erected at the Faculty of Humanities on the campus in August. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Gov’t to link new housing solutions to cities

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has stated that the Government is deliberately moving to link new housing solutions to cities. Speaking at the Inaugural Regional Housing Conference in Montego Bay, St James, last evening, Holness acknowledged that cities were once seen as bad. However, he says there’s now increasing recognition that cities can be resilient and sustainable. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Phillips saddened by passing of Colin Bullock

Opposition Leader, Dr Peter Phillips says he is deeply saddened by the death of former head of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Colin Bullock. Bullock died yesterday after ailing for some time. According to Phillips, Bullock’s outstanding contribution to national development is applauded and Jamaica is grateful for his role in securing the economic programme which has placed the country on the recovery path.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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