Your news in a nutshell
- Gore invests in quarry to cut home prices
- Nicholson on fire in Slovenia
- Chuck plans to fix court infrastructure
- CAFFE disturbed by ECJ impasse
- UWI must address sexual harassment -Prof
- Men under threat in natural disasters
1. Gore invests in quarry to cut home prices
Construction company Gore Developments Limited has set up its own quarry on lands in St Catherine, a $400-million investment that Chairman Phillip Gore says should lead to a reduction in the price of homes it sells in two years. Gore Developments expects to complete about 3,000 homes within five years through two developments currently under way at Fairfield in St James and Greater Portmore, St Catherine investments totalling $30 billion. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
2. Nicholson on fire in Slovenia
Former Boys’ Town forward Shamar Nicholson has struck a rich vein of form after a relatively slow start in the Slovenian Premier League. Yesterday, Nicholson scored once and provided an assist as his club, Domzale, whipped Triglav 4-0. The 21-year-old Reggae Boy opened the scoring in the 23rd minute then provided an assist as they went 2-0 up in the 48th. The team’s last two goals came in the 64th and 90th minutes. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
3. Chuck plans to court infrastructure
The government is to spend $846 million to build three new courtrooms, 15 judge’s chambers and expand the registry at the Court of Appeal in downtown Kingston as part of a wider plan to improve the country’s court infrastructure. Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck made the disclosure during his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives yesterday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
4. CAFFE disturbed by ECJ impasse
Citizens Action for Fair and Free Elections (CAFFE) says it is deeply disturbed by what it describes as the unhealthy and contentious impasse between the former director of elections and the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ). CAFFE says the issue is not clear and needs to be clarified. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
5. UWI must address sexual harassment -Prof
The University of the West Indies (UWI) is being urged to address the often ignored issue of sexual harassment on its campuses. While commending the UWI for the launch of its gender policy on Tuesday, Professor V. Eudine Barriteau warned that inappropriate sexual behaviour must be adequately dealt with for any gender policy to be effective. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
6. Men under threat in natural disasters
Jamaican and Caribbean men at the margins of society, namely those who are poor, have disabilities or who are gay, are among those at highest risk in natural disasters. Such is the revelation of Dr Leith Dunn, senior lecturer and head of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) at the University of the West Indies, who has penned a chapter in the book Men, Masculinities and Disaster. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.