Your news in a nutshell
- Rice shortage looms
- Bunting bows out
- Phillips says PNP leadership won’t be easy
- Reid wins magisterial recount
- $50m needed to fix Mt Edgecomb gully
- Pensions can grow economy
1. Rice shortage looms
There are jitters in the marketplace that the country could be faced with a severe shortage of rice for the Christmas season, with one major importer of the product arguing that if the freeze imposed on the distribution of rice on the wharves is not lifted within a day or two, many Jamaicans might be scrambling to get the product for the holidays. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
2. Bunting bows out
After two previous attempts, the member of parliament for East Central St Andrew, Dr Peter Phillips, 66, seems set to finally be crowned president of the People’s National Party (PNP) as the campaign of his early challenger, Peter Bunting, came crashing down yesterday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
3. Phillips says PNP leadership won’t be easy
Prospective People’s National Party President Dr Peter Phillips has acknowledged that the absence of an internal leadership election does not mean it will be easier for the successor of Portia Simpson Miller. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
4. Reid wins magisterial recount
Sylvan Reid, who contested the Salt Spring division in St James for the People’s National Party’s (PNP) in the recent local government elections, was awarded the seat over his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) rival Gregory Harris following yesterday’s magisterial recount of ballots. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
5. $50m needed to fix Mt Edgecomb gully
Mayor of St Ann’s Bay, Michael Belnavis, says rehabilitation on the Mount Edgecombe gully in Runaway Bay, to prevent a recurrence of Sunday’s massive flooding in the St Ann town, could cost in the region of $50 million. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
6. Pensions can grow economy
Sharon Smith, senior manager at the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), says Jamaica stands to make substantial economic gains if the administration pays closer attention to instituting an efficient pension system for its rapidly ageing population. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.