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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Tuesday | October 7, 2003

Risky behaviour
MANY HIGH school students are putting themselves at risk for sexually-transmitted illnesses (STIs) including HIV/AIDS, despite having good knowledge of how to prevent infection, a recent survey is showing.

The NTCS saga - 'Collective decision, collective blame'
MINISTER OF Information Burchell Whiteman is quashing suggestions that any specific individual or set of individuals should be blamed for the circumstances leading to a $12 billion award...


Violence costing Gov't
VIOLENCE - RESULTING in ice pick stab wounds, machete and knife gashes and gunshot injuries - cost the Government $500 million last year alone.


'Effect preventative measures to curb violence'
DIRECTOR OF the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), Dr. Mirta Roses, yesterday cited the need to effect preventative measures to curb the scourge of violence.


Negligence, blunder, breaches
WESTERN BUREAU: GROSS NEGLIGENCE, impropriety on the part of council officials and clear breaches of the law were some of the major findings of the investigation by the St. James Parish Council into the Bogue lands controversy.


Portia, Golding the front runners
MINISTER OF Local Government and Sport Portia Simpson Miller and Opposition Senator Bruce Golding are the front runners, in the eyes of Jamaicans, for leadership of the country's two major political parties.


Notice braces for vendors' fury
MAYOR OF Spanish Town Dr. Raymoth Notice is bracing for the ire of market vendors in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, tomorrow in the event the St. Catherine Health Department carries out its threat to close the Princess Market on Cumberland Road.


















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