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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Tuesday | October 4, 2005

Police ultimatum - Federation plans action if wage demands are not met
THE POLICE Federation has given the Government until 10:30 this morning to deliver a suitable response to the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) demands for a wage increase, or face "swift and decisive action".

Teachers stage march for peace in Arnett Gardens
SHOUTS OF 'we tired of it' echoed across the tension-filled community of Arnett Gardens yesterday, as residents gave vocal support to the 50-plus teachers from the Trench Town and Charlie Smith high schools, who staged a peaceful walk...


'Nutrition team' to be formed for basic schools
PRIME MINISTER P.J. Patterson has instructed that a team be put in place to ensure that children in early childhood institutions are provided with at least one nutritional meal each day.


Phipps presses G-G, Gov't to curb crime
PROMINENT ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Frank Phipps, Q.C., yesterday scolded the Governor-General and the Government for failing to find a solution to the country's skyrocketing crime rate.


Police force to get new ballistics-testing machine
THE POLICE force should have the long overdue replacement for its out of service ballistics testing machinery by the end of the year. Information Minister Burchell Whiteman told journalists during yesterday's post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.


MoBay accused fights to use conversation in court
THE MONTEGO Bay cambio operator who is wanted in the United States to face drug-related charges is fighting a legal battle in the Supreme Court to get a recorded conversation tendered in court.


Beware the citrus greening - Agri Ministry
THE MINISTRY of Agriculture is advising the public that citrus greening, a bacterial disease that severely affects most sweet oranges, mandarins and mandarin hybrids, has been found in South Florida in the United States.


'Richie Poo' appeals 30-year sentence
KEVIN TYNDALE otherwise called 'Richie Pooh', who was sentenced last month to 30 years' imprisonment, has filed an appeal against his convictions and sentence.


















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