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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Friday | December 1, 2006

Central Kingston residents protest 'police brutality'
There were chaotic scenes in Campbell Town, Central Kingston, yesterday morning as residents blocked the streets to protest against what they say was a case of police brutality. According to the residents, 46-year-old Winston 'Bigga' Johnson...

15-y-o fondled in class - Teacher did not intervene, warrants out for boys

Several warrants of arrest have been issued for a group of Morant Bay High School boys, who sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl, in the presence of a male teacher. The police are now seeking the teacher for questioning in relation to the incident.


Jamaicans urged to get tested for HIV

Today is being celebrated as World AIDS Day and the Ministry of Health has again urged Jamaicans who are sexually active to get tested for HIV/AIDS. There are currently 40 million people infected with HIV/AIDS around the world and in Jamaica...


All church bodies for prayer vigil

JUSTICE, UNITY, peace and healing was the theme unveiled for this year's National Prayer Vigil to be held on Sunday, December 10 at King's House, St. Andrew. Conceptualised from concerns about the spiralling crime rate in the early 1990s...


Privy Council rules against Chief Justice Sharma

LONDON, CMC: The London-based Privy Council yesterday unanimously ruled against the embattled Trinidad and Tobago Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma, paving the way for his arrest on a charge of attempting to pervert the course of public justice.


'Harder They Come' director succumbs to cancer

PERRY HENZELL, whose low-budget urban film The Harder They Come became an international blockbuster in 1972, died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. The writer/director died at his son's home in Round Hill, St. Elizabeth. He was 70...


Security boss and employee granted $1 million bail

MAY PEN, Clarendon: Operator of Blade Security Company, Samuel Tulloch, 45, and his employee Basil Brown, 38, were yesterday granted bail in the sum of $1 million in the May Pen Resident Magistrate's Court, where they appeared on breaches of the Firearms


Outstanding parents awarded

Donna Adams and Demsha Thompson were on Tuesday presented with The Ministry of Education and Youth, Region One, Outstanding Parent awards. Ms. Adams, the mother of a grade-three student at St. George's Girls Primary and Infant School in Kingston...


Common-law wife still not charged

Spanish Town, St. Catherine: Up to late Wednesday evening, no formal charges were laid against the common-law wife of Charles Patterson, whose decomposing body was recovered from a pit latrine, in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine, on Sunday.




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