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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Thursday | February 21, 2008

'Turn them in' - Government says no tolerance for weapons in schools in Jamaica
Reacting to recent incidents of school violence, the education ministry has instructed that students caught carrying knives, or any other weapons, must be immediately turned in to the police to face charges under the Offensive Weapons Act. The education ministry is looking to the police...

Flow, ESL at standstill

The Broadcasting Commission has acquired court injunctions against telecommunications firm Flow and cable operators Entertainment Systems Ltd (ESL). The injunctions come just days after cable subscribers of ESL raised concern over Flow's recent acquisition of the assets...

Cops to quiz Rodney Chin

RODNEY CHIN, the director in Universal Management Development Company Limited (UMD), which executed the distribution of energy-saving Cuban light bulbs here, is to be questioned by the Fraud Squad next week. Valrie Neita Robertson, attorney-at-law representing Chin...

Hirds get donation from Scotia

"Anything you need after this, you can call me." This was the offer Heather Goldson, vice-president of marketing at Scotiabank Jamaica, gave Reginald and Keisha Hird, who continue to receive donations and gifts from well-wishers, since the arrival off their quadruplet...

Inferno leaves seven homeless

OCHO RIOS, St Ann: Seven persons were left homeless yesterday morning when fire destroyed their four-bedroom house on Gully Road in St Ann's Bay.The fire was reportedly caused by a little boy who was playing with matches in a back room of the house. The fire caught a mattress...

Guest Editors Return - Violence-prevention body aims to broker peace

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) guest editors for the March 3 publication of The Gleaner see the transforming of volatile communities into violence-free ones as the move that will ultimately result in...

Sergeant surrenders

After nearly two days on the run, Sergeant Patrick Williams, who allegedly fled the scene of a sting operation, turned himself in yesterday at the Anti-Corruption Branch in Kingston."He is now behind bars and will be questioned tomorrow...

OCG claims increased compliance

It took strong action, including making referrals to the director of public prosecutions (DPP), but Contractor General Greg Christie is reporting a quantum leap in the number of government bodies providing reports on the performance of their contracts....

Thursday talk - Hottest topics on the cocktail circuit

1. Some say the entire event, to begin with, was a tacky one from the start, with some of her colleagues laughing at the entire thing. Others are more than a little perplexed that what they considered a parochial event was so elevated that it actually saw the prime minister...

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