Corporate scam - Criminals placing ads to lure jobseekers

Gleaner on September 24th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Police investigators are being kept busy by scammers who are using the names of well-established local entities to lure unsuspecting persons into possible danger with the worrying undertone of a possible attempt at human trafficking.The scammers are…

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Tolled by thugs - Motorists being forced to pay to enter and leave shortcut

Gleaner on September 24th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

A dirt track used by some motorists who want to escape sections of peak-hour traffic along Spanish Town Road in the Corporate Area has been ‘tolled’ by a group of thugs, who demand they pay $100 to enter the road and a further $100 to exit.With…

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Serial rapists scare - Police nab two, hunting others

Gleaner on September 24th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Two men who have been linked to almost two dozen rape cases have left police worried that serial rapists are on the loose across the island.One of the men, in Portmore, St Catherine, is scheduled to appear on 15 identification parades based on…

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Ship stranded in Jamaican waters to be placed on auction block

Gleaner on September 24th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Attempts are now being made for a marine surveyor to provide an up-to-date valuation of a ship that has been in Jamaican waters since late last year when its operators ran into financial difficulties.At least 13 Filipino crewmen were left stranded…

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Schoolgirls armed in cancer fight

Gleaner on September 24th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The Ministry of Health will be spending more than $100 million to roll out a national immunisation programme targeted at grade-seven girls as it ramps up its efforts to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer, which claims almost 200 lives annually….

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Battle for the chair - Tony vs Fitz as PNP elects its first new chairman in 25 years

Gleaner on September 24th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Long-serving deputy Chairman Anthony Hylton, and Fitz Jackson, a key confidant of the party’s relatively new president, Dr Peter Phillips, will square off in a historic race today as the People’s National Party (PNP) elects its first new chairman in…

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The people have spoken - Holness now obliged to respond to Cockpit Country petition

Gleaner on September 24th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Prime Minister Andrew Holness will now have to respond to a petition calling for him to establish the boundary of the Cockpit Country and put an end to mining in the protected area.This after the petition, started on August 21 by environment…

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School Report | Ascot overcoming challenges

Gleaner on September 24th, 2017 | File Under More News -

The St Catherine-based Ascot High School has maintained its effectiveness rating of ’satisfactory’ as assessed by the National Education Inspectorate (NEI), despite the challenges presented by the low levels of literacy and numeracy among incoming…

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Deaf to the cries of boys - Jamaicans more likely to report abuse of girls

Gleaner on September 24th, 2017 | File Under More News -

An under-reporting of instances of the abuse of boys, fuelled by a general belief that boys are ‘tough’ and should be punished accordingly is among the reasons being given for more young females being in state care than young males.Statistics from…

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Unfair & unacceptable! - School principal cries foul as his suspension drags on for 30 months

Gleaner on September 24th, 2017 | File Under More News -

The Ministry of Education is defending the decision to keep a school principal off the job for the past three years after the internal audit unit of the ministry uncovered what is suspected to be financial irregularities at the institution.But the…

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