Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Thursday | December 13, 2012
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'You have failed us'
CITING THE failure of the Government, media, parenting, the Church, culture - and society in general - for the growing rate of teenage sex, the students of Ardenne High School are of the view that whether the age of consent in Jamaica is raised is irrelevant.

Lost in translation
MORE THAN 150 teachers who were trained to teach Spanish in primary schools are struggling to find employment as the Ministry of Education had failed to deliver on its promise to offer the subject at that level.

Clear up carnal-abuse cases faster - students
SIXTH-FORM students of Ardenne High School in St Andrew have argued strongly that Jamaica's justice system has fallen woefully short of the country's expectations with too many sexual crimes against minors going unpunished.

CCJ heads to Jamaica
THE DECISION yesterday by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to sit in Jamaica for the first time to hear the Shanique Myrie case has been described by representatives from both sides of the political divide as a welcome move.

Wards' success moves CDA head to tears
CARLA FRANCIS-EDIE, the chief executive officer of the Child Development Agency (CDA), was brought to tears during a ceremony yesterday where 37 wards of the state were recognised for their outstanding academic performances.

'Reckless' UDC feels heat at PAAC meeting
LAWMAKERS ON the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) of Parliament yesterday questioned whether the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) was "frolicking" with the country's resources when it purchased a number of abandoned properties.

Shahine served with bankruptcy notice
NORTH EAST St Ann Member of Parliament (MP) Shahine Robinson has seven days to respond to a bankruptcy notice which was served on her on Tuesday.

'MoBay is going to see jobs, jobs, jobs'
Western Bureau:Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, the state minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, is projecting a flood of information and communications technology (ICT) job opportunities for residents in Montego Bay and its environs over the next three years.

Depreciating dollar bumps up nation's debt by $25b
THE DEPRECIATION of the Jamaican dollar has resulted in the country's total debt stock increasing by approximately $25 billion between March and September this year.Based on data published by the Bank of Jamaica, the exchange rate for the domestic...


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