Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Wednesday | January 23, 2013
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Scam for Congress - US lawmakers contemplate discussing Jamaican con artists at highest legislative level
With evidence indicating that Jamaica lottery scammers are continuing to run rampant in at least three American states, two United States (US) legislators are considering bringing the multibillion-dollar industry to the attention of Congress....

Jamaica loses Little-White
NUTRITIONIST AND Gleaner contributor, Dr Heather Little-White, is dead. Little-White, 60, was admitted to Andrews Memorial Hospital in St Andrew for four weeks and later taken to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) where she died yesterday evening."...

Property DNA to reduce theft
Thanks to an innovative, advanced technology now available in Jamaica, property owners will stand a greater chance of successfully recovering their property, in the event of it being stolen. The SelectaDNA technology was yesterday launched...

Engineer makes CSEC maths easy
One mathematics specialist is determined to apply his expertise to help students ace the subject at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) levels....

Bungles lawyer says conviction unreasonable
Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Dirk Harrison is to begin his submissions today in the appeal brought by former Superintendent of Police Harry 'Bungles' Daley who is seeking to have his conviction...

Let's debate marijuana - Pryce
NORTH EAST St Elizabeth Member of Parliament Raymond Pryce yesterday called for the House of Representatives to consider and debate the issue of decriminalisation of marijuana.Pryce, in giving notice of the motion...

Cabinet approves $30m to fight drought - Robertson says allocation insufficient for West St Thomas
WEST ST THOMAS Member of Parliament James Robertson says the funding that has been allocated for a drought remedial programme is insufficient.Robert Pickersgill, the minister of water, land, environment and climate...

Flying Squad charges 5 for gold bars robbery
Senior Superintendent of Police Cornwall Ford, head of the Flying Squad, is heaping praise on his team after they arrested five persons, including a police constable, in connection with a $50-million robbery last month.The Jamaica Constabulary Force...

Bailiff's office weak on warrants
THE FAILURE of the bailiff's office to execute warrants issued by the Kingston Traffic Court resulted in nearly $5 million in uncollected revenue from motorists in the capital city.The recently tabled Auditor General's Annual Report on the Appropriation...

Agro-parks to decrease nation's food-import bill
THE DEVELOPMENT of agro-parks is being touted by the Government as a critical plank of the country's food-security plans.Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke has declared that the country's food import bill is unacceptably...

Churches urged to 'own' schools, contribute more to education
EDUCATION MINISTER Ronald Thwaites has underscored the pivotal role which preparatory schools play in advancing education in Jamaica.Speaking at Monday's commemorative ceremony at Holy Childhood Preparatory School, Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew...

New system to benefit outgoing fliers - Expected to lessen immigration waiting time
THE PASSPORT, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) is currently testing a new system, which is expected to shorten the waiting period for outgoing passengers on some airlines....


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