Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Saturday | February 2, 2013
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Brown's Town Community College expands skill-based training
BROWN'S TOWN Community College has established a truck-driving school that will be located in Lydford, St Ann, further stretching the institution's campuses to four locations across the parish. More important, the driving school represents a shift from the traditional academics-filled offerings of tertiary institutions to what Walsh said is the practice of community college models in North America which primarily offer training in skilled occupations.

Murders plunge in St James
SIX MONTHS after labelling St James, the parish with the highest incidence of crime, Jamaica's Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting, says there has been a dramatic reduction in murders in the western township.

Show your IDs, commish tells cops
POLICE PERSONNEL who have been assigned to carry out duties in public spaces are now barred from wearing clothing and other items not approved by the Police High Command.

Concerns over US documentary on lotto scam
MINISTER OF National Security Peter Bunting is concerned that a documentary on lottery scamming, scheduled to be aired on US cable channel AXS TV in March, could be devastating to the country if it focuses on the victims.

Cop killed in training had eyes on higher learning
THE POLICE constable controversially killed at the Jamaica Police Academy on Wednesday was slated to begin an undergraduate course at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, in September.

Stop tinkering with local government, says Skeffery
ROBERT MONTAGUE, a former minister with responsibility for local government, walked across the floor of the Senate and shook hands with Wensworth Skeffery yesterday after the government senator opened debate on a motion for local government reform.

Tragedy lurks along Hector's River's cliffs
ABOUT 22 years ago, a truck went over a cliff and landed in the sea at Hector's River, Portland. According to residents, nine people were killed. Only an arm belonging to one of them was found near an area called Sharks' Rock.

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