Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | February 3, 2013
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1,600 killed in 12 years - Children are easy targets for vicious brutes
The chilling wail of anguish by parents who have to bury their children is getting louder as criminals seem to set their sights on the island's defenceless youth. Just over a month into the new year and, already, The Gleaner has reported at least four children being murdered.

Embattled 'Storyteller' returns
Alleged former Shower Posse gang leader Richard 'Storyteller' Morrison has returned to Jamaica bitter and ashamed of his political leaders who he says "betrayed, abandoned and sold me".

HEART to the rescue - National training agency to inject $75 million into JUTC bus-repair project
HEART Trust/NTA will spend $75 million to upgrade its facilities and prepare its auto-mechanic trainees to rehabilitate approximately 130 defunct buses owned by the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC).

The Rear Admiral's riddle - How to move from cash to cashless while making a cashless system accept cash?
The much-touted new Jamaica Urban Transit Company's (JUTC) smarter-card project is late in leaving its planning and testing depot for a promised full system-wide roll-out.

Belgian gift to train bus drivers in ruins
Nearly four years after the Belgian government donated a multimillion-dollar bus-driving simulator to the Government of Jamaica, the very expensive piece of technology now lays in ruins and will not be repaired.

Shoddy imported tissue raises stink
Scores of Jamaicans are purchasing substandard toilet tissues and putting themselves at risk of serious health problems. Sources in the health and manufacturing sectors last week confirmed that a large quantity of substandard toilet tissues is being imported into the island, mainly from Asia.

Washington looks for ganja consultant
Wanted: A green thumb with extensive knowledge of the black, or at least gray, market. As Washington state tries to figure out how to regulate its newly legal marijuana, officials are hiring an adviser on all things weed: how it's best grown, dried, tested, labeled, packaged and cooked into brownies.

New PAHO head wants health coverage for all
As a number of Caribbean and Latin American countries lag behind because of lack of equity, the Pan American Health Organisation's (PAHO) new director, Dr Carissa Etienne, has placed Universal Health Coverage at the core of her agenda.


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