Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | February 3, 2013
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When the CAP won't fit - - Millions spent; many students still incompetent; outfit gets new teachers
The Jamaican Government has spent just over $1.6 billion of taxpayers' money on the Ministry of Education's Career Advancement Programme (CAP) that has enrolled thousands of students since its inception three years ago, with little to show for this spending.

VOX POP- Outraged and helpless again!
It's just shocking. The young guys these days don't have any sympathy. I just can't comprehend it. It's like you are a bystander and you feel helpless knowing that you see it happening and you can't do anything about it. Some drastic measures have to be undertaken by the Government to stop these heinous crimes being committed against our children.

Farmers vexed over bauxite payments
International bauxite companies operating in Jamaica are being accused by farmers of pocketing millions of dollars that should be paid to them for property purchased for mining purposes.

Unfair criticisms - Finance ministry defends million-dollar spend on Xmas party
The Ministry of Finance has moved to clear the air regarding the spending of $1.275 million on its 2012 staff Christmas party.

JUTC sees fewer smash-ups
Dogged by a mountain of crashes since its inception 15 years ago, the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is boasting a 27 per cent decline in collisions that has saved the cash-starved bus company millions of dollars in much-needed revenue.

Jamaican cleared for New York Council race
Dozens of Jamaicans in New York braved snow, ice and freezing rain last week to show support for a Jamaican community activist, Michael Duncan from Kingston. Duncan is a candidate in the race for council member in the upcoming special elections in Queens, New York City.

NCB steps up with almost $10m
The occasion marked NCB's symbolic $9.5m cheque handover to the Overseas Examination Commission, which represents payment of CXC/CSEC Principles of Accounts and Principles of Business examination fees for students sitting these subjects islandwide.

PRISMS OF POSSIBILITY
The recently released 'Report card on education in Jamaica' done by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) has attracted much attention based on its score for the performance of the system.


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