Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Friday | February 8, 2013
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DJ bribes for visa - US security officer says entertainer gave him jewellery worth US$2,500
US security officer says entertainer gave him jewellery worth US$2,500A State Department security officer in the United States has pleaded guilty to accepting two luxury watches in exchange for helping a Jamaican musician gain a visa to enter...

Slow production of forensic, ballistic certificates hampers BSI investigations
The Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI) says it continues to be hamstrung by the slow pace at which forensic and ballistic certificates are produced.At the same time, the BSI said it is awaiting rulings in over...

Breaking barriers in education - Leading British church teams up with Oxbridge and Harvard to inspire black parents and children
BRITAIN'S TOP universities are reaching out to black and minority ethnic young people with a conference to encourage them to consider a future at Oxford or Cambridge. The move is a response to a campaign led by Labour's former higher Education Minister David Lammy...

Palmer cries foul after being reprimanded by PAAC
Carol Palmer, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Justice, said pronouncements made at Wednesday's sitting of Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) were aimed at maligning her character....

Cops idle two years before giving statement on fatal shooting
Six years after Paul McLaughlin was shot and killed by the police while allegedly robbing a grocery shop in Temple Hall, St Andrew, there are troubling concerns about the way the probe was handled.The concerns come after...

US commander heads to Haiti
A HIGH-LEVEL American who has responsibility for military matters in the Western Hemisphere is headed for Haiti to get a glimpse of the earthquake-rocked country.General John Kelly, commander of the US Southern...

UTech promotes Respect and Tolerance with new course
As part of its Respect and Tolerance Initiative, the University of Technology (UTech) has developed a special course targeting security companies.Michael Steele, head of the Joan Duncan School of Entrepreneurship, Ethics...

Jamaica foreign missions to focus on trade
THE GOVERNMENT has signalled that there will be a shift in the focus of foreign missions from external affairs to trade. Speaking in the Senate last week, Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Dr Christopher Tufton...


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