Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | February 10, 2013
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$1 million a day down the drain
The Montego Bay Convention Centre, constructed at a cost of US$51.7 million and branded as a major outlet to garner foreign exchange from the lucrative meetings and conventions market, is instead bleeding the public purse.

Children caught in the crossfire
Little Danny Brownhas spent the last three months in hospital undergoing five major surgeries, the names of which he cannot pronounce, as doctors struggle to save his life.

Child killers on the loose?
The failure of the police to make a breakthrough in the killing of 14-year-old Shariefa Saddler more than one week ago has prompted one children's rights group to question if enough attention is being given to catch child killers.

More bloodletting across the island
Three men were confirmed murdered in the Corporate Area last Friday night into Saturday morning, while skeletal remains believed to be human were found in Newlands, St Catherine.

Police kill four others
At least four persons were killed by the police in the last 48 hours, increasing the number of fatal shootings by the police to 35 since the start of this year.

Help! Save our facilities from thieves!
The high cost of electricity and declining prices on the world market are largely responsible for the mothballing of bauxite companies in Jamaica.

A house at any cost
Unscrupulous Jamaicans are unrelenting in their efforts to swindle bauxite companies out of new houses built as replacement for mined-out properties.

Danger online
Children at risk as predators stalk cyberspaceErica VirtueSenior Gleaner WriterThirty per cent of social-media networking sites are not who they claim to be in their profile.Among the persons online are cyberspace predators and criminals stalking...

Police warn about sexting
Sexting is a new form of cybercrime which appears to be growing in Jamaica, especially among teenagers.

Belgians blame J'cans for demise of their gift
The Belgian manufacturers of the 1-million bus simulator, given to Jamaica as a gift by the government of that country, have issued a stern rebuke to local officials who have claimed that the equipment was not working properly from it arrived and repairing it would be too costly.

Last lick!
Days before he was forced out of his job as director general of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), Ahmad Zia Mian issued a chilling warning that immediate steps must be taken to prevent the entity from being captured by politicians or utility companies.

JDF shining brightly
A high-level military officer out of the United States, armed with immense influential reach throughout the hemisphere, has saluted the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) for the role it is playing in the Caribbean.


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