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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Friday | July 18, 2003

Agency to implement tough screening for child caregivers
PERSONS WISHING to be employed in the child care and protection system will have to undergo rigorous assessment, says Alison Anderson, chief executive officer of the new Child Development Agency (CDA).

Bureau of Standards now in self-support mode
THE JAMAICA Bureau of Standards is now self-supporting and, as of this financial year, will be removed from the Government's Budget.


Cops scouting for permanent police station
AN ARMOURED vehicle and a lorry with heavily armed soldiers were the only sign of life visible at 63 Mountain View Avenue in south east St. Andrew, yesterday, where a makeshift security post has been set up to curb violence in the area.


Bar head defends CCJ nominations
DESPITE DEMANDING a referendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the Jamaican Bar Association has nevertheless decided to participate in the nomination of persons to the body that will appoint judges to the controversial court.


PNP's Saunderson triumphs in Braeton
PEOPLE'S NATIONAL Party (PNP) candidate, incumbent councillor Owen Saunderson, yesterday retained the Braeton division, polling 1,328 votes to 923 for the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Vivien Reeves...


AIDS help coming
WASHINGTON, CMC: JAMAICA AND other Caribbean islands have been included in a US$15 billion Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (EPAR) put forward by American President George W. Bush.


JAS plans to reap $5m from Denbigh Show
PLANS ARE far advanced for the 51st annual staging of the Jamaica Agricultural Society's (JAS) Denbigh Agri-Industrial show scheduled for August 1 to 3 at the Denbigh Showground in Clarendon.



















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