|Squalor! State-owned houses in serious state of disrepair
Several State-owned houses reserved for public officials are in a serious state of disrepair, and might end up costing the Government millions of dollars to restore before they can be made habitable again.
With the new Government still in its teething stages, an alarming trend of violence among teens has seemingly resurfaced.Over the last eight days, The Gleaner has been made aware of at least four serious incidents implicating teenagers, an increase over the last few months.
Cellphone restriction coming - Holness
A restriction on the use of cellular phone in classrooms will be part of an education policy that is to be implemented, according to Education Minister Andrew Holness.
Clarendon, Kgn Spelling Bee champions named
Glenmuir High's Janielle Walters was indeed in a state of 'ecstasy', as she spelled that word to win the Clarendon Parish Final of The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee competition yesterday.
Region's response to AIDS still slow
ALTHOUGH THE Caribbean has the second-highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the world, the region's fight against the disease continues to be slow.Dr.
Alleged cop killer held
He had been on the run for the last 27 days, moving between parishes, eluding police dragnets. His luck ran out yesterday, however, when he was nabbed by the police in the rural district of Enfield, St. Mary.
Call for better screening of teachers
Concerns have been raised about the screening and monitoring of teachers, following an incident at the St. George's Girls and Infant School yesterday morning. The incident led to a teacher with a history of mental illness being removed from the institution for disruptive behaviour.