Taxi driver busted in ganja find
Forty-four-year-old taxi operator Glenroy Williams, who was arrested in last week's multimillion-dollar drug bust, has been granted $2.5 million bail.
The bail was offered by Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.
Williams, who is being represented by attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie, was ordered to return to court on September 5.
It is reported that on August 6, a police team was in the Shortwood Road, St Andrew, area when a man was seen leaving a premises. The team became suspicious of the man and accosted him.
He was reportedly found with a key and was taken back to the house.
Education ministry copes better on Day Two of job fair
More than 1,200 unemployed and newly trained teachers made use of the Ministry of Education's two-day job fair held between Tuesday and yesterday.
While upwards of 800 of those teachers showed up on Day One of the fair, Day Two had some 300 teachers in attendance and those in attendance seemed to be more pleased than the teachers who showed up the day before.
Education Minister Ronald Thwaites said yesterday's numbers were far more manageable and more employers showed up.
"More of the potential employers showed up, and I have no doubt that there will be connections during interviews and the general advice that will be given," Thwaites said.
Ministry officials indicated that more than a dozen potential employers were in attendance on the second day of the job fair, while some 230 potential jobs were up for grabs.
Work under way for Mount Rosser bypass
After some six years of promises and uncertainty, the site for the Mount Rosser bypass is finally being cleared and work is currently under way to ensure its completion by May 2014.
There have been several problems over the years. However, since the start of May 2013, work has resumed and at least 37 pieces of heavy equipment such as trucks, cranes and bulldozers were mobilised on the site.
Stephen Shaw, director of technical services at the National Road Operating and Constructing Company, noted that almost all the overgrowth for the site in Mt Rosser has been cleared.
Prove us wrong, education think tank dares critics
The education think tank that has released a controversial ranking of Jamaican high schools is challenging aggrieved school administrators to bring evidence to disprove its findings.
Critics of educatejamaica.org's Best Secondary Schools' Guide, including Jamaica College principal Ruel Reid, have raised questions about the methodology used to arrive at the rankings.
Education Minister Ronald Thwaites has said the rankings do not help to improve perceptions of schools.