Police seize 200lbs of ganja
Police from the Manchester Division seized approximately 200 pounds of ganja on the Winston Jones highway in the parish yesterday morning.
Reports are that about 10:00 a.m., police personnel who were on patrol in the area signalled the driver of a white Toyota Caldina motor car to stop. He disobeyed and sped away, eventually crashing into a sign post. He was apprehended and a search of the motor vehicle revealed the marijuana wrapped in plastic bags.
Yesterday, the name of the driver of the motor vehicle was being with-held until charges are preferred.
Detectives from the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division are investigating.
Trained teachers at job fair will be given priority - ECC
The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) has indicated that trained teachers who submitted their resumes at the two-day job fair held at the Ministry of Education's Heroes Circles office this week will be given priority in the event vacancies arise within the early-childhood sector.
In addition, the ECC will provide résumés collected to principals of early-childhood institutions, who may make enquiries for prospective teachers.
The ECC's Manager for Training and Development, Tracey Morgan-Smith, said the ECC was not guaranteeing placements of teachers. However, those who submitted their résumés will be given preference for interviews, once their qualifications are suited for posts which may become vacant.
Adventists ease financial burden for back to school
The Seventh-day Adventist church in St Ann has sought to help ease the financial burden on parents preparing for back to school, through its fifth annual health, education, and skills expo.
The expo, held Wednesday, attracted thousands of individuals from across St Ann and neighbouring parishes, who benefitted from the sale of text books for as little as $10, free health checks, talks on wise financial management, saving towards education and a skills-training segment.
PM to visit Japan
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is scheduled to visit Japan in November, as part of activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the East Asian country and Jamaica.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade yesterday said the prime minister's upcoming visit was discussed by Arnaldo Brown, state minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, and Maki Kobayashi, the newly appointed director of the Mexico, Central America & Caribbean Division in Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.