THIS WEEKS NEW SUMMARY
JAMAICAN CHILDREN CELEBRATE PEACE AND LOVE IN SCHOOLS (PALS) PEACE DAY
This week children in Jamaica celebrated Peace and Love in Schools (PALS) Day singing songs of peace and reciting peace poems. The also learned methods for solving conflicts and curbing violence.
FIRE DAMAGES OFFICES ON UWI CAMPUS
The fire damaged 3 offices and a storage room at Management Studies Department of the Faculty of Social Sciences on the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus. The fire was caused by an electrical short circuit.
PM ORDERS PROBE INTO CONSULTANTS
The recent revelations of over $95 million being paid annually to consultants by the government have prompted Prime Minister P.J. Patterson to order a probe. The opposition party, JLP, has stated that they were not impressed by the probe.
SEAGA WANTS TO BE SWORN IN
Oppositions JLP leader, Edward Seaga, will move a resolution in the House of Representatives that proposes that the leader of the opposition take an oath. Seaga said that the opposition leader is the only Constitutional figure that who is not sworn to an Oath of Office.
SQUATTERS AT MONA COMMONS TO STAY
This week Minister of Water and Housing, Donald Buchanan, said the Government has abandoned plan to remove that the squatter community, at Mona Commons. He cited the difficulty to securing suitable land to relocate the squatter as the main reason for the government’s decisions.
GOV’T APPROVES $311M FOR FLOOD RELIEF
This week the Government approved $311 millions to assist communities affected by last year’s flood rains. The money will be used mainly in repairing the infrastructure that can prevent future floods.
A JAMAICAN-BORN MUSLIN CLERIC IN LONDON GETS 9 YEARS FOR INCITING MURDER
Abdullah el-Faisal, a Jamaican-born a Muslin cleric in London was sentenced to 9 years for inciting his followers to kill others. In speeches to followers he urged his followers to kill Hindus, Jews and Americans.
PM TO ANNOUNCE NEW INITIATIVES
Expectations are high for announcements by Prime Minister PJ Patterson to revive the Jamaican economy after a 3-day retreat this past weekend (March 6-9th, 2003) with business leaders and government officials. The plans are said to include an expansion in Technology.
UNDER 17 REGGAE BOYS BEATEN BY US
The United States defeated Jamaica 3-0 in the Group A CONCACAF World Under-17 Youth series Wednesday March 5th, 2003. It was Jamaica’s opening game. US Future star Freddie Adu did not disappoint as he scored one goal and assisted in the 2 other goals scored by his team.
WI WIN EXIT MATCH
WI beat second round qualifiers Kenya in their last match at the World Series. The team did not qualify for the second round.
ARNETT PLAYS MEXICAN TEAM
Arnett Gardens and Necaxa played to a 0-0 draw in the match at the Tony Spaulding Sports Complex on Wednesday March 5th, 2003. The team will meet again on March 19, 2003 in Mexico.
Oberlin High claimed the JNBS/JPSCO Eastern Athletics Championships crown for the 4th consecutive year.
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