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  1. Cash Plus trial to start today
  2. Gangs recruiting kids
  3. $300m to clear bushes
  4. Jamaicans not exercising
  5. Give CARICOM confidence boost
  6. Reprisal suspected in triple murder

gavel20080121c1. Cash Plus trial to start today

The long-anticipated trial of former Cash Plus boss, Carlos Hill, is expected to get underway in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston today. Hill is charged with fraudulently inducing persons to invest in Cash Plus and the Cash Plus Group. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Gangs recruiting kids

The Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) is urging parents and guardians to be on the lookout for persons who are seeking to recruit their children to join gangs. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. $300m to clear bushes?

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is raising alarm over what it claims is the government’s spending of some J$600 million on bushing roadways ahead of the local government elections. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Jamaicans not exercising

Jamaicans almost universally believe in the value of physical activity to their health and more than two-thirds of them say they regularly engage in some form of recreation. Yet, across all age groups, people do not seem to believe they are doing enough. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Give CARICOM confidence boost

A former Barbadian prime minister is strongly suggesting that Jamaica and other Caribbean countries latch on to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to give the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) a boost of confidence. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Reprisal suspected in triple murder

The police in Spanish Town, St Catherine, believe yesterday’s triple murder in Thompson Pen was a reprisal. The deceased have been identified as 18-year-old Alex Mckenzie, 17-year-old Shamar Atkinson otherwise called Smokey, and Rohan Smith, 24, otherwise called Higgler, all of Thompson Pen addresses. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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