Your news in a nutshell
- Schools bemoan scarcity of healthy food supplies
- Errol Miller death a huge loss
- 200 ganja farmers for CanEx Ja programme
- Nearly $100m in cash forfeited to State
- Judge rejects application to split charges
- Stop abusing seniors
1. Schools bemoan scarcity of healthy food supplies
Concerns are being raised in the education sector about few or no alternatives to bulla cakes and other high-sugar products following their withdrawal from public schools. Education Minister Ruel Reid, while addressing the 54th Jamaica Teachers’ Association’s Annual Conference earlier this year, had announced that several food items, including the popular bulla cakes, would be removed from local schools as part of a campaign to promote healthier eating among students. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
2. Errol Miller death a huge loss
Managing Director of Flow Jamaica Stephen Price has described the passing of Errol “EK” Miller, Executive Chairman of the Flow Foundation, as a significant loss, adding that the entire company is extremely saddened. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
3. 200 ganja farmers for CanEx Ja programme
Jamaican health and wellness distribution company, Zimmer & Co, has sponsored 200 local farmers to attend the CANEX Business Conference and Expo free of cost. The third staging of CanEx Jamaica will take place September 27-29, 2018 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Montego Bay, St. James. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
4. Nearly $100m in cash forfeited to State
Nearly $100 million in cash, including $68 million taken from two suspected South African ‘money mules’, was turned over to the Government’s coffers in the first five months of the current fiscal year. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
5. Judge rejects application to split charges
Justice Vivienne Harris, who is presiding over what has been dubbed the ‘police death squad trial’, has rejected an application by one of the attorneys representing police constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown to have the five-count indictment against him separated. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
6. Stop abusing seniors
Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson has encouraged Jamaicans to protect the elderly by reporting incidents of abuse meted out to them to the police or the National Council for Senior Citizens. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.