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Gleaner, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 2008, Kingston, Kingston SERGEANT SURRENDERS TOWN BACK ON TRACK SINGER AT WORLDWIDE SINGER AT HOME WORLDWIDE f FEBRUARY 21, 2008 JAMAICA 52 PAGES Gov't says no tolerance for weapons in schools Arthur Hall and Thompson Gleaner Writers REACTING TO recent incidents of school the education ministry has instructed that students caught carrying or any other must be immediately turned in to the police to face charges under the Offensive Weapons Act. The education ministry is looking to the police for help in its new drive to get tough on students who carry weapons to Adults who invade school compounds will also find themselves in trouble with the as the education ministry implements minimum guidelines to cut down on violent Education Minister Andrew Holness said during a press briefing at Jamaica that students are too often merely given a slap on the wrist are found with offensive weapons seized by school He said he now wants all such incidents reported to the police and ther students charged under the Offensive Weapons Act. The minister was speaking the WHAT'S YOUR LET US HEAR FROM YOU 922-6223 or same day reports surfaced that a vice-principal was assaulted by two girls at Christiana High School in Manchester THE STAR for further Holness also said a student from a prominent high school in the Corporate Area was spotted yesterday with a firearm by police at the Tree Transport when the boy WIDESPREAD PROBLEM Pointing to a recent search of a school in St the education minister said several ice picks and other offensive weapons were is just one this is just a random snap It is a widespread Holness The National Association of Jamaica and the Jamaica Association have backed the decision taken by the President Sylvester Anderson said violence in schools must be stamped opinion is that a child ought PLEASE SEE A3 Rodney Chin the director in Universal Management Development Company Limited which executed the distribution of Cuban light bulbs is to be questioned by the Fraud Squad next Valrie Neita representing told The Gleaner yesterday that she has agreed for the police to quiz her it was not clear whether police would seek to interview Kern the former junior government minister had responsibility for the light bulb Deborah Spencer's said she was not aware of any arrangements to speak with her Deputy Superintendent of Police Fitz former head of the Fraud who is told The Gleaner that the investigations are The Light bulb saga unfolded in November 2007 when Energy Clive the House of Representatives that there were serious concerns about the way four million free Cuban bulbs were It was revealed UMD undertook the distribution Another of Chin's Communications and Media was responsible for communication in the Which cost oyer ESL at standstill THE has acquired court telecommunications firm Flow and cable operators Entertainment Systems The injunctions days after cable subscribers of ESL raised concern over recent acquisition of the assets of the Kingston and St Customers complained that they were not informed of the sale until after it was executive director of the regulatory said the commission was just as surprised by the as Flow had neglected to inform them of negotiations with the directors of NO BUSINESS The injunction against which took effect at 2:15.p.m. bars the fast-growing firm from acquiring the assets or ownership of any other cable television distributor without the Flow has also been barred from making changes to the contractual arrangement previously made between ESL and its including adjustment of fees and The second which is against stipulates that the cable operator is prohibited from making any further steps in the sale or transfer of its assets to Flow until the court has reached a The stop according to Nicola Brown of the Attorney General's is in effect for 14 After this the court will hold a GREEN hearing to decide whether the order will be Green said the main issue at stake was the interpretation of an aspect of the regulation which states that a licensee is required to gain the approval of the commission before a transfer of ownership can BREACH OF BROADCAST ACT He said since August 27 last Flow was informed that it was in breach of Regulation 28 of the Broadcasting as it had gone ahead and acquired the assets of some four cable operators without the t commission was basically reading in the like everybody that the arrangements for cable companies were changed Green Green said despite its insistence to Flow that it was in violation of the regulation as it relates to its last four the company went ahead with its most recent has now resulted in an appeal to the court for a further pronouncement on the Jean director of marketing at yesterday told The Gleaner that the company had in fact been served with the stop are reviewing that injunction and we will respond to the Broadcasting Commission she Stephen former director of told The Gleaner last night that he was not yet able to say anything about the SOMETHING CAR FEATURE ROVING WITH ON FRIENDS ON FRIENDS Cricket ambassador Courtney Walsh is featured in friends oh His best friend You'll have to check us on Sunday find Don't miss out on for 2 weeks only Stainless Steal Full 3-Ooor item 55 Orange Street Tel: 922-7929 89 C. 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