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Gleaner, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1999, Kingston, KingstonEstablished 1834 volume no. 290 december 1999 48 pages illegal strikes targeted i Forbes upbeat Ion crime police have tried to slow he murder rate Down by curtailing he movement of illegal guns communities according to commissioner of police Francis we have tend to do if there Are guns i a they just remain and then we try to focus on the Community with the he said. I the commissioner said the Strat came out of ballistic tests which indicated that each gun of seized was Usu fully linked to several crime scenes prime scenes i one Case i remember involved four parishes. Another involved All of the corporate he said up to december 5 this there ipad been 516 gun murders As against 570 last year. Or Forbes criticised the Media for not highlighting the fact that was trending Down Treen he said major crime had been reduced by 20 per cent up to december 5 when compared to last year and 18 per cent last year com pared to 1997. Don t hear any body saying it is a Good he said. The commissioner admitted that and particularly Mur was too but that the country had made a Start he was speaking at a Media luncheon hosted by the constabulary communications network at the police officers club in St Andrew yesterday. Ales out Hood. Mcdonald going it northcoast.dt2 partying ii classifieds memorial food countdown movies puzzles Horoscope St to ii Alt c8 Cio in do 07 d10 d11 22 Days before the Start of the year 2000 not non Gand by principal of Short Wood practising primary and All age Evelyn Gyles accepts Lasco teacher of the year trophy from chairman and chief executive offi cer of Lascelles during the Lasco Salute to teachers of the awards presentation at the Hilton Kingston hotel yesterday. Firemen but restive firemen returned to work but the dispute which led to their week Long strike is far from settled. Although the Over fire men were Back in the the Union which represents the men said that they were still restive. This followed instructions from commissioner George Benson to retain the 6-Man per engine roster which he had implemented on december triggering die strike. General Secretary of the Jamaica association of local government officers Helene said that the unions understanding was that the situation should have reverted to a 7-Man Crew As it was before the new system was introduced at least until it is resolved by the Industrial disputes tribunal which ordered the resumption on tuesday. Firemen Are very but Don t want our members to go on strike again. So we re looking at the Legal options we mrs. Davis Whyte said. Commissioner who was not available for comment is to meet with his supervisors this morning to Dis cuss his Toter predation of the requested by the Idt on tuesday. The firemen went on strike on december the very Day the Jamaica fire service introduced a new shift system reducing the number of men required on Calls from seven to six. Orane for talk 2000 today Marks the second in a series of live Chat events with jamaican decision makers As the gleaner welcomes chairman and ceo of Grace senator Douglas to talk Jamaica s interactive discussion series. Senator orane will discuss pirate responsibility and the of Reform in the Public sector via orane this event follows the successful launch of the initiative last when hundreds of viewers joined minister of finance or. Omar Davies in discussions ranging from concern Over corruption in Public offices to preferences in music. Join in the discussion with senator orane tonight at 7 the internet with an audience of concerned o clock. Visit and jamaicans from around the world. Enter the Chat room to participate. The corruption act 1999 which was passed in the House of representatives and goes to the Senate tomorrow seeks to punish the press for publishing information disclosed to the commission for the prevention of corruption the Bill states in clause 6 subsection any information contained in any declaration. Letter or other document As aforesaid is communicated to any person in contravention of this act and mat person knows or has reasonable ground to at the Lime when he receives it that it is communicated to him in contravention of the act has no reasonable ground to believe that the information or other thing relates to an act of corruption by or any investigation into an alleged act of corruption the Public servant and publishes or otherwise uses the information or that person commits an offence q subsection 4 person guilty of an offence under subsection shall be liable to conviction in a resident magistrate s court to a Fine not exceed ing five Hundred thousand dollars or to imprison ment for a term not exceeding three Vears or to both such Fine and imprisonment match match 5 next is news breaking in your area Call our associate editor news at or our managing editor at k684s3-2637 q Lorida reforms agreed by Bat Ford Henry senior staff reporter workers in the essential services who strike without observing the pro visions of the labour relations and Industrial disputes act should automatically lose their jobs under a new Bill setting out new amendments to be tabled in parliament soon. So too will workers who Dis obey orders to cease or not to Start Industrial action or who breach specified grievance proce two crucial one giving workers the right to fire non performing Trade unions and the other requiring a cratic prior to Tak ing strike have been voted out of the Bill these were among the develop ments coming out of the final meeting of the joint select committee of parliament which had its final sitting on the an act to Amend the at the be Meridian Jamaica Pegasus new on tuesday. The committee was chaired by minister of labour mrs. Portia Simpson Miller Simpson Miller m mrs. Simpson Miller demanded that the meeting be the final one for the committee which has been sitting for Over a bogged Down by the deadlock Between representatives of labour and employers on at least three Basic the so called to definition of a and desertification of Trade unions. The deadlock threatened to make at least one other meeting until mrs. Simpson Miller decided that the three Cru Cial issues would be decided by a show of hands req eng a simple majority. On most the As Well As her minister of Horace and minister of state in the ministry of Donald Bucha voted solidly with the Trade unionists on the ensuring their Victory on most issues the employers interests were represented by Independent senator Douglas orane and Jap senator Peter Mcconnell senator Ruddy Spencer senior vice president of the articulated most of the Trade unions while senator orane did the same for the employers. Also involved in the proceedings was senator Navel Clarke toe Constitution and corruption the Constitution does not protect the corrupt argues attorney Berthan As he challenges restrictions on the press posed by the corruption prevention Bill. Read his Corning in the sunday gleaner. Twm9trtpml m fac japanese used car exporter oooo Quaty

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