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Gleaner, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1990, Kingston, KingstonIt. The daily gleaner saturday May 5, 1990 production workers at Cremo lid., Spanish town Road togs ton resumed working yes Torday ending a three Day strike it protest against the dismissal of a colleague for sleeping on the a. The gleaner understands hat the worker was dismissed londay after he was found keep Long in the refrigeration area to which he was supposed to be working. The workers struck on tuesday protesting the dismiss Al at a meeting at the ministry of labour on thursday they to resume work yesterday and the worker will remain off the Job pending investigations they Are to meet again at the ministry of labour on thursday. A Fatti ire the million Campaign which was launched in 1987. By Farmer prime minister Edward Teaga is being called a miser Able by ministry of Agri culture officials who say fewer ban 100.000 Trees had been tented. It achieved none of the objectives for which it was said coordinator of the Campaign. Or. George pen de. Director of the production my Extension division in the million Trees Campaign was launched by Presl Lent Quett Malre of Botswana when he planted the first tree at St Martin be Porres primary school in Gordon town during in official visit Here in october 987.lt was endorsed by the Pri vate sector the schools. Mem Bers of parliament and Community members. Resumption postponed the Jamaica society for the Blind s appliance raffle which is to raise to help buy medication and As the organization has been for the third time Lack of support and tonal Snag Accord ing to a news release from the society the appliance raffle which should have been drawn in february had to be extended to april. However due to the the Stow Down in ticket sates the Date has again been postponed to a gust miss Virginia Woods acting director of Job told the gleaner that although their tickets Are one of the cheapest at slow ticket sales not accounted for. Has set Back the Date. Sales Are not going very Wen for she said. Miss Woods said 483 books were Soll outstanding out of 1.200 which were printed. Each Book contains 12 tickets. Big Pearl los Angeles. A the owners of the biggest Pearl in the world a 14-lb. 6.3 kilogram jewel the size and shape of a human brain Hope to sell it for million js175 known As the Pearl of Allah and the Pearl of lao Tzu the natural Pearl went on display thursday and later will be shown to prospective gtd nest Book of records says it is the largest of its kind in the world. Part owner Peter Hoffman a jewelry dealer said he had been told the Pearl was Worth from million to Pearl s Stock is boosted by the romantic legend that says it grew years ago when chinese philosopher spiritualist lao Tzu had a Small Amulet placed in a Clam. Wondrous world All alone world our nearest neighbouring planet shows not the least sign of life As we know it and the belief that other intelligent creatures Are to be found in other galaxies is surely Ati illusion. With the inter Stela space Sonders of to Day it will. Take 4000 years to arrive and w begin sending Back information to our Earth. Why has no tone1 from the contacted Oft Godbe the flying saucers it they Are flying saucers disappear immediately. There Are increasing doubts As to the expediency of continuing thefil experimental journeys. We must just face the fact that we Are completely alone . Despite reported drop in harassment Page three in sunday gleaner although latest re ports say tourist harassment has declined by 50 per cent visitors to Jamaica still com Plain of harassment from drug pushers or from idlers along the streets. One widely travelled Visi tor said the harassment he experienced in Jamaica was worse than any other coun try he had visited even Bangkok the capital of thai or. Dominic Dumont a research student from a Canadian University told the gleaner that he had visited Between 15 and .20 countries but his experience with Street bums Here is second to none. F Street bums or. Dumont who stays at the indies hotel on Holborn Road in new Kingston says he has been constantly harassed by Street bums in the of his hotel. He re ported his Case to the Jamaica tourist Board and the local police. The Jtb confirmed to the gleaner that or. Dumont has registered his complaint with them and that they in turn have reported the matter to the police Liaison officer responsible for dealing with tourist harassment ass supt Johnson of the Crimi Nal investigation department told the gleaner that nos office tried to Contact or. Dumont several times at his hotel but he was away each time they visited. On the first evening that or. Dumont arrived in Jamaica several Young men in the. Vicinity of the hotel offered to be his guide Alleg edly to protect him from harassment. He turned Down their offer. The next Day he went for a tour of the City As he was accustomed to do in each country he visited. But this tour was different from any other he had done. He was robbed twice and wounded with a knife. One grabbed his Gold Chain from around his neck and As he continued the walk another Man snatched his Wallet and slashed him on the Finger with knife. However or. Dumont told the gleaner that although that was frightening he Felt it was understandable. He said he should have known better than walking alone downtown. That was my he said. But he feels that the constant harassment he has has experienced in the Vicinity of the hotel is inexcusable. 1 do blame the authorities that they do not intervene to protect the Public against Street bums in new Kingston hard drugs each time he leaves the hotel they Call out his name and beg and pester him even though they know by Michael Siva for having contributed since its establishment to the care and Weir fare of underprivileged Young women and girls in the jamaican society providing them with training in various skills enabling them to become useful citizens of their country and thereby helping to improve the Quality of life for Many in the True spirit of Christian love arid Charity. Girls town Kingston received a Merit certificate for 1989, on the occasion of the gleaner honour award banquet on tuesday in Kingston. With the educational system breaking Down the number of school drop outs has increased significantly from All age new secondary and secondary High schools. The increasing number of drop outs is a worrying indication that the future should see an even larger untrained workforce and fewer and fewer skilled workers. A lot of work needs to be done to Correct this ominous trend. Our institutions need to address tills growing class of unskilled workers and help to Supply the demand of skills in the country. Girls town located off Maxfield Avenue in Kingston not far from the Maxfield Park children s Home is one of a Small handful of institutions seeking to remedy this prob Lem. The institution is a skills training Centre for teenage girls who Haye dropped out of school. Drop outs a non residential school founded in 1965 by mrs Odette Josephs for. Louis Grenier the Hon. Joyce Rob Inson and the read. Cleve Grant girls town accepts girls from the age of 15 years and upward who Are school leavers or drop outs. For the most part they come from the lower income areas in and around Kingston and St Andrew but the organization also Enrols girls from the Rural areas. The girls come primarily from the depressed areas of Kingston like Spanish town Road Trench town. Jones town. Angola it Cetera said mrs Joyce Moore Sinclair director principal of girls town however we have Xien getting an increasing number of girls from the country who come into town live with friends or rela Tives and attend classes at the the school s beginnings come from the Maxfield Park children s Home where girls town was an evening class programme offering remedial lessons in the Basic Aca he does not use hard drugs. Or. Bruce Wilson another re search student from Canada who has been in Jamaica for the last two months told the gleaner that he suffered similar harassment from thugs along the Street. He now lives at Home with friends. Or. Dumont told the gleaner he feels pressured to to these bums who make it Clear that they can become violent. They Cre ate fear in a Subtle Way by letting the visitors see the knives they carry around with them. They advise the visitors not to be selfish but should share what they have with them As they Are poor we Are tourists we Don t know the rules we Don t Cany knives and its a Little bit or. Do Mont said. Enough Effort he feels that the police Are not making enough Effort to Clear the streets of these bums. He complains that he has never seen any police patrolling the area but feels con Vinced if they did the bums would. Disappear As there is one Small group in the area who hassle them. The two men also told the gleaner that other tourists from Holland Spain and Finland had complained of harassment and some had even left Jamaica prematurely. This is worse than or Dumont said. There is some Haras Merit there but Street bums Don t go As far As they go in Kingston. This is the City i feel least Safe. Policemen horrible conditions exist in several of the Island s police stations that stand in the Way of men doing their Job. Chert on takes a close up look. Robb s death police expect a breakthrough soon in the Case of the policeman Wesley Robb who was mobbed and killed at a funeral service in St. Ann. Meanwhile Robb s Mother is in distress and the family of those killed have fled the. Area. A follow up. Trinity an extremely Well known policeman Keith Trinity Gardener s name got into the last week again. He has been quite a Public figure and has been in the news Over and Over a pro file of the Man who took his family to Namibia last year. Prison mess in the adjoining Yard a num Ber of inmates were digging a deep pit for the Deposit Fri human excrement. In the same Yard a Bathhouse " with three non functioning Tollet bowls and 3 overflowing sinks surrounded by gullies filled with human faeces. An overwhelming stench filled the America s watch report. Nurses As nurses week opens Young women Are not Rushing to enter the profession. Think again or Ronald Lampart writes since the shortages and the often stated progressive deterioration in the health service have had no significant Adverse effect on the health of the nation one must conclude that they Are to some extent disabled children Sharon Barnes Wright writes on children with disabilities and those who care for them. Jap Tea party what is now happening in the Jap is like a Tea party to what has happened in both Par ties in the Oryille Brown writes of the Jap leadership struggle. Not dead yet Blue Lagoon is alive and Well and wishing the Many parasites would get off its Barbara Blake Hannah writes. 7s you lie there were some heated exchanges in court Between a complainant and a lawyer who accused the complaint of lying. A Yuh a liar the Young Man shot Back at the lawyer. Mcpherso Thompson in the courts. Mike and Bush and it came to pass in those Days that the great communicator and most excellent Monitor was invited to lunch at the White Lemino Tep takes a humorous View. Byron culture Byron Lee is Worth a dozen government Morris Cargill writes. Caring works of Art Crescenda Leon Medhurst takes a look at Security and maintenance for valuable works of Art in Light of the recent find of badly damaged pieces of Art. Jordan and they done so Well that the jordanian authorities _ Are looking for More. In fact some of. The girls had difficulty adapting to the culture change but others have adjusted so we that they have renewed their in Jordan the girls generally work in jewellery stores and Home care which includes cooking baby sitting and general household care. Expansion town has a current enrol ment of 256, and though the school has the physical space for More girls financial constraints have prevented such an expansion. The school gets a Small subvention from he ministry of youth and Community development but that is not enough to help the school to meet its needs. We have to rely heavily on do nations from local and overseas mrs Moore Sinclair said. Unfortunately most of these Agen cies prefer r to make donations to specific causes such As a building. They Are reluctant to help out with operational mrs Moore Sinclair is appealing for More funding because without a girls town these girls would become a liability to the country. The school not Only trains the girls in a particular skill but also pro Vides them with a Good moral and spiritual background. Because of the standards set at the school the girls graduate from the school boasting a High Standard of discipline. Junior Dowie photo t on to do further studies. Some have Nice to meet you or. Oliver Clarke left chairman and managing director of the gleaner entered nursing teaching social company sharing a joke with mrs. Joyce Moore Sinclair director of girls town and Donnette Ewart a work and one girl is completing a student this was at the gleaner honour award banquet on tuesday night at which girls town received master s degree at University. A Merit award. In the background Are or. And mrs. Douglas orane. Demic subjects. However the school soon acquired its present site after receiving the land from the Sac at a Pepper Corn of a shilling for 99 years. Mrs. Moore Sinclair took up her Post in 1968, and saw girls town grow from a one building institution into a Complex that offers marketable skills such As Home management cookery sewing Art and Craft salesmanship child care and Home nursing. She said that plans Are now underway to introduce the additional skill of cosmetology. Remedial work the course is generally of two years duration and the first year is usually dedicated to remedial work especially As it concerns the use of English language. During the second year with the guidance of the tutors the girls choose a particular skill. Sometimes an additional year is provided if More re medial work needs to be done. The school has a very Good placement mrs Moore san Clair pointed out. During the last week in May prospective employ ers come to the school to interview the girls As a result upon graduation about 80 per cent of the girls find some of the girls choose not to work after graduating looking out for the possibility of getting Over seas jobs. Several girls have taken up jobs in places such As Jordan the United states England Canada. West Germany and Trinidad. A lot of our girls have gone to farm work programme re appointment of Liaison officer or. Harold Edwards the 78-year old former com Liaison officer Rojc the West Indian farm work pro gramme in the United states has been re appointed to that position for one year from May 1. The decision was taken at the 57th meeting of the regional la Bour Board re at the Shaw Park Beach hotel Ocho los from april 17 to 26. Or. Edwards had been the chief Liaison officer for 32 years from 1955 prior to his retirement in 1987, when he was replaced by or. Probyn Attken. A former permanent Secretary in the ministry of labour. Or. Aitken was named last year in irregularities discovered in the pro gramme along with the former minister or. J. A. G. Smith and has since resigned the Post. Need a gift idea for mom remember Mother s Day is sunday May 13. Hollrah cords gifts old Pony iter fis. Manor constant Spring i newspaper is paper

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