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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Friday | August 26, 2005

JLP leads 'light' protest
ABOUT FIFTY angry people led by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) protested what they described as "unconscionable" rate increases by the Jamaica Public Service Company's (JPS) at the company's head office along Knutsford Boulevard...

School trauma - SECOND EDUCATOR KILLED THIS WEEK
STAFF AND students at the Windward Primary and Junior High School will resume the new school term in mourning, following the murder of a teacher during a dispute in east Kingston yesterday.


Scotland Yard chief to visit Ja
THE HEAD of Scotland Yard, Sir Ian Blair, will visit Jamaica for three days beginning next Wednesday, The Gleaner has learnt. The Metropolitan Police Commissioner will be meeting with Minister of National Security Dr. Peter Phillips...


Tax Administration czar, Clive Nicholas, retires
CLIVE NICHOLAS, director general of Tax Administration, has retired from that post. His retirement took effect from July 26 this year."I haven't got used to retirement yet," he told The Gleaner yesterday...


Hurricane Katrina kills two
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP): HURRICANE KATRINA dumped sheets of rain, kicked up the surf and blew strong winds ashore late yesterday, toppling trees and driving sand across waterfront streets as it made landfall...


Spirit woos with low fares
SPIRIT AIRLINES, the largest privately-held airline in the United States, has announced some extremely low introductory fares for its soon-to-be-launched service to Jamaica. According to industry experts...


Better CXC passes in maths, English
DATA RELEASED by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) have revealed an increase in the percentage of Jamaican students who passed mathematics and English language in the 2005 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC).


No ease in high-energy bills
WESTERN BUREAU: CONSUMERS WILL not immediately reap savings in their utility bills from the concessionary oil deal the Government recently struck with Venezuela.


Canada names J'can as ambassador to the Dominican Republic
JAMAICAN ALVIN Curling, has been named Canada's Ambassador to the Domi-nican Republic, with immediate effect. With his new appointment, Mr.Curling, who has been Speaker of the Ontario Legislative Assembly since November 2003...


















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