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Jamaica Gleaner News
published: Friday | September 29, 2006

Gleaner team receives PAHO health award
The Gleaner's team of health writers Eulalee Thompson, Rosalee Brown, Suzanne Soares-Wynter, Wendel Abel, Trudy Simpson and Kenneth Gardner, has won the prestigious Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) Sagicor Award in the field of health journalism.

Fifteen get gift of new wheelchairs
LIFE became easier for 65-year-old Lloyd Noicely, a farmer of Roland Street, St. Thomas, when he was gifted with a new wheelchair by the Rotary Club of St. Andrew, the Wheelchair Foundation and the Jamaica National Foundation.


NWU chooses new president tomorrow
With the presidential race for the National Workers Union (NWU) set for tomorrow (Saturday), both contenders, Danny Roberts and Vincent Morrison are claiming to be the best choice.


Government of Jamaica to introduce new policy for land divestment
Government will by year-end change the way in which it divests all government-owned land. This will be done through the introduction of a divestment manual, which will serve as an official handbook outlining policy...


Surrey 11 get Governor-General awards
ELEVEN outstanding Jamaicans from the county of Surrey were on Wednes-day honoured for their contribu-tions to society by the Governor- General Professor Kenneth Hall.


Parents urged to complete GSAT registration on time
The Ministry of Education and Youth has reminded all schools whose students are eligible to sit the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) in March 2007 that the registration form should be returned to its regional offices...


'Compulsory education must be backed by welfare'
Opposition Spokesman on Education, Andrew Holness, says if the Government is to introduce compulsory school attendance, it would have to remove school fees and strengthen the social welfare programmes.


House gives go-ahead for set up of electoral commission
The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that will establish the long-awaited electoral commission. The bill, entitled the Representation of the People Act or the Interim Electoral Reform Act was, however, not unanimously supported.


Lewin Williams remembered
I first met Lewin Williams in 1974 while he was registered as a student at Howard University School of Religion and I was a student at Virginia Theological Seminary, and we both registered for a course taught at Virginia.


Harrison stays on as Sugar Company's CEO
Dr. Richard Harrison, who was appointed the interim chief executive officer of the embattled Sugar Company of Jamaica (SCJ), is to continue in the top post. This was disclosed by Agricul-ture and Lands Minister Roger Clarke...




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