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published: Thursday | May 10, 2007

Lead Stories

Revolving loan fund for teachers launched
After seven months of waiting and the deregistration of scores of educators from tertiary institutions because of non-payment of fees, the much-anticipated $500 million revolving loan fund for teachers was finally launched yesterday. The loan, which is aimed at promoting...

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Political gamble - Survey confirms party donors want kickbacks
Government of Jamaica to pay for justice delayed
Prophets and the prophetic acid test
Votes for sale - Large number of electorate willing to sell ballot
UK Ministry of Justice to focus on prison population
Political code of conduct will be enforced - Blair


The Milk River crocodile hunters
This is just one of several close-encounter stories that you'll hear if you come across any of the fishermen from Milk River in Clarendon. These fishermen often double as crocodile hunters as they patrol the waters of the river in search of what many believe to be some of...

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Cambridge High celebrates 30 years
Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) to set up counselling unit for teachers
Parish council removes unlicensed signs in Montego Bay
Group seeks help to repatriate body of murdered Jamaican national
MultiCare art exhibition month-end
Invest in Jamaica's development - McKenzie
Jamaica National Heritage Trust celebrates Indian Arrival Day


Creditors OK reorganisation plan for Northwest Airlines
Northwest Airlines said yesterday that its creditors approved its reorganisation plan, another key step in its plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection next month.An unofficial vote tally shows that almost 97 per cent of creditors who voted approved...

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The hottest topics on the cocktail circuit


We need to adapt - Moore
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): COACH DAVID Moore has identified getting acclimatised to conditions quickly as the first order of business for the West Indies team visiting England this month. The team, under the leadership of new captain Ramnaresh Sarwan...

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Chelsea and Man United in goalless stalemate
Montpelier claim edge over Granville
Darliston beat Petersville to win trophy
Coach 'Bora' not needed on every bench
Stars target famous island hole
Suns outshine Spurs
Jetsetters B, Bridgeport kick off quarter-finals
Hatton has Rooney in his corner
Aussies lose faith in their Wallabies


EDITORIAL - Wrong emphasis on police homicides
We do not intend to parse or do a full content analysis of Supt. Steve McGreggor's speech to determine the message he meant to convey. We are intent, however, on giving Supt. McGreggor the benefit of the doubt and apply the most benign interpretation to his remarks.

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A new world, a damaged world
Tony Blair's legacy
Left holding the door


LETTER OF THE DAY - What are we doing for the future of our children?
The Editor, Sir: Children are the future, the door to the next generation; the most vulnerable ones in this dreaded society of ours. How often do we pass children sleeping on the steps of businesses places and sidewalks?

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Night call to 119, but the cops stayed away
Mountain of crime to climb
Bid for Jamaican-Japanese cultural partnership
Maintaining party discipline
Political representation
Road safety priority


'Musical Gifts' series ends with concert favourites
The Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) closed its 2006/2007 Musical Gifts concert series with Concert Favourites on Sunday evening. As pale daylight faded into the warm glow of early evening outside the open doors at Alhambra Inn, Tucker Avenue, St. Andrew...

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Amy Ashwood Garvey's story told at Liberty Hall
Hilton's pardon plea falls on deaf ears
Jay-Z's mom honoured by NY City Council

Farmer's Weekly

ON THE FARM - Pastor with a passion for cattle rearing
Malvern, St. Elizabeth: Despite his full schedule doing the Lord's work, Reverend Devon Anglin, minister at the Bethlehem Moravian Church in Malvern, St. Elizabeth, still finds time to be a successful farmer. Rev. Anglin, who is in his early 40s, told Farmers Weekly...

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Coffee insurance payments due by month end
RADA issues ID to farmers
Breeding stock for St. ann goat farmers
MARKET Life - Bobsy Gibbs
Call to expand organic farming in Jamaica

What's Cooking

Best of both worlds
For the latest addition to their menu, TGIF rolled out another set of duos, this time with a tropical flavour, 'Wild and Mild Grille'. Regional marketing manager, Wendy Alleyne, explains that every two months, the popular eatery needs to "freshen things up, add some flavour...

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Banana bread, anyone?
Connecting through South African cuisine
A Healthy Oasis
Men who cook

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