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published: Thursday | June 28, 2007

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Davies under fire - Finance Minister says selection process for public sector health scheme was flawed - Ministry is at fault
After coming under intense pressure from the unions representing the 67,000-strong public sector workers, the Finance and Planning Ministry, according to one union representative, has confessed that the selection process was flawed and that the more than $2 billion...

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'It's done, now what?' - Young Jamaican pilot sets two world records
Five die in St Ann accident
Brown pledges change as British Prime Minister
Junor backs constitutional reform plan
Who has the handle? - Genders at odds over rights
Major players nabbed in Montego Bay lotto scam
Mail goes missing at sorting office
Hot topics on the cocktail circuit


Joseph the obeah man
He's perhaps the most famous, feared and at the same time most sought after man in all of Manchester. Joseph the obeah man has developed quite a following among townsfolk in his quiet community of Walderston and at the same time is well known among diplomats ...

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Infant graduations costing a pretty penny
Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) voted 'best' in the world
Turks and Caicos MP speaks to North Trelawny
Palmyra Foundation donates textbooks to St James infant schools


Port Antonio to become resort area?
PORT ANTONIO, Portland: Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Dennis Morrison said he believes there should be a concentrated effort in developing Port Antonio, Portland, as an upscale resort area. According to the JTB boss, Port Antonio should be transformed into a town...

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SEC examines Bear Stearns' troubles


West Indies keen to slog England
THE WEST Indies, still smarting from their 3-0 loss in the four-match Test series, take on England in a back-to-back Twenty20 series at The Oval today and tomorrow. For the once mighty Windies, for the team to which any shortened version of the game should be right up their street...

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Feanny's 'Pete' too classy for rivals
Will Simpson, Foster-Hylton make it to Osaka?
Kendese Nangle sinks backstroke record
Serena, Roddick pull through to next round
Bangladesh not going down without a fight
Peru stun Uruguay in Copa America


EDITORIAL - Health Ministry's warning on teen obesity
Jamaican teenagers, it seems, are increasingly vulnerable to the ballooning problem of obesity. A Ministry of Health (MOH) study done last year has found one in four young Jamaicans in the 15-19 age group to be overweight.

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The divided Palestinian house
The ICT future
What woman time?


LETTER OF THE DAY - Poor police tactics
The Editor, Sir: We often hear statements from the ruling People's National Party and Opposition members that children are Jamaica's future. We also hear that we should not be afraid of the police as they are here to 'serve and protect'.

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Challenges for Chief Justice
Police action inexcusable
NOTE-WORTHY: Media's poor showing


Hunt gets good marks at the Gardens
American jazz and gospel singer Shenita Hunt has been to Jamaica 18 times, but though she did backup singing on some of those occasions, at Sunsplash Reggae Festival, for example, she sang solo for the first time here on Sunday at 'Jazz in the Gardens'...

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BET Awards delivers... with hot performances, heartfelt tributes

What's Cooking

Little Ochie's - sinful seafood
WESTERN BUREAU: One cannot journey into the interior of the 'Breadbasket Parish' of St. Elizabeth without a stop at Little Ochie's sinful seafood restaurant in neighbouring Alligator Pond, Manchester. Appropriately located on the edge of a black sand beach in the middle...

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Fine dining at Sandals
Jamaicans crazy for Ben & Jerry's
Island stories, new beginnings
Sweet treat at Bakers' Fiesta

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