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published: Thursday | February 21, 2008

Lead Stories

'Turn them in' - Government says no tolerance for weapons in schools in Jamaica
Reacting to recent incidents of school violence, the education ministry has instructed that students caught carrying knives, or any other weapons, must be immediately turned in to the police to face charges under the Offensive Weapons Act. The education ministry is looking to the police...

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Flow, ESL at standstill
Cops to quiz Rodney Chin
Hirds get donation from Scotia
Inferno leaves seven homeless
Guest Editors Return - Violence-prevention body aims to broker peace
Sergeant surrenders
OCG claims increased compliance
Thursday talk - Hottest topics on the cocktail circuit


Stepping through Stepney
"Boss, mi a tell you mi can sing you know. Do mek mi just sing one more song fi you." The man saying these words was standing in front of me for the past five minutes, begging me to give him a chance to record an album. Why? I really don't know. He just came out of nowhere and started singing.

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Fish in a bowl
Public defender condemns attacks on school teachers
Pre-schools still not registering
She was the best mother in the world - Bishop Dufour


Oil prices set another record, push past US$101
AP:Oil futures rallied again Wednesday, pushing briefly past US$101 a barrel after the United States Federal Reserve lowered its forecast for economic growth this year, convincing energy investors that the central bank will slash interest rates...

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Prime land in 'St Bess' set for resort development
'Castro's resignation will not affect region's tourism'
Brazil's Embraer sells 10 jets to Florida's Jetscape


Boys' Town back on track
BOYS' TOWN RETURNED to their winning ways yesterday, defeating bottom-of-the-table August Town 1-0 in Cash Plus Premier League third-round action at the UWI Bowl. With the win, Boys' Town improved their points total to 32, while August Town remain on 21.

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Reno, Arnett draw 1-1
'Hooliganism' a scourge of local game
Ja set eyes on top prize
Walker joins leaders in jockeys' standings
Young WI too good for PNG
Gayle drafted into IPL for US$800,000
ICC to restructure 2011 World Cup
Steroids and football
McLarty/Morgan win Potter event


EDITORIAL - The line between policy and performance
As we have suggested, the Cuban light bulb affair involving Kern Spencer provides an opportunity to redefine the relationship between the professional civil/public servants and their political bosses.We...

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'No taxation without representation'
Lurching from crisis to crisis
NOTE-WORTHY: Vic Reid legacy


LETTER OF THE DAY - Arm teachers for self-defence!
The Editor, Sir: If a thing is seen or heard often becomes a norm. Are we going to sit back and allow these vicious attacks on our Jamaican teachers to become a norm? Just under a month ago the media broadcast a situation at a primary school ...

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Appalling commentary
Intimidation by parents
Hang innocents as deterrent
Shaw statement on land purchase


Rihanna drops in for Smile
When Rihanna brought a little Caribbean heat to the summer of 2005 with her break-though hit Pon De Replay, the signs where clear that she would be a massive success.This Good Girl Gone Bad singer will grace the Smile Jamaica...

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Maureen Warner-Lewis expands on ex-slave's tale
Something extra
Ticket giveaway
Miss Jamaica Global Beauty Pageant 2008 launched
Jennifer Lopez ready to give birth

What's Cooking

Love Potion - Winners take all
In the prelude to Valentine's Day, The Gleaner's Food section challenged readers to create the most seductive and delicious love potion using J. Wray and Nephew Rum Cream. The recipes poured in, the finalists were selected and they had a exciting mix-off...

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Fish for Lent: 40 ways for 40 days
Taste and see ...
Food culture comes to University of the West Indies (UWI)

UWI/Eye on Science

Electronics unit innovation to raise high school physics performance
How does one go about making physics/electronics hip for high school students at a time when there are so many other distractions? Better yet, how does one conquer the problem of inadequately equipped schools for the teaching of the subject?

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World Wetlands Day 2008 - Providing hands-on learning opportunities for students

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