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Jamaica Gleaner News
published: Wednesday | November 26, 2008

A dream to transform self, company and country
An encounter with Donna Duncan-Scott feels like a reunion with a good old friend. Her easygoing style immediately engages you and her animated mannerisms create such an air of familiarity, that you could easily find yourself kicking off your shoes, putting up your feet...

Beach battle - Tide turning against access to private shores for locals

THERE ARE still mixed views among tourism stake-holders about the impleme-ntation of an open foreshore beach policy for Jamaica, guaranteeing free access to all the island's beaches 10 years after an official debate on the matter began...

Understanding allergies

The word allergy is used to describe an abnormal reaction (allergic reaction) by an individual to a normally harmless substance called an allergen. This abnormal reaction is created by the body's immune system...

Millwood bus row heads to Privy Council

The Ezroy Millwood-led National Transport Cooperative Society (NTCS) got final leave Monday from the Court of Appeal to go to the United Kingdom Privy Council in an effort to have its $4.5 billion arbitration award restored....

William Knibb puts focus on reading

Teachers at William Knibb High School in Trelawny have credited Gleaner publications with providing an additional resource to inspire students to read, think critically and become more aware of current affairs. Audrey Steele, teacher of English language and literature...

Abortion regret haunts graduate

As the abortion debate rages on in Parliament, a university graduate has added her voice to the controversial issue. The 22-year-old university graduate, who terminated a two-month pregnancy while in her second year at a prominent university, told The Gleaner...

'Culture change' can sweep out school violence - Holness

Installing metal detectors will not be the panacea to solve the safety and security challenges that plague Jamaica's public schools, Minister of Education Andrew Holness has warned. Holness told The Gleaner Monday that a "culture change" was pivotal to any national campaign...

Claim NIS benefits

Making contributions under the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) provides retired Jamaicans with the advantage of continuing to receiving an income in the form of pensions.Pearnel Charles, minister of labour and social security, backs NIS contributions...

As divestment of industry looms ...Uncertain future worries workers

A slew of very comical expletives, not meant in any threatening terms, resounded from field workers at the Duckenfield sugar factory as they tried to make light of the very serious plight they were now in. While it is not often one finds the funny side to vexing issues...

Bribery case against Basdeo Panday adjourned

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):A High Court judge has adjourned to April next year, the judicial review motion filed by former Prime Minister Basdeo Panday and his wife, Oma, challenging the suitability of a magistrate to hear charges of bribery against...

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