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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Sunday | September 4, 2005

A mayor's nightmare? Expert warns of New Orleans-type catastrophe in Portmore
A RESPECTED university professor is urging local authorities to cease further housing construction in Portmore, fearing a larger population in the municipality would only complicate an already fragile situation.

A $30 toll Portmore willing to pay - poll
IN A stark shift from their 'no toll road' stance, the majority of motorists in Portmore, St. Catherine are willing to pay a maximum $30 toll to use the new toll road being constructed by Bouygues to enter their community, according to a recent poll.


How much toll?
A GLEANER-commissioned survey of some 600 Portmore drivers, conducted between August 20 and 21 by Johnson Survey Research Ltd., showed that when motorists were asked what was the most they would be willing to pay to use the new causeway...


JLP declares W-A-R!
THE JAMAICA Labour Party (JLP) has declared war on the Government in wake of the recent price hikes that have walloped the nation since the start of the year.


JHTA to auction holidays for victims of 'Katrina'
THE JAMAICA Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), in collaboration with the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), will be auctioning 250 vacations valued at US$500,000 (J$30 million) on the Internet through eBay to aid Hurricane Katrina victims in the United State


Portia's political coup
PEOPLE'S NATIONAL Party (PNP) vice-president and contender for leader of the party, Portia Simpson Miller has once again secured a key ally on the party's powerful National Executive Council (NEC) following a major political coup...


Sex in the city - MoBay: liberated and decadent
STRAIGHT OR perverted sex, the choice is yours. Liberated and in your face, in an apparent effort to keep on top of the tourism market, Montego Bay seems to have rebranded and rejigged the popular tourism theme: sea, sand and sex.


DCP Shields not totally pleased
WHO CAN forget the concerned expression on Deputy Commissioner of Police Mark Shields' face when he entered the Bryden Street community of east Kingston on March 12, in the heat of a gun battle between local gangs and police.


Stressful environments damage the brain - Early childhood education the catalyst for success
THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL trek begins the annual ritual of buying uniforms and books, finding school fees, bus fares and lunch money for each student. For the great majority of parents, this is their involvement in the education system.

















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