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published: Tuesday | January 17, 2006
Lead Stories


Governor-General to retire - Lensley Wolfe to act after February 15
AFTER SERVING as Governor-General for almost 15 years, Sir Howard Cooke is scheduled to retire in just under a month. Sir Howard, the third native Governor-General, will be 91 years old in November.

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Cops detain two after murder mars Phillips campaign launch
Newest UK cop checks in - Leslie Green is ACP for homicide and serious crime
Privy Council sends murder case back for new trial
Liberia's Sirleaf sworn in as first elected female president in Africa
South coast winter season very slow
Free dentures for rural folks
Jamaica National Building Society to open branch in Atlanta

News


RECLAIMING AGRICULTURE - 'Property tax rate hampers agricultural investments'
SEVERAL KEY agricultural interests have identified the current rate of property tax on agricultural lands as a major setback to investments in the sector. In fact, at least one stakeholder is warning that the industry could further decline...

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RECLAIMING AGRICULTURE - Tax records lost?
Mental illness drives man to commit suicide
Portmore welcomes hospital proposal
Doctor shortage in St Thomas
Water woes trouble 'St Bess' farmers
Officials: Atlanta fire an accident, but probe continues
Black River lock-up repairs begin

Business


Harris Paints eyes Jamaican firm
HARRIS PAINTS of Barbados is expected to make an announcement shortly on the acquisition of a Jamaican paint producer, the BARBADOS BUSINESS AUTHORITY reported yesterday. Managing director David Tindale confirmed that they were in discussions...

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Region's cruise business down
Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Conference 2006 starts today
Microsoft tour comes to Jamaica
Knight in Colombia for trade talks

Sport


Hinds cool on West Indies captaincy
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): WAVELL HINDS may have been identified as the possible successor to Shivnarine Chanderpaul to lead the West Indies team on the tour of New Zealand, starting next month.

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No sweat for Barbados
'Horse of the Year' time
England ready for tough series
KC impress in 4x400m at Forrest Meet
Talbert, Thomas lead the way
Confident under-20 Reggae Girlz fly out today

Commentary


South coast gunrunning
THERE IS a long history, going back to the earliest colonial times, of trading contraband goods between Jamaica and Central and South America and the island of Hispaniola through the south coast of Jamaica.

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Barry Chevannes, the scholar-activist
From one extreme to the other

Letters


LETTER OF THE DAY - NIS and NHF potential jewels
THE EDITOR, Sir: IN A society in which incompetence, corruption and waste of taxes are so widespread, the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), National Health Fund (NHF) and related programmes such as the NIS Gold and Jamaica Drugs for the Elderly...

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Cellphones and driving
Bad move, Mr PM
Someone do something
Let us fight back

Entertainment


Coalition lifts ban
FIVE MONTHS after The Coalition of Corporate Sponsors placed a ban on artistes who they say 'incite violence' against certain groups, the ban has been lifted.

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'Brokeback' tops Globe favourites
'Narnia' crosses US$580 million at global box office

Lifestyle


Upliftment Jamaica - Each one Teach one Reach one
MANY PERSONS may know of Upliftment Jamaica for its glitzy and elegant annual gala and fund-raising dinner. Held in December, the gala usually hosts an élite guest list which includes personalities like Jacki Reid of BET TV,...

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The force of Upliftment

Caribbean


HAITI: UN urged to clamp down on pre-election insecurity
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP): HAITIAN POLITICIANS and business leaders rallied yesterday in front of United Nations headquarters to press peacekeepers to bring an end to violence jeopardising next month's elections.

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ST VINCENT: Nutritional problems blamed for high poultry deaths
GUYANA: Flood waters still wreaking havoc
ST LUCIA: Former PM to pay damages in slander suit

International


UNITED STATES: Citizens mark holiday in honour of Martin Luther King
ATLANTA (AP): "BOLD, AUDACIOUS" action is needed to make sure society really heeds the message of slain black civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King, including pressing for more aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina...

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AFGHANISTAN: Taliban suicide bombings kill 26
TURKEY: Hospital declares Agca unfit for military
UNITED STATES: 'God mad at America'
ITALY: TV in the bedroom halves your sex life - study
ISRAEL: Sharon opens eyes after hearing grandson's voice
IRAQ: Saddam judge insists on quitting
CHILE: Michelle Bachelet to tackle inequality
IRAN: CNN barred

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