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published: Thursday | May 25, 2006

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Tax on crime - Expert urges Government of Jamaica to hit criminals in their pockets
TAXING THE assets of persons who gain wealth through illegal means emerged, yesterday as one of a number of recommendations submitted to a joint select committee of Parliament deliberating the Proceeds of Crime legislation.

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Manhunt on for NCB bank robbers
Licensed firearm holder kills gunman in shoot-out
All eyes on Rosanna
'Portia should take on HIV/AIDS fight'
Golding's disappointment
Jamaica-Gleaner endorses Governor-General's Youth Awards


Relaxing with the folks of Moneague
THE LITTLE man with the walking stick and the receding hairline lifted his hat and wiped a trickle of sweat from his forehead. "Yes sah! I know more about this place than all of you, for me deh bout yah since saltfish a shingle roof!"

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Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) fleet to get buses
Disaster committees blast National Works Agency (NWA)
Principal to be honoured
Possible human-to-human bird flu transmission a concern
College of Agriculture Science and Education (CASE) fire a result of arson


Dyoll portfolio gives a lift
A LITTLE over a year after acquiring Dyoll Insurance Company's Jamaican portfolio, the Jamaica Interna-tional Insurance Company (JIIC) is reporting significant growth in the value of the business. On March 7, 2005 JIIC acquired all of Dyoll's Jamaican...

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Modest growth projected for Cable & Wireless Jamaica (CWJ)


Sarwan relishes new role
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC): RAMNARESH SARWAN is thriving on the responsibility of batting through the bulk of the overs in one-day internationals for the West Indies. The right-handed batsman handled the task admirably ...

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India recall Laxman for Test series against West Indies
FROM THE BOUNDARY - Any one from two will do
August Town move into pole position
Naggo Head notch their first victory
Top teams square off in Super League
Thomas pilots Eltham to victory over Mona
Reggae Boyz ready for England challenge
Hinds to replace injured Shiv
McGregor amateur serves off Saturday


Another flawed Amnesty report
NOBODY IN Jamaica can be entirely satisfied with the quality of human rights in Jamaica, particularly its application by the law enforcement agencies of the State and the inevitable contamination of a judicial process that is not only slow, but stacked...

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Breach of environmental standards
Babymothers and babyfathers
National identity and economics


LETTER OF THE DAY - Concerns over Diaspora confab
THE EDITOR, Sir: This is an open letter to the Prime Minister of Jamaica on the Diaspora Board and Management. Dear Madam Prime Minister, AS YOU are fully aware, we are on the eve of the second Diaspora Conference which is to be held on June 15-16, 2006..

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Mandatory paternity tests
Foolish ideas on illegal migrants
Amnesty's nonsense
Davies noble, but misguided
Keep public, prisoners apart


'Entertainment Olympics' opens opportunities for Jamaica
The 'Entertainment Olympics' is bringing home success for Jamaica. The World Championship of Performing Arts is the official talent Olympics, through which 40 countries compete for a mere 25 gold medals.

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Ian Chang: Budding star with 'Purpose'
'Maharani's Misery' - A slice of history

Farmer's Weekly

Cautious optimism about increased EU aid
SUGAR INDUSTRY stakeholders here are cautiously optimistic about the prospect of increased aid allocation for reforming the local sugar industry, opting instead to await official word from the European Union on the level increase.

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NHT seeking to set up community agricultural project - Wants land for purchase/lease
Bird flu likely to be long term - FAO

What's Cooking

IN THE height of the mango season many Jamaicans tend to depart from their everyday eating habits. At any given time of the day they can be seen gobbling down a mango or two. True mango lovers do not care about type of mango.

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MANGO memories
Many ways to eat them...
Historic anecdotes (Part III)
KNOW YOUR TOOLS - Microwave it
Microwave cooking


HAITI: Preval's choice for PM ratified
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP): HAITI'S SENATE yesterday ratified President Rene Preval's nominee for prime minister, paving the way for his confirmation. The nomination of Jacques Edouard Alexis, 58, who was Prime Minister during Preval's 1996-2001...

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ST. LUCIA: 'CARICOM's decisions should be legally binding on region'

Eye on Science

Remote sensing - A novel tool for monitoring the quality of Jamaica's coastal waters
JAMAICA'S ECONOMY is heavily dependent on the tourism industry, which to a very great extent, revolves around the country's coastal resources, particularly, water. The need to preserve and promote sustainable use of these resources cannot be overstated.

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Wetlands and water quality
IN THE NEWS - Victory for environmental groups in Pear Tree Bottom case

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