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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Monday | June 12, 2006

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) warns Government about Chavez
WITH VENEZUELA bidding for a seat on the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council, Opposition Leader, Bruce Golding, is warning the Government of consequences for Jamaica in its relationship with the United States.

Artiste Ruddy Thomas collapses, dies
PORT ANTONIO, Portland: JAMAICAN ARTISTE and finalist in this year's Popular Song Competition, Ruddy Thomas, collapsed and died during a stage performance in Port Antonio, last Saturday night. He was 54.

Customs cuts red tape
PERSONS INVOLVED in the import and export trade in Jamaica and across the CARICOM region should see their processing and waiting time significantly reduced following new measures from the island's Customs Department.

Golding snubs poll findings
COMPARING THEM to comic strips, Opposition Leader Bruce Golding continues to shrug off opinion poll findings, namely the latest Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll published yesterday showing a decline in support for the People's...

Health sector boost
KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC): JAMAICA HAS set up an office in New York which it says will make it easier to channel health care assistance to the country. The Jamaica Overseas Health Office (JOHO), which is now open at the Consulate General of Jamaica...

Lara Stadium plans on track
PORT-OF-SPAIN (Trinidad Express): GOVERNMENT IS moving to ensure that the controversial Brian Lara Stadium at Tarouba in South Trinidad is completed in time for Cricket World Cup 2007. Andre Lauveau, communications manager at the Ministry of Sports...

Man 'parked' for trickery
A MAN, who went to a car mart and stole a motor car under the pretext that he was going to test drive it before he paid for it, has been jailed for two-and-a-half years. He is Earl Johnson, 27, electrician, of Pleasant Hill...

$42.5m approved for Tourism in projects
MINISTER OF Tourism, Entertainment and Cul-ture, Aloun N'dombet Assamba, yesterday morning, said the board of the Tourism Enhance-ment Fund has approved an initial expenditure of $42.5 million to support four projects across the island.

'No hard feelings' - Richard Hart forgives Manley for throwing him out of the PNP
DESPITE THROWING him out of the People's National Party (PNP) for being a communist and restricting his travel movements, founding member of the party, Richard Hart is still forgiving of former Premier Norman Washington Manley.

Youth footballer gets emotional funeral
WESTERN BUREAU: FORMER NATIONAL youth footballer, Omroy Wilson, who perished in a car crash in Trelawny two weeks ago, was eulogised as an exemplary leader and an exceptional human being at a sombre funeral at the St. James Parish Church...

Delegates say no to Rochester
BLACK RIVER, St. Elizabeth: THE BID by former Member of Parliament for Southeast St. Elizabeth, Derrick Rochester, to represent the area once again was rejected by the delegates of the constituency when he sought to challenge current MP Lenworth Blake...

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