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Jamaica Gleaner News
published: Monday | June 12, 2006

Children fighting with cancer
TWO-YEAR-OLD NICKOY Gillings is overly blessed with energy. Not even the big yellow cancer survivor T-shirt that he wore over his small white shirt and a pair of blue jeans pants could contain him. He runs about the Police Officers' Club...

Child mourning father's death dies
WHILE GRIEVING the tragic loss of her father, last month, 12-year-old Shantel Sicheran last Friday died in hospital from what seems to have been a stroke. It is understood that since the death of her father, Richard Sicheran on May 30...

Kiwanis Club of Downtown Kingston forges partnership promoting heath care
THE KIWANIS Club of Downtown Kingston has partnered with the Jamaican Family Planning Association (FAMPLAN), in promoting children and family health care in the communities of the area.

Wolmer's student accepted into leadership programme
KHERI-ANN ROBINSON, a student at Wolmer's Girls' School, will join a select group of students representing their schools, communities, and states as People to People student leaders. Robinson has been accepted into the People to People Future Leaders...

Body of 28-y-o man found in Savannah-la-Mar
SCORES OF persons paused from the usual Saturday morning rush to take a glimpse at the lifeless body of Carlton Griffiths, a 28-year-old unemployed man of New Market Oval who was found dead at an unoccupied lot along Great George Street.

Jamaican student on Spanish adventure
DYONNE LINDA Pryce, a 16-year-old fifth form student of Ardenne High School, has been selected as Jamaica's sole representative on an exciting adventure tour, the Ruta Quetzal, with over 300 other teenage participants from some 40 countries.

Lucea mayor shuns Burnt Ground residents
LUCEA, Hanover: MAYOR OF Lucea and chairman of the Hanover Parish Council, Lester Crooks, asserts he will not meet with citizens of Burnt Ground to discuss the cemetery being built in the area, claiming residents there have defamed his character.

Postal service gets IT boost - Computers from UK to bolster staff training
"TREMENDOUSLY GRATEFUL!" That was the sentiment expressed by acting Postmaster General, Michael Gentles, upon having been recently presented with 104 completely reconditioned computers for the Post and Telecommunications Department (P&T).

Truths about fibroids
WHAT ARE FIBROIDS? FIBROID, UTERINE fibroid, tumour, fibroid tumour, growth, leiomyoma, fibroma, fibromyoma: different names for a condition that may affect as many as 80 per cent of Jamaican women. In Jamaica and most Western countries...

Code of ethics for public officials
LEGISLATION TO impose sanctions on public officials who breach government's policy guidelines in the procurement of goods and service is yet to be introduced in Parliament. There were indications, earlier this year, that Cabinet would authorise..

The American Way
IT IS bad enough that Montserrat is catching its ash from its resident volcano, but for me to catch my ash in Puerto Rico because of ash from Montserrat is not just adding insult to injury, but also mayhem and other ashenine assaults...

Red Hills Post Office to be a tourist attraction
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland: THE JAMAICA Business Development Centre and the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) will jointly be spending some $5 million develop the Red Hills Post Office into a one-stop tourist attraction and craft shop.

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