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published: Sunday | July 16, 2006

Lead Stories

TRANSIT FARE HIKE - Portmore toll triggers increase in bus and taxi charges
MINUTES AFTER the official opening of the Portmore toll road yesterday, executive class buses and chartered taxis plying the route announced fare hikes of $10 and $150, respectively.

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Importation of election vehicles now approved
Justice Training Institute to go regional
Bi-partisan help for troubled Norwood
Islandwide blackout - Technical difficulties trigger problem
$Billion screw-up
Scores of motorists christen toll gates
Breaching the 'informa fi dead' culture
Technology now aiding child pornography
Is a $30 toll profitable?
Extortionists regaining ground in Kingston
Fort Augusta prison to be preserved


Auditor-General questions integrity of screw worm project
DR. HEADLEY Edwards, director of the National Screw Worm Eradication Programme and the Veterinary Services Division in the Ministry of Agriculture since 2002, explains that while the delay and attendant costs of the programme give cause for concern...

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JUTC Portmore route changes
Highway 2000 revenue running two per cent short
Junior doctors reject Government wage offer
In the House: Grant endorses $600m allocation to farmers
NPTA has new president
JNSBL and LAMP partner in land title acquisition
PATH programme to be extended


REAL ESTATE SUCCESS -LOJ plans second major residential development
INSURANCE AND financial conglomerate, Life of Jamaica (LoJ), is planning to construct a second residential development, following on its successful development of the gated 60-unit apartment complex, Winchester Estate on Winchester Road...

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'Jus Talk' calling card launched
Jamaica can learn from Nigeria's economic reform challenges
Insurance industry faces challenges
Commentary - Caribbean frustrated with Europe


Jamaica charge ahead
JAMAICA WON three of four 400 metre sprint titles to stretch their lead atop the medal standings on yesterday's second and penultimate day of the XVII Central America and Caribbean Junior Track and Field Championships at Hasely Crawford Stadium.

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Nevis outclass St Kitts
Commentary - Wehby's words of wisdom
Group qualifiers postponed
Italy reels as top clubs drop
Trelawny stadium nears completion
Low FIFA ranking won't affect Boyz, says Gibson
Bravo misses out on WICB retainer contract
JDF march past Trelawny
Flying Tiger cools La Reina
Klinsmann being considered by the US
Yousuf gives Pakistan some hope
Greenidge to head WI selection committee
Hanover, Challenger in final


Editorial - Transparency needed for JPS deals
ROBERT Pickersgill, who was at the time acting as head of the Government, told parliamentary colleagues last week that it was the administration, rather than Mirant, which holds the blade with regard to Mirant's plan to sell its 80 per cent stake...

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The GSAT and us
Good riddance, Mirant!
Sexing up things
Wanted: A third paradigm


Letter of the day - The law must take its course
THE EDITOR, Sir: CHURCH DEACON Donovan 'Uncle Jimmy' James (47), James Rodgers (18) and a 15-year-old have been charged with offences related to sexual assault on a 13-year-old girl.

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Praise for Pear Tree save
PM keen on rise in religion
Something deeper than sex
Opposition parties frustrate CCJ


Recorded IN BYTES, played by hand
LIVE performances are a part of Jamaica's musical history. However, due to technological advances, the actual playing of instruments, especially for recording, has increasingly been pushed to the backburner.

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Complimentary to artistes, headache to promoters
EARL MCKENZIE transfers poet's house
Muscle in the music
Local gospel theatre struggles
Artistes' birthdays a big 'bash'

Arts &Leisure

A Zinc Roof World
SHE ALWAYS lived in her head and they worried about her, would not leave her alone to play with her friends. In her world, there were gypsies and femmes fatales, movie stars and cowboys and, reluctantly, cowgirls.

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Thief in the Market
Local art a big financial asset


Leslie Toby - Doctor with an artist's touch
HE IS from the land of calypso and steel pan rhythms, yet he dubs his painting 'Reggae Art.' A medical doctor and an artist, Dr. Leslie Toby is a man of contrasts and contradictions.

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Life's lessons from football
LOST HOUSES - From a humble hotel to a banking giant
A story of family and friendship

In Focus

The Church and secrecy
EVERYBODY, INCLUDING some who may well be sex perverts themselves, has condemned the action of the 46-year-old married deacon, Donovan Jones, who was allegedly complicit in the sexual escapade of some teenagers involving a 14-year-old girl.

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Losing the human rights plot
Celebrating Independence ... through community building
Strong leadership required to transform public sector (Part II)
Book review - Insightful, incisive task of 'Reclaiming Development'
Who remembers Norman Washington Manley? (Part I)
One elevated Jackass
The last Samurai


July 4 celebration in Jamaica
OKAY, SO it was five days after the actual date; but it was worth waiting for. United States Ambassador Brenda LaGrange Johnson hosted her first July 4 reception in Jamaica on Sunday.

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Beacons in today's society
Students 'jet' off to Japan
The Dawsons' 20th visit
Face Solutions and More celebrates first anniversary


United Nations votes to sanction North Korea
UNITED NATIONS (AP): The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously yesterday to impose limited sanctions on North Korea for its recent missile tests and demanded that the reclusive communist nation suspend its ballistic missile programme.

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Government makes apology, compensation over massacre
Summit highlights differences among leaders
Israel increases attacks

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