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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Monday | August 28, 2006

Jamaica spared again - 'Ernesto' veers away from island
Once again Jamaica was spared the full impact of a hurricane as 'Ernesto' - albeit downgraded to a tropical storm yesterday - shifted further away from the island but maintained a path which, after its overnight dousing of south-western Haiti...

Portland residents seek higher ground
Port Antonio, Portland: Fearful that the Rio Grande could overflow its banks, hundreds of residents evacuated the Berrydale and West Berrydale area of the Rio Grande Valley in Portland yesterday as they prepared for Hurricane Ernesto...

Cuban teachers arrive despite storm threat
Nineteen Cuban teachers arrived in Jamaica yesterday, prior to the start of the new academic year and despite the threat posed to both islands by a weakened 'Ernesto'. The teachers, nine men and 10 women...

Port Royal, no problem
The seaside town of Port Royal was not its usual busy self yesterday morning, but some doubtful residents were seen fishing and swimming in the calm sea of the fishing village.

Sobion defends CCJ - Law expert bats for system's integrity
WESTERN BUREAU: Following increased speculations about the integrity of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), principal of the Norman Manley Law School, Professor Keith Sobion, is arguing that the problem is not with the system...

Residents protest Bounty's arrest
Yallahs, St. Thomas: Residents of Grants Pen in St. Thomas blocked sections along the main thoroughfare following the news that Rodney 'Bounty Killer' Price was arrested after his Saddle to the East stage show in Morant Bay yesterday.

Storm pounds Haiti
LES CAYES, Haiti (AP): Hurricane Ernesto slumped back to tropical storm force yesterday, but it lashed Haiti's southern coast with heavy rain, flooding homes and threatening deadly mudslides in the impoverished country as it steamed toward Cuba...

UWI student stabbed, hospitalised
A MEDICAL student is in serious condition at hospital after she was stabbed several times in her dormitory on Irvine Hall at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus.

Western parishes ready
Disaster Preparedness offices across the county of Cornwall were yesterday on high alert for the impending arrival of 'Ernesto'. Speaking to The Gleaner, yesterday afternoon, parish managers from the five parishes said they had activated their emergency..

Nightingale Grove citizens flee the nest
Spanish Town, St. Catherine: As a downgraded 'Ernesto' approached the north coast of the island yesterday, several residents of Cedar Drive and Cedar Avenue in Nightingale Grove, St. Catherine, moved out of their homes in fear of being flooded out...

'Ernesto' fears drown 'Katrina' memories
NEW ORLEANS (AP): What was to have been a weekend of remembrance of Hurricane Katrina's destruction became a weekend of worry as 'Ernesto' strengthened to a hurricane in the Caribbean.

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