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Jamaica Gleaner News
published: Monday | August 28, 2006

TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES - Upgrading Sufferers Heights
Back then, Sufferers Heights as a name captured the place. It is not one the residents want anymore. They now call the community Windsor Heights. The question though, is how to change the image of this community.

Poor, but not in spirit - Rae Town residents do not want to leave their community

Rae Town residents are poor, but not in spirit. Despite living in a visibly impoverished ghetto community, most of the people of this popular area in Kingston have no desire to change their community, just their circumstance.


Math, science teachers in demand

JUDGING from the numerous advertisements in the media and contacts made with schools, there seems to be a serious demand for teachers of mathematics, physics, biology and chemistry.


The slaying of Christopher McKenzie: Is it an opportunity for hope?

Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ), like all Jamaicans, is heartened by the success being enjoyed by the police in reducing the country's appalling murder rate. Comparing murder rates for 2005 and 2006, the murder...


Lara Stadium still behind schedule

PORT-OF-SPAIN (Trinidad Express): CEO of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Local Organising Committee (LOC), Anand Daniel, admits that inclement weather and unforeseen delays in the delivery of steel have seen the Brian Lara Stadium go behind schedule ahead.


Why I practise holistic medicine

Everyone is talking about wellness these days, and the term 'holistic' has become the buzzword used to describe the 'wellness approach'. There are a number of principles that typify this approach to health care....


Mail regulation revision looms

The recent terrorist plot to blow up several aircraft in the United Kingdom and the rising demand for global security may eventually influence changes in mail regulations regarding content and packaging.


JUTC Smart Card now available at post offices

The Postal Corporation of Jamaica (Post Corp) recently announced the addition of sales of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company's (JUTC) Smart Card to its range of services. At a ceremony to launch this service....


Greed choked terror preacher

FAROUK Abdul-Majeed, former president of the Islamic Council of Jamaica and a man who studied with Sheikh el-Faisal, has said that a love for the limelight may have been the downfall of the Jamaican-born terror preacher.


Football match unites Spanish Town

The peace between the March Pen and Corletts Road communities in Spanish Town grew stronger last week with a "peace football match" held at the Corletts Road playfield. The initiative was part of the newly formed March Pen/Corletts Road Community...


Teachers, students feted

WESTERN BUREAU: "Without teachers the future of our country is at risk because they impart the knowledge that guides the behaviour and creative output of our people." This according to Edmund Bartlett, Member of Parliament for East Central St. James.




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