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published: Tuesday | October 3, 2006

Lead Stories


Chaos at tax office - New online system fails - Customers disgruntled
Tempers flared inside the Inland Revenue Department and Tax Collectorate at Cross Roads, St. Andrew, yesterday, after the online Automated Motor Vehicle System (AMVS), which promised a faster service, failed.

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Norway writes off debt with Jamaica
Empty promises for Josť Marti - Technical High School still waiting for new classrooms from Education Ministry
University of Technology (UTech) to assist needy students
JLP's Everald Warmington resigns
Four Jamaicans in HIV vaccine trial
Bahamian doctor appeals court's forfeiture order
Murder accused remanded in custody
'Deportees' to get a second chance - Proposed farm village to reintegrate persons in society
Materials arrive for Yallahs bridge
Showdown in Parliament - Buchanan's censure motion against Samuda tops agenda

News


TYRONE'S WATCH: Kintyre's calamities - Flood-prone gully, bridge irk residents
WHAT'S NOT WORKING? Last week's instalment of Tyrone's Watch shed light on the living nightmare of some residents of Four Paths, Clarendon Gardens, who have to trek home through nearby bushes whenever heavy rains flood Jacks Gully.

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Lauderhill makes big plans for Jamaica
Inner-city project coordinator calls for positive role models
Civil servant training a success
Mayor McKenzie not interested in contesting general elections
Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) apologises to customers
Glamorous Glyndebourne and other English treats
Friendly environs needed for the disabled - Assamba
Women in driver's seat of road revolution

Business


Online gaming in crisis over US ban
LONDON, United Kingdom (Reuters): Online gambling firms faced their biggest-ever crisis on Monday after U.S. Congress passed legislation to end Internet gaming there, threatening jobs and wiping £3.5 billion (US$6.5 billion) off company values.

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Art in mainstream economy can be job creator, says banker
Harrah's gets US$15b buyout offer
Grant urge businesses to take advantage of grants

Sport


'It was sheer fatigue' - Brown says Reggae Boyz couldn't deliver KO punch due to lack of fitness
Jamaica crashed out of the Digicel Caribbean Cup basically because the players were not physically fit and could not maintain their momentum for 90 minutes, during the five-day tournament. This was revealed by interim coach, Carl Brown...

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Boxhill remains steadfast - JFF president remains unmoved by calls to step down
Inter-zone hopefuls hunt crucial points
Mama's Girl crashes Pick-9
Mitchell riding crest of a wave
O'Neal slams new NBA ball
FROM THE BOUNDARY: West Indies should play to qualify for the Champions Trophy
Windies are 'sleeping giants' - Lara
Daren Powell recalled for Pakistan Tests - T&T's Simmons gets debut call-up
Chris Gayle seeks to shine all round
Purples thrash Pembroke Hall
Jamaica rally to lift rugby title

Commentary


EDITORIAL - The PM and the press
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and those who sometimes speak on her behalf make no secret of their belief that she feels set upon by the press. In public and private they point to what they interpret as unfair and unwarranted criticism...

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I C Cover-up (ICC)
Gonsalves' political meddling
Educating for national development

Letters


LETTER OF THE DAY - Call for Government of national unity
The Editor, Sir: Our nation, like many others in the modern world, is experiencing a crisis - a leadership, economic and social crisis. The worst and most serious is the crisis in leadership as it affects all other areas of national development.

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Time is valuable
Taking back Jamaica
Teaching your child to read

Entertainment


Juniors steal the show: Wolmer's Dance Troupe Season of Dance
As the 2006 season of the Wolmer's Dance Troupe moved toward its end, two of its junior members waltzed in and stole the show. 'Lines' was staged at the Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Avenue, last weekend and featured eight pretty and enjoyable dances.

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Portmore gets full dose at Operation Consecration
Cooper sees fashionable path to success
... but there are challenges
Red-hot affair at Beer Evolution

Caribbean


BARBADOS: Government wants male teachers
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Concerned about the small number of men entering the teaching profession, the Barbados government is making it a national objective to encourage more qualified Barba-dian men to enter the teaching service.

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DOMINICA: 'Involve youth enterprise in development' - CYP head
GRENADA: Consumers paying more for petroleum products

International


BRAZIL: Lula in high-stakes battle against rival
SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters): Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces a month of high-stakes campaigning against an inspired challenger who will try to hammer on corruption scandals to unseat the former metalworker in a run-off vote.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Female driving convictions double
HUNGARY: PM calls confidence vote
MIDEAST: Tensions flare despite appeals for calm


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