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published: Tuesday | December 12, 2006

Lead Stories


Jamaican cancer drug found - Scientific findings surround endemic plants
Two scientists will present research findings today showing that a pair of endemic Jamaican plants can help cure five cancers, potentially giving the country a lucrative share of the global chemotherapy drug market.

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Manhunt on for missing couple
Unplanned growth spawning crime in western Jamaica
List of criminal enclaves in Montego Bay
Murders rise in St James
Jamaican building codes under construction
Health Ministry reports success against malaria
Cabinet approves funds for flood and HIV/AIDS victims

News


Prayer warriors grace vigil
AFTERNOON rains might have prompted the decision of many to stay away from Sunday night's 15th renewal of the National Prayer Vigil at King's House, St. Andrew. But nothing could dampen the spirits of the nation's political and church leaders...

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'US economic model a threat to developing world'
Britain's apology for slavery just not enough - Nettleford
Man found dead in his apartment
Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) honours 'Mr Jamaica'
Making noise in St Mary
VERGE: American drummer rocks on 'Goat Head'
TYRONE'S WATCH: Nightmare roads plague Kingston 8 - Potholes annoy motorists, provide cover for thieves

Business


EU to ban unsafe ships from its ports
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Reuters): European Union ministers decided Monday to tighten rules on ship safety, proposing that member states carry out checks at ports on all ships and create stricter criteria for banning unsafe vessels.

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Europe's satellite talks stuck over liability - source ... Galileo to rival GPS
Stocks rise in advance of Fed meeting

Sport


Holmwood, Denbigh take rural titles
Holmwood and Denbigh are rural champions in the 2006 ISSA/Digicel schoolgirl netball competition played yesterday at G.C. Foster College. Denbigh won the junior title, defeating Holmwood 22-14, while the Holmwood seniors ran past Edwin Allen...

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Jamaica bid to host World Netball Championships
WI going all out to win
Miracle Man's Classic triumph ... 'Big boost for Jamaican racing'
Reno leapfrog Harbour View
August Town and Village share points
Gregg/Hutchinson team crowned provisional winners
Bailey livid at postponement
Powell stars with a century
Lions hunt finals berth
Waterhouse shift focus on NPL
FROM THE BOUNDARY: The West Indies' best bet
Spectacular goals rescue Wadadah

Commentary


EDITORIAL - The unfortunate Bill Clarke
By any measure, Bill Clarke, the CEO of the Scotiabank Jamaica, has been a very successful businessman. Over the last decade he not only steered Scotiabank, unscathed, through the turbulence of the financial sector of the late 1990s...

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Myopic politicians and the press
An almost Munro old boy
A Racial firestorm

Letters


LETTER OF THE DAY - Are deportees more prone to criminal activity?
The Editor, Sir: We were amazed at the interpretation Dr. Phillips makes of the good, decent statistics put to him by Dr. Chevannes et al of the University of the West Indies regarding crimes and the propensity of Jamaicans...

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Prevention is better than cure
Great job Oberlin!
Ban arms shipment
Build the language lab

Entertainment


Jonkunnu is still alive in our youth
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Children's Jonkunnu and School's Mento Band competition got off to a late start last Saturday at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre on Hope Road.

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Rain, but youth ensemble played
Beat the mad rush for Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues tickets

Lifestyle


Play it safe this Christmas
Few times of year are looked forward to quite like Christmas. Even the air seems to have a different feel. For the children, it is especially exciting as they hope to get lots of toys to enjoy with relish.

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Wii - Hot, new game

International


CHILE: Protests, parties spring up after Pinochet's death
SANTIAGO, Chile, (Reuters): The body of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, whose government killed thousands during his 17-year-rule, was taken to a military college in the capital Santiago yesterday after his death sparked violence...

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UNITED STATES: House passes Haitian trade bill
DOMINICA: PM to undergo surgery in Cuba


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