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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Wednesday | April 18, 2007

West Kingston fury - Four killed as police-gunmen clash in Tivoli and Denham Town
Four persons were shot and killed in Kingston yesterday as gunshots rang out across the western end of the city.Two of the men were killed in the western Kingston area and the others in nearby Trench Town. Police have claimed responsibility...

Shaw wants merger to spur economy

Audley Shaw, the Opposition Spokesman on Finance, is proposing a merger between Jamaica Trade and Invest and the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) to spur what he describes as the economic transformation of Jamaica. This recommendation forms part of a five-point plan...

'Go back to Renault for fire trucks'

Slamming the Government for "dereliction of duty" in its purchase of defective fire trucks, the parliamentary Opposition wants the current supply arrangements with Rosenbauer NA to be abandoned in favour of a new contract with French company,...

Court gag order remains

The gag order issued last week which is severely hampering journalists covering proceedings in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court continued Monday when a reporter was ordered to sit at the back of the courtroom. Resident Magistrate Judith...

Dr Ruth Doorbar is dead

Jamaica's psychology arena has lost a great mother in Dr. Doorbar. The clinical psychologist, who migrated from the United States to Jamaica about 34 years ago, died on Monday at home in Linstead, St. Catherine. Dr. Doorbar was 84 years old.

NROCC seeks land for Highway project

The National Road Operating and Constructing Company (NROCC) is seeking to acquire some 200 properties to facilitate the construction of Phase 1b of Highway 2000, which will run from Sandy Bay, Clarendon, to Williamsfield, Manchester.

Jamaicans at Virginia Tech join in remembrance

Jamaican tertiary students at Virginia Tech in the United States yesterday joined other members of the university community in acts of remembrance. As was the case the day of the shooting, the Jamaican graduate students at Virginia Tech with whom The Gleaner spoke yesterday...

Camperdown benefits from e-Learning Project

GOVERNMENT'S MULTIMILLION e-Learning Project, launched last year, has made a difference at Camperdown High School, according to principal Cynthia Cooke.On Monday, secretary general of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Dr.Hamadoun Toure...

Gov't to act on fertiliser price hike

The Government, alarmed at the sharp increase in the price of fertilisers to local farmers, is promising to introduce measures shortly to improve the situation. Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke, speaking yesterday in the House of Representatives, said...

Pottinger gets land after Privy Council ruling

Custos of St.Mary, Alaric Astor 'Bobby' Pottinger scored a major victory yesterday when the United Kingdom Privy Council ruled that he was the rightful owner of 34 lots of land at Gibralta St. Mary. In 1992 Pottinger had obtained titles for the lots by adverse...

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