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Jamaica Gleaner News
published: Wednesday | April 18, 2007

Cops seize ganja worth $377m - This year's finds surpass 2006's
The Narcotics Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force had their work cut out for them Monday as they tallied more than $377 million worth of ganja found in shipments since Friday. Senior Superintendent Carlton Wilson, of the division, said two male suspects...

Lessons beyond boundaries of cricket

Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007 is a salutary lesson to the Caribbean on dealing with globalisation. Hosting the tournament provided an excellent opportunity to showcase the region and develop non-traditional tourism markets.

Amnesty seeks hotline for gays

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL has said it intends to ask the police for a hotline that would allow people, especially homosexuals, in danger of being mobbed, to call for assistance. Marian Carla Gullotta, coordinator of the human right's group here in Jamaica, said recent events in Manchester...

Hylton seeks to resolve banana dispute

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Anthony Hylton, will be leading a delegation to Ecuador and Colombia in a bid to resolve a trade dispute on bananas with the Latin American (LatAm) countries. Currently, the World Trade Organisation...

NHF gives 'lift' to Cornwall Regional

The National Health Fund (NHF) has approved a grant of $48.3 million for the purchase and installation of new elevators at the Cornwall Regional, the Savanna-la-Mar and the Falmouth hospitals. The project is aimed at providing safe, modern and reliable...

Senior citizen laments current crime wave

SPALDINGS, Clarendon: Senior citizen Gertrude Richards of Sanguinetti in north-west Clarendon has expressed concern about the wave of crime which has been wreaking havoc across Jamaica, especially over recent months. Mrs.Richards, who expressed her concern while speaking...

PNPYO stifling its conscience - Tufton

Former President of Generation 2000 (G2K) Senator Dr.Chris Tufton, has taken issue with recent statements made by the People's National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) at a forum at the University of the West Indies, suggesting that the PNP was the best choice....

Gunman killed in May Pen as cops foil robbery

The May Pen police in Clarendon said Monday that they had shot and killed one of three gunmen who engaged them in a shoot-out in the parish when they responded to a burglary. The dead man was not immediately identified. However, one of his cronies was admitted to hospital...

Ardenne High signals no let-up on cell ban

Esther Tyson, principal of the Ardenne High School, says a ban on cellular phones would remain.On Monday she rebuffed claims that the school's administration would be reviewing the decision which was made following a stabbing incident earlier this month...

Group wants to 'modernise' English - John Gledhill says time is ripe for phonetic reform and spelling simplification

LONDON (Reuters): The Simplified Spelling Society (SSS) is celebrating its 99th birthday by launching a new campaign to make it easier to read and write English. It may be the world's most universal language but linguistic experts say it has failed to adapt for the last 500 years...

Taming telephone tyranny

Last week I made the point that the telephone had two sides to it. It saves time and it steals time. We are all aware of how it saves time, but few people realise how much it robs time. It is a classic time stealer. There are, however, strategies to employ to tame this tiger...

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