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Jamaica Gleaner News
published: Tuesday | May 1, 2007

'Violence will not stop our success' - Candlelight ceremony in recognition of our schoolmates affected by violence
News reports last Tuesday about gunmen running on to the compound of the Charlie Smith High School in Trench Town, St. Andrew, shocked many people. The gunmen were involved in a shoot-out with men from another section of the community and used the school as an escape route.

Food For the Poor presented with humanitarian award

Jamaica's leading charitable organisation, Food For the Poor (FFP), was on Saturday night presented with the 2007 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award for its outstanding service to the poor and destitute. This prestigious award, organised by the Jamaica-America Friendship Association...

TYRONE'S WATCH - Remember Shakara Harris? - Three years after fatal accident, crossing Constant Spring Road still dangerous

What's Not Working? - For some students of Merl Grove High School in St. Andrew, crossing the dangerously busy Constant Spring Road, where their school is located, is risky business. The girls said that the walksign simply does not allow enough time for their safe crossing.

On the verge: Anthony Gallimore - Station moves to new beat with DJ

WHILE LIVING in England, Anthony Gallimore said he was so taken by the diversity of London's music scene that he decided to make broadcasting his career he worked as a radio disc jockey in England, he has been more into the motor-vehicle business since returning home four years ago....

State-of-the-art care on way for ailing policemen

WESTERN BUREAU: Ailing policemen will soon be able to access state-of-the-art recuperative care at the Jamaica Police Convalescent Home in Black River, St. Elizabeth, officials say. The multimillion dollar facility was opened on November 29 last year...

China may cut ties with St Lucia

CASTRIES (CMC):President of the St. Lucia-China Friendship Association, Earl Bousquet, yesterday warned of the implications of the decision by the St. Lucia government to re-establish diplomatic relations with Taiwan. In a statement, Bousquet said that the decision...

SAJ/CMI short-course series off to great start

The first in a series of short courses presented by the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ), in association with the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), proved highly successful. The two-day workshop in 'Essential Legal Principles of Commercial Shipping' was held...

Residents unite against river pollution

Jacks River, St. Mary: If you drove through Jacks River, St. Mary, on Saturday, April 14, you knew something big was happening. Scores of residents, with gloves on hands and looks of determination on their faces, had one common goal: to keep the river pollution-free.

Jamaica urged to deal with int'l education

Jamaica is being urged to begin taking steps to formulate a national strategy on international education. Becky Stockhausen, the executive director of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) of Jamaica, said the international...

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