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published: Tuesday | May 8, 2007

Lead Stories

Another Solid Waste stink! - Contractors demanding more than $100m owed to them by Government over an eight-year period - State Minister says it is shameful that the Gov't owes the contractors
ANOTHER STINK is rising at the Government's garbage collection company - the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) - which is threatening to embarrass the Ministry of Local Government once again. This latest saga, which involves 50 contractors whom the NSWMA reportedly owes..

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Jamaican police insist Woolmer was strangled
Judge upset over closure of criminal court
Seaga: Teachers who serve in hardship areas deserve more
JTA: Read a book to a child
UK's Foreign Affairs Minister to visit Jamaica
No international observers for election, says Walker
'Bleach still leading poison agent'
Another PNP councillor to resign?


What's not working? Residents of the L'Aventura community along Washington Boulevard in St. Andrew say that since February they have been fighting to cope with nagging low water pressure. However, it gets worse: Sometimes residents are without potable water for much of the day.

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'Portia is last democratic hope' - Law professor says PM is champion for the poor
Family, friends say farewell to Anna May Johnston
Blair takes politics to Youtube
New pact may add flights to Jamaica
Newsmaker: Vando Palmer - Politics too rough for ace media man
Bush joins war for peace - Americans on mission to restore order in 'Jungle'


Alcoa launches hostile bid for Alcan
Alcoa said on Monday it would make a hostile bid for Canada's Alcan Inc. for nearly US$27 billion, net of debt, after talks between the aluminium rivals failed to lead to a deal. If successful, the bid of US$73.25 per share in cash and stock would create the world's largest producer...

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RBS makes US$96b takeover offer for ABN Amro
World Bank chief in a pickle


'We just weren't able to put the ball in the net'
Former national Under-17 coach, David Hunt, believes that his team was just unfortunate not to qualify for the FIFA Under-17 Youth World Cup in South Korea this August, following a 0-1 defeat to Trinidad and Tobago at the National Stadium on Sunday night....

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Robinson scores a 'Big Ten'
'Fanna' drops the bomb
A 'Supreme' Lotto Classic
BULL'S EYE ...Dane Richards looks to score in MLS
Shevchenko to miss FA Cup final
'Twenty20 offered new approach'
'Fresh start' for WI
Outright wins for St Ann, Hanover
FROM THE BOUNDARY - Supreme Ventures still in the game and playing
Kingston capture JTA trophy
Spurs, Cavs take lead
Petersfield edge Grange Hill


EDITORIAL - France after the election
After its third consecutive defeat for the presidency, the French left has found itself in a state of crisis, and Nicholas Sarkozy, the Edward Seagaesque - tough and uncompromising - figure of French politics, is heading to the Elysée....

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Carnal abuse, sentencing and justice
A season of political upsets


LETTER OF THE DAY - Parliament: the case for salary increase and a new building
The Editor, Sir: I found the articles "Revisiting the parliamentary building" and "Parliamentary pay: setting the record straight" by Hartley Neita and Fitz Jackson in last Saturday's Gleaner quite interesting. I also took note of recent comments made by MP Mike Henry...

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In defence of Falmouth
Political practice
Education for transformation
Fitness to plead


Tony Martin tells Amy Ashwood Garvey's story
For Dr. Tony Martin, lecturer at Wellesley College, Massachusetts, Liberty Hall at 76 King Street, Kingston, is the perfect place to present Amy Ashwood Garvey, Pan-Africanist, Feminist and Mrs. Marcus Garvey No. 1, Or, A Tale of Two Amies to the public.

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Rough road ahead for new Rising Stars
Usher wants his mom back

The Shipping Industry

Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) delegation for 6th CSA Execs conference
Michael Bernard, president of the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ), will lead a high-powered delegation from Jamaica to the sixth Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) that meets in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico...

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Shipping Industry golf renewal on July 29
Vacancies at Caribbean Maritime Institute


South Africa's Monkeyland
KYNSNA, South Africa: They fight incessantly, but they don't hold grudges - an exceptional trait that humans could adopt. South Africa's Monkeyland monkeys are extremely intelligent and protective of their own. Their natural instinct is to steal anything that looks like food...

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X-clamation lamps - Beaming beauties


FRANCE - Cars burnt, police hurt in post-election violence
PARIS (Reuters): Hundreds ofpeople were arrested in France overnight in clashes between police and protesters angry over Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy's victory in Sunday's presidential election, police said. Official figures released yesterday said demonstrators...

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FRANCE - Sarkozy turns to forming government, next polls
UNITED STATES - Bush nearly places Queen Elizabeth in 18th century

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