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published: Thursday | August 30, 2007

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Jamaica Labour Party takes lead - Portia's People's National Party drops two points - Poor hurricane relief hurts ruling party
With the general election just four days away, the Bruce Golding-led Jamaica Labour Party has opened up a four percentage point lead in popular support over the Portia Simpson Miller-led People's National Party, which appears to have suffered a political fallout...

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Residents to be relocated
Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) reports 72 per cent turnout on Tuesday
National Water Commission (NWC) boasts 93 per cent restoration - Power company says employees attacked
New Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) president wants safer schools
Poor work compounded 'Dean' damage in schools
'Ivan' déjà vu in Old Harbour Bay
US outlines new measures for green card holders


When the storm's away looters come out to play
A slim man in short pants and sneakers ran with the sheet of zinc in his hand like it weighed nothing. He had a big grin on his face that exposed less than a mouthful of teeth and he was sweating profusely. He did, however, seem rather pleased with himself.

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Cornwall Regional gets state-of-the-art CAT Scan
JAMAICA VOTES - Country can afford to abolish health fees
The Andrew Prince story - A tale of loss and woe in the midst of a storm
Norman Horne: I have the support and the numbers
Rosemarie Shaw: Trying to take back seat for PNP
Karl Samuda: Will always win his seat
Abe Dabdoub: House-to-house walk signals a win
Ian Hayles: I am 100% confident I will win
Something Extra...


Rise on Guyana rice
An increase of approximately three per cent has been added to the price of Guyana rice, one of themost sold brands islandwide, since Monday. In real terms, consumers may be paying approximately $18 per pound, up from about $16, at various retail...

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Market turmoil puts Bernanke under spotlight


Two more bronze for Jamaica
OSAKA, Japan: TWO BRITONS came up in the last two strides to deny Jamaica's Novlene Williams a deserved victory in the women's 400 metres final at the 11th IAAF World Championships here yesterday. Like she did in the previous two rounds, Williams took control of the race from early....

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Defendingchamp Smith bows out
Is Asafa following Ottey?
Safin squeezes past Canadian
IL Caimano stuns favourite in Nunes Memorial
Lagat cops rare 1500m crown
H View trounce Rockfort 11-0
Getting bang for your buck


EDITORIAL: Civic responsibilities and Election Day
The glitches reported in Tuesday's elections by members of the security forces and Election Day workers relatively minor, have again highlighted some areas that need to be addressed by citizens themselves as well as by the Electoral Office of Jamaica ...

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Rescheduling an election
Performance anxiety and utility
From bad to worse
NOTE-WORTHY: Beacon in the night


LETTER OF THE DAY - A case that challenges validity of voters list
The Editor, Sir: I had promised my family, staff, friends and especially my children and young colleagues that I would write the press if my assumptions and beliefs in the efficiency and check systems of the Electoral Office of Jamaica...

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Is this relief genuine?
PM not coping
Who to vote for


Zap Pow honoured 30 years after break-up
Chances are that, for many, 'Zap Pow' conjures up images of old comic books where the forces of good overcome the evil design of the villain with a few well-placed blows. However, from just after Jamaica switched from the British to its own currency until on the brink of the landmark...

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Fall films bring Oscar buzz to Hollywood

What's Cooking

Soup for the soul!
Jamaican Anthony C. Winkler in his book, The Painted Canoe, informs us in hilarious terms, the meaning of the sea, and what it is like to be a fisherman. I toast all these wonderful men who brave the seas daily so that we may have of the ocean's bounty. I give them much praise...

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Meals on the Go
Breakfast in a jiffy
Smirnoff unleashes flavoured vodka

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