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published: Monday | October 8, 2007

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'Youth for army' - Mandatory service proposed for 18-year-olds
WESTERN BUREAU: A call for mandatory military training for young persons, particularly males, was issued on the weekend as an initiative to stem the nation's worrying crime problem. The call to Government came from the president of the West Jamaica Conference....

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Jamaicans need to work with humility - Archbishop
Local Government elections by December
Cayman authority denies booting pregnant Jamaican
Three arrested after gun find
Cops shot, one in critical condition


Burmese community hosts candlelight vigil
On Saturday sympathetic countries across the globe showed support for Burmese anti-government protests in rallies staged in 30 cities. Home to some 300 Burmese expatriates, Jamaica was not left out. Kingston was one of those 30 cities that showed its support...

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Rockfort remains under curfew
Judge frees 66-y-o of charges
Inner-city youth get chance at passing math
Settlement reached in teacher's suit
Doctor urges healthy lifestyle
The perennial relevance of the global postal service


Cabinet to decide on Goverment employees health scheme today
The Bruce Golding-led Cabinet is expected today to make a decision on the controversial Government Employees Administrative Services Only (GEASO) Health Scheme contract, which provides health insurance for government employees. Dwight Nelson, Minister without Portfolio...

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Finance Ministry raises US$150 million overseas


Penalty seals Portmore fate
Former champions Waterhouse are off and running following a hard-fought 1-0 victory over a Portmore team who saw their numbers eventually reduced to nine men at the Drewsland Mini Stadium yesterday. Striker Jomo Gordon's ninth-minute penalty was enough to give Waterhouse their first win...

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Boys' Town, Seba thrill in tied game
Prison Oval tie ends scoreless
Late Reno equaliser irks Harbour View
Bailey not happy with draw
Injury rules out Samuels, Lawson
Waterford, JC battle for lead
Formula One title race down to the wire
Henin on a high
Arsenal back on top
Tense win


EDITORIAL - Welcome, John Sentamu
The visit to our shores this week of the Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, Primate of England, is an important moment, not only for the Anglican Church here at whose invitation he has come to commemorate the bicentenary of the abolition of the transatlantic trade...

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The dark side of the force
NOTE-WORTHY: Honour deserved


LETTER OF THE DAY - Cellphones: a principal relates the realities at school
The Editor, Sir: I write because the Minister of Education has invited contributions to the debate on the topic of cellphones in school. As the principal of a school that experimented with allowing limited use of the cellphone at school...

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Some critical matters facing teachers
Too many young men left behind
Kingston's real state of mind
Monitoring kids and buses
Job training targeted
Babylon is falling
Register all over 18


'Let These Things Be Written Down' gets standing ovation
Voices, combined and in concert, the flute, keyboard, bass and drum combined in Let These Things Be Written Down, a Michael Burnett composition performed at the University Chapel, Mona, on Saturday evening. And it was a range of voices, as the commemorative event for the bicentenary...

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Something Extra....


Finding inner peace
Dressed in white, she exudes the peace she speaks of and a shadow of the other hat she wears as a qualified nurse. Surrounded by sterile white walls, a fan oscillates quietly in the centre of the room of the Brahma Kumaris world spiritual organisation on Paddington Terrace in Barbican.

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October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The versatile Nikki Vassell: A 'model' example
Melville's mammoth milestone
Is my Mexican divorce valid?
A whole lot of pressure
Waist Management
Zit your blemish away
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Getting a kick out of kick-boxing
A solid union

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