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Jamaica Gleaner News
published: Monday | October 8, 2007

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...

Rockfort remains under curfew

THE POLICE have extended a curfew in the Rockfort area of east Kingston to 6:00 p.m. tomorrow, the Constabulary Communication Network announced yesterday. A joint military/police squadron has been stationed in Rockfort since late Friday...

Judge frees 66-y-o of charges

Supreme Court Judge Horace Marsh has freed Desford Clarke, 66, taxi driver, of a Kingston address of charges of illegal possession of firearm and wounding with intent.Evidence was given in the Gun Court that on May 31, 2006, he shot and wounded one of his friends....

Inner-city youth get chance at passing math

ATTENDING classes at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, is a privilege of which most Jamaicans can only dream. But for a group of about 40 inner-city children, it has become a habit. Every Saturday they head to room SR10 for CXC mathematics classes...

Settlement reached in teacher's suit

A settlement has been reached in the suit which Marjorie Richards, teacher at the Ocho Rios High School, St. Ann, had brought against the board of management of the school. Richards was informed by the chairman of the school board in October last year that she had abandoned her job.

Doctor urges healthy lifestyle

The St. Andrew Charter of the Lay Magistrates Association of Jamaica was on Saturday urged to practise a healthy lifestyle in order to ensure good cardiovascular health. The advice came from Dr. Shamari Blake, a young medical doctor hailing from one of Kingston's inner cities.

The perennial relevance of the global postal service

World Post Day is celebrated annually on October 9 to ensure that the role of the postal service in the global economy is recognised. The postal service continues to make a tremendous impact on people's lives all across the world...





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