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published: Wednesday | October 10, 2007

Lead Stories

CHANGE OF GUARD - Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Chief of Staff, Commish walk
WITHIN THE next two months, Jamaica will experience changes in the security directorate. Already, one such change has been confirmed, with Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin, chief of staff of the Jamaica Defence Force, retiring and handing over command, effective October 27....

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Government of Jamaica set to tap Universal Access Fund
Showers force residents from homes
Government of Jamaica pumps $40m into health scheme
'More needed for mental health care'
New chairman to stop financial loss at Jamaica Urban Transit Company
Fire for bullets - Gunmen hunt children with firebombs
Jamaican businessman to be sent to US
The Gleaner Honour Awards: Helen Jacobs - The passionate professor


Young Bees sting in parish finals
Daniel McPherson of Fellowship Primary and Junior High School, made it three consecutive wins as she took the Portland Parish Final in the Gleaner Spelling Bee competition yesterday. Daniel fought off the strong challenge of Alina Roberts of Norwich Primary...

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Tourist capital claim hypocritical - Montego Bay Chamber
Appeal Court to hear PNP's recount case
Judge allows public interviews in Meeks case
Local groups unite against death penalty
'Roving with Lalah' - FeedBack
CSEC ACHIEVERS - Deneil Walker
mortilaine riley


Sugar divestment by June 2008 - Sugar Company of Jamaica (SCJ) losses to rise to $18b
The Government has set June 2008 as the deadline for completing the privatisation of its sugar assets, held by the Sugar Company of Jamaica. Prime Minister Bruce Golding told the House of Representatives yesterday that Cabinet will make a decision on the divestment...

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Seprod forms new biscuit subsidiary - Kraft assets a US$4m acquisition
FSC probing Broilers September share trades
Shaw confirms $15b overspending - Signals revised deficit target of 5% of GDP
Jamaica Livestock Association Limited (JLA) to build chain of super stores - Investing $50m in Sav store
Alcar to construct $160m transport centre in downtown Kingston
Balancing the Portfolio


Herbert Morrison, St James in draw
WESTERN BUREAU: ST. JAMES High School's bid to establish a substantial lead atop the standings in Zone A of the ISSA/Pepsi/Digicel daCosta Cup was thwarted yesterday when they could only manage a 1-1 draw against Herbert Morrison in their Montego Bay derby at Jarrett Park....

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STATHS retain perfect record
Payback time for Jones
Ottey up for bronze yet again
Pagon outclasses Rodriques
'Shiv' for Indian Premier League
Binnie, Parris collect Caribbean victories
Cowboys hail their Folk hero
Groups out to ace corruption
Hair could be back within six months
Pakistan struggle in reply to South Africa


EDITORIAL - Human rights and the death penalty
Today's observances as 'World Day Against the Death Penalty' are unlikely to attract much support or sympathy from a majority of Jamaicans. As such, we do not expect that the call by the Independent Jamaican Council for Human Rights (IJCHR)...

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Heritage of resistance
NOTE-WORTHY - Cellphone ban


LETTER OF THE DAY - The reparations struggle must be continued
The Editor, Sir: Has the Parliamentary Committee on reparations died a natural death? One was established under the previous government with Hon. Mike Henry as chairman. He was very vocal on the issue and even apologised to the Rastafarian movement....

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Fine-tuning the army draft call
New era for PCs
Rev Dick is wrong
Wake up, Jamaica!
Poor policy analysis
Bad manners
God changed his mind
'Send the criminals to war in Iraq!'
Youth for the military
Lauding top students at St Catherine High


Jazz with a German touch at EMC
"That's no way to treat a grand piano." The comment by a member of the audience as he left the auditorium of the School of Music, Edna Manley College, last Saturday night referred to the playing of the school's piano by German musician Jens Thomas....

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Cooke's 'Concubine?' is a hit!
Palace Amusement promotion a success
Something extra...

Profiles in Medicine

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY - Remove the Masks of silence, shame and stigma
The silence - Harold was a business executive; married with a family. Everything was going well for him; he drove fancy cars, he enjoyed, loved and lived his life well. All of this changed when he developed bipolar disorder. The marriage ended.

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Keep asthma attacks at bay
Will I ever have another baby?
Eat away mental illness
Soda's health risks aren't too sweet


'First Lady will easily win vote'
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters): First lady and senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will easily win Argentina's October 28 presidential election, a poll showed yesterday.Fernandez will take almost 46 per cent of the votes, more than 30 percentage points ahead...

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Murder is like love - serial killer
Violence in Iraq kills 56

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