In the print edition of the Gleaner, published: Sunday | January 4, 2009
Lead Stories

Bloody start to 2009: Thirteen killed in 48 hours
THE ORGY of violence which resulted in more than 1,600 people being murdered across the island last year has continued in 2009 with 13 persons killed in the first 48 hours.

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Jamaica's burden of crime: Weighs heavily on schools
IN LOCAL communities affected most by violence, economic and social activities have been considerably reduced.

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Real estate brokers say ...Still a sellers' market ... But maybe not for long: Real estate values projected to grow in '09
The owners of property still call the shots, but real estate brokers say that as economic conditions worsen, conditions in the market could switch.

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Superb Sarwan lifts WI
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (CMC):Ramnaresh Sarwan stroked a splendid, unbeaten half-century and shared a scintillating unbroken, fifth wicket stand with Denesh Ramdin, to fire West Indies to an exciting, five-wicket win over New Zealand with a ball to...

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Mugabe in the mirror of Helen Suzman
The death in Johannesburg on New Year's Day of Helen Suzman, aged 91, reminds us not only of the innate decency of one human being, but of the capacity of a single individual to make a difference for good in...

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'Love at Christmas' the start of a dream
"This is the start of my dream," declared Tina Simone Mowatt about the musical recital staged at Webster Memorial United Church on Saturday, December 27.

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Arts &Leisure

Celebration of art ... saving childrens' hearts
THIS YEAR, the Scotia Private Client Group team put all its heart into art, making their annual signature event 'Celebration of Art', on December 5, masterful.

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Friends on Friends: Sean's Humility
Friendship is that strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of each other.

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In Focus

Are Jamaicans prepared for 2009?
Patrons at The Jamaica Pegasus New Year's Eve ball, New Kingston, on Wednesday, December 31, 2008.People have been clamouring for the Government to face reality and level with the people...

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2009 Hot Wheels
High-powered cars are all the rage for 2009.

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Israel's military: Troops cross Gaza border
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP):Thousands of Israeli troops, backed by columns of tanks, poured into Gaza after nightfall yesterday, setting off fierce clashes with Palestinian militants as Israel launched a much-anticipated ground offensive in a widening...

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