In the print edition of the Gleaner, published: Sunday | April 12, 2009
Lead Stories

Health alert! Free care drains public hospitals
ANOTHER LEADING member of the local medical community has warned that the public-health system could collapse under the weight of free health care.Dr Winston Dawes, former president of the Medical Association of Jamaica...

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Generation Lost: 'My sister was a budding politician'
JUST BEFORE her death in 2005, 18-year-old Mesha-Gaye Tomlin was writing a speech to be presented as part of her sociology class in lower-sixth form at The Queen's School in St Andrew.

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GraceKennedy creates new post for Wehby - Returns Oct 5 as group COO, Burton, Campbell answerable to him
GraceKennedy Limited is already rolling out the welcoming mat for Don Wehby, creating a special position for the Senator that reaffirms his status as second in command and chief lieutenant to Douglas Orane.

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Ja dominate 400m at Carifta Games
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC):Jamaican athletes domi-nated the 400 metres events on yesterday's second day of the 38th Carifta Games at the George Odlum Stadium.At press time yesterday the defending champions had 23 medals comprising 12 gold, seven silver...

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Hire principals on fixed-term contracts
No one could, with credibility, argue against Prime Minister Bruce Golding's observation several weeks ago that Jamaican taxpayers do not get value for what they spend each year on education which, in the...

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LETTER OF THE DAY - Free health care: bad economic policy
The Editor, Sir: The decision to abolish user fees in hospitals was a populist policy designed to win over the electorate.

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Madden goes back to his musical roots
Since formally entering the popular Jamaican music business when ska was on the wane and rocksteady on the rise, trumpeter David Madden has seen many changes in beats and personalities.And he has not only noted the developments...

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Arts &Leisure

Interview with Abraham Lowenthal (Part 1)
One of the world's leading analysts on Latin American and Caribbean relations with the United States met with me on March 10. Married to eminent scholar Dr Jane S. Jaquette, Abraham Lowenthal says his visit to Jamaica after almost 20 years was due to a promise he made his wife that he would not set up a fourth think tank!

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MY DOWN TIME WITH ... Destra Garcia
This bubbly Trinidadian soca artiste certainly knows the right techniques to get her audience in a frenzy. Just returning on the scene from a break after the recent Trinidad Carnival, Destra's first appearance since the break was right here in Jamaica at the last in the series of Bacchanal Friday.

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In Focus

Thumbing your nose, Mrs Robinson?
For the first time since 1944, the integrity of the composition of our legislature, in particular, the legitimacy of the Government is seriously in question.

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Weekend warriors
The men, who are in their 50s, are in love with this simple mode of transportation. For them, it involves much more than getting from one point to the next.

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