In the print edition of the Gleaner, published: Friday | December 11, 2009
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No more beatings! Holness commits to ending corporal punishment - Boy's hand broken in latest teacher-abuse allegation
Minister of Education Andrew Holness has said that the Government will be looking to enact legislation to ban the use of corporal punishment in schools in the next legislative year."We will be looking to legally ban corporal punishment in schools,"

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Jamaica tops EU beneficiaries
Jamaica is first-off-the-mark in seeking to access billions of dollars of grant funding provided by the European Union (EU) to assist Caribbean industries to compete with European counterparts under a new free trade arrangement...

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Lok Jack outlines - Guardian's recovery plan
Guardian Holdings Limited (GHL) has targeted TT$100 million of cuts to operating expenses, while growing revenues, to recover lost ground from the write-off of its loss-making British motor insurance subsidiary, Zenith...

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Aussie attack soft, says Windies coach
ADELAIDE, Australia (CMC): West Indies coach David Williams says the Australian bowling attack holds no terrors and lacks the experience to compare with their successful predecessors. After a lopsided defeat in the first Test in Brisbane, West Indies...

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EDITORIAL - Peralto's dangerous ideas must be rebuked
Tarn Peralto, the MP for South East St Mary, who sits on Parliament's Human Resources and Social Development Committee, just went rogue and shot his mouth off without thinking seriously about the issue, which is a hazard of politicians....

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LETTER OF THE DAY - Why did the institutions fail?
The Editor, Sir: On the premise that those who ignore the past are doomed to repeat it, the FINSAC enquiry is appropriate. However, the enquiry appears, so far, to have devoted considerable time attempting to examine why FINSAC was set up in the manner...

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Bolt makes the 'Best of Brand Jamaica'
Fabulous Jamaican art, creative fashion designs, exquisite apparel and high-quality processed goods were on show at the Best of Brand Jamaica reception, which was staged recently at the Gran Bahia Principe hotel in St Ann by Usain Bolt and Jamaica Trade and Invest ...

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The Obamas and the Nobel Peace Prize
As we follow fashionable First Lady Michelle Obama, wife of United States president and now Nobel laureate, Barack Obama, here are some excerpts of his acceptance speech in Oslo, Norway, where he received the prestigious prize yesterday." ...

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