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published: Wednesday | August 20, 2008

Lead Stories

Shericka stuns - Williams surprises with silver for Jamaica
Shericka Williams yesterday produced a stunning run to capture the silver medal in the women's 400 metres, setting the stage for another thrilling day of performances by the Jamaican team at the Olympics in Beijing, China, this morning. "I am happy with the silver....

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Usain is doing what comes naturally - Jennifer Bolt
'Run, Shericka, run' - Family excited by silver medal dash
No resolution on teachers' salaries
Bankable Bolt spikes Puma sales
Mixed bag for Jamaica
Rain puts long-awaited derby on hold


Melaine's strong determination
The 400-metre hurdles were never Melaine Walker's preferred track and field discipline. The former world junior champion only transferred to the event after she was injured while competing at the high school Girls and Boys Championships for her alma mater, St Jago High school...

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Educators urged to rekindle passion
Judge questions death sentences left hanging
Success adds up for maths whiz
Murders spike in Clarendon
Police summer camp arrests kids' interest
Complimentary SuperClubs stays for Olympic medallists


Jamaican economy loses ground - Declines 0.2% in second quarter
Dragged down largely by a slump in the goods-producing sector, the Jamaican economy declined a marginal 0.2 per cent between April and June, when compared to the corresponding second quarter. The outrun has reversed the marginal growth recorded in the first quarter...

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Banks, PetroCaribe funding US$50m Wigton project
Airone projects break even in two years on US$5 fares
Falling mobile sales, debt weigh down C&WJ
Vaughan Lewis, Cuthbert to lead study on political union - Jamaica calls for high-level talks
Dom Rep unveils projects to stir economy - New president requests US$210m for farmers
Oil company PDVSA seizes cement plants
Parental help to choose subjects and career


More silver for Jamaica
BEIJING: JAMAICA'S ATHLETES at the 2008 Beijing Olympics have all been feeding off the positive energy of world 100 metres record holder Usain Bolt. The latest to do so was Shericka Williams who, along with Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu...

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Hammond soars to long jump final
Reggae Boyz ready for Canada, says Simoes
Hue keen to shine for Jamaica
No mercy from Canadians, despite local ties
Champs Waterhouse face portmore in tough test today
Foster-Hylton poised to retire
'Something special' in store for Team Jamaica
Aguero brace sends Argentina into final
US women through to semis


EDITORIAL - Leveraging Beijing
Recently we commented, in these columns, on the effort by the University of Technology (UTech) to raise $65 million to develop a world-class sports facility at its campus. That job, if properly approached and packaged, in the face of the Olympics, should have become substantially easier...

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LETTER OF THE DAY - Prevent vending in transport centre
The Editor, Sir: When the transport centre was opened in Half-Way Tree some months ago, I admired its pristine cleanliness and the manager's firm determination that there would be no vendors to obstruct its use by the general public...

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Worried for PNP
Sport as life metaphor
Find alternatives to oil quickly
Frustrated with Customs dept
Use Olympics success wisely
Practical help for athletes
Rigid dope testing benefits Jamaica
Time to get more from Puma contracts


Bolt, to the world!
Call him what you may, but Usain Bolt knows what it is to have a good time. After smashing the 100-metre race in a record of 9.69 seconds at the Beijing Olympics last Saturday morning, the 21-year-old introduced 'to the world' the dancehall move, 'Nuh Linga'...

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Tessanne Chin off to Beijing
Heroine's welcome for Shelly-Ann Fraser
Richie puts patriotism where music is
Something extra

Profiles in Medicine

Put my 10-year-old on a diet - Response to reader's question
Dear Ms Brown: I saw the article about how to reduce the weight of your child. My son is overweight too. He is eight years old and weighs 120lbs. Can he be on the herbalife diet? A herbalife sales representative told me that the shake, protein powder...

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The thyroid connection
Diabetes and oral health
The backstroke is fun and relaxing
Just let it go! - Release and heal thyself


Trinidadian woman guilty of killing husband
NEW YORK (CMC):A New York court has found Trinidadian Kelly Forbes guilty of first-degree manslaughter for strangling her American-born husband last year.Forbes, 29, collapsed and wailed as the jury foreman read the guilty verdict Monday in the Nassau County...

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ST LUCIA - Gov't to delay signing EPA
BARBADOS - Talks of political union spark CARICOM concern
DOMINICA - Growing criticism of media legislation
BARBADOS - Academic backs political union


Fay hits Florida, strengthens as it moves inland
NAPLES, Fla (AP): Tropical Storm Fay rolled ashore in Florida yesterday short of hurricane strength, but mysteriously gained speed as it headed over land, bringing heavy rain and high wind but no major damage. The storm caused some local flooding...

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Karadzic alleges war crime judge biased

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