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Jamaica Gleaner News
published: Thursday | August 21, 2008

Sherwood 'Content' with Bolt
You can hardly get a good piece of yam in Sherwood Content, Trelawny, these days, what with the unprecedented increase in demand and all. Yam farmers are scrambling to keep up with all the requests, from both inside the community and out. The hometown of the world's fastest man...

Best wishes Usain

St Elizabeth - Deputy mayor of Black River, S. Ruben Myers: "Usain Bolt has done Jamaica proud, and being the first person to win a gold medal for the country in the men's 100m in over three decades is a significant achievement...

Stephen Francis - controversial coach

When Melaine Walker cleared the last hurdle and powered to the finish line yesterday, her coach, Stephen Francis, must have also felt - in equal parts - the same exultation. It was an additional gold for the 44-year-old coach who has been buffeted both...

'Milling' superb track talent

IN 1966, the famed American track coach Bud Winter came to Jamaica for a series of seminars. One of his students was a young man from Kingston named Glen Mills. Dennis Johnson, the Jamaican sprinter and Olympian, organised those seminars...

Governor General's Achievement Award

Fifteen outstanding individuals from Middlesex received the Governor General's Achievement Award for that county on July 30 at the Kendal Camp Conference Centre. Today, The Gleaner presents the recipients for St Ann...

Cultivate attitude of gratitude

The popular saying, 'Flattery will get you anywhere', is particularly applicable when men are on the receiving end. There is no doubt that women enjoy flattery as well, but our focus is on men. We all love to look good and feel good. Nothing's wrong with that, but it's foolish....

Clarendon gets behind Olympians

Clarendonians, like other Jamaicans, have rallied behind the country's Olympians following their outstanding performances at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and have this to say:Andrew Mitchell (39), May Pen businessman I think...

Portlanders call for public holiday

Many Portlanders believe that prime minister Bruce Golding should declare a national holiday in light of the performance of Jamaican athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Portlanders were still celebrating Usain Bolt's world record run in the 100...

Olympic Games spark partnership pledge

The Jamaican diaspora in the United Kingdom has declared that it stands ready to partner with the Government and private sector in an effort to invest more in Jamaicans.The declaration came by way of a release yesterday following another superb...

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