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Jamaica Gleaner News
published: Thursday | August 28, 2008

Strange ways of preparing for Gustav
There's a storm a-brewing in the seas of the Caribbean and Easton Leslie from Red Hills, St Andrew, has journeyed to the community supermarket to stock up on essentials. You know, cigarettes, bottles of rum, the must-haves for any storm...

Patriotism flagging at public buildings

If the Jamaican flag didn't have any significance for many citizens before, it certainly did during the Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Yet, while unbridled patriotism and pride drove many Jamaicans to decorate vehicles, houses, handcarts and stalls in the national colours...

As the school term approaches ...Single mum faces tough life lessons

With the euphoria surrounding the Olympics fast fading and the reality of the new school year setting in, many parents are scrambling to finance their children's back-to-school plans. Once such parent is Aldith Green, single mother of three children...

JTA awaits word on salary study

The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) says it is still awaiting word from the Ministry of Finance and Public Service about the study that focuses on realigning teachers' salaries to 80 per cent of private-sector wages. The union had become frustrated...

College interns thrilled at summer job experience

With more university graduates leaving institutions with honours degrees, work experience is fast becoming the defining factor to set students seeking permanent employment apart from their peers. Digicel aimed to bridge this gap ...

Gustav floods Haiti, heads toward Cuba

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP): Floodwaters surged across southern Haiti yesterday, forcing hundreds of people from their homes in the wake of Hurricane Gustav, which killed at least three people before weakening to a tropical storm and creeping toward...

Building on Olympic success

The Olympic Games in Beijing are over and every Jamaican at home and abroad is proud to be Jamaican because of the historic performance of our athletes. Every Jamaican became a star and proudly beamed with untold pride. The proud moments will never be forgotten...

Thursday talk

Hottest topics on the cocktail circuit - Bad choice, minister. 1 The minister's unilateral decision to declare a mini-holiday by giving the staff half-day within his ministry, to celebrate the gold medal run, has left a bad taste in the minds...

The Gleaner Salutes Excellence

Each year, The Gleaner Company Ltd, through its Honour Awards, recognises the initiative, courage and achievements of persons who have helped to improve Jamaica's quality of life. In 2006, in the category of sports, representatives of all trainers...

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