In the print edition of the Gleaner, published: Tuesday | March 31, 2009
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Girls' glory - 'Immaculate' performance in math, English
JACQUELINE HUNTER and Dorion Wilkins gave approving nods as they examined data from the Caribbean Examinations Council's (CXC) 2008 exams in the library at Immaculate Conception High School in St Andrew. The all-girl school again performed strongly, but there is no gloating...

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A 'helluva' sweet potato pudding
What is almost five inches thick, 171/2 inches wide, weighs in excess of 80 pounds and takes more than 19 hours to make? Clifton Thompson's giant sweet potato pudding, of course! Since December 2007, this returned resident of Grove Town in Manchester has been turning out...

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EU grant to Jamaica goes sour - Government receives less than expected due to stalled sugar-industry divestment
The European Union (EU) has held on to 2 million (J$253 million), which it should have presented to Jamaica last Thursday, because of the Government's failure to complete its divestment of the sugar industry. Instead, the EU presented the Government ...

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Crisis talks
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP): The West Indies Cricket Board and the region's players' union will hold crisis talks today to try and break an impasse that threatens to lead to a boycott of the fifth one-day international against England.WICB president Julian...

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EDITORIAL - The unhealthy state of education
Elsewhere in this newspaper are published some depressingly bad statistics that lay bare again the unhealthy state of education, and its need for frank acknowledgement by all stakeholders if Jamaica is to have a...

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LETTER OF THE DAY - Economic paradigm shift needed
The Editor, Sir: There is a great need for us as a nation to save the outflow of dollars. It is common knowledge that our income is being reduced - that is, our income from bauxite, remittances and tourism, and even from other exports. So, where can we save?

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Lord give me strength! - Taxing times for Luciano
IN OCTOBER 2007, reggae singer Luciano received the Order of Distinction during the National Honours and Awards ceremony. The Government recognised the Rastafarian vocalist's contribution to the development of reggae music with Jamaica's fifth-highest civic award...

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