Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Monday | November 12, 2012
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Muddy hell! - Port Maria struggles to recover after weekend flooding
The busy town of Port Maria in St Mary was brought to a standstill yesterday after extensive flooding left businesses and homes covered in mud. On Saturday, heavy rains caused the Pagee and Outram rivers to overflow their banks, gushing into the town from both ends...

FIX BASIC SCHOOLS
THE EARLY Childhood Development (ECD) programme in Jamaica has a rich history. In newly independent Jamaica, in the 1960s, research identified poor physical facilities at basic schools, but more important, limited teacher education....

Catholic deacon bats for casino gambling
Western Bureau: POLITICIAN-TURNED-churchman Francis Tulloch has joined the choir of voices declaring that casino gambling will strengthen Jamaica's tourism product.Tulloch, a former tourism...

Get involved in self-governing - Portia
PRIME MINISTER Portia Simpson Miller has charged Jamaicans to get involved in the development of their communities and to ensure that their voices are represented on committees that will impact their lives."This is how we will best ensure that changes...

Excelsior Community College walks for charity
TOUCHING THE lives of the dispossessed, golden agers, victims of HIV/AIDS, children in schools and some non-governmental organisations in the society through its social outreach programme, the Excelsior Community College (ECC) has, this year...

Customers to receive estimated Oct bills - JPS
The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has said that some 123,000 customers will receive estimated bills for October. The company said this was due mainly to the disruption in the company's meter-reading schedule caused by Hurricane Sandy...

Senators concerned about casino regulations
Opposition Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has expressed discomfort with aspects of the casino gaming regulations, saying it has significant defects."The regulations don't seem to recognise that a partnership is not only made up of individuals, but under...

Montague pushes for action against Mugabe
TWO MONTHS after Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller responded to the disparaging comments by Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe against Jamaican men saying they were unfortunate, misguided, and disrespectful...

No politicking in the Senate
ROBERT MONTAGUE'S decision to add political colour to his contribution to the state of the national debate in the Senate on Friday was met with a fiery rebuke from A.J. Nicholson, who said the upper legislative chamber should not be used for politicking...

Change student loan strategy
There is a motion standing in the name of the member of parliament for North West St Ann, Dr Dayton Campbell, which calls on the Parliament to urgently debate ways to fund tertiary...


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