Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Wednesday | November 14, 2012
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Democracy at risk - Bad-mouth politics drives away brightest minds, says PJ
Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson yesterday warned of grave consequences for the country's democracy if politicians continue to pursue the dangerous path of denigrating and belittling the efforts of their rivals. "We must abandon the adversarial approach...

'No evidence of black market' - Hughes dismisses Shaw's claim of underground foreign exchange trade
Financial Secretary Dr Wesley Hughes has dismissed claims made by Opposition Spokesman on Finance, Audley Shaw, of a re-emergence of the black market in the foreign exchange trade. "There is nothing to suggest black market activity," Hughes told The Gleaner yesterday....

'Symbol of generosity and restoration' - Salvation Army launches Kettle Appeal
A crowd gathered outside the Scotia Centre in downtown Kingtson yesterday as passers-by stopped to watch the singing, dancing and colourful costumes that signalled the launch of the Salvation Army's annual Kettle Appeal....

'Tell our success story' - Governor General urges honourees to inspire Jamaicans with their life's tales
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen believes the annual Governor General's Achievement Awards (GGAA) and the I Believe Initiative (IBI), are important to help overcome the negativity affecting some Jamaicans....

UK technocrat pledges continued support to Jamaica
KATE SMITH, director of the Americas Department at the British Foreign Commonwealth Office, says despite the tough economic conditions facing the United Kingdom at this time, her country will not withdraw its...

New values and attitudes programme targets schools
The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Investment and Commerce have joined forces in the battle against the human development crisis that Jamaica currently faces, a battle that includes issues such as weakened...

'An extraordinary parliamentarian' - Legislators pay tribute to Patterson
Percival Noel James Patterson was yesterday hailed as a brilliant political strategist; statesmen extraordinaire and an extraordinary parliamentarian, blessed with an enduring...

Witness denies giving police statement under duress
The trial of the three policemen charged with the murder of 20-year-old Kemar Walters and 44-year Oliver Duncan, continued yesterday in the Home Circuit Court with the prosecution's main witness denying suggestions that...

Man accused of Coudray-Greaves murder unlawfully questioned by police
WESTERN BUREAU: The trial of Ivan Taylor, the man charged with the murder of Trinidadian teacher Michelle Coudray-Greaves, took a surprised twist in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday as it was...

Help pouring in for baby Xyhir
Devon Ince was moved to tears with the overwhelming support and offers of help that have been coming in for his son, Xyhir. The three-year-old was diagnosed with the rare condition trilateral retinoblastoma....

Julene confronting weaknesses
LINSTEAD, St Catherine: JULENE BROWN has intensified her studying over the last month, as she readies herself to sit the 2013 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).The 12-year-old Linstead Primary and Junior High School student...

Leanna aims for a scholarship
ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann: TEN-YEAR-OLD Leanna Garrick of St Ann's Bay Primary School is moving full speed to realise her dream of gaining a scholarship in her Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) next year....

Brandon putting in serious work
BELLEFIELD, Manchester: BRANDON WILSON of Bellefield Primary School is stepping up the pace in his preparation for the upcoming Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT)...

Peta-Ann keeps her eyes on goal
WESTERN BUREAU: WITH THE need to maintain a 94-per cent average, Peta-Ann Gentles is intent on tightening up on her language arts and social studies scores in order to keep her goal on track....

Despite losing a week to Sandy, Jermaine is more confident than ever
PORT ANTONIO, Portland: DESPITE LOSING a week due to the passage of Hurricane Sandy last month, teacher Kennecha Davis remains optimistic that Jermaine James of Port Antonio Primary will secure a government scholarship...

Chavez, teacher focus on ironing out kinks
MAY PEN, Clarendon: CHAVEZ CAMPBELL has a plan and he is sticking to it.The grade-six Effortville Primary School student has dropped football, his favourite sport to concentrate on his...


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