Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Wednesday | November 21, 2012
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Portland anguish - Sandy victims desperate for shelter as Christmas approaches
The only thing nine-year-old Devonte Blake wants for Christmas is somewhere to live for himself and his family and a "TV to watch cartoons". But his mother, 46-year-old Sheryl Hall, is quite distressed that she may not be able to give her six children even that....

Xyhir passes
Three-year-old Xyhir Ince died yesterday evening at the Bustamante Hospital For Children, after failing to recover from the stroke he suffered Monday morning.

Family happy for Food For The Poor home
Donna Withworth was so happy for her new home, she cried. Last week Friday when she saw the Food For The Poor truck drive up to her location in the seaside community of Sandshore in Manchioneal, Portland, she saw what she had expected to be a bleak Christmas turn joyous.

Grandma McLean just wants a roof over her head for Christmas
Four weeks after the passage of Hurricane Sandy, Grandma McLean was still all smiles labouring over her bath pan of clothes.Sitting under her favourite shady tree in front of the pile of rubble...

Space exploration on US astrophysicist's agenda in Jamaica
American astrophysicist and science communicator Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson will be in the island next week to engage Jamaicans in interactive discussions focused on space exploration and the cosmos.Tyson will be hosted in the island by United States...

Warmington, JLP make peace
Word emerging out of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is that embattled member Everald Warmington and the forces against him have kissed and made up.Well-placed Gleaner sources say the show of new-found party unity...

How to clear your Christmas barrel
There are certain things that remind you it's coming to Christmas. The weather gets cooler, the sorrel and poinsettia come out, and the barrels from 'farin' come rolling in. But first you must declare...

Phillips stays hopeful on IMF agreement deadline
FINANCE MINISTER Dr Peter Phillips yesterday resisted an invitation from his opposition counterpart, Audley Shaw, to tell the country there will be no deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by year-end....

Cops support street preachers
Lay preachers who have been barred from preaching on state-run buses can expect greater leniency from at least some police commanders if they choose to take their messages to the streets.Two senior police officers who head...

Portia inspires MoBay youth mayor
When youth mayor of Montego Bay Shenniel James took the microphone nothing could have prepared the gathering, including Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, for what happened next.The petite James, who along with fellow youth mayors were meeting the...

Health minister cautions male drivers - Study reveals they are most at risk in road crashes
DR FENTON Ferguson, minister of health, has made a special appeal to men to be more careful on the roads as statistics show that they are both victims and perpetrators of road crashes.Speaking during...


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