Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Thursday | December 13, 2012
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Christmas cheer for Jamaicans in Rockaways, NY
Despite the dark clouds of despair, a Christmas story embodying the spirit of the season is unfolding in the Rockaways, New York. Tireless Jamaican community activist Michael Duncan from Kingston has found ways to ease the plight of the battered and bruised residents.

400 children get Payless shoes
For the second year running, 400 children from several homes across Jamaica benefited from the Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids programme.

Drug abuse council wants decriminalisation of ganja
THE NATIONAL Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) is the latest organisation to support the call for the decriminalisation of the use of marijuana.

70-year-old gets tested for HIV
LINSTEAD, St Catherine:FOR 70-year-old Louise Mais, a clean bill of health is important to her well-being. So, she usually capitalises on every opportunity to access health care, wherever it's offered.

The IMF has thrown out nothing - Phillips
FINANCE MINISTER Dr Peter Phillips has indicated that he is still not ruling out the likelihood that the Government will be able to ink a new agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) before the end of the year.While dispelling reports that...

Dissident ministers dispute prime minister's statement
Two dissident government ministers, including Deputy Prime Minister Sam Condor, have described as "disappointing" the statement by Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas that he was postponing the presentation of the 2012-13 national budget because two...

Scotiabank brings cheer to children at Cornwall Regional
Western Bureau:Despite the dismal economy, a glimmer of hope was extended to children at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay when the Scotiabank Group in the city did its annual Christmas treat.

Gov't criticised for delayed implementation of EU agreement
AMBASSADOR PAOLA Amadei, head of the delegation of the European Union to Jamaica on Tuesday, blasted the Jamaican Government for its tardiness in implementing aspects of its Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU).

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