Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Monday | December 24, 2012
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Jamaica's underachievement in ICT
INDEPENDENT JAMAICA has had an inconsistent history - illustrious in several regards, yet unremarkable in others. We have much to celebrate and a great deal to be proud of. Our global stature defies our relative size as our flag is recognisable ...

Q-Fit for training camp 5K run/walk
As time inches closer to the second annual Training Camp 5K Run/Walk, prospective participants are getting in gear by working out with Q-Fit instructors on Saturday mornings in the lush serenity of Hope Gardens...

'Tis the Season - for fevers
If you are uncertain of the source, you will probably boil water before you drink it. You do this because raising the temperature kills the germs. What if the body had a similar mechanism if we were infected with a germ?

'I Fed One' for Christmas
This year, 'I Fed One' celebrates five years of feeding the homeless on Christmas Day. The project started in 2008 as a vision of Wendell Lawrence to have every Jamaican give at least one meal to a less fortunate Jamaican. ...

Portlanders get house keys for Christmas - Supreme Ventures to the rescue
Four more families who lost their homes during Hurricane Sandy have received keys to their new houses, built by Food For The Poor and financed by a $3-million donation by Supreme Ventures Ltd. This took place at a happy handover ceremony in Fruitful Vale...

Partnerships for youths
With approximately 9.9 per cent of Jamaica's 2.7-million population living below the poverty line in 2007 and rural areas accounting for 71 per cent of the nation's poor, the Scientific Research Council (SRC), through its partners the United States...

It's time for CRU! Rooftop Bar/Lounge now open for business
Just days after its soft opening, and already the uptown CRU is getting rave reviews from patrons who have been sampling its delights. CRU is a French wine term which traditionally translates to "growth"....

Pushing for a complete social welfare policy
AS A post-colonial society, Jamaica's social-protection system had its genesis in British social policy and has evolved over time influenced by the political economy and international trends in social welfare provisioning as well as the rights-based approach to development.


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