Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Thursday | January 24, 2013
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SLB sounds alarm - Students' future threatened with few funding sources in sight
The SENIOR management of the Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) is warning that the institution is not currently in a position to give any commitment that it will be able to provide loans in the upcoming academic year to thousands of applicants....

Cabinet gives nod to liquid eggs - Local product to replace imported butter oil in nutri-buns
AFTER YEARS of saying liquid eggs would be used as a substitute for the imported butter oil in the making of nutri-buns for the school-feeding programme...

Tivoli residents want closure
The only thing the residents of west Kingston want is closure.But each broken promise of the anxiously awaited 'Tivoli Report' only serves to sink their hearts deeper and prolong a horror they just want to put behind them

'Queen Victoria' falls in love with MoBay
Western Bureau: The Montego Bay cruise industry could be in for a major boost as Inger Klein Olsen, the captain of the Cunard Cruise luxury liner Queen Victoria, which had its maiden call at the Montego Bay Port in St James yesterday...

'No short cuts to success' - Thwaites urges budding entrepreneurs to nail basics of literacy, numeracy
Students from some 41 high schools across the island gathered at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston yesterday to benefit from a one-day business-focused workshop aimed at sharpening their skills in entrepreneurship....

After a decade, jury frees man accused of psychic's murder
After waiting for eight years in custody to face a retrial, 33-year-old upholsterer Christopher Dixon was freed yesterday of the murder of reputed psychic 29-year-old Safa Asuntuwa. Attorney-at-law Tom Tavares-Finson ...

Jamaica targets Chinese investors
Western Bureau: The Government will be seeking to lure more investors from China to take advantage of business opportunities expected from the proposed development of Jamaica as a logistics hub in wake of the proposed completion...

Jamaican evangelist in NY prays for Obama's success, safety
Manhattan, New York: Among the thousands of people who celebrated United States President Barack Obama's historic second inauguration on Monday were New Yorkers of Jamaican descent, the majority of whom backed him in the presidential election last November....

Heather Little-White: A professional woman of courage - PM, Holness and others pay tribute to Heather Little-White
TRIBUTES have been pouring in following the death of nutritionist Dr Heather Little-White. Leading the tributes, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said she was deeply saddened by the loss of the renowned nutritionist....

Harvard professor pilots copyright course at Norman Manley Law School
Citing buckling under pressure of the Jamaican judicial system, one lead professor at Harvard Law School, along with his team, is on a mission to deepen the understanding of issues surrounding copyright through a pilot project slated to get off...

No paper trail for $-multimillion loan
AUDITOR GENERAL Pamela Monroe Ellis has called attention to a multimillion-dollar loan from the Canadian Farm Work Programme, for which there appears to be very little paperwork.The loan was disbursed on December 15, 2011.In her 2012 report...

NEWS BRIEFS
Sandals Resorts Int'l pays $12m in agreement on probe - The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government and a prosecution team sent from London, England, have reached an agreement with Sandals Resorts International and its directors and officers in...

Rare birds find new home
SVL took the decision to donate the rare birds to the zoo as a result of the current extensive renovation and refurbishing exercise at Coral Cliff. The majority of macaws are now endangered in the wild and a few are extinct....

Pryce pushes renaming of Throne Speech
ARGUING THAT the passage of a motion to rename the Throne Speech would be of "significant psychological and symbolic value", North East St Elizabeth Member of Parliament (MP) Raymond Pryce on Tuesday told fellow legislators that it would help complete...


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