Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Thursday | January 31, 2013
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'Tourism not for us' - William Knibb youths shun sector
Western Bureau: While the Government continues to champion tourism as the great panacea to rescue the economy, sixth-form students at William Knibb Memorial High School in Trelawny, are not enthused about placing their future ...

Harrison 'humbled' by contractor general appointment
Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Dirk Harrison's appointment as contractor general has been welcomed by his predecessors in the post, as well as the head of the office he leaves...

Cruise shipping not benefitting the small man - students
Western Bureau:The Falmouth Pier in Trelawny, which has been dubbed the new hub of cruise shipping in Jamaica, has been given a failing grade by sixth form students of William Knibb Memorial High School...

'All-inclusive concept hurting Jamaica'
WESTERN BUREAU: The all-inclusive tourism package, which is being offered by some hotels in Jamaica, is said to be depriving visitors of a chance to get a genuine Jamaican experience as, for the most part, it does not...

Youths back VW's Super Bowl ad
Western Bureau: Several students at the historic William Knibb High Memorial School in Trelawny, have lauded a controversial Volkswagen Super Bowl advertisement, which they say is sending a strong message...

Younis at odds with Gov't over Lady Musgrave land
A week after a young homosexual man was doused with a flammable substance - allegedly lit by one of his cronies - and subsequently died, controversy rages over the ever-growing gang of self-proclaimed homosexual young...

Slain constable's helpfulness may have led to death
Special Constable Dowan Peart has been described by friends and colleagues as a kind-hearted and helpful person, traits which police investigators believe could have led to his gruesome murder on Tuesday.Yesterday, a pool of...

Manchester landowners yet to be compensated for Christiana bypass
MEMBERS OF Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee were told yesterday that some landowners in Christiana, Manchester, are yet to receive payment for land the Government acquired to build the $800-million bypass road ...

Jamaica ranks 13th on World Press Freedom Index
The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) said yesterday it was heartened by the 2013 Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders, which shows Jamaica leading the Western Hemisphere in press freedom.Ranked 13th in the world, Jamaica has...

Student loan disbursals on the rise
THERE HAS been a 97 per cent increase in the number of loans disbursed by the Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) in the past five years.The 2011-2012 annual report of the bureau, which was tabled in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, indicates that the...

JAS explores wind of change
The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a Canada-based company which will see both parties exploring wind-energy solutions for use by Jamaican farmers....


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