Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Thursday | February 7, 2013
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It's Christian! - Ardenne student wins battle of the Bee
It nearly didn't happen. When the bell rang signifying that Clarendon champion Stephen Nelson had missed a-c-c-o-u-c-h-e-u-r, the word that would have given him The Gleaner's Children's Own all-island Spelling Bee title yesterday, eventual winner Christian Allen...

Act now on energy - Private sector gives gov't ultimatum to outline policy, OUR apologises to Paulwell
THREE OF the country's leading private-sector groups have given Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell and the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) 30 days to lay out a clear road map to secure massive reductions in electricity rates....

Youth Editors' Forum: Herbert Morrison Technical High School - Lottery-scam pull hard to resist, say youth
Western Bureau: Poverty, low wages, immediate access to hundreds of dollars and the uncertainty even after receiving a good education make scamming a very lucrative option for Jamaica's youth, say several students of Herbert Morrison Technical High School in Montego Bay, St James....

'We need training in non-traditional career areas'
Sixth-form students at Herbert Morrison Technical High, in Montego Bay, St James, are of the view that far too much emphasis is being placed on traditional career choices and subjects, which are limiting their opportunities ...

Create alternatives to scamming - students
WESTERN BUREAU: The Government is being urged to provide more skills-training opportunities as an option to those youngsters who might be tempted to get involved in the lottery scam."The Government does not provide enough...

Female astronaut encourages scientists to Soar above expectations (part II)
BEING THE first African-American female astronaut and serving six years as part of the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration programme, space exploration will always hold a special place in Dr Mae Jemison's heart....

Judge sides with Robinson on bankruptcy
An application brought by elector Manley Bowen to declare North East St Ann Member of Parliament (MP) Shahine Robinson bankrupt has been struck out by Supreme Court judge Leighton Pusey. Pusey upheld legal arguments by Robinson's lawyers Ransford Braham...

Gov't reviews application process for new firms ... as country's rating falls in 'Doing Business ' report'
With Jamaica plummeting five places in the latest survey of the ease of doing business in Jamaica produced by the World Bank, the Portia Simpson Miller Cabinet announced yesterday that it has approved a single form that will be used for the registration of new companies....

Olympians to visit state wards today
AS PART of its move to reduce male recidivism in the country and to offer a ray of light to errant juveniles, the Rotary Club of Kingston will today take members of Jamaica's gold medal-winning sprint relay team to the Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional...

CARICOM backs Patrick Robinson for ICJ election
INTERNATIONAL JURIST Patrick Robinson is to be put forward by Jamaica for election to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).The announcement was made on Tuesday by Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister A.J...

11-y-o gives principal heartfelt token as violence rips Denham Town apart
Amid the mayhem in his west Kingston community of Denham Town, 11-year-old Tavin Morris showed up for school on Tuesday bearing a pre-Valentine's gift for his principal which appeared to be an indictment on the area he calls...

'UWI's intellectual capital running out'
Anthony Perry (left), president of the West Indies Group of University Teachers, and Carl Pilgrim, senior industrial relations officer, at the launch of a study on sustainable funding of the University of the West Indies which formed part of the...


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