Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Monday | December 6, 2010
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Franklin triumphs - Vanquished Vaz vows to be a team player
Aundré Franklin yesterday swept to victory in a euphoric tide over Daryl Vaz in a pulsating electoral race for general secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Eighty-six of the 162 delegates polled their ballots in favour of Franklin to Vaz's 55 and four for Dr Charlton Collie...

'Banish MPs to Pedro Cays!'
WESTERN BUREAU: Internationally acclaimed Jamaican judge Patrick Robinson has chided political representatives for their failure to sever the island's ties with the United Kingdom-based Privy Council as the final court of appeal....

Make Vision 2030 reality, Whiteman urges graduands
Former education minister and chairman of the board of the Commonwealth of Learning, Burchell Whiteman, on Saturday charged a group of Mico University College graduands to help Jamaica achieve Vision 2030."As persons imbued...

Scholarship launched in memory of Norma Shirley
Late restaurateur and 'queen of Caribbean cuisine', Norma Shirley, will be remembered through a special scholarship fund. The Norma Shirley Scholarship Fund will help to finance the education of a needy student in the University of Technology...

English tests trip up university students
A study conducted by researchers from the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), has found that 40 per cent of students enrolled at the institution fail English-based communication courses, with the majority...

Police believe St Andrew attack was a reprisal
The St Andrew Police Division is not ruling out yesterday's shooting attack on a police team in Bedward Gardens, St Andrew, as retaliation for a clampdown on an alleged lucrative illegal sand-mining operation near the Hope...

IUC to set up western campus in Montego Bay
WESTERN BUREAU: The International University of the Caribbean (IUC) has announced plans to open and operate a campus - named after former Governor General Sir Howard Cooke, also IUC's first chancellor - in the western...

Wanted: a corruption watchdog with teeth
WESTERN BUREAU: Former People's National Party (PNP) vice-president and current campaign director, Dr Peter Phillips, has called for the establishment of an anti-corruption agency to replace what he called...

Homeless treated to a day of care
Just for a day, the homeless in downtown Kingston didn't have to worry about their next meal. Nor did they have to worry about where they could get new clothes to replace tattered ones.


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