Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Wednesday | April 29, 2009
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SPEND MORE - Davies wants Government to focus on capital projects
OPPOSITION SPOKESMAN on Finance Dr Omar Davies is proposing that the Govern-ment spend more on capital projects this fiscal year, with a view to generating income for many Jamaicans and to "return hope to many faces".

Triple bundle of joy
Sendiesha Lawrence looks on the newest additions to her family. Her triplets were born at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, downtown Kingston.

Obama's first 100 days - Legacy will hinge on economic results
The economy will determine whether Barack Obama achieves what few United States presidents have: a far-reaching change in American politics that might even earn its own title and legacy. Will there be an Obama version of the New Deal, the Great Society or the Reagan Revolution?

Security forces contain protests in Corporate Area
Attempts at fiery street protests fizzled yesterday as quick action by members of the security forces, the fire brigade and the National Solid Waste Management Authority kept roads clear and forced demonstrators into hiding.

Duncan wants partnership to lower interest rates
The head of one of the island's largest dealers in Jamaican government debt yesterday suggested the need for a "partnership" between the administration and financial houses to lower interest rates.

Archbishop of Canterbury visits this afternoon
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Right Reverend Rowan Williams, is scheduled to arrive in the island for his first official visit this afternoon.

Blackwell, Lewis lose millions - Times rich list
'Ol' pirates, yes, they rob I.' That might very well be the tune being sung by Chris Blackwell, the music magnate who turned Jamaican reggae icon Bob Marley into a superstar.

Immigration corps may lose travel privileges
The more-than-200 immigration officers employed to the Government of Jamaica are distressed over recent discussions to cut their mileage benefits

Climate-change conference in May
As the negative effects of climate change continue to grab the world's attention, the Jamaica Institute of Environmental Professionals (JIEP) will host its Fourth Conference on the Environment, May 26-27.

Good neighbours are everywhere
Hello, mi neighbour! Missed me last week when you came looking? I know that you missed your opportunity to give a helping hand to a neighbour or two through this column but I promise, we'll make up for that this week.

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