Jamaica Gleaner
Today's Issue Published: Friday | February 27, 2015
Lead Stories

St Thomas shame - Decades of neglect fill parish with gloom
Nearly 150 years after the historic Morant Bay Rebellion, there are concerns that a feeling of hopelessness has taken root among residents in the eastern parish of St Thomas.

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News

Cow, here is your passport - 7,500 heads of cattle to be tagged
SOME 7,500 heads of cattle are to be tagged next fiscal year as part of a $15.7 million programme aimed at reducing larceny of livestock.

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Business

The stage is set: It is now time to build - Wynter
Growth in the economy is expected to strengthen for the remainder of the fiscal year and over the medium term, Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter has assured, notwithstanding two consecutive quarters of decline which has technically put the country...

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Sports

Four newcomers for Boyz squad
Four overseas-based newcomers have been invited by national football coach Winfried Schäfer to join the Reggae Boyz squad for upcoming friendly matches.

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Commentary

EDITORIAL - Those who can pay, should
Bruce Golding, whose administration removed user fees from Jamaican hospitals, accepts that, like any policy pursued by a government, this one is worthy of periodic review.

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Letters

LETTER OF THE DAY - Empower schools, zone districts
THE EDITOR, Sir:Education Minister Ronald Thwaites is on the right track when he seeks to restrict the practice of recruiting athletes, a strategy used by so many schools to build good teams for various sports competitions.

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Entertainment

Grounation ends on high note
Jamaica's present and past were powerfully linked by words, music and song in the Institute of Jamaica's (IOJ) lecture hall last Sunday.

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Social

Something Extra
For almost a week, Campari fêted journalists and regional distributors on the beautiful island of St Lucia. Our very own Jermaine Barnaby did not fail to capture some of the many great moments of the short, yet exciting trip.

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International

Court abolishes law criminalising extramarital affairs
A South Korean court yesterday abolished a 62-year-old law that criminalised extramarital affairs, and the stock price of a prominent condom maker immediately shot up 15 per cent.

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