Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | February 1, 2009
Lead Stories

Aid for jobless: Labour minister moves to create unemployment fund
LABOUR AND Social Security Minister Pearnel Charles has disclosed plans to set up a social-security net to provide displaced workers with unemployment benefits.

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News

Non-unionised workers to plead cases at IDT
SECURITY GUARDS and other categories of workers, who have been fighting for the right to union representation, could soon get the chance to argue their case before the Industrial Dispute Tribunal (IDT).

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Business

Clico troubles reverberate in the region - JMMB says it has no exposure
An overseas firm is being recruited to restructure companies that Lawrence Duprey's CL Financial controlled up to Friday, under a rescue plan launched by the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, and backed by the Patrick Manning government looking to...

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Sport

Jamaica take charge
Jamaica yesterday secured pole position in their top-of the-table WICB Four-day Championship clash against Barbados at Kensington Park, when chasing Barbados' first innings total of 293 they were bowled out for 314 in...

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Commentary

Recession requires creative response
Those nasty global economic winds from which Jamaica is already reeling have begun to concentrate minds here, leading in some instances to new and creative ways of doing business.

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Letters

Letter of the day - JTB misses cricket opportunity
The Editor, Sir:As we prepare to host England in the first Test at Sabina Park next Wednesday, I'm hoping that the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is all prepared to take advantage of the opportunity that this...

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Entertainment

OBAMARLEY Barack strikes a familiar chord with message of change and unity
United States President Barack Obama seems to have fulfilled the theme of Bob Marley's Black Man Redemption, governing a country which once treated blacks as second-rate human beings.

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Arts &Leisure

Perfect six for 'Jamaica at the Wicket'
Jamaica at the Wicket by historian Arnold Bertram will hit the market shortly.

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Outlook

Keith Bardowell's birthday bash
Keith Bardowell celebrated his birthday recently in fine style with his wife, Merline, family and close friends at their St Andrew residence recently.

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In Focus

Lessons from the global crisis
Those who are using apocalyptic language to describe the current global financial crisis are neither doomsayers nor religious nuts - they are simply realists.

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International

Republican governors support stimulus bill
NEW YORK (AP):Most Republican governors have broken with their fellow party members in Congress and are pushing for passage of President Barack Obama's economic aid plan that would send billions to states for education, public works and health...

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Auto

2009 Daihatsu Terios ... has grown up
DAIHATSU'S 1500-cc four-wheel runabout has grown up - well, sort of.

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