Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Thursday | November 27, 2014
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More than money: Despite GSAT success of high-priced preps, educators claim cash not needed to do well
With superior facilities and greater resources at their disposal, it is no secret that private preparatory schools are far outperforming their public primary school counterparts.

NWC wants lower light bills, looks to solar power
WITH THE National Water Commission (NWC) being the largest single company being served by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), the water entity has asked the power company to provide it with preferential rates to help reduce its cost of providing the commodity.

Provide water to poor or risk diseases
Dr Kingsley Thomas, president of the National Water Commission (NWC), said yesterday that Jamaica risks severe social and environmental consequences if it fails to devise an appropriate strategy to deliver potable water to its citizens, particularly the poor.

Dam it! Well, maybe not
Basil Fernandez, managing director of the Water Resources Authority, has declared that damming the Bog Walk gorge in St Catherine would amount to "constructing a white elephant".

NHT developments fail to regain public confidence - private sector
Prominent church leaders huddled until late yesterday as the parlia-mentary Opposition embraced the rejection by potent private-sector groupings of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller's decision to retain members of the board of the National Housing Trust (NHT) amid the ongoing Outameni Experience controversy.

Get the Royale Treatment for Black Friday
Consumers can look to add sparkle to their lives by shopping for unique, one-of-a-kind items at Royale Jewellers, which sells certified diamonds, engagement rings, and other fine jewellery.

Corporate Area, MoBay schools dominate GSAT
A Gleaner-commissioned study by Johnson Research Survey Limited has revealed that of the more than 1,000 schools that prepared students for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), the top-25 schools with the highest averages were all private preparatory institutions.

Haliborange Ebola Facts - KEEP JAMAICA EBOLA-FREE
Keep Jamaica Ebola-free! Arriving from an Ebola-affected country? Report to the airport's health desk. It is very important that you answer all questions honestly.

Chik-V and me
Like many infectious agents, the chikungunya virus has a liking (affinity) for certain tissues.


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