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I won't resign!

Despite mounting calls for his resignation as head of the board of the National Housing Trust (NHT) over the controversial Outameni property purchase, Easton Douglas says he is going nowhere, at least not until that call comes from the person who appointed him - Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.

Jamaicans making the most of overseas studies

Don Cunningham, a graduate of Manchester High School in Jamaica, who is now director of international recruiting for the Lincoln College of Technology in the United States, believes local students should seriously consider taking advantage of the benefits of studying overseas.



Ocho Rios fights back

SQUEEZED BY the consequences of a new cruise-ship pier in Falmouth, coupled with the problem of tourist harassment, the resort town of Ocho Rios has taken a beating in recent years as a cruise destination.



Young Boyz beaten 3-2

A 71st-minute Paul Wilson freekick was not enough, as a Eddie Hernandez brace helped Honduras clip Jamaica 3-2 inside the Luis 'Pirata' Fuente Stadium, after the Jamaicans had twice worked their way back in their Central American and Caribbean Games match in Veracruz, Mexico, yesterday.



Movements - Doran confirmed as H&L boss

Seven months after she was tapped as interim head, Donna Doran has landed the job of chief executive officer of Hardware & Lumber Limited.

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In an effort to hone the creative expressions and talents of Jamaicans, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) stages the National Festival of the Performing Arts Competition annually.



The point of prayer

Continuing its anti-religion campaign, on Wednesday, November 5, The Gleaner treated us to 'Prayer is pointless' by guest columnist Dr Ethon Lowe. One is not sure of Dr Lowe's expertise on the subject, but one hopes the good doctor knows more about medicine than he knows about prayer.



Pageant entrant shamed Ja

Recently, I read in THE STAR of a former Miss Jamaica Universe contestant who was first runner-up to Yendi Phillipps, in 2007, Rosina Casserly, made some very disparaging statements about Jamaica.



Pope demands just distribution of food

Pope Francis has demanded a more just distribution of the world's bounty for the poor and hungry, telling a United Nations (UN) conference on nutrition that access to food is a basic human right that shouldn't be subject to market speculation and quests for profit.



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