Month: August 2014

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Hon. Roger Clarke






His full name is Roger Harold Clifford Clarke. He was often called ‘Red Poll Bull‘ because of his size and Uncle Roger. Roger Clarke was born in the quiet farming community of Glen Islay in Williamsfield, Westmoreland. He is an alumni of








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 29, 2014






Remembering Roger…Champion Farmer Sleeps. Roger Harold Clifford Clarke, the colourful Comrade who captivated cohorts on the political platform, yesterday took his last breath in one of a series of ironic dramatic twists. Clarke, who ruled the political roost in St Elizabeth for








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Back-To-School Guide 2014/2015






Free paper bun! This is the final weekend before the official start of the 2014/2015 academic year. As you get those last minute purchases in and finalise preparations, check out our handy back-to-school guide. 2014/2015 Academic Year Calendar In accordance








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 28, 2014






Top-Cop Shortlist – Jamaican-Born FBI Agent Shocked He Is Not Among Selected Candidates. While Jamaican-born Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent, Wilfred Rattigan, will not be considered to be the next Commissioner of Police, The Gleaner can confirm that six senior








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Numbers Don’t Lie or Do They? A Look At Jamaica’s Debt






diGgers The National Stock of Debt climbed to over J$1,966 million in June and is expected to continue rising based on the trend. In recent times various persons government officials,  private sector members and even the IMF Managing Director have








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Gleaner 180 Memories – Vox Pop






We’re now officially in countdown mode as we draw nearer to The Gleaner‘s 180th birthday, which is on Saturday, September 13. For the past few months, the newspaper has run a series called “The Gleaner Grew Me,” sharing the stories of a number of Jamaicans who








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 27, 2014






College Crisis: Students Shun Teacher-Training Institutions; Administrators Say Thwaites Drove Them Away. The leadership of teachers’ colleges across the island is reporting that the number of students enrolling at these institutions “is at the worst for decades now”… Read more at








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3 Pieces Of Art That Will Make You Think






It is often said that art imitates life, as many artists choose to use their mediums to comment on elements of what they see in the world around them. What do you think these three pieces of art say about








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 26, 2014






Sugar-Cane Power – Pan Carib To Generate Electricity From Bagasse. The Chinese-owned Pan Caribbean Sugar Company Limited is powering up its generators in order to use bagasse to produce energy to slash its electricity cost and ease the burden on the








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diGJamaica.com For High School Students






Hey there my fellow diGgers! My name is Bethany and I am a 16-year-old who has had the pleasure of working in the Gleaner’s Online department for the past three weeks. Specifically, I have been helping with diGJamaica.com, so I








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