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Weekly Newsletter
Issue #77, August 8, 2006
sponsored by Super Plus Food Stores

Welcome to the Gleaner Online Weekly Newsletter

In this issue:
  • Interesting Bits : Independence memorabilia
  • Business Directory - Caribbean Freight Handlers
  • Sangsters' Books Stores - Miss Lou's Books & GSAT Books
  • Go-local Jamaica Giveaway
  • Pieces of the Past - Birth of Independence
Interesting Bits : Independence memorabilia

Every now and then you see an interesting article that you have to share. This week, thanks to Shelly-ann Thompson, we share a fascinating part of Jamaica's history with you.

"When Jamaica was granted self-government on August , 1962, several pieces of memorabilia were issued to citizens of all ages across the country..." Keep reading at

Jamaica Gleaner Business Directory : Get Listed and Get Found

The Online Jamaica Gleaner Business Directory serves as an easy guide to business in Jamaica. We currently have hundreds of listings and your listing will increase the range of services listed.

Caribbean Freight Handlers
Caribbean Freight Handlers (CFH) is a privately owned freight company located in Kingston, Jamaica. From its inception the company built an enviable reputation for reliability and efficiency ( http://www.go-jamaica.com/business/view.orgdetail.php?id=279). You can have your profile too.

Contact our sales representatives at 932-6073, 932-6270 or 932 6137 and get listed and found today. http://www.go-jamaica.com/business/

Miss Lou's Books at Sangster's Book Store
Jamaica's cultural icon might have died but her good works live on. Purchase copies of her work from Sangster's Books Store (http://sangstersbooks.com/) and keep the memories alive. Some of the works available are:
  • Lawd … Di Riddim Sweet - US$16.00 *
  • Aunty Roachy Seh - US$13.00 *
  • Anancy & Ms. Lou - US$11.00*
  • Jamaica Labrish - US$14.00*
  • Selected Poems - US$13.00*

* -Prices do not include shipping and handling.

For more details http://sangstersbooks.com/.

Go-local Jamaica Giveaway
Play any one of our two(2) online games and win prizes from Go-Local Jamaica.com

Tell us the meaning of the Jamaican proverb and you could win free movie tickets courtesy of Palace Amusement.

You can also be the winner of one of our great prizes if you can identify a photo in our photo competition. http://www.golocaljamaica.com/giveaways/

Pieces of the Past: Birth of Independence

We close this newsletter with another great article from the first-class series "Pieces of the Past".

"From Savannla-La-Mar to Morant Bay, from Above Rocks to Port Maria, as the clock struck midnight on August 5, 1962, the strains of our national anthem were heard for the first time while Union Jacks were lowered and the Jamaican flag unveiled"

For more on this interesting period of our Jamaican history that we now celebrate on August 6. http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/pages/history/story007.html.


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