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Issue #82, September 12, 2006
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Welcome to the Gleaner Online Weekly Newsletter

In this issue:
  • Interesting Bits : Hard Work Pays Part 2
  • Jamaican Podcasts are here
  • Client Profile : Gifford Thompson & Bright
  • Pieces of the Past : Printing in Jamaica and the Gleaner's Birthday
  • Scholarships Listings:
  • Sangsters' Books Stores - Miss Lou's Books
Interesting Bits : Hard Work Pays Part 2

This week we continue to feature some CSEC top performers.

Omar Manning Omar Manning of Ardenne High School, who is no stranger to success having won a Government scholarship for his outstanding performance in the GSAT back when he was in primary school.


Marcella RileyWho says you need extra lessons? Marcella Riley of Wolmer's High School for Girls claims her determination paid off and she did it despite no extra lessons.http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20060831/lead/lead6.html


Again, thanks to the good work of Petrina Francis, we showcase a few of the top performers, just in case you missed this good news.

Go-Jamaica Podcasts

Go-Jamaica PodcastsPodcasts are now available on Go-Jamaica, at http://go-jamaica.com/podcasts, and you can subscribe free. Over the next few weeks we will explain to you..

  • What Podcasts are
  • How to get started
  • And more...

Podcast Available
At present, Go-Jamaica features a 'News Round-up' podcast with host Ronnie Thwaites, as he reviews the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper and offers his comments and thoughts. The newpaper review is a regular feature of Independent Talk heard on Power 106 FM, at http://go-jamaica.com/power.

Coming soon will be a Mind and Spirit podcast with host Mark Dawes as he interviews leading gospel artistes plus more. Upcoming Mind and Spirit podcasts will feature Stichie and Goddy-Goddy among others.

Visit http://go-jamaica.com/podcasts/ and subscribe today. For more on getting started visit http://go-jamaica.com/podcasts/help.html

Client Profile : Gifford Thompson & Bright

Gifford Thompson & BrighLord Anthony Gifford QC is a well known Jamaican Lawyer. Gifford Thompson & Bright originated in Jamaica in 1991 when Lord Gifford, its senior partner, began his practice as a Jamaican attorney-at-law. He had practiced at the English Bar for over 30 years and is known to be a fearless radical barrister involved in many leading human rights cases.

A member of the Bar of Northern Ireland, where he had been involved in inquiries and trials arising from the conflict in that country. Lord Gifford now practices mainly in Jamaica but maintains his law chambers in London.

The law firm now has its own web site, which was developed by Go-Jamaica. So find our more at http://gtbjamaica.com/

Pieces of the Past : Printing in Jamaica

Jamaica Gleaner's Front Page 1834 On September 13, 2006, the Gleaner celebrated its 172nd birthday. Read about the history of the Gleaner in this 'Pieces of the Past' article entitled "Printing in Jamaica".

"In the 1830s Jamaican newspaper history would be made when the deCordova brothers launched The Daily Gleaner. Started at a crucial moment in the island's history, when the era of slavery was coming to an end, the paper grew from an advertising sheet the deCordova brothers used to publicise goods for sale."

The above quote is about halfway into the article but read the entire offering, you will enjoy it. http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/pages/history/story0066.html.
Visit the Gleaner Archives at www.gleanerarchives.com/

Scholarships Listings: Blue Cross Jamaica Scholarships

ScholarshipsThe scholarship database allows the user to find relevant scholarships by academic level, subject area and the offering organisation.

Remember you can view the Jamaica Scholarship listings at http://go-jamaica.com/scholarship/ and if scholarships that your organisation offers are not listed, send an e-mail to library@gleanerjm.com and get them included.

Miss Lou's Books at Sangster's Book Store

Sangster's Books Store still has copies of Miss Lou's works, Get them now.

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/.
If you decide to order tell them(in the comments field) you order when after seeing Miss Lou's books in the Go-Jamaica Newsletter.


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