Welcome to the Gleaner Online
| In this issue:
- Interesting Bits : Hard Work Pays Part
- Jamaican Podcasts are here
- Client Profile : Gifford Thompson &
- Pieces of the Past : Printing in Jamaica
and the Gleaner's Birthday
- Scholarships Listings:
- Sangsters' Books Stores - Miss Lou's
Bits : Hard Work Pays Part 2
This week we continue to feature some CSEC top
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.
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.
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...
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
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
http://go-jamaica.com/podcasts/ and subscribe
today. For more on getting started visit
: Gifford Thompson & Bright
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
| Pieces of the
Past : Printing in Jamaica
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.
Visit the Gleaner Archives at
Blue Cross Jamaica Scholarships
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
and get them included.
|Miss Lou's Books
at Sangster's Book Store
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
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.