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Weekly Newsletter
Issue #89, October 30, 2006
sponsored by Super Plus Food Stores

Welcome to the Gleaner Online Weekly Newsletter

In this issue:
  • Interesting Bits : ROVING ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL Part 2
  • 10 % off Live Cricket on your Computer : West Indies vs South Africa and Australia vs New Zealand.
  • Client Profile : National Road Safety Council in Jamaica
  • GoLocal Net Generation Competition!
  • Miss Lou's Books at Sangster's Book Store

Over the last year, Robert Lalah has been traveling the island of Jamaica and presenting some interesting stories. This week we highlight the most popular stories and the others that made the top five list. The number one story. Duppy woman of New Hall

Duppy woman of New HallThe duppy woman ran straight at me with her hands in the air! I thought to myself, all right, this is it, the duppy inside her is about to jump into me and I'll have to spend the rest of my life being called the duppy man. But just as I braced myself for the impact, someone whispered in my ear, "She come to shake your hand." A tad red in the face, I managed a smile, but must admit that I was still a bit nervous as I shook her hand. I mean, it's not every day I meet a duppy woman. A few witches, maybe, but never a real life duppy woman.

Completing the Top 5

2. Oct: 26: Marvels of Mocho

3. Oct: 25: In search of Wenticko

4. Oct: 24: 'It's a miracle!' - At Bath Fountain in St. Thomas, it's an everyday occurrence

5. Oct: 23 : An audience with the Dumpling Empress

If you have feedback, send it to Robert at robert.lalah@gleanerjm.com.

10 % off Live Cricket on your Computer

Don't miss semi-final match, West Indies versus South Africa in the ICC Champions Cricket Championship Trophy on November 1, 2006.

Watch the West Indies versus South Africa and Australia versus New Zealand, live on your computer and receive 10% of the cost of any package you choose.

Choose your matches or packages by clicking here and before paying, under the heading "Promotion Code", enter our special coupon code sportsjamaica and get 10% OFF.

Remember before you enter your billing information remember to enter the code, sportsjamaica, receive your discount and enjoy cricket on your computer were you are.

Live Cricket Text Commentary is still available at http://sportsjamaica.com/cricket

Client Profile : National Road Safety Council in Jamaica

National Road Safety CounciThe National Road Safety Council in Jamaica was established in 1993 as a non- profit organization by public and private sector interest groups. Their mandate is twofold, to develop and implement road safety promotional activities and conduct public education programme and two to act as a lobby group for the promotion of road safety.

In fulfillment of their mandate, the National Road Safety Council launched their web site earlier this year. The website is developed, hosted, maintained and by Go-Jamaica.


GoLocal Net Generation Competition!

GoLocal Net Generation Competition!Students, this is your year to show off your writing skills online!

Once again, the Go-Local in Schools Competition is poised for another Internet Competition, slated to begin by the second week of September 2006. This year, the new theme is NET GENERATION JAMAICA EXPOSED, which will give students a chance to showcase their communities online.

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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