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Issue #102, July 10, 2007
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Welcome to the Gleaner Online Weekly Newsletter

In this issue:
  • Roving with Lalah : :Fish and frolic in Old Harbour Bay
  • Power 106 FM, Programme Profile: Perkins on Line
  • Be Job Smart at Jobs mart : Knowledge Process Outsourcing Industry
  • Tech Tip: Using our RSS feeds with My Yahoo
  • Jamaica Elections coming soon.
Roving with Lalah: :Fish and frolic in Old Harbour Bay

In the shade of a tall, withering mango tree, Inez sat with a knife in one hand and a small fish in the other. On the ground in front of her was a pink plastic container filled with water and what looked, from where I was standing, like more fish. There were flies circling the woman's head as she dipped the fish in the water and then scraped it with the knife. The sun was high in the sky and the smell of the fish was overwhelming.

Last week Robert journeyed to Old Harbour, St. Catherine. Jamaica. See more at http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20070614/news/news1.html

Power 106 FM, Programme Profile: Perkins on Line

Perkins on LineHost: Wilmot 'Motty' Perkins

Perkins on Line' is spirited interaction with callers on a wide range of topics. It is described by many as 'The Poor Man's University'. A typical caller will often attribute his or her widening knowledge of events happening in and outside of Jamaica to the information garnered from just listening to these broadcasts.

Host, Wilmot 'Motty' Perkins says the underlying intent of the programme is to 'focus public attention on the gaping hiatus between what is and what might be, and to do it within a broad framework that embraces not only the history of Jamaica, but the history of mankind'.

There are some who often disagree with his point of view on a particular as well as general matters. However Motty revels in controversy and these calls add spice. Given the stated intent of the programme, Motty says ''if people really think about it, they might discover that 'Perkins on Line ' is more profoundly positive than negative". That's why it is called the "Thinking Persons' Call in Show".

The programme is broadcast Monday - Friday , 10:00am - 2:30pm E.S.T. and can be heard live on-line at http://go-jamaica.com/power

Be Job Smart at Jobs mart : Knowledge Process Outsourcing Industry

Gleaner JobsmartIf you are looking for a job, career information and tips, you can find it all at the Gleaner's JobSmart.

This week Amitabh Sharma, Features Coordinator, writes on "Knowledge Process Outsourcing Industry"

Taking a cue from last week, let us look into a phenomenon of outsourcing that has taken outsourcing to the next level.

For most of us, this means the call centres brimming with youngsters, taking care of customer service for a client sitting several time zones apart. This word has another connotation to it, which is Equity Research or Knowledge Process Outsourcing, (KPO) which is still at nascent stage.

Read more at: http://www.go-jamaica.com/jobsmart/view_article_details.php?id=122

There are over 100 listings for Job Vacancies in Jamaica and the Caribbean, so visit http://go-jamaica.com/jobsmart/ now.

Jamaica Elections coming soon.

Jamaica ElectionsElections are in the air and the Gleaner On-line will be providing you the best coverage of the political scene in Jamaica.

It will be a great source of information leading up to election day, on election day and beyond.

Don't miss next week's issue for an update. Watch this spot fo details.


England vs West Indies

Flowers for All Seasons

Tech Tip: Using our RSS feeds with My Yahoo

rssRSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a 'feed' format for sharing and distributing Web content, such as news headlines. Using an RSS reader, you can view data feeds from various news sources including Gleaner sites.

This week, we continue our series on how you can use RSS feeds provided by the Go-Jamaica(Gleaner) sites.


  • Go to My Yahoo!. You will need to sign in to add this content.
  • Click Add Content
  • Go to the Add RSS by URL page by clicking Add RSS by URL beside the search.
  • Click in the URL entry box enter the JAmaica Star feed URL ( http://www.jamaicastar.com/feed/news.xml ).
  • You will see a preview showing the content as it will appear on your page. Confirm that you want this content on your page by clicking Add to My Yahoo!.
  • A confirmation appears to tell you that content from this source has been added to your page.
  • In addition, the RSS feed will be available to you when you log into your yahoo e-mail.

For list of RSS feeds we provide, visit http://go-jamaica.com/rss.html.

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