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Weekly Newsletter
Issue #106, October 23, 2007
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Welcome to the Gleaner Online Weekly Newsletter

In this issue:
  • Week on the Web is back
  • Hospitality Jamaica - Carib hotel sector over-taxed.
  • Gleaner Career Section : Job Smart
  • Roving with Lalah - Shelter from the rain
  • Avis Rent-a-Car - Gleaner Business Directory
  • Tech Tip: Using our RSS feeds with Gmail
Week on the Web is back:- Your window to the web browsers

Gladstone Taylor, Web Programmer at the Gleaner Online, is the writer of this week's feature 'Week on the web'. This feature returned to the Sunday (Jamaica) Gleaner on October 21, 2007. Gladstone and the others writers will share with you their thoughts on technology on the web every week.

Your window to the web browsers
Most web surfers tend to browse with Internet Explorer, but it happens to be one of the most slouchy and limited tools available. Here are a few web browsers that you could consider. The cost of acquiring them is often just the time to do the downloads and installation.

Read more at http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20071021/business/business5.html

Hospitality Jamaica - Carib hotel sector over-taxed.
Hospitality JamaicaTaxation study calls on governments to reconsider the fiscal burden imposed on hotels. Activities in the Caribbean tourism industry are unduly subjected to additional taxes not found in other sectors, such as room tax, import tax, and departure tax.

This is according to the study entitled "Taxation and Tourism Costs for the Caribbean Hotel Sector," undertaken under the Caribbean Regional Sustainable ...read more

Gleaner Career Section : Job Smart

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

Latest Jobs listed this week:

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

Roving with Lalah - Shelter from the rain

roving in the rainThe rains started coming down really hard by now and the road started looking more like a river than anything else. A young man wearing a pair of khaki trousers and a black plastic bag on his head was walking on the sidewalk. He wasn't wearing any shoes and his pants were rolled up to his knees.


Avis Rent-a-Car - Gleaner Business Directory

Avis Car RentalsAvis Car Rental, top tour and car rental company in Jamaica.

Avis Rent-a-Car is listed in the the in the Gleaner's Business Directory( http://www.go-jamaica.com/business/) are you?



Flowers for All Seasons

Tech Tip: Using our RSS feeds with Gmail

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.


Gmail uses webclips. Web Clips show you news headlines, Gmail tips, blogs, any RSS and Atom feed, relevant sponsored links, and more -- right at the top of your inbox and messages. Receive updates from your favorite sites without having to leave Gmail!

To add Gleaner Online headlines to your Web Clips:

1. Log in to your Gmail account.
2. Click Settings at the top of any Gmail page.
3. Open the Web Clips tab.
4. Enter the Gleaner Online feed URL (http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/feed/rss.xml) under Search by topic or URL.
5. Click Search.
6. Once Gmail locates the feed, click Add so you can view it in Web Clips!

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

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

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