March 16, 2007

Prime minister asks bishop to mediate talks

DILI, East Timor – Timorese Prime Minister Jose Ramos-Horta has asked Bishop Alberto Ricardo da Silva of Dili to mediate negotiations between the government and a rebel leader. Ramos-Horta said the rebel leader, Maj. Alfredo Alves Reinado, “has expressed his willingness to dialogue with the government should the Catholic Church be the mediator.” He told...
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St. John sets longer hours

St. John School, Westminster, has decided to lengthen its school day by 30 minutes starting in the 2007-08 school year to devote more time to teach the four Rs: reading, writing, arithmetic and religion. A Spanish language curriculum is being introduced as well.
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