Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories

Published: Monday Sunday | January 17, 2010

HAITI MEDICAl Emergency, Jamaican doctors on duty
HAITI: A team of Jamaican doctors, along with support staff from the Ministry of Health, landed in Haiti yesterday morning to join medical personnel from around the world in the global rescue mission in the earthquake-wrecked Caribbean country. Read More...

Reconstructing Haiti, Jamaica could play a leading role
Jamaica's emergency czar believes reconstructing Haiti will take more than picking up the pieces and putting the devastated country back together again.Ronald Jackson, director general... Read More...

Cop accidentally kills colleague
WESTERN BUREAU: A policeman wept bitterly after realising he had fatally shot one of his colleagues in the busy downtown area of Montego Bay yesterday. Read More...

Custos dies of renal failure
FALMOUTH, Trelawny: Roylan Barrett, the 71-year-old custos of Tre-lawny, died on Friday from renal failure. He died in Kingston where he was taken for medical care. Read More...

One small miracle at a time, UN: 36 UN personnel killed, nearly 200 missing
UNITED NATIONS (AP): Rescuers who heard scratching sounds pulled a security guard from the United Nations headquarters building that collapsed in the Haiti earthquake, "a small miracle" as 36 UN personnel... Read More...

Quake leaves parents' adoption dreams in limbo
Jill Lear has decorated bedrooms waiting for the nine-year-old boy and girl she calls her son and daughter even though she hasn't brought them home from Haiti. Read More...

France to cancel Haitian debt
PARIS (AP):France's Finance Minister says she has asked creditors of earthquake-ravaged Haiti to speed up plans to cancel its debt.Christine Lagarde says she "made contact with all Paris Club members so we accelerate the cancellation of the government... Read More...

Water worries
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Ape): Hundreds of thousands of Haitians are in desperate need of drinking water because of an earthquake-damaged municipal pipeline and truck drivers either unable or unwilling to deliver their cargo."Many drivers are afraid of... Read More...

Former presidents to the rescue
WASHINGTON (Ape):President Barack Obama said yesterday that America "stands united" with the Haitian people as he thanked two former presidents for agreeing to help raise billions of dollars to help rebuild the country after this week's devastating... Read More...

That US$21b debt to Haiti
In the midst of our feelings of heartbreak and sympathy for the people of Haiti, take a moment to consider why the devastation is so great. Read More...

Children's Advocate report faces scrutiny from parliamentary committee
Two hundred and twenty-six children were placed in juvenile institutions during 2008 for offences including wounding, assault, housebreaking, and illegal possession of firearms.According to the 2008-2009 annual report of the... Read More...