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Published:Wednesday | January 12, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The resilient spirit of the Haitian people is what has kept them going in the wake of the devastating 7.0 earthquake that rocked the Caribbean country exactly one year ago.Today, the country remains in rubble...

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The encouraging decline in murders recorded last year has continued into the first nine days of the new year.There has also been a noticeable increase in the number of guns seized by the police since the start...

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The trial of Carlos Hill, former head of the failed investment scheme Cash Plus Ltd, is to start on June 13 in the Home Circuit Court.Hill is charged with fraudulently inducing persons to invest in Cash Plus.

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Government has decided to go ahead with the swearing-in of recently re-elected Member of Parliament Shahine Robinson despite threats by the Marcus Garvey-founded People's Political Party (PPP) to go to the courts...

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

As senior officials of the Jamaican Government rush to stave off a major diplomatic row with Honduras in the aftermath of an incident which left the captain of a Honduran fishing vessel dead, National Security Minister Dwight Nelson has dispatched a warning signal...

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Tragedy struck at the Coke View Primary School in Westmoreland yesterday as seven-year-old Nicholas Hamilton, a grade-one student, was killed when a goalpost fell on him.The goalpost reportedly fell on the little boy while it was being lifted by other...

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A pictorial of the Pechon Street bus park in Down Town, Kingston. Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) subfranchise operators are slated to use the upgraded bus hub when the new transportation arrangements get under way.

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

From her hospital bed yesterday, the female driver of the motor car that ploughed into a crowded St Andrew bus stop last Monday was slapped with manslaughter charges.However, the woman, identified as 33-year-old Ann-Marie Williams of Wellington Drive...

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Little did the Stewart and Wynter families know that they would have to witness a devastating tragedy just hours before the scheduled funerals of loved ones.Such was the case as Walton McDonald, 54; Jeffrey Wynter, 51; André Thompson and Jeffrey Brown,...

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

In years gone by, St Michael's Primary School in Rae Town, central Kingston, was the pride and joy of the community. Parents would make a frenzied dash to get a space for their children.....

Published:Monday | January 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Irish hurling championship team, Tipperary, came calling on Jamaica and met up with the world's fastest human being, Usain Bolt, on the weekend. The matchup, courtesy of telecommunications firm Digicel...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

AN INDEPENDENT consultant has suggested that Government rethink aspects of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. Christopher Zacca, head of the steering committee...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

At age 19, André Smithson has already accomplished what many still aspire to after completing their bachelor's degrees. The Jamaican, a graduate of Wolmer's Boys' School, who now resides in New York while pursuing studies at Queensborough Community College...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

TUCSON, Arizona (AP): Federal prosecutors brought charges yesterday against the gunman accused of attempting to assassinate United States Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killing six people at a political event in Arizona...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

IN TWO days, Deputy Commissioner of Police Charles Scarlett will make the transition from active leader in the police force to active retiree.As retirement approaches for the St Elizabeth-born Scarlett, who has served...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) last year handled 397 disciplinary cases involving its members, but said 141 were allowed to re-enlist, although for shorter periods.At the same time, Police Commissioner Owen Ellington says the number...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Two men were injured Friday night as the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard intercepted yet another Honduran fishing vessel in Jamaican waters.The JDF Coast Guard said the vessel was intercepted after its movement, just southwest of the Pedro Cays,...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Four persons attending a wake in Four Paths, Clarendon, were mowed early yesterday morning after a motor car left the roadway and ploughed into a crowd with deadly consequences. Last night, the Clarendon police were still piecing together details of the horrific crash...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Nearly one month after the early morning killing of three people in Bedward Gardens, August Town, St Andrew, the community remains on edge. However, at least one community peacekeeper has been working overtime to derail ...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Having signed a J$200-million (US$2.4 million) agreement with the United States-based company, SMG, to manage the new Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James for the next seven years, the Urban...

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A comprehensive operations audit of Jamaica's state-owned oil refinery has questioned the legality and financial oversight of several mega contracts totalling hundreds of millions of US dollars per annum that are being entered into by Petrojam officials.

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

HYPERTENSIVE patients who depend on the drugs Amlodipine and Normodipine - generic brands of the Pfizer-patented Norvasc - have been forced to pay in full for their medication after the National Health Fund (NHF) removed its subsidy in October last year.

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WHEN Prime Minister Bruce Golding went to Parliament on May 11, 2010, and announced he had given the go-ahead to start proceedings for west Kingston enforcer Christopher 'Dudus' Coke to be extradited to the United States, residents in the constituency he represents in Parliament were incensed.

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

AS THE search for exploitable oil reserves intensifies and consumers continue to pay dearly at the pumps, a study has claimed that the high cost of petrol and related products such as electricity could be significantly lower if the Government switched from one pricing mechanism to another in its oil-import strategy.

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

An autopsy into the death of Argentinean tourist, Aldo Malaspina, who died after eating a meal of fish and potatoes two weeks ago, points to an ingestion of saltpetre, according to reports reaching The Sunday Gleaner.

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