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Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

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.

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

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.

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

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.

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

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.

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE COURT of Appeal on Thursday reserved its decision in the appeal brought by former Matthews Lane strongman Donald 'Zekes' Phipps after hearing legal arguments that his constitutional rights were breached during his...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

HEAD OF the Earthquake Unit and research fellow at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Dr Lyndon Brown, has revealed that Jamaica is not connected to the tsunami warning system for the Caribbean.

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) this week took aim at the Financial Services Commission (FSC) for a proposal the regulatory body made that might affect insurance costs.

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AS THE Caribbean Community (CARICOM) mobilises regional relief efforts to aid its Haitian neighbours, senior officials from Jamaica echoed fears of not finding any more survivors...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IN THE wake of Tuesday's catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, a number of companies, non-governmental organisations and groups, along with individuals, have been making contributions to the relief effort.

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BEGINNING TODAY, commuters will start paying increased fares to travel on public passenger vehicles.

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Geneva (AP):Looters have broken into the United Nations food warehouses in Haiti's crumbled capital, an official said on Friday.

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

CLEARLY SHAKEN by the horrific spectacle of the devastation meted out to Haiti earlier this week, Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller has rendered a heartfelt appeal for the women, the young, the elderly and the...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE PARENT company of the Jamaican firm Red Stripe has shipped 45,000 pounds of food and emergency supplies to Haiti.This is part of a major relief effort launched by Diageo through its temporary Spirit of the Americas Fund and the Diageo's Giving for...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bloomberg: THE MAGNITUDE 7.0 earthquake that occurred in Haiti may increase the likelihood of a future quake in Jamaica, according to seismologists who study geologic risk.

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THREE MORE illegal firearms are off the nation's streets following a police operation in Golden Spring, St Andrew, yesterday.

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ANOTHER 35 Jamaicans stranded in Haiti are to return home today by special airlift.Information Minister, Daryl Vaz, said yesterday that the Jamaicans would return on a special Air Jamaica flight that was scheduled to depart Jamaica this morning with...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE NATIONAL Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB) committee has pledged to provide support to affected persons in Haiti through its charity funds from the Prayer Breakfast this year.

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As hapless Haiti continues to reel from the catastrophic 7.0 earthquake which has claimed an estimated thousands of lives and flattened infrastructure, a question that comes readily to mind is: what is it about January and the region ...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE ISLAND recorded a marginal decline in the number of road fatalities last year but traffic accidents still continued to eat up a large chunk of the money allocated to the health sector.Data released yesterday by the National Road Safety Council...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AP:Scammers emerge as predictably as earthquake aftershocks following natural disasters, making it imperative for consumers to be wary of unsolicited appeals to aid victims in Haiti. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and security experts warned...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There are growing concerns about the possibility of the outbreak of several diseases in Haiti in the wake of Tuesday's devastating earthquake. Bodies in the streets stink and are unattended to, little if any clean water...

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