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Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Assistant Commissioner of Police Les Green, who heads the Major Investigation Task Force (MIT), has no doubt that the May 24 incursion into Tivoli Gardens has had an impact on the level of compliance by people who have been named 'persons of interest' by the police.

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ambassador Marco Mazzocchi-Alemanni, (right) head of the European Union Delegation in Jamaica, and Anthony Hylton (left), member of parliament for Western St Andrew, break ground for the construction of End Time Basic School at Penwood Place...

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

HEAD OF the National Education Trust (NET), Paul Matalon, says there have been several expressions of interest from the private sector to partner with Government to build schools.

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AS the clock ticks down to the start of the new school year, many students are anxious about turning up for school after a long summer break.

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Parents warnedWith the start of the new school year two days away, the Office of the Children's Registry (OCR) is warning parents and guardians that failure to enrol their children in school and ensure that they attend could land them in trouble.

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DESPITE indicating they are willing to testify against a police sergeant deemed to be the mastermind in a major gun robbery at the police armoury, two of the three civilians who pleaded guilty to illegal possession of firearms and ammunition have each been sentenced to 138 years in prison.

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jennifer Bolt, mother of World and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, has been chosen as the first recipient of the International Mothers of Distinction (IMOD) award.

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TWO DAYS after head of the Police Federation peppered the Bruce Golding-led administration at its annual conference, General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Karl Samuda yesterday hit back with a scathing broadside against Sergeant Raymond Wilson.

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is rebuffing suggestions that it has run out of money to furnish its new offices in Falmouth, the country's next cruise-shipping destination. The Gleaner has...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Danny Roberts, former vice-president of the National Workers Union (NWU) and its affiliate, the Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees, has resigned from that organisation....

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Former United States President Bill Clinton is slated to visit the island next month. Clinton, founder of the William J.Clinton Foundation and 42nd president of the United States...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Toll Authority has determined that the introduction of three lanes leaving Portmore in the morning, on that leg of Highway 2000, has been effective in alleviating some of the traffic congestion faced by residents.The new measure was introduced on...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SECRETARY GENERAL of the Organisation of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, is batting for full disclosure in relation to the funding of political parties in the Caribbean.

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professionals' arm of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), wants Contractor General Greg Christie to delve deeper into the so-called sweetheart deals between the previous administration...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The usually pristine lawns of King's House were freshly trimmed as dapperly dressed guests took their seats. The distinguished guests turned out on a typical September afternoon in the tropics to see the installation of Marigold Harding as the new custos...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Retired Court of Appeal judge Boyd Carey has been barred from continuing to sit on the commission of enquiry into the collapse of the financial sector in the 1990s. The Judicial Review Court yesterday ordered his removal...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Police personnel are trying to come to grips with the drowning of a colleague who fell into the river and disappeared while chasing gunmen yesterday.Corporal Vincent Bent, of the Mobile Reserve, along with a special...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has declared that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) can be cleansed within five years if serious efforts are made to rid it of undisciplined members. Addressing the 67th joint central conferences of the Jamaica Police Federation...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The head of the body representing rank-and-file police personnel across the island has accused the Government of "blatant corruption" and support of criminals...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

One of the more positive traits of humanity glimmered at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) yesterday when a troubled teen, teetering on the edge of death, was saved by the swift action of a group of young policemen. The lawmen, high-powered weapons in tow...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Cabinet has approved amendments to the proposed Charter of Rights to reverse the effects of the Privy Council's ruling in the Pratt and Morgan case.Details of the changes have not yet been made public but they are...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) has given the assurance that everything is in place for repair work to begin on the deplorable roadways in Newport West, Kingston, before the end of the year.The assurance comes amid...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Government has moved to clear the air about its position on the local media in the wake of growing unease following recent comments by Prime Minister Bruce Golding.On Sunday...

Published:Wednesday | September 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

At a time when the police are coming under pressure due to recent events depicting them in a negative light, a group of Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) graduates is being encouraged to abide by basic principles of society in order to be effective law enforcers...

Published:Wednesday | September 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It may have been Prime Minister Bruce Golding hosting a fun day for the children of Tivoli Gardens, west Kingston, but the real rock star at the event was police Sergeant Nicholas Charlton....

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