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Published:Thursday | March 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TWO CRITICAL pieces of legislation, arguably the most far-reaching of the measures presented for passage during the just-concluded parliamentary year...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Some primary school principals appeared confident their students were prepared for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) which starts today.In addition to the usual extra classes, some principals have...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Athletes have already made the 100th staging of the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships a memorable one...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Finance Minister Audley Shaw will today indicate how much money the Government plans to spend for the 2010-2011 fiscal year when he tables in Parliament the estimates of expenditure...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Twenty-three recordings of conversations between former junior minister Kern Spencer and star witness Rodney Chin were played yesterday at the Half-Way Tree Courthouse, after Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey ruled...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sixty-two Haitians, including six children, who fled their earthquake-ravaged homeland, landed in two groups in Portland yesterday, after battling five days of rugged conditions on the sea....

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) says the slow response to the Young Entrepreneurs Programme (YEP) should have been expected because it was poorly planned and implemented. PNP Spokesperson on Youth, Lisa Hanna, charged that from the outset...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Calls of "juice, juice" and "ba-ba-ba-banana chips" were welcomed by passengers travelling on the Jamaica Urban Transit Company No.500 bus steadily making its way to the Half-Way Tree (HWT) terminal.

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As the country's job opportunities become more and more limited, acting director for the regional programme services department at the HEART Trust/NTA, Cynthis Dewdney, says the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) introduced...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey will today determine which parts of alleged recordings between Rodney Chin and Kern Spencer should be admitted to evidence in the trial of Spencer and co-defendant Coleen Wright...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A number of the Corporate Area's leading hotels reported increases in bookings heading into the start of the 100th staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletic Championships at the National Stadium....

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Government has scaled back its ambitious plan to add 200 new buses to the fleet of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC).Instead, 103 new buses will be imported starting next month, with three of the buses offering specialised service to members...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Commuters using the state-run bus service provided by the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will be paying up to 60 per cent more for a ride come April 1. Transport Minister Mike Henry announced the long-anticipated increases...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The United States (US) law firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips is refusing to be drawn into the local controversy over its possible relationship...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Persons who are not yet registered have just a week to become eligible for the new voters' list. Director of Elections Orette Fisher said while persons are receptive of the registration process to meet the March 31 deadline...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Weeks after a rank-and-file policeman made a public appeal for a closed-circuit television (CCTV) to be installed in the armoury at the Elletson Road Police Station, the national security ministry says work was well under way to put in place such a...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Young scientists from western Jamaica showed off several innovative exhibits during the Western leg of the Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd (JPS) Science & Technology Expo, held recently at the West Jamaica Conference Centre of Seventh-day...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A voluntary group focusing on improving education in the island's schools has painted a worrying picture of the low literacy rate in some rural...

Published:Tuesday | March 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Some 1,600 gallons of water vanished from two tanks at St Andrew Primary School over the weekend, although the Ministry of Education provides the school with round-the-clock watchmen....

Published:Tuesday | March 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THERE ARE indications that the response to an ambitious government-initiated entrepreneurship programme targeting graduates of secondary...

Published:Tuesday | March 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A culture of 'finding a job' and the fear of failure are two of the critical factors that have steered young people away from the various government...

Published:Tuesday | March 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Gleaner's Youthlink Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) seminar series, geared to help secondary-level students with the formula to excel, will roll out today.

Published:Tuesday | March 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Calabar High's Traves Smikle and St Hugh's High's Candecia Bernard could improve on their national junior discus records when competition begins in Champs 100, the centenary celebration...

Published:Tuesday | March 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A leading business-development specialist is calling for the various micro-business finance schemes, particularly those aimed at young people, to be placed under one umbrella....

Published:Tuesday | March 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Lawyers representing reggae superstar Buju Banton have gone to court with a belated attempt to get him released on bail. The lawyers claim that Buju, whose correct name is Mark Myrie, has not been provided...

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