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Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: WHEN LOCAL fisherman Fitzroy Linton was sentenced to seven months for illegal entry in a Haitian court in 2007, little did he know that he would spend the next three years incarcerated in a cell with 64 other inmates...

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FOR 18 YEARS, Leopard Maye has been producing wet sugar from a small boiling house in Summerfield, Clarendon, under conditions not far removed from those that existed during the days of slavery.

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NORTH EAST St Elizabeth Member of Parliament Kern Spencer could walk out of court a free man in the coming days, and so, too, could his co-accused and companion, Coleen Wright.

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THERE IS just no break for public-school teachers as president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), Nadine Molloy, and her team will today be talking to attorneys representing the organisation about a shock...

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Mike Henry, Central Clarendon member of Parliament, wants an urgent meeting with Milton Brown, mayor of May Pen, to resolve the issues behind the ongoing protests by vendors in the parish capital. Henry said in a release...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dance turns deadly Orville Alexander, a 35-year-old farmer of Thornton district, St Elizabeth, was on Saturday night stabbed to death at a dance in his community.

Published:Monday | October 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Opposition spokesman on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Anthony Hylton, wants Parliament to yet again debate the impact of the United States-imposed economic embargo on Cuba.Hylton wants Parliament to help the Government inform the United Nations...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There is a common thread linking Westmoreland and St James in The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee competition.Camara Webber, who won the Westmoreland trophy for Haddo Primary a year ago, last Thursday took it home...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Enthusiasm and jubilation swept the Sean Lavery Faith Hall like a contagious disease last Friday evening.There were cheers, screams and hugs aplenty from a gracious winner, an exuberant champion boy and an ecstatic school society.

Published:Monday | October 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DESPITE an error-filled display, Jamaica's Reggae Boyz were still good enough to beat Caribbean arch-rivals, Trinidad and Tobago, 1-0 in a friendly international football match at the National Stadium last evening....

Published:Monday | October 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

EASTERN WESTMORELAND Member of Parliament (MP), Luther Buchanan, has accused the Bruce Golding administration of mingling in nepotism in its handling of recovery efforts following the aftermath of the recent heavy rains associated with Tropical storm Nicole...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A 16-year-old boy, believed to have been forcibly removed from his home in Tivoli Gardens by members of the security forces, is one of three persons who have vanished almost five months after the military-led operation...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The rains associated with tropical storm Nicole have left many persons in the upper reaches of St Catherine greatly inconvenienced. The roads leading to many of these communities have been badly affected by land slippage and erosion....

Published:Monday | October 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP): A smooth-walled path to daylight awaited 33 trapped miners yesterday as they entered the tense final hours of a two-month odyssey christened in the terror of collapsing rock deep under a Chilean mountain....

Published:Monday | October 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Liaison officer for the University of the West Indies Township Programme and August Town resident Kenneth Wilson says the St Andrew community has seen a drastic reduction in crime and violence. UWI officials hope to continue this partnership...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: A local pastor has called for Jamaica to turn back to receiving instruction and guidance from God instead of relying only on human wisdom if it is to make any progress as a nation. The Reverend Milton...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Western Bureau: The United Kingdom imposed Air Passenger Duty (APD) is having a devastating effect on arrivals to the Caribbean, British Airways Chief Executive Officer Willie Walsh revealed yesterday ...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ballistics tests are being done on more than 75 firearms that were taken from members of the security forces who were part of the operation which ended in the death of businessman Keith Clarke....

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Caribbean societies are reportedly being devastated by the highest rates of violent crime in the world. According to the United Nations, Bahamians, Jamaicans, Haitians, Puerto Ricans and Trinidadians are four times more likely to die by gun violence than a North American.

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Audley Shaw has come a long way in politics - rising from the uncomplimentary classification of Edward Seaga's 'Water Boy' in the mid-1990s to the current characterisation by some within the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as the man most likely to replace Bruce Golding as head of the Government.

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SINCE IT began operation in March 2008, the Soapberry Sewage Treatment Plant has been running 24 hours each day with no downtime. Possibly the largest sewage-treatment plant in the Caribbean, with a capacity of approximately 30 million cubic metres per year, the facility is set on 200 acres in a remote location in St Catherine

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A recently completed inspection of 30 schools across the island by the National Education Inspectorate (NEI) has confirmed thousands of students are failing because of poor teaching and substandard learning conditions.

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Deputy Treasurer Daryl Vaz received an important boost yesterday as the party's young professionals group, Generation 2000 (G2K), flung its support behind the candidacy of Daryl Vaz for general secretary of the JLP.

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IT SEEMS residents of Portmore, St Catherine, will have to continue to put up with less-than-adequate sewage treatment and the attendant health risks until their system is linked to the National Water Commission's (NWC) Soapberry facility, which serves the Corporate Area.

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A child leaning on a cylinder full of gas during break time was complaining about the ominous whiff of gas he smelt. His friends were playing in the vicinity of the gas tank. The pipes leading from it were not properly secured and could be easily accessed by the students.

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