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Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The island's teachers will be seeking a salary increase despite a wage freeze for public-sector workers already announced by the Government. President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), Michael Stewart, said they had already calculated...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Acting Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington yesterday revealed that the nation only just missed the highest number of murders in a year. In addressing the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) at its annual devotion held at the commissioner's office...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

At least three schools remained closed yesterday at the beginning of the new academic term, as a result of delays in the completion-of-repairs exercises. Education Minister Andrew Holness, in an interview with The Gleaner, confirmed the delays....

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Word of the Lord through Apostle Steve Lyston, Bishop Doris Hutchinson, Prophetess Sophia Kerr-Dawes, Pastor Michelle Lyston and Minister Nadra Brotherton....

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Becoming pregnant at age 13 did not prevent Shermin Green from being among Northern Caribbean University's (NCU) graduating class of 2009. Born in Hammerton district, St Ann, Green is currently a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE 2009 Employee of the Year at MayBerry Investments Limited, Ann Lapyette-Francis, has her eyes firmly set on reaching the top in the financial institution."My goal is to be the top of everything I do and this is just a stepping stone for me....

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Despite announcing in December that the 10 per cent general consumption tax (GCT) on electricity would be imposed on January 1, the Government is now saying that it never intended to impose the tax this month....

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Constable Richie Martin, one of nine men on the St James police most-wanted list, was grilled for hours at the Freeport Police Station yesterday in connection with murders and arson. The constable, who is at present on suspension from the Jamaica...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

United States-based aviation expert Michael Slack said the decision by the pilot of American Airlines Flight 331 to land the aircraft in weather conditions it was not capable of handling might have contributed...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A United States-based aviation expert is claiming that the decision by the pilot of American Airlines Flight 331 to land the aircraft in weather conditions it was not capable of handling might have contributed to the December 22 accident.

Published:Monday | January 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The local Church has come under fire for being too passive in the fight against crime. The country's acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Glenmore Hinds yesterday said too many Jamaican citizens and organisations, including the Church, are not doing enough to conquer...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ALREADY SADDLED with the burden of losing their daughter nearly three years ago, a St Mary family is begging for the opportunity to give her a peaceful burial. Fifteen-year-old Donna-Lee Scott disappeared in 2007 and has been presumed dead since....

Published:Monday | January 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With more than 35 years of service in the air industry, Lieutenant Colonel Oscar Derby is accustomed to the dynamics of turbulence. But not even that experience could have prepared him for the challenges he faced in his first full year as director general...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With the country facing undoubtedly tough times this year, Dr Leahcim Semaj is urging Jamaicans to look for the opportunities which might emerge.

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The usually serene town of Alligator Pond, at the border of Manchester and St Elizabeth, erupted into the first major protest for 2010 ...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"It's been another bloody year in Jamaica," seems to be a bad cliché that just won't go away.

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While the country enters 2010 with many economic challenges, most analysts agree that reducing the fiscal deficit should be priority number one.

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With the job prospects at home for Jamaicans looking dim this year, persons are looking overseas for work and it appears that many could find the jobs they seek.

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Cash-strapped independent schools will be faced with more pressure to keep afloat this year.The global economic meltdown has dealt them a severe blow and Karlene Bisnott, president of the Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Undoubtedly, one of the most eagerly awaited announcements this year will be the Government's decision on the extradition request for west Kingston area leader Christopher 'Dudus' Coke...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE GOVERNMENT could be hard pressed to get the best price for several assets it plans to place on the divestment block this year.

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The economic tsunami of 2009 did not spare the education system and many administrators are hunkering down for more battering this year.

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear Santa,You must think it is kind of strange to be getting letters this early in the year.

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Already under Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) scrutiny for three concurrent botched landings, the American Airlines accident at the Norman Manley International Airport on December 22 will result in even...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The police argued that the fiery protest was unfortunate and needless as it was a clear case of the men being shot after they attempted to avoid arrest following calls from residents about a robbery.

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