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Published:Friday | July 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Olympic and World 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser is now awaiting a ruling from the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association (JAAA) to know whether she will be able to compete for the rest of season after testing positive for a prohibited drug at an IAAF Diamond League...

Published:Friday | July 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THEY HAD no unripe limes or horseshoes in their pockets. Nor did they wear their shirts inside out to ward off evil spirits. Such are the usual superstitions of the living among the dead....

Published:Friday | July 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

GOVERNMENT BACKBENCHER Clive Mullings has argued for the establishment of a whistle-blower office to ensure the proposed law is effective.At the same time, other members of the joint select committee of Parliament examining the bill have suggested that...

Published:Friday | July 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jitters over whether a merger of Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) would fall through were put to rest last night, as Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said her government would honour...

Published:Friday | July 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has pledged to boost funding for programmes and research projects at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI).

Published:Friday | July 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A PARLIAMENTARY committee expressed shock yesterday when it was disclosed that Jamaica had no legislative framework in place to impose sanctions on...

Published:Friday | July 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Parents of hearing-impaired children who opposed the use of Patois in sign language to teach deaf children have had second thoughts on what they saw as a controversial learning method. Since 2000, the Jamaica Association...

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IF YOUR relatives were buried in the May Pen Cemetery in the last few decades, chances are their tombs have been disturbed. It is also possible that their remains may be among the morbid mosaic of bones which litter sections of the burial ground.

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding has challenged Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin, the former police commissioner, to provide facts to back up his allegations that ousted west Kingston strongman Christopher 'Dudus' Coke was tipped off about the pending extradition...

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Premier of The Cayman Islands, W. McKeeva Bush, is considering making it easier for Jamaicans to visit that country once they are already holders of a United States visa.

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

HIT BY the negative effects of the United Kingdom's (UK) air passenger duty (APD) on the Caribbean tourism market, regional states are pushing for further negotiations with the UK for adjustments to the charge....

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: The four-day Conference of Heads of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) ended in Montego Bay yesterday with the issue of governance still unresolved. CARICOM has been accused of not doing enough...

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The government-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is to pay $6 million with interest to a former conductress who was injured on the job because of safety hazards. Stephanie Tilmutt had judgment awarded in her favour...

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The contentious issue of the free movement of CARICOM nationals through the 15 member states remained stalled yesterday as regional leaders closed their 31st heads of government meeting in Montego Bay, St James....

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies (UWI) is looking to international donors for US$2 million to finance the cost of living expenses for 200 Haitian students...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo has given Jamaica a not-too-subtle hint that it is wasting its time whining about unfair trade practices by its Caribbean neighbours. Instead, Jagdeo has suggested that Jamaica and other...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE PEOPLE'S National Party (PNP) has confirmed that it boycotted Sunday's ceremonial opening of the 31st meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in Montego Bay, St James.PNP Deputy Chairman Anthony Hylton...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

RESIDENTS OF Darlow and surrounding districts from Rock to Eden in Clarendon will soon be able to enjoy the return of regular visits from a doctor or family nurse practitioner, along with the existing services of maternal and child health...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Nearly half a century of separation and searching ended in jubilation four days ago when 48-year-old Pamella Morgan heard the booming voice of her father Horace Morgan for the first time. Pamella's heart leaped with joy when she was awakened early...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

EYEBROWS WERE raised in Gordon House yesterday after it was reported that $21 million was allegedly fleeced from the Ministry of Finance by a senior executive who has since resigned and is said to have...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Trinidad and Tobago is expressing grave concern about the US$20-million shortfall in the Caribbean Development Fund (CDF). The US$250-million fund was set up to address economic dislocation...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MONTEGO BAY, St James: Tight-lipped about the preliminary findings of the Air Jamaica-Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) probe, Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the results will not...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

CARICOM leaders are urging the United Nations (UN) to rein in non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that rushed to the assistance of Haiti in the wake of the massive January 12 earthquake but are now doing more harm...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Eleven-year-old Jenelle Hinds could not contain the stream that made its way down her cheeks yesterday as the recent Enfield Primary and Junior High School graduate recounted her experience in The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Locksley Wallace, a 19-year-old resident of the Central Village community is true testimony that hard work, dedication and determination pay off

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