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Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WHEN RICHARD Padgette, new owner of Green Castles in St Mary, decided that he would pursue ecotourism interests instead of the traditional areas of agriculture for which the property had developed a reputation, he offered some of the workers a chance...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Deputy Superintendent of Police Herfa Beckford, the hero cop who was later elevated to head the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA), has died.She was 46. Beckford died suddenly in hospital yesterday from medical...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Six people believed to be Jamaicans perished in a spectacular motor-vehicle accident along a New York State highway in the United States on Saturday. The mostly elderly victims, who are from a Bronx-based church group, were en route to a banquet...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEWLY APPOINTED national campaign director for the People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, wasted no time yesterday in making an impassioned plea to Comrades to throw their support behind Portia Simpson...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FIREBRAND PRESIDENT of the People's National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO), Damion Crawford, yesterday took aim at Prime Minister Bruce Golding, calling for him to present to Crime Stop the names of the criminals he was once associated with....

Published:Monday | September 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

People's National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller has declared that the sea of orange that converged on the National Arena yesterday was a message to the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) that the island's people want to see...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's reggae superstar Buju Banton's hit single Destiny will echo across the world this week as he faces the court on charges that could see him spending many years in a United...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dr Christopher Tufton, minister of agriculture and fisheries, who has been accused of violating the perjury laws, says the allegations by Contractor General Greg Christie have raised doubts about his credibility and caused his family "great distress".

Published:Monday | September 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MASSIVE TAX breaks have been proposed for the productive sector by the Opposition People's National Party (PNP). Portia Simpson Miller, the party's president, told the public session of the 72nd annual conference that the party would be prepared to offer tax incentives...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: More than 40 Jamaicans residing in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States flew into the island for the first annual Friends of Noel Holmes Hospital and the West Haven Children's Home Charity Ball...

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IN THE last few weeks of summer, Monsignor Kenneth Richards had an upsurge in requests for rosary beads from young men in central Kingston, where he serves.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AFTER CONDUCTING a content analysis of Cedric 'Doggie' Murray's diary, a consultant forensic psychia-trist at the University of the West Indies has concluded that the alleged transnational killer was a psychopath who was unlikely to have been rehabilitated.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Children's Advocate Mary Clarke believes that the incident in which a homeless man was killed after he was set on fire, allegedly by a group of boys, mirrors the country's social ills.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE 'MOTHER woman' of mythical fame is a source of refuge for many Jamaicans seeking help or protection. Among those who run to these mother women are so-called 'gangsters' and 'shottas' who seek any assistance that they can get.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PERSONS WHO swim at the Hellshire public beach in St Catherine and other sections of the coastline are putting themselves at risk because of the poor water quality.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Portia Simpson Miller is expected to inform today's public session of the 72nd annual conference of the People's National Party of her intention to reshuffle her shadow Cabinet.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SENSING THE possibility of electoral success, owing to the perception of a bleeding governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), the opposition People's National Party (PNP) is positioning its two top guns to deliver a knock-out blow at the polls.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A UNITED States-based handwriting expert has determined that the entries in a diary the police say was taken from the corpse of Cedric 'Doggie' Murray after he was killed were all written by the same hand.

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

EXPERTS WITHIN library information systems yesterday challenged assumptions that Jamaican libraries are losing their relevance in the age of the Internet.Representatives from library services in academia and the...

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MEMBER OF Parliament (MP) for North East St Ann, Shahine Robinson, yesterday filed in the Supreme Court Registry the notice of her intention not to contest the election petition filed against her. Elector Manley Bowen had...

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

RESIDENT MAGISTRATE (RM) Judith Pusey and Paula Llewellyn, the director of public prosecutions (DPP), yesterday renewed their tussle over disclosure when Kern Spencer's Cuban light-bulb trial returned to the Corporate...

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MEMBERS OF the Mobile Reserve Unit were in a sombre mood yesterday as news spread like wildfire that one of their colleagues had been shot and killed by gunmen on Thursday night at the Rosemount Housing Scheme in St Catherine.

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TRANSPORT AND Works Minister Mike Henry yesterday warned that political squabbles could serve to undermine the work of technical officers who have always stayed out of politics.

Published:Friday | September 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A major shortage of some basic equipment is causing a massive backlog in cases at the ballistics unit within the Police Forensic Lab. This has led to delays in the investigations of thousands of cases. According to acting head of the ballistics unit...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding, the leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), and his general secretary, Karl Samuda, have survived to renew battle, following a bruising showdown on Wednesday. But it appears that the fate of Harold Brady...

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