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Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Police and millitary personnel on the ground in sections of west Kingston under curfew since Sunday have received high marks for their conduct from several residents of the area."The soldier them cool.

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PRIME MINISTER Bruce Golding heads a list of state officials who Contractor General Greg Christie wants to provide sworn testimony in a probe on the controversial...

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Blackboards were bare of the usual mathematics equations. Sobbing occasionally punctuated the silence. Textbooks remained curfewed in school bags....

Published:Monday | June 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With Jamaica's tourism status on life support after images of gun violence and mayhem were plastered across websites, newspapers and TV screens last month, the Government is seeking to give it a jolt of energy with a multimillion-dollar marketing makeover....

Published:Monday | June 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The events of the last two weeks have turned the spotlight on inner-city youths once again, and, for the most part, it is the negative sides of them that are being projected, with the dons and 'shottas' in their usual...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The security forces pounced on Matthews Lane and satellite streets of downtown Kingston in an predawn raid yesterday, seizing illegal weapons and detaining hundreds of young men in a major push to weaken the grip of gangs...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: A group of past students of the Jamaica School of Agriculture residing in the United States are proposing to establish an annual scholarship for Jamaicans who wish to undertake studies in the field...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Schools in west Kingston will reopen today following a two-week closure because of gun battles between lawmen and thugs and the subsequent peacekeeping operation in Tivoli and other communities....

Published:Monday | June 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A call has been made for the Government to place more priority on drug abuse and abusers.
Michael Tucker, executive director of the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA), made the call last Thursday after outlining the various physical...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"Mi all give up pon life one o' the time dem, 'cause the amount a man mi see dead and the amount a time mi hear say mi a go dead, Jah know, is only the Almighty carry me through this."These were the words of an obviously...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Head of the Centre for Leadership and Governance at the University of the West Indies, Professor Trevor Munroe, has prodded the State and civic society to seize the moment and eradicate rampant criminality and corruption...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding demonstrated at last week's sitting of the House of Representatives that his back might be against the wall, but he still has a few cards up his sleeve.Golding flicked out his ace when he expressed...

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The search for public enemy number one, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, has turned to communities and individuals linked to the Opposition People's National Party (PNP).

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AS A young student at Ardenne High School in the mid-1980s, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke was his math teacher's delight. He was a quiet one who sat at the back of the class while turning out impressive homework and test grades.

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE STEADY stream from Jane McFarlane's right eye does not run straight down her otherwise startlingly calm face. It runs across her cheek, over the flare of her nostril and to the tip of her nose. The teardrop does not fall to disfigure any of the pictures she has inclined her head to scrutinise.

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As the Christopher 'Dudus' Coke extradition saga continues, efforts, far removed from the routine extradition hearing, are being made in the courts. However, transparency has become a casualty, with the information channels of the Supreme Court Registry and the Ministry of Justice suffering a severe censorship meltdown.

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SENIOR MEMBERS of the security team in Tivoli Gardens and its environs are contending that their efforts to restore order to the besieged area are being severely thwarted by strong countervailing forces that have been called in by the State to assist in the investigative process.

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The west Kingston enclave of Tivoli Gardens and seven neighbouring communities are robbing the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) of an estimated $271 million in revenue each year.

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FOR YEARS, the diverse cultural and educational contribution of Tivoli Gardens to Jamaica has been overshadowed by the perception that the community is a haven for thugs and gunmen.

Published:Saturday | June 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's speller Owayne Rodney fell out at the semi-final stage of the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee yesterday.The 11-year-old Gleaner Children's Own Spelling Bee champion was attempting to be the second person from outside the USA to win the...

Published:Saturday | June 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A second Microsoft Imagine Cup team from Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is through to the world finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition.Team Xormis' dream of representing the region was deferred after it placed second in the finals behind...

Published:Saturday | June 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Thousands of names have been added to the new voters' list published by the Electoral Office of Jamaica on Monday.Close to 33,000 names were added and 2,460 deleted, bringing the total number to approximately 1.5 million.Director of Elections Orrette...

Published:Saturday | June 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) has called on businesses to chip in and inject much-needed funds into the island's health facilities.Speaking at a press conference Thursday at the MAJ office to announce the association's annual symposium, which...

Published:Saturday | June 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The scent of burnt items still lingers in the 'Curry' air, but the radiating beauty of the fruits and vegetables in the market overpowers the unfortunate smog that has stiffled activities in Jamaica's most popular market for more than a week.

Published:Saturday | June 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) says it has already spent $7 million cleaning up communities in west Kingston in the wake of last week's major gun battle in that section of the capital city.Millions more will have to be spent to...

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