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Published:Monday | December 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Major traffic changes have been implemented in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, as the police try to curb congestion and crime in the town amid the anticipated holiday shopping crush.Strict vending rules will also be imposed in the southwestern Jamaica town...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prominent citizen, dedicated community man, and public servant is how the late Canon Weeville Gordon was remembered yesterday at his funeral attended by hundreds of mourners at St Matthew's Anglican Church in Kingston.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Likening the proposal by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to increase the levy on incoming airline passengers as 'Nicodemus in the night', president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA)...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

'Prime Minister Bruce Golding has lamented the passing of veteran journalist John Maxwell, describing him as one of the Caribbean region's brightest and most outspoken journalists.Hailing Maxwell as being at the...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

CARLTON BROWN pushes his handcart along the main street in Bog Walk, St Catherine, as if pressing back stubbornly against a difficult life - slowly, with measured steps, head bowed over his steering wheel but slightly...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JOHN MAXWELL, the fiery journalist and environmentalist, died from lung cancer late Friday at the age of 76. Maxwell was diagnosed with cancer in December 2008 and had been receiving treatment for the disease in The Netherlands.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TAXI OPERATOR Conroy Heaven is adamant that the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre is largely responsible for a rise in crime in the heavily commercialised area.Speaking emphatically, Heaven says "make me tell you this.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Several police stations are not responding to emergency situations involving major crimes, even though these crimes are committed close to the stations. Often, their colleagues who are some distance away are the ones to respond.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Mona GeoInformatics Institute's (MGI) mapping of major crimes committed in Jamaica last year has shown that at least 100 communities across the island were not affected by a major crime.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ONE OF the first things that greet you on a visit to some Government entities is a long list of rules stipulating a strict dress code to which persons entering must comply.Sleeveless blouses and shorts are examples for which...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Clarendon's capital returned to the summit of the pile of communities that recorded major crimes in 2009.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PAPINE, St ANDREW, is a borderline area. It is where students from the University of Technology, the University of the West Indies, Mona, Papine High, HEART/NTA and other institutions make contact - even briefly - with the residents of Tavern, Kintyre, Mona Commons, August Town and Highlight View (the renamed 'Mud Town').

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LITTLE MORE than two weeks before Christmas 2010, downtown Kingston is busy but orderly. The police have a strong foot patrol presence - The Sunday Gleaner sees at least four batches of officers on the beat during a quick sweep from North Parade, along Church Street, onto Harbour Street then back up to West Street - and there are also motorised patrols.

Published:Saturday | December 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MOCHO, Clarendon:RESIDENTS OF Mocho and Chapelton want the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) to immediately repair dysfunctional street lights in their communities."The lights are not working, and the ones that do work...

Published:Saturday | December 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine:The old capital is expected to get a facelift for the Yuletide season, as the St Catherine Parish Council and the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) embark on a massive clean-up drive tomorrow.

Published:Saturday | December 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine:SEVERAL PROJECTS will be undertaken throughout the 40 parish council divisions in St Catherine during the Yuletide season.Councillor for the Above Rocks division, Judith Marriott, told The Gleaner that...

Published:Saturday | December 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The St Andrew Central Police Division has launched an investigation into the seizure of more than 300 rounds of ammunition and a Bryco pistol yesterday.The find was made at Cedar Valley Road in Standpipe, St Andrew.Head of...

Published:Saturday | December 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Finance Minister Audley Shaw says the Government is now studying the various models of mobile banking available to determine the platform's viability in order to develop the appropriate policy framework in Jamaica."The Bank of Jamaica has already had...

Published:Saturday | December 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Councillor of the Westchester division in Portmore, St Catherine, Shane Dalling, says he will be spearheading a massive clean-up exercise in sections of the division following the gruesome discovery by...

Published:Saturday | December 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Una James, the mother of Jamaica-born Lee Boyd Malvo, who was convicted in December 2002 in the sniper attack which left 10 people dead in the United States, is planning to write a book.

Published:Saturday | December 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

December 1, 2005, was the beginning of a nightmare for the Newby family. Lenford and Sandra Newby found out their youngest child, two-year-old Tajay, had cancer.

Published:Saturday | December 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Several health workers were on Tuesday recognised by the Southern Regional Health Authority for their long and dedicated service to the health sector.Chief executive officer (CEO) of the Mandeville Regional Hospital, Alwyn Miller,...

Published:Friday | December 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Assistant Commissioner of Police Les Green says the investigation into damning allegations made against Energy Minister James Robertson is gaining traction.Green pointed to the recent arrest of Kayon Campbell, popularly known as 'Treasure'...

Published:Friday | December 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine:The old capital is expected to get a facelift for the Yuletide season, as the St Catherine Parish Council and the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) embark on a massive clean-up drive tomorrow.Speaking on...

Published:Friday | December 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Liquor company J. Wray & Nephew yesterday said the Government should revisit the increase in tax that has been announced for alcoholic beverages, a move it says may not result in the collection of much-needed revenue...

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