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Published:Thursday | February 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A 72-year-old man who jumped from a section of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) yesterday did so in stark contrast to the circumstances under which another man leapt from the high-rise structure...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two men who escaped from the Oracabessa lock-up in St Mary early yesterday morning were still on the run up to mid-afternoon. The police have identified the escapees as 26-year-old Shamarie Wright, otherwise called 'Shammy', and 46-year-old Trevor...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A pall of gloom is hanging over the small farming community of Ulster Spring in Trelawny, following the tragic deaths of Jamaican educator, Dionne Coy Bailey, and her two daughters, who were killed this week...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Berlin World Championships in Athletics 200m finalist Anneisha McLaughlin joined a slew of top performers, as The Gleaner 'Champs 100' tour rolled into Holmwood Technical High School in Manchester yesterday....

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The internal audit team of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture has discovered breaches at two of its agencies. Maria Jones, permanent secretary in the ministry, said in a release last night...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In exactly one month from today, the United States Embassy in Kingston will begin accepting only online visa applications, doing away with the paper-based forms now familiar to applicants."...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Growing up in Waterhouse, St Andrew, Olympics and World Championships in Athletics gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser said her first answer to everything was "whatever"....

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Kevin Tyndale, former reputed member of the Joel Andem-led gang, Gideon Warriors, is seeking leave to go to the United Kingdom Privy Council to challenge his convictions and 30-year prison sentence. He was convicted ...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Mental health practitioner and administrator of the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI), Nurse Joy Crooks, has renewed calls for an exclusive ambulance...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Government is spending just over $25 million to refurbish three buildings to be used as safe shelters for the victims of human trafficking. One shelter has already been completed at a cost of $10.7 million...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"Sometimes all I make is $100, and that is when I am lucky to sell something." Camille, a vendor at the Kingston Craft Market, has been frustrated by dwindling business and earnings she depends on for her daily survival....

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AT LEAST two cops that testified before the com-mission of enquiry into the deadly fire at the Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre for girls were not deemed truthful. Commissioner Justice Paul Harrison...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The efforts of the Rotary Club of St Andrew North received a major boost recently when Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) presented the service organisation with two cheques totalling US$2,500....

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Gleaner has obtained a copy of the report of a commission of enquiry into the fire at the Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre that led to the deaths of seven female wards. The report contained 16 observations and recommendations...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Embattled head of the Child Development Agency (CDA), Alison Anderson-McLean, has quit, ending a six-year tenure marked by stinging criticisms of her performance. Health Minister Rudyard Spencer confirmed last night that Anderson-McLean submitted her resignation ...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FINANCE MINISTER Audley Shaw yesterday pledged to "rein in renegade" public-sector entities which, he said, have been reckless in the management of their affairs and have contributed to Jamaica's public debt...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE POLICE High Command is denying a Sunday Gleaner report that Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Paul Robinson has been replaced at the police armoury. In a statement released yesterday, acting Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington suggested ...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The administration of the Vauxhall High School in east Kingston is standing behind one of its male teachers who was involved in a fracas with a student that left the schoolboy needing seven stitches to the nose...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, is warning that Jamaica is likely to suffer economically if it continues to sacrifice farmlands to facilitate other development...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Residents of Southboro in Portmore, St Catherine, have reacted with a mixture of bafflement and dismay to the disturbing spectacle of a policeman's body found, shot execution...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Always striving for excellence, never settling for mediocrity, students who excel have much in common - focus, determination and great parental and teacher support.Today, The Gleaner celebrates with the island's outstanding...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A MAN who was the complainant in a case in which two men were convicted and sent to prison did not convince the Court of Appeal last week when he said he wanted to purge his guilty conscience....

Published:Monday | February 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's MAJOR Science and Technology Exposition for students attending primary through to tertiary institutions is now set to kick off its 2010 series.Sponsored by the Jamaica Public Service, the expo, which is held in collaboration...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

An investigation has been launched into the leak of the Armadale Enquiry Report more than a week before it was scheduled to be tabled before the Cabinet, Minister of National Security Dwight Nelson has revealed...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE PEACE Management Initiative (PMI) has taken police intelligence and the Ministry of National Security to task about the estimated number of gangs in Jamaica.PMI spokesman Horace Levy told The Gleaner...

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