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Published:Thursday | December 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Christmas in the City ...Downtown Comes Alive has been declared a huge success by beaming store managers in down-town Kingston, who welcomed thousands of shoppers throughout yesterday's activities.

Published:Thursday | December 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Minister with responsibility for information, Daryl Vaz, has apologised to Christene King, executive editor of the Sunday Herald, following a reported verbal clash some two weeks ago. King had claimed that she was...

Published:Thursday | December 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Finance Minister Audley Shaw's about-turn on alcohol tax measures has incensed local beer producer Red Stripe, as well as a major player in the local beer producer Red Stripe, as well as a major player in the local energy-drink market....

Published:Thursday | December 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A BOLD promise has come from Education Minister Andrew Holness that the country's primary-school students will never again be faced with a textbook shortage."This year will be the final year of any such fall-off in terms of the provision of books,"...

Published:Thursday | December 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The booming cash-for-gold trade has landed a St Andrew businessman and a household helper in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court, arising from the alleged sale and purchase of stolen jewellery valued at US$60,000.Roshan Khemlani...

Published:Thursday | December 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SHORT HILL, St Elizabeth:THE TOURISM industry on the south coast is expected to get a major boost with the opening of a new aerodrome at Short Hill, near Treasure Beach, today."We see this as a way to position Treasure Beach...

Published:Thursday | December 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FORMER BANK of Jamaica (BOJ) governor, Derick Latibeaudiere, yesterday said he was taken aback by Finance Minister Audley Shaw's announcement that an audit report on him had been sent to a major criminal investigation...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dr Herbert Thompson has been re-elected president of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) for a fifth consecutive five-year term. The election took place during a meeting of the university's board of governors in Mandeville, Manchester...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Can anything good come out of Nazareth? The youths of Denham Town, Jones Town, Mountain View, Parade Gardens, Rockfort, Olympic Gardens, Tivoli and Trench Town all shout a resounding "Yes!"...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Almost 5,000 Jamaica public secondary-school students who sat the 2010 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations ended up without a single pass. However, this represents a continuing reduction in the number of students failing to pass even one subject...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: PRIDE OF Trelawny president, Barrington Ferguson, whose group is focused on increasing environmental awareness, said Trelawny needs to be cleaned up to facilitate the large numbers of visitors...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Tuesday, 11 August 2009, 13:32 …SUBJECT: GOVERNMENT OF CUBA FRUSTRATION INCREASES OVER LACKOF JAMAICAN COUNTERNARCOTICS COOPERATIONClassified By: COM JONATHAN FARRAR FOR REASONS 1.4 (B) & (D)1 (C) Summary: The U.S...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The ailing coffee industry has been given a lifeline with a J$310.5-million injection through a Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries initiative.The ministry was also at the receiving end yesterday, when the European...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MAY PEN, Clarendon: VENDORS IN May Pen will ply their wares in an improved market for the Christmas holidays, as work is currently being done on the facility.Rowan Jarrett, project manager at the Clarendon Parish Council...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Minister of National Security, Senator Dwight Nelson, has come out in sharp defence of Jamaica's reputation after a leaked United States Embassy cable painted the Government as enablers of drug traffickers....

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A collaborative Rotary Club effort brought much-needed Christmas cheer to the Accident and Emergency Unit of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in Mona, St Andrew, last Friday, with the donation of six gurneys (stretchers)....

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: THEIR SILENCE speaks through the lens of a camera, their pain is cushioned in the hearts of many and their resilience is tested by uncertainty and yet, the Voices From Haiti Vault book captures Haiti's...

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) is planning to thoroughly examine the criteria used to evaluate teachers under a pilot assessment that has determined that their ability to manipulate subjects taught in primary schools remains weak....

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE GOVERNMENT is expecting to pull in millions of dollars in additional revenue from a new deal that will target advertisers for the almost three-year-old Half-Way Tree Transport Centre. With thousands of commuters using the facility each day...

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: SuperClubs chairman John Issa is estimating that the cruise ship industry owes the country more than US$12 million in head tax, while land-based tourists are being burdened with fees tacked on to their airline tickets....

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has furnished proof that Shahine Robinson has relinquished her United States citizenship, which she acquired while being a member of Jamaica's Parliament.A Certificate of Loss of Nationality of the United States was...

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is denying liability in the claim filed by one of the more than 40 passengers who got injured in an accident while they were on a church trip on October 15. A schoolgirl, Jodian Henry...

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Tick, tick, tick...the clock is counting down! There's just a day to go for the greatest shopping fiesta of the year. Christmas in the City is all geared up to explode in downtown Kingston. In fact, this year is expected to be so big it has been split into two days.

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PRINCIPALS OF primary schools have blamed all stakeholders in the education system for the decline in the number of students achieving mastery in this year's Grade Four Literacy Test.
Figures from the Ministry of Education revealed that 67 per cent of students...

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AFTER 49 years, St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) has done enough to be considered one of the top educational institutions in the island. With a list of graduates that reads like a who's who of Jamaica, STETHS...

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