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Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The secretariats of the two major political parties have once again found themselves enmeshed in a bitter war of words over their interpretations of events in the Christopher 'Dudus' Coke saga. This time, it is Coke's...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Education Minister Andrew Holness has defended his ministry's intervention in four secondary institutions he labelled as failing schools, saying their poor performances indicated that they needed assistance."There is no...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Melaine Walker's silver-medal performance in the 400m hurdles final at the 13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, South Korea, yesterday provided a measure of sweet redemption for her mother, Jenefer Wilson, who believes her daughter was disrespected...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Shortly after learning that Christopher 'Dudus' Coke was ready to plead guilty in a United States court, former National Security Minister Dr Peter Phillips characterised it as a victory for Jamaica against...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

United States prosecutors had built up what they believed was an airtight case against suspected drug lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke with a string of witnesses plus damning recordings of telephone conversation which they had planned to play in open court...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

J.PAUL MORGAN, the man tasked by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to lead the review of the Jamaica Public Service Company's (JPS) billing practices, says his team has been given a tough task to come back with its findings after six weeks.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

News that Jamaican drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke pleaded guilty to narcotics and firearm-related charges in the United States (US) yesterday reverberated among residents in his former west Kingston stronghold of Tivoli Gardens....

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), Milton Samuda, believes Christopher 'Dudus' Coke's guilty plea in a lower Manhattan court yesterday vindicated the actions of local enforcement in their...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

DESPITE TWO previous felony convictions in the United States, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke will escape the three-strike rule.Coke, according to court documents to which he signed yesterday, was convicted twice in the US for two separate felonies....

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

CONFESSED GANGSTER Christopher 'Dudus' Coke is facing a maximum 23 years behind bars following a guilty plea in the United States Southern District Court of New York yesterday. The 42-year-old pleaded guilty before US District judge Robert P. Patterson....

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Mandeville, Manchester: The rising sun and cool morning breeze were not enough to stop the tears of family, friends and neighbours from flowing in response to the death of Daisy Stulz-Smith of Dunsinane district.Stulz-Smith...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

TAXPAYERS are to pay $6 million more for the Manatt-Dudus commission of enquiry.The First Supplementary Estimates tabled in the House of Repre-sentatives yesterday signals Government's intention to increase the Budget...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE GOVERNMENT is proposing to cut the capital budget of Nutrition Products Limited (NPL), the company responsible for the School Feeding Programme.According to figures contained in the First Supplementary Estimates for the 2011-2012 financial year in...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) are finally to be paid the salary owed to them since the 2008-2009 fiscal year.Provision has been made in the First Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure for $235 million to be paid to the country's military...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

NEARLY HALF of the $212.5 million approved by Parliament in April for the University of Technology (UTech) enhancement project is to be severed.Figures contained in the First Supplementary Estimates of expenditure indicate that $106.4 million is being...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The finance ministry has approved a further $174 million to fund the just-concluded population and housing census.This will move the total spending on the census to just under $1.5 billion.The 2011 population and housing census done by the Statistical...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Reverend Michelle Smith praying for members of the congregation at Shalom Missionary Church, St Andrew, on Sunday.'Homosexuality is wrong' Rev on a mission makes her mark in Grants PenThe REVEREND Michelle Smith, who swapped a lifestyle of homosexuality...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Finance Minister Audley Shaw has tacked on $2 billion to the Government's Budget for this fiscal year, confounding commentators who had projected cuts of between $5 billion and $7 billion in the Golding administration's spending plan....

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

SECONDARY WATER-Supply schemes could see a reduction in the grant provided to them by the National Water Commission (NWC) if Parliament approves a proposed $49-million cut to the rural water-supply programme.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE Scheduled construction of three schools this fiscal year will be delayed.The budget for two high schools to be constructed at Cedar Grove in Portmore, St Catherine, and Mandeville, Manchester, was approved by Parliament in April.Parliament had also...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Government yesterday tabled the First Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure for 2011-2012 - a scant four months after the original tabling of the Budget in the House of Representatives last April.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Daegu, South Korea: "Listen, just keep your focus. A me and you a go fight it out towards the end." Those were Usain Bolt's last words to freshly crowned 100m world champion, Yohan Blake, before both athletes stepped into their starting blocks...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

SEVERAL OF the island's roads for which approval was given for repair works will not get attention this year.Among the casualties is the Ocho Rios development road in St Ann, for which $5.9 million was budgeted in April but will not be spent....

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Joseph Gonzales yesterday revealed that his son, Jermaine, complained to him about the food in Daegu, South Korea, nearly a week ago. Gonzales said during their conversation last Wednesday...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

HAVING COPPED nine ones in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations, Francina Cousins of The Queen's School is well on her way to pursuing a career in media and communications. Francina said she...

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