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Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Struggling to adjust to a $1-billion cut in its subvention from the Jamaican Government, the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, is to introduce several belt-tightening measures in a bid to survive. Among the big reforms is putting pressure on permanent lecturers...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding will today sign over ownership of the remaining state-owned factories - Frome, Bernard Lodge and Monymusk estates - to Chinese firm COMPLANT International Sugar Industry Company Limited...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After a strategic review of its business, RBTT Bank Jamaica Limited has decided to close three of its branches within the next six months. The affected branches are at Fairview in Montego Bay, St James; Port Antonio, Portland; and Southfield...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Daisynell Vernon is nobody's spring chicken, but even at the ripe old age of 71 she sped to the end of her 50-metre foot race like a woman possessed. The five-footer was among dozens of golden agers who gathered at Jamaica College in St Andrew...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen echoed the views of many Jamaicans yesterday as he welcomed the head of the first civilian body established locally to investigate...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican churches have coalesced in a mega body geared at changing the island - one heart, school, politician, musician and business at a time. The organisation, the Jamaica Umbrella Groups of Churches, is coordinating a series of healing and renewal...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

EDUCATION MINISTER Andrew Holness yesterday rushed to allay fears that tuition fees at tertiary institutions would spike next year, arguing that while an increase is expected, the Government did not intend to slash its subsidy overnight....

Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In the wake of a United Kingdom Privy Council ruling yesterday that Judge Priya Levers should be removed from the bench in the Cayman Islands for misbehaviour, a call is being made in legal circles for a judicial code of conduct for judges and resident magistrates...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Three months ago Sandra* told The Gleaner she intended to start her sewing business while running a cook shop on the side.She received her certificate of qualification on Wednesday...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Fish sold in the Mandeville Market is safe for human consumption, Agriculture Minister Dr Christopher Tufton declared in an address to fish vendors there on Thursday....

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's recipient of the prestigious Hubert Humphrey Fellowship for 2010, Dr Colette Myrie, has pledged to use the opportunity to expand her knowledge so she can assist in countering the vast increase in chronic diseases affecting the island....

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEWS THAT tertiary-level students could face a staggering 100 per cent increase in tuition fees in the 2011-2012 academic year sent shock waves through a committee meeting in Parliament yesterday and threatens to reverberate across the society....

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

STUDENTS AT the tertiary level who obtain loans from the Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) and flee overseas to escape servicing those liabilities may, in future, be barred from leaving the country.Currently, there is draft legislation to amend the Students'...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TAXPAYERS may have to fork out US$57 million or approximately J$4.8 billion as exit fees from a currency-swop arrangement. Parliament yesterday approved a loan guarantee to refinance a €204.4-million loan from...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Public-sector workers, worried about their jobs in light of the planned modernisation process, will have to wait until late this year to find out if they will be sent home.
It could be another two to three months before the country even knows how many...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The multibillion-dollar Highway 2000 project is causing fresh headaches for the Bruce Golding administration. The Government's point man for the project, Transport and Works Minister Mike Henry, yesterday...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As part of The Gleaner's focus on agriculture, from day to day we use this weekly column to raise issues from the perspective of products or people in the sector. Today, I am a 13-year-old boy still...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SSchool security beef-up - The education ministry is to review school security islandwide following a deadly attack at a Hanover school on Monday.In a press statement issued yesterday...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The United States wants the Jamaican Government to use a powerful tool in its possession called the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) to cripple gang networks in the country.Addressing journalists yesterday at a press...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two of the most notorious criminal networks operating in the Corporate Area, the Stinger and the Rat Bat gangs, are the focus of the latest curfew imposed by the security forces....

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A teenage householder escaped death after a water truck smashed into a house in Top Hill, St Catherine, yesterday, However, the driver, 49-year-old Franklyn Hunter, also from Top Hill, sustained injuries to his head...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE GOVERNMENT is planning to roll out an ambitious information communication platform aimed at significantly reducing the amount of money the State now pays for telephone calls.Daryl Vaz, the minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The opening of The Captain's Bakery and Grill in Ocho Rios, St Ann, in three weeks' time will see the creation of 70 new jobs in the parish, a move welcomed by new president of the St Ann Chamber of Commerce, Kumar...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A SENIOR member of the Obama administration revealed yesterday that a "series" of extradition requests have been made by the United States government for Jamaicans to be sent abroad for trial, but US officials are tight-lipped as to whether local elected officials ...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ONE LOCAL transport operator who has accumulated at least two tickets per day within a two-year period has not been paying the fines. Transport Minister Mike Henry told Parliament yesterday the driver has accumulated more than 1,500 tickets...

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