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Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

PRIME MINISTER Bruce Golding has gained ground on Opposition leader Portia Simpson Miller in the latest check on the favourability and approval ratings of the leaders of the two major political parties.

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Hundreds of early childhood institutions across Jamaica did not undergo the required fire and health inspections in the 2009-2010 financial year because of budgetary constraints at the public health and fire departments.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Stakeholders in Hanover have rejected concerns that the parish is not adequately prepared for the job opportunities that will be created by the proposed US$500-million expansion of the Fiesta Hotel, located at Point in the parish.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:After lying in the shadows of the more established local resort areas for decades, the parish of St Elizabeth is now moving to establish itself as the agro-ecotourism capital of the Caribbean.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Some 1,000 jobs are to become available at a prominent Hanover hotel in the near future; do you believe residents of this parish are sufficiently equipped to fill job vacancies in the hospitality sector?

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:His passion is executed through his love for music and entertainment and 17-year-old Chevaughn James, who goes by DJ Drumline, marches to the beat of his own drum and drive to excel in music.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

NEGRIL, Westmoreland: Chairman of Negril Education Environment Trust (NEET) and owner of Travellers Beach Resort in Negril, Winston Wellington, announced his retirement from the hospitality industry during his 70th birthday celebration last week.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite plans by member of parliament for South West St Elizabeth, Dr Christopher Tufton, to establish the Black River Market as a heritage site, vendors are demanding that the long-standing problems associated with the facility be addressed expeditiously.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth:When Walter James became a fisherman 30 years ago, the occupation was a lucrative one in the sleepy seaside town of Black River.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

YARDLEY CHASE, St Elizabeth:The St Elizabeth Parish Development Committee (PDC) has written to the chairman of the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCO), Robert Russell, indicating an interest in the acquisition of the Lover's Leap...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I want to highlight the unjust manner in which police officers accused of crimes are being treated in the Mandeville Resident Magistrate's Court.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:THE PORTLAND Parish Council is declaring that the parish is now in an advanced state of readiness to combat any natural disaster and other eventualities, with the various emergency groups on high...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

PROSECUTORS IN the United States have filed documents in court urging the judge to allow the wiretap evidence that they believe can help them send alleged criminal kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke to prison for a long, long time.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE BOG Walk gorge in St Catherine will be closed to vehicular traffic for a month beginning Monday, July 4.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE NUMBER of shelters for the 2011 hurricane season has been significantly reduced.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:HAVING JUST returned from Kingston, where she had gone to make her weekly purchase of farm produce for sale at the Musgrave Market, Port Antonio, Judith was taking a nap when The Gleaner visited recently.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE POLICE High Command is threatening to come down hard on moonlighting cops engaged in activities in breach of force policy.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

POLICE COMMISSIONER Owen Ellington is urging commanding officers to take strong action against cops who use masking tape to conceal the numbers on their ballistic vests.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

IN A 35-page submission yesterday, United States prosecutors scoffed at claims by Christopher Coke's attorneys that by accepting the wiretap evidence, the District Court would be breaching the Fifth Amendment rights of the former west Kingston strongman.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE OFFICE of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and other environmental agencies will now be required to sign off on construction plans for any development in the affluent Jacks Hill community,...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Three weeks after the tabling of the Manatt-Dudus commission of enquiry report, lawyers representing the People's National Party (PNP) at the enquiry yesterday rubbished the commissioners' final report, calling it "a colossal waste of time" and "not worth a dime". ...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW HUGH Small who represented Prime Minister Bruce Golding at the Manatt/Dudus Commission of Enquiry on Wednesday insisted that he has no interest in filling the vacant position of attorney general....

Published:Friday | July 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

ICD Group Chairman Joseph M. Matalon has been unanimously elected to a third term in office as president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ). Matalon was re-elected at the PSOJ's council meeting on June 23 at the organisation's Hope Road offices...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE LONG-ANTICIPATED Cabinet reshuffle has done nothing to reassure psychologist Christopher Charles that the quality of the governance structures in Jamaica will be improved. In fact, Charles, who specialises ...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Her great-great-grandmother had the longest reign in British history and she is four years short of the record. Strange coincidence as the story has come full circle because it was Queen Victoria, sovereign for 64 years, who 'liberated' us in 1838...

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