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

A cross-fertilisation of state-of-the-art technology and the ability of Jamaicans to be inventive - as in 'tun yuh han mek fashion' - is taking root at the Christiana Potato Growers' Cooperative in Manchester....

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

WESTERN BUREAU:The mother of police Corporal Omar St Clever Duncan, who was shot dead by gunmen in Haughton Grove, Hanover, early Tuesday morning, plans to build two libraries in his honour. A grieving Beverley Brown...

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

The quarrel over the recent failure to extend the state of emergency is getting hotter.After the broadside from the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) on Sunday, the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) fired back yesterday with Andrew Holness,...

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The full menu of programmes and the entire management structure at NewsTalk 93 FM are now being evaluated after the University of the West Indies (UWI) acquired full control of the radio station...

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: The Reverend Keaven Dixon's last posting on Facebook, the popular social-networking portal, on July 21 was a portent of his own death five days later, even as he warned a friend to consider that he could die at any moment....

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Head of the Fellowship Tabernacle church, the Reverend Merrick 'Al' Miller, returns to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court today to answer charges of perverting the course of justice as well as harbouring a fugitive....

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A major thrust by the Ministry of Health to prevent a dengue outbreak in the island is putting an enormous strain on the State's coffers, The Gleaner has learnt. Dr Sheila Campbell-Forrester, Jamaica's chief medical officer...

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Three years after failing in his bid to be elected to Parliament on a People's National Party (PNP) ticket, Professor Trevor Munroe has broken ties with the party and has declared he has no further interest...

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Peter Bunting, general secretary of the People's National Party (PNP), has labelled Professor Don Robotham a fascist. Bunting made the comment on Sunday after Robotham launched another broadside at the PNP in a Sunday Gleaner column....

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The country should know today if United States President Barack Obama's nominee, Pamela E. Bridgewater, will be given the nod as that country's new ambassador to Jamaica.

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Monday morning traffic along a section of Red Hills Road, St Andrew, inched along like a golden ager plagued with arthritis.'Ducta', who stood on the steps of his half-empty bus,...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE PRIME suspect in last Thursday's slaying of four people in Pleasant Hill, St Catherine, has been captured by the police.Commanding officer for St Catherine, Superintendent Assan Thompson, said investigators also have the names of two more suspects...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) is urging established farmers, or other persons who have a good agriculture or rural tourism business plan, to organise themselves into community groups and take advantage of US$15 million...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE ADVENTIST Church in eastern Jamaica has pledged its continued support for the less fortunate in the National Heroes Circle and around Kingston. In his acceptance message at the service of installation for officers and directors of the church's...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

United States drug-enforcement agents appear to have come across the first details it learned about the alleged criminal empire of accused drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke by chance.Those details, according to a recent New York Times article...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Travelling along Old Harbour Road in St Catherine, one cannot help but notice a small vineyard on the Amity Hall property. The entrance opens to a magnificent array of short- and long-term cash crops nurtured by Clifford Dennis.

Published:Monday | July 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PRIME MINISTER Bruce Golding is to meet with the United States Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Dr Arturo A. Valenzuela, tomorrow when the US official pays a courtesy call on him at Jamaica House.

Published:Monday | July 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Reggae Sumfest may be forced to relocate to the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium if conditions at the Urban Development Corporation (UDC)-owned Catherine Hall complex in Montego Bay, St James, are not improved...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PRIME MINISTER Bruce Golding's words have been thrown back at him by the People's National Party (PNP), which has yet again declared he cannot be trusted. PNP President Portia Simpson Miller yesterday labelled Golding the "flip-flopper-in-chief"...

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Empowerment of communities through education and training has emerged as the dominant feature of four projects shortlisted for the 11th annual Michael Manley Award for community self-reliance and the seventh annual Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ) award, which will be presented at the Little Theatre on August 2.

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Under pressure from parents bawling about the high cost of auxiliary fees, and with the education ministry adamant that no child should be turned away for failing to pay these charges, several schools are strugg-ling to finance the most basic services.

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There is growing speculation surrounding Christopher 'Dudus' Coke in the United States after news surfaced last week that prosecutors have filed a new sealed document with the courts.

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A PROMINENT local attorney is urging a review of the law that allows boys under 16 years old to be charged with carnal abuse even when they have consensual sex with a girl who is also younger than 16.

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Several political dignitaries both from the governing side and the Opposition joined family members, including wife, Norma Clarke, to bid final farewell to the late former government minister Horace Antonio Clarke.

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jolted by what he has perceived as the swift reaction of criminal elements to the end of the limited state of emergency, National Security Minister Dwight Nelson will be huddling with senior security officers early this week.

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