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Published:Friday | December 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: United States ambassador to Jamaica, Pamela Bridgewater, is urging the island's stakeholders to tap into this lucrative and culturally rich heritage tourism market."It's a market that's untapped...

Published:Friday | December 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jermaine FrancisGleaner WriterMOCHO, Clarendon:RESIDENTS OF Mocho and Chapelton want the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) to immediately repair dysfunctional street lights in their communities."The lights are not working, and the ones that do work...

Published:Thursday | December 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Walking quickly along the corridors of Kingston's Bustamante Hospital for Children, Emma Scanlan could easily be mistaken for a resident doctor.

Published:Thursday | December 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PROSECUTORS in the Kern Spencer corruption trial are now considering their next move, following the refusal of Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey to recuse herself from the case. At the same time, Spencer's attorneys will have to continue their fight...

Published:Thursday | December 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

INFLUENTIAL figures in the private sector and the clergy have come out in support of the proposal by Prime Minister Bruce Golding for a two-term limit for persons occupying the Office of the Prime Minister.Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller on...

Published:Thursday | December 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

An aerospace education fund has been set up to provide assistance for Jamaicans interested in pursuing studies in that and related fields.The initial start-up of the $15-million revolving fund will take the format of a student loan at an interest rate...

Published:Thursday | December 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:A medical mission from Florida will this weekend deliver free medical services to residents of East Central St James.Additionally, thousands of children from the constituency will be hosted at their...

Published:Thursday | December 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE BAKERY on the grounds of Kingston's historic Devon House is to reopen today, operated by the fast-food company Mother's Patties, in what for Mother's will be an extension of its product range.Carlysle Hudson, Mother's managing...

Published:Thursday | December 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

What's your view on the Government's ideafor a two-term limit for prime ministers?Lynden Pearson, banker, 34I feel it can work.

Published:Thursday | December 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Today marks the start of the countdown for the big day, Christmas in the City, which is only seven short days away.There is no way on earth you can afford to miss the opportunity for the biggest shopping spree of the year, which will energise downtown...

Published:Thursday | December 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

When the boss of this major American agency, with staff flitting around the world, wants to know their whereabouts, or whether it's on top of its travel budget, he jumps on his computer, calls up a site...

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Linford Tashley started the engine of his black Suzuki SUV with a smile about midday yesterday. He gave a final glance up at the large pine tree strapped to the roof of the vehicle and slowly drove out of Mall Plaza along Constant Spring Road in St Andrew....

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament were left fuming yesterday after officials of the Olivia 'Babsy' Grange-led Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture failed to show for a scheduled grilling....

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding has sought to explain the planned relocation of the Corporate Area-based Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to lands at Caymanas, St Catherine, saying that the urgent need for a new urban plan...

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Old Harbour Development Area Committee (OHDAC) in St Catherine turned the spotlight on neighbourhood resources and networks at the 8th staging of its annual expo at the Portmore Community College's Old Harbour campus recently. It was a strategic...

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The pleasant, unmistakable aroma of freshly baked bread and pastries drifts through the newly opened bakery, attracting scores of drooling pastry lovers, many of whom seem unable to get enough of the tasty products inside. Less than a week old, Sweet Tings...

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Western Bureau: "Time for action, we have talked long enough," Dr Paulette Bynoe declared at the fifth annual Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday. "We have to be proactive. A disaster is not a disaster...

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DEFENCE ATTORNEY K.D. Knight has accused the director of public prosecutions (DPP) of "judge shopping" and intimidatory tactics arising out of its move to have Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey recuse herself from the Kern Spencer corruption trial.

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD Sermar Taylor beamed with pride as he read a book while sitting in the front row of his class. Taylor has been attending the school, Vision Learning and Remedial Centre, for the past two years and claims to have made strides since enrolling there....

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP) A British judge sent Julian Assange to jail on Tuesday, denying bail to the WikiLeaks founder after Assange vowed to fight efforts to be extradited to Sweden in a sex-crimes investigation.Despite Assange's legal troubles, a WikiLeaks...

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller yesterday rejected Prime Minister Bruce Golding's proposal for term limits to be imposed on persons occupying the Office of the Prime Minister, characterising it as ineffective and unnecessary....

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: A STUDY of 12 critical medical facilities in the Corporate Area has revealed that 75 per cent of them need retrofitting to ensure structural integrity in the event of a severe earthquake....

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The island's 60 members of parliament will have big bucks being spent in their constituencies this Christmas after parliament's Constituency Development Fund Committee (CDFC) approved several projects in time for the festive season....

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: DR CHRISTOPHER Tufton, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries last Thursday, urged graduates of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) in Portland, to remain positive and committed ...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PARLIAMENT'S PUBLIC Administration and Appropriations Committee yesterday read the riot act to technical officers in the public sector whose lack of vigilance has facilitated cost overruns on government contracts. Committee Chairman Wykeham McNeill sent the message yesterday...

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