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Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Children's Advocate Mary Clarke believes that the incident in which a homeless man was killed after he was set on fire, allegedly by a group of boys, mirrors the country's social ills.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE 'MOTHER woman' of mythical fame is a source of refuge for many Jamaicans seeking help or protection. Among those who run to these mother women are so-called 'gangsters' and 'shottas' who seek any assistance that they can get.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PERSONS WHO swim at the Hellshire public beach in St Catherine and other sections of the coastline are putting themselves at risk because of the poor water quality.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Portia Simpson Miller is expected to inform today's public session of the 72nd annual conference of the People's National Party of her intention to reshuffle her shadow Cabinet.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SENSING THE possibility of electoral success, owing to the perception of a bleeding governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), the opposition People's National Party (PNP) is positioning its two top guns to deliver a knock-out blow at the polls.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A UNITED States-based handwriting expert has determined that the entries in a diary the police say was taken from the corpse of Cedric 'Doggie' Murray after he was killed were all written by the same hand.

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

EXPERTS WITHIN library information systems yesterday challenged assumptions that Jamaican libraries are losing their relevance in the age of the Internet.Representatives from library services in academia and the...

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MEMBER OF Parliament (MP) for North East St Ann, Shahine Robinson, yesterday filed in the Supreme Court Registry the notice of her intention not to contest the election petition filed against her. Elector Manley Bowen had...

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

RESIDENT MAGISTRATE (RM) Judith Pusey and Paula Llewellyn, the director of public prosecutions (DPP), yesterday renewed their tussle over disclosure when Kern Spencer's Cuban light-bulb trial returned to the Corporate...

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MEMBERS OF the Mobile Reserve Unit were in a sombre mood yesterday as news spread like wildfire that one of their colleagues had been shot and killed by gunmen on Thursday night at the Rosemount Housing Scheme in St Catherine.

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TRANSPORT AND Works Minister Mike Henry yesterday warned that political squabbles could serve to undermine the work of technical officers who have always stayed out of politics.

Published:Friday | September 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A major shortage of some basic equipment is causing a massive backlog in cases at the ballistics unit within the Police Forensic Lab. This has led to delays in the investigations of thousands of cases. According to acting head of the ballistics unit...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding, the leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), and his general secretary, Karl Samuda, have survived to renew battle, following a bruising showdown on Wednesday. But it appears that the fate of Harold Brady...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The police have cracked an international human-trafficking ring believed to be operating from an upscale St Andrew neighbourhood. The Organised Crime Investi-gation Division (OCID), which is leading the probe, said 13 persons, including a man and a woman...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The member of parliament for North East St Ann, Shahine Robinson, will be ousted effective today. Robinson's lawyers yesterday announced at the pretrial review in the Supreme Court that she was no longer opposing the election petition....

Published:Friday | September 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Alpha Boys' School in Kingston, noted for producing several of Jamaica's finest and famous musicians, is to receive a well-needed facelift to the tune of $12 million. The project, which is scheduled to begin early next month...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding visited Tivoli Gardens in his West Kingston constituency yesterday to hand over cheques to residents whose homes were damaged during May's battle between security forces and gunmen in the community....

Published:Friday | September 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Preparations for the arrival of the first cruise ship in the north-coast town of Falmouth, Trelawny, have kicked into high gear, raising expectations among stakeholders of an economic revival for the parish....

Published:Friday | September 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Although it was implemented to assist women who were deported with socialisation and other welfare issues, the Female Prisoners Welfare Project (FPWP) in Jamaica has helped more children than actual women since...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Glowing smiles and delighted responses marked the reactions of the individuals honoured at the 2010-2011 LASCO Teacher and Principal of the Year awards ceremony, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Harold Brady, the attorney who has been hurled unceremoniously into another bout of controversy in relation to the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips mess, has struck back at Prime Minister Bruce Golding. Brady confirmed late yesterday that his attorneys ...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Senior members of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) huddled for hours yesterday as the aftershocks of the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips affair continued to jolt the country. From early yesterday morning, JLP officials were indicating...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Shahine Robinson, the member of parliament (MP) for North East St Ann, has been asked to respond to documents filed in the Supreme Court as to whether she is in fact an American citizen.The documents are an alien registration card and a naturalisation...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican police investigators are probing the reported wealth of 129 high-ranking gangsters as they continue their push to disrupt the activities of criminal gangs. Deputy Commissioner of Police Glenmore Hinds...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW BERT Samuels has suggested that an admission by permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Donovan Stanberry, that he made a "genuine mistake" in furnishing false information to Contractor General Greg Christie...

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