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Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A senior member of the Spanish Town-based Clansman gang was murdered in a daring mid-afternoon attack in the St Catherine capital yesterday. The St Catherine North police said Jermaine Morrison, otherwise called 'Speedy', was killed at approximately 1:30...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

One of the youth leaders who have condemned Olivia 'Babsy' Grange's handling of her portfolio has dismissed as misguided Senator Warren Newby's suggestion that he should have been placed on the firing line...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

High-level talks have commenced between the governments of Jamaica and the United Kingdom to explore British Prime Minister David Cameron's proposal to fast-track the return of Jamaicans...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Transport and Works Mike Henry has hailed the life and work of the late Minerva May Cooke, who served for decades as executive administrator to a long line of Cabinet ministers at the ministry in its various portfolio compositions....

Published:Monday | January 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A CALL by members of the National Youth Council and the University of the West Indies (UWI) Guild of Students for Jamaica's youth to become more empowered has come amid an apparent disunity that exists among youth organisations...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Harold Brady has sent yet another scorching letter to the Manatt-Dudus commission of enquiry ahead of today's face-off, informing them that he will be attending the meeting simply out of courtesy. The attorney...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The New Nation Coalition (NNC) is calling for bail to be categorically refused for accused child sexual offenders, as such crimes appear to be increasing, reported victims are getting younger, and Jamaica is far behind other nations in its use...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

TRENCH TOWN Primary School was once the pride and joy of the often volatile inner-city Trench Town community in South St Andrew. But in recent years, the 61-year-old institution has been facing extreme challenges that are reflected in the school's poor...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Reacting to revelations that youth group leaders are unimpressed with the current minister's management of the youth portfolio, Senator Warren Newby has declared that some of the accusations are baseless and unfounded....

Published:Monday | January 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Despite the danger and risks involved in speeding, the road-safety unit is in support of the police's right to pursue motor vehicles in violation of the Road Traffic Act.Kenute Hare, director of the road-safety unit...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

His two cronies are in the morgue, but the third gunman in the foiled daylight attempted robbery of a public-passenger vehicle on Grove Road is still at large.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Some local private-sector leaders are raising fresh concerns about the value of Jamaica's continued membership in the regional Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Director of Consular Services at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Julian Braithwaite, says there is a 67 per cent reduction in the number of British nationals in Jamaican prisons, resulting from...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Youth leaders of Jamaica made their voices heard on important issues they believe are lacking in moving Jamaica forward at The Gleaner's 10-year-old Editors' Forum. Here are extracts from their comments.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:As at Friday coming, patrons attending the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival will have to search hard to find rooms on the island's north coast between Ocho Rios and Montego Bay.Checks made by The Sunday...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Cabinet went into retreat yesterday focusing on job creation and growth. The problem, however, is that some persons may not be impressed with the decisions they make. They do not believe that Jamaica's leadership has the capacity to lead.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Businesswoman and former head of the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA), Doreen Frankson, is blaming incompetent politicians, past and present, for the economic woes facing the country.She also chided fellow...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican youth are not happy that decisions about their welfare are taken without their input, and they want it stopped.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Several youth group leaders have called for the removal of the youth portfolio from incumbent minister, Olivia 'Babsy' Grange, who they believe is not managing the responsibility well.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

With hundreds of carnal abuse cases still unsolved, and allegations of accused persons relocating to other parts of the island to work with young people, Children's Advocate Mary Clarke is calling for the tracking and interdiction of "persons of authority", namely teachers, who are accused of sexually molesting minors.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

In a bid to improve the rate of conviction of alleged sex offenders, Children's Advocate Mary Clarke is lobbying legislators for a speedy amendment of the Evidence Act to facilitate the lawful submission of taped testimony as evidence because appearing...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

If paedophilia is a growing problem in Jamaica, the relevant state authorities would not have the foggiest notion of it. It seems this particular kind of child sexual abuse is lost in the nation's carnal abuse statistics.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Chinese government has provided US$3million to Jamaica for the creation of a Chinese traditional garden at the Hope Gardens, St Andrew.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

So, for the first time, I had taken prescribed sinus medication. I was warned of certain side-effects by the pharmacist. Nevertheless, I went ahead. Two weeks after, the first signs of the side-effects appeared, and within a week, the rashes surfaced as if there were no tomorrow.

Published:Saturday | January 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

TREASURER OF the National Youth Parliamentary Watch Committee Jeffrey Brown has argued that heads of government who succeeded the late former prime ministers Michael Manley and Edward Seaga have done little to advance the cause of the country."It was...

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