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Published:Friday | March 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE STIPULATIONS of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forced the Government to rush through the passing of a piece of legislation which fell off the Order Paper last legislative year."I have been advised by...

Published:Friday | March 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Finance Minister Audley Shaw has taken the carving knife to the Government's spending plans with sharp cuts in the budgets of most ministries.

Published:Friday | March 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As promised, total debt expenditure in the Estimates of Expenditure for the upcoming fiscal year has been slashed by $121.9 billion as compared with the final projections presented in the Second Supplementary Budget...

Published:Friday | March 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prisoners who escaped from the Haitian National Penitentiary before arriving in Jamaica on Tuesday will be taken into custody and returned to Haiti to face charges there, the Government has revealed....

Published:Friday | March 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Spiralling crime in areas just outside the Mandeville city centre has raised anxiety among residents and business leaders, who say this could hamper the development of the parish.Vice-president of Northern Caribbean...

Published:Friday | March 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Rodney Chin's digital recordings continued to be played during the Cuban light-bulb trial yesterday.In one recording, made in February 2008, Spencer says that what Chin...

Published:Friday | March 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Health will have $33.2 billion to spend in the new fiscal year, up from the $28.6 billion it was given in 2009-2010. However, medical personnel, hospital administrators and patients all seem to agree that this was far from what was needed ...

Published:Friday | March 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MORE RESOURCES to improve the chronic space shortage in primary and secondary schools and the allocation of more funds to shore up the Ministry of Education's drive to eliminate illiteracy in schools form part...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Stakeholders in the town of Lucea in Hanover will have to rethink their strategy for a sewage-treatment plant, as there are no plans by the National Water Commission to undertake any such construction....

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican authorities have identified three of the 62 Haitians who reached local shores on Monday as prisoners who escaped when the National Penitentiary in which they...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE USUAL festivity associated with the ceremonial opening of Parliament might be diminished today as crowds have been advised to stay away from the immediate vicinity of Gordon House...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TWO CRITICAL pieces of legislation, arguably the most far-reaching of the measures presented for passage during the just-concluded parliamentary year...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Some primary school principals appeared confident their students were prepared for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) which starts today.In addition to the usual extra classes, some principals have...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Athletes have already made the 100th staging of the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships a memorable one...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Finance Minister Audley Shaw will today indicate how much money the Government plans to spend for the 2010-2011 fiscal year when he tables in Parliament the estimates of expenditure...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Twenty-three recordings of conversations between former junior minister Kern Spencer and star witness Rodney Chin were played yesterday at the Half-Way Tree Courthouse, after Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey ruled...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sixty-two Haitians, including six children, who fled their earthquake-ravaged homeland, landed in two groups in Portland yesterday, after battling five days of rugged conditions on the sea....

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) says the slow response to the Young Entrepreneurs Programme (YEP) should have been expected because it was poorly planned and implemented. PNP Spokesperson on Youth, Lisa Hanna, charged that from the outset...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Calls of "juice, juice" and "ba-ba-ba-banana chips" were welcomed by passengers travelling on the Jamaica Urban Transit Company No.500 bus steadily making its way to the Half-Way Tree (HWT) terminal.

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As the country's job opportunities become more and more limited, acting director for the regional programme services department at the HEART Trust/NTA, Cynthis Dewdney, says the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) introduced...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey will today determine which parts of alleged recordings between Rodney Chin and Kern Spencer should be admitted to evidence in the trial of Spencer and co-defendant Coleen Wright...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A number of the Corporate Area's leading hotels reported increases in bookings heading into the start of the 100th staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletic Championships at the National Stadium....

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Government has scaled back its ambitious plan to add 200 new buses to the fleet of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC).Instead, 103 new buses will be imported starting next month, with three of the buses offering specialised service to members...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Commuters using the state-run bus service provided by the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will be paying up to 60 per cent more for a ride come April 1. Transport Minister Mike Henry announced the long-anticipated increases...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The United States (US) law firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips is refusing to be drawn into the local controversy over its possible relationship...

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