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Published:Friday | February 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Digicel owner and Chairman Denis O'Brien has been named a goodwill ambassador for the city of Port-au-Prince in Haiti. The honour comes in recognition of O'Brien's dedication to helping Haiti recover and rebuild in the aftermath of the magnitude-7.0...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Patricia Sinclair McCalla-led team appointed to carry out the transformation of the public sector has completed a first draft of the proposed changes, but it is still unable to say how many civil servants will lose...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE GOVERNMENT is projecting that its elaborate road and infrastructure plan will create 18,000 new jobs yearly over the next five years. Transport Minister Mike Henry, in outlining plans for the Jamaica Infrastructure Road Development Programme...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Tourism stakeholders watched an estimated US$250,000 (J$22,500,000) in revenue sail out of their hands as the captain of Royal Caribbean's Voyage of the Sea made a U-turn away from the port in Montego Bay...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

An intimate group of family and close friends gathered yesterday at the private cemetery adjoining the University Chapel at Mona campus for the interment of late Vice-Chancellor Emeritus Professor Rex Nettleford's...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Education has rushed to dismiss claims that this year's sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) could be in trouble because of administrative problems.The ministry was responding to concerns from Opposition Spokesman on...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

An ambitious plan to provide troubled family members and embattled children the opportunity to give court testimony by video and audio recording was unveiled yesterday with the groundbreaking of a family court...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Food For The Poor (FFP) has revealed that over the past month, it has been able to provide relief to Haiti through the acquisition and delivery of more than 7,100 tons of food, medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, building materials and other goods...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE JAMAICAN Bar Association is insisting that the number of complaints being made against lawyers is not an indication of a rotten profession. The annual report of the General Legal Council (GLC) for 2008-2009 states that at the beginning of this fiscal year...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE JAMAICAN Airline Pilots' Association's (JALPA) bid to take over Air Jamaica continues to experience difficulties and is heading for an almost certain collapse. A day after Contractor General Greg Christie told JALPA that it would be illegal for Government...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A 7.0 earthquake, similar to the one which struck Haiti on January 12 would cause major damage in Jamaica, according to NEM Insurance Company. Chris Hind, general manager of NEM, said the company commissioned several studies - working with the Earthquake...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JAMAICANS SHIRKING responsibility for their children are being warned to shape up or suffer dire consequences when the parent commission comes onstream. Prime Minister Bruce Golding, while speaking in Parliament this week, said the State would no longer...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The security forces have asked Government to put in place measures to ensure traceability of calls made from cellular phones, Prime Minister Bruce Golding yesterday revealed.In closing the debate on the cybercrime...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

International rating agency Fitch yesterday upgraded Jamaica's long-term local and foreign currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) to 'B-'.The rating outlook was also upgraded from 'Negative' to 'Stable'.

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

An eclectic band of mourners gathered at the University Chapel in Mona, St Andrew, yesterday to celebrate the legendary feats and remember the compassion of cultural giant Professor Ralston Milton 'Rex' Nettleford....

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Today marks the official start of Lent, and thousands of Roman Catholics and Anglicans will begin a season of fasting and repentance in preparation for the Easter celebration."After the homily tomorrow...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A study to assess Jamaicans' attitudes regarding the use of corporal punishment, as well as alternative forms of discipline, has revealed almost 40 per cent believe the flogging of children should not be scrapped....

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Funerals and memorials, recognising lives that were lived, usually leave marks of sadness, whether tracks of running mascara or creases where frowns were.However, the thanksgiving service honouring Professor Rex...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Such was Rex Nettleford's reach across the region and the rest of the world that Gordon House opened up its corridors yesterday to embrace others from the wider Caribbean community - a historic rarity.

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The teenager who pleaded guilty last month to the murder of 11-year-old Aamir Dwight Scott of Sandside, St Mary, was yesterday sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment."He got what he deserved," Scott's mother, Andrea Folkes,...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

HE WAS a man who often used the maxim, 'The show must go on'.Today, many Jamaicans and persons across the Caribbean will pause to bid farewell to cultural giant, master historian and educator, Professor Rex Nettleford...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

At 2:30 yesterday afternoon, followers of the Jamaica Gleaner on the micro blogging website, Twitter, got a particularly important update about another chapter in the life of the storied newspaper.It read: To our Twitter followers, we are pleased...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WHILE DECLARING its intention to maintain pressure on the Govern-ment to consider its bid for the national airline, the Air Jamaica Staff Acquisition Team has revealed it is considering starting up a new airline operation.This 'Plan B', however, depends...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE GOVERNMENT has stated its intention to advance the legislative agenda of the House of Representatives before the 2009-2010 term ends on March 17."Parliament will make its best attempt to complete 12 government matters and 44 private members' motions...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE TRIAL of 39-year-old labourer Michael McLean, who is charged with the brutal murder of six members of a family in Duhaney Pen, St Thomas, has been set for on July 7.The trial date was set yesterday when McLean appeared...

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