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Published:Monday | November 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Seeking to avoid the infighting that has marred past internal contests in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Dr Christopher Tufton, himself an aspirant for deputy leader, has called for an overhaul of the party's electioneering platform...

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

HEAD OF the Organised Crime Investigation Division (OCID), Superintendent Fitz Bailey, has raised concerns about the absence of a regulatory framework to prevent unscrupulous persons from importing equipment used in the local multimillion-dollar debit-card scam.

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Debbiewas driving up Mount Rosser, St Catherine, two years ago when her son called from the United States. The student had gone to an automated teller machine (ATM) to withdraw money from an account that should have had US$4,000 and found US$3.66.

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Edmundo Jennez, general manager of Multi Link transaction operator JETS, says PIN protection is simple, and in at least one strategy, handy - in more ways than one. He suggests that when entering their PIN at an ATM, persons cover the keypad with their free hand.

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Edmundo Jennez has seen skimmers (devices used to lift PIN details) in Jamaica that are made from ordinary items: a small camera, a nine-volt battery, and a transmitter. He has also seen some that seem to have been made in a sophisticated factory utilising microprocessors.

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE PITCHED battle between two of the region's better politicians - Dr Horace Chang and Dr Chris Tufton - for the position of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) deputy leader for the west is on in earnest.

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FACED WITH financial challenges, the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, this year scaled down the usual pageantry that colours its annual graduation ceremony.

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

National honouree Doreen Frankson has ripped into the Jamaican Government, as well as the Opposition, for its "spineless and cowardly" response to controversial emergency-aid comments made by the flamboyant and outspoken Kamla Persad-Bissessar, prime minister of oil-rich Trinidad and Tobago (T&T).

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AS A student of sociology at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Barry Chevannes was assigned as my mentor in 2001 after I joined the UWI mentorship programme. He was then dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Not many compound words have the same meaning when separated into two. Imagine 'awe full' and 'awe some', and given the behaviour of some of our men in public life, I would shudder at the word 'bountiful'. However, Alston Barrington Chevannes was in every sense a gentle man.

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE UNIVERSITY of Technology (UTech) has pledged to tackle digital poverty in Jamaica as its next task to improve the education standard in society.

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hurricane Tomas flooded the earthquake-shattered remains of a Haitian town yesterday, forcing families who had already lost their homes in one disaster to flee another.

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

More than a month after Tropical Storm Nicole dumped heavy showers in the raging Hope River, destroying the only bridge that allows vehicular access to the community of Kintyre and Hope Flats in...

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Alton 'Barry' Chevannes, the respected sociologist and anthropologist, died yesterday at the University Hospital of the West Indies. He had been admitted there in early September.

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After being identified as the people most at risk from Tropical Storm Tomas, residents of St Thomas yesterday breathed a collective sigh of relief after it became clear that they would be spared the worst.

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SOME CORPORATE Area residents are counting their blessings, having been spared a direct hit from Hurricane Tomas, which was a tropical storm when it passed the shores of Jamaica Thursday night.

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

GUASIMAL, Cuba (AP): A STATE airliner filled with Cubans and travellers from Europe and Latin America crashed and burst into flames in a mountainous area of Cuba after declaring an emergency and losing contact with air traffic controllers.

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Government and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) yesterday defended the level of preparedness that was been made by ministries, agencies, and individuals in anticipation of Tropical Storm Tomas.

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Despite repeated appeals from public officials and memories of the punishing nature of the Hope River, several residents of Kintyre yesterday decided to stay put as Tropical Storm Tomas approached. Their decision came even though their houses remained...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton's attorney expects him to be out of jail by next week, after a federal judge denied a prosecution appeal over the entertainer's bail. Buju has been sitting behind bars since...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, appeared to further underline national interests in offering humanitarian assistance to hurricane-ravaged Caribbean Community neighbours while defending herself...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After dithering and dawdling over the Caribbean Sea for almost one week, Tropical Storm Tomas struck Jamaica yesterday dumping several inches of rain in some areas, as it drifted slowly past the north-east coast and headed towards Haiti and Cuba....

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Several locations in eastern Jamaica are expected to remain closed today after they were forced to shut their doors prematurely yesterday in anticipation of Tropical Storm Tomas.The United States Embassy's Consular Section, which was forced to close...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: THE POLICE in Portland yesterday appealed to the public to be on the lookout for a group of fishermen who reportedly went to Haiti on Sunday and are believed to be planning to transport people back to Jamaica....

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

State agencies yesterday remained on full alert, shutting down some schools and encouraging the early closure of non-essential services even as it appeared that Jamaica would be spared the worst of Tomas...

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