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Published:Friday | May 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Jennifer McDonald (right), CEO, Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency, receives the Cabinet Secretary's Award for the Most Improved Customer Service Entity from Cabinet Secretary, Ambassador Douglas Saunders.

Published:Friday | May 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE RECESSION is over. These four words were delivered by Prime Minister Bruce Golding in the recently concluded 2011-2012 Budget Debate, indicating the end of a period of economic depression that lasted for all of 14 financial quarters...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The country has recorded its second death associated with Influenza A (H1N1) since the start of the year. A female patient who was confirmed with the illness died at the University Hospital of the West Indies on Sunday, May 22...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A former People's National Party (PNP) Cabinet minister has reportedly listed one of the longest opponents of his party among his idols.A United States (US) diplomatic cable obtained by The Gleaner through whistle-blower WikiLeaks indicated that former...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding has instructed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Dr Kenneth Baugh to hold talks with United States Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater on the revocation of former Mining Minister James Robertson's visitor's visa...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaican police are pushing to extradite some of the key players in the deadly lottery scam to face stiffer penalties in other countries.This move comes as the St James police conceded yesterday that the scam, believed to be responsible for hundreds...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A ranking member of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has attracted the attention of three of Jamaica's major international partners who suspect that he might be involved in illegal or corrupt activities....

Published:Friday | May 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) Association has rejected a proposal by the Government for the payment of its members' seven per cent salary increase, which could see the workers giving up...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Gleaner Company Managing Director Christopher Barnes has described one aspect of a recent tour of The Salvation Army's properties as tear-jerking.During the tour, Barnes said he took specific notice of a group of children outside on a bright, sunny day...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The explanation proffered by member of parliament for South Central St Catherine, Sharon Hay-Webster, has failed to convince many, including some aligned to the People's National Party.The People's National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) has added its...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A MAJOR racket by Jamaicans using fraudulent United States (US) birth certificates to enter that country prompted the US Embassy in Kingston to back the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) despite pleas from government and tourism officials locally....

Published:Friday | May 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

PRIME MINISTER Bruce Golding has indicated that the Government's liquefied natural gas (LNG) project has not been cancelled, but is still proceeding.His comments follow a 628-page report submitted to Parliament by Contractor General Greg Christie on the...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

"No better herring, no better barrel!" That was Information Minister Daryl Vaz's characterisation of the reshuffled shadow Cabinet announced on Tuesday by Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

There are indications that allegations that former Energy Minister James Robertson had been involved in the illicit drug trade might have led to the revocation of his and his wife's United States visas.Robertson's US-based attorney, Kirk Barrow, said...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Cable dated: August 13, 2005 ...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Documents obtained through WikiLeaks have revealed a United States Embassy claim that Bruce Golding had accepted that there were questionable persons linked to his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), long before he became prime minister.The then opposition...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Double world-record holder Usain Bolt and business executive Earl Jarrett are among five Jamaicans named honorary graduands of the University of the West Indies (UWI) this year.The others are banker Minna Israel, Professor...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Bruce Golding administration has dared The Gleaner to release all the US Embassy cables it has obtained through whistleblower WikiLeaks. Information Minister Daryl Vaz mounted the challenge even as he put to rest...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

News that Dr Peter Phillips and Dr Omar Davies seem set to play a lead role in the People's National Party administration, if it wins the next general election, should be welcome by the United States Embassy in Kingston which had long expressed fear...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

People's National Party member of parliament for South Central St Catherine, Sharon Hay-Webster, has responded to a Sunday Gleaner article on claims made in a United States diplomatic cable about the status of her dual citizenship....

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The teenager for whose murder four policemen have been on trial since May 2 was charged with illegal possession of firearm and picked up on numerous occasions by the police. Deputy Superintendent of Police Michael Simpson made the disclosures yesterday...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE GLEANER'S award-winning journalist Janet Silvera will be featured on Travel Channel International's 'It's a Woman's World', a brand-new series that immerses viewers into the lives of interesting...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: HUNDREDS OF volunteers from just about every agency, organisation, and civil-society group, turned out at the Port Antonio hospital on Labour Day to give the premier health facility a much-needed beautification and facelift....

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine: CRESCENT BASIC School in Spanish Town, St Catherine, established in 1951, received a much-needed facelift on Labour Day.Scores of volunteers from various community-based and other organisations...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

AS THE governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) remained in a tailspin following the resignation of Energy and Mining Minister James Robertson, a cloud of uncertainty last night hung over his position as a deputy leader of the party....

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