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Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I want to highlight the unjust manner in which police officers accused of crimes are being treated in the Mandeville Resident Magistrate's Court.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:THE PORTLAND Parish Council is declaring that the parish is now in an advanced state of readiness to combat any natural disaster and other eventualities, with the various emergency groups on high...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

PROSECUTORS IN the United States have filed documents in court urging the judge to allow the wiretap evidence that they believe can help them send alleged criminal kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke to prison for a long, long time.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE BOG Walk gorge in St Catherine will be closed to vehicular traffic for a month beginning Monday, July 4.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE NUMBER of shelters for the 2011 hurricane season has been significantly reduced.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:HAVING JUST returned from Kingston, where she had gone to make her weekly purchase of farm produce for sale at the Musgrave Market, Port Antonio, Judith was taking a nap when The Gleaner visited recently.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE POLICE High Command is threatening to come down hard on moonlighting cops engaged in activities in breach of force policy.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

POLICE COMMISSIONER Owen Ellington is urging commanding officers to take strong action against cops who use masking tape to conceal the numbers on their ballistic vests.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

IN A 35-page submission yesterday, United States prosecutors scoffed at claims by Christopher Coke's attorneys that by accepting the wiretap evidence, the District Court would be breaching the Fifth Amendment rights of the former west Kingston strongman.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE OFFICE of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and other environmental agencies will now be required to sign off on construction plans for any development in the affluent Jacks Hill community,...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Three weeks after the tabling of the Manatt-Dudus commission of enquiry report, lawyers representing the People's National Party (PNP) at the enquiry yesterday rubbished the commissioners' final report, calling it "a colossal waste of time" and "not worth a dime". ...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW HUGH Small who represented Prime Minister Bruce Golding at the Manatt/Dudus Commission of Enquiry on Wednesday insisted that he has no interest in filling the vacant position of attorney general....

Published:Friday | July 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

ICD Group Chairman Joseph M. Matalon has been unanimously elected to a third term in office as president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ). Matalon was re-elected at the PSOJ's council meeting on June 23 at the organisation's Hope Road offices...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE LONG-ANTICIPATED Cabinet reshuffle has done nothing to reassure psychologist Christopher Charles that the quality of the governance structures in Jamaica will be improved. In fact, Charles, who specialises ...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Her great-great-grandmother had the longest reign in British history and she is four years short of the record. Strange coincidence as the story has come full circle because it was Queen Victoria, sovereign for 64 years, who 'liberated' us in 1838...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE BEAMING faces of the children of Trench Town Primary School was all the proof one needed that they were more than happy for their newly refurbished and fully equipped resource room and playground....

Published:Friday | July 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

With the business community and civil society seemingly finding their voice during the imbroglio over the extradition request for alleged drug dealer Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, Jamaicans now appear convinced that they have solid advice for the...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The policeman who is the alleged mastermind behind the theft of guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition from the police armoury will know today if he has a case to answer.Dirk Harrison, deputy director of public prosecutions, argued yesterday that...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

PERMANENT SECRETARY in the Ministry of Justice, Robert Rainford, says he is awaiting a legal opinion from Solicitor General Douglas Leys to determine whether the jobs of five contract workers assigned to outgoing...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding's failure to appoint his two first choices for attorney general has put him in a bind as he desperately seeks to find a replacement for Dorothy Lightbourne. Well-placed party insiders told ...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

INFORMATION MINISTER Daryl Vaz on Wednesday indicated that the increase in the size of the Cabinet may have been influenced by "political considerations"...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Government's decision to offer free tuition at the secondary level, plus other changes implemented in the education system over the past four years, has started to pay off in the polls.The Bruce Golding-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has now...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Beleaguered but defiant, Sharon Hay-Webster, the member of parliament (MP) for South Central St Catherine, yesterday declared she was not daunted by a battering on her character by the leadership of the People's National Party (PNP)....

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

New attorney general next weekJamaica's new attorney general is to be named next week, Prime Minister Bruce Golding has said. Golding, who has accepted the recommendation in the Manatt-Dudus commission report that the attorney general be...

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WITH THE Bruce Golding administration about to take the bell lap before the next general election, the new ministers who were yesterday sworn in during a ceremony at King's House have been told that they have little...

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