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Published:Thursday | December 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dudus, Manatt enquiry in Budget - The Government has set aside just under $40 million to fund the commission of enquiry into the issues related to the extradition request for Christopher 'Dudus' Coke and the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips affair....

Published:Thursday | December 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: The Victims Support Unit will today begin offering post-traumatic counselling sessions in Granville, St James, which was the scene of a violent protest following the police's fatal shooting of a resident on Tuesday."...

Published:Thursday | December 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A Jamaican scientist is being celebrated on the international stage for finding an effective treatment for some types of cancer.Dr Lawrence Williams, a research scientist at the Scientific Research Council (SRC), has been awarded an international patent...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaicans will begin paying more for some alcoholic beverages and tobacco-related products, effective today. The increased prices should hit consumers of some tonic wines, spirits, cigars and the increasingly popular 'beedies'.

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With only 302 job openings available, some 2,000 men and women turned out yesterday morning in response to the Department of Correctional Services' advertisement for correctional officers....

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Graduates of the Documentation Skills Project, being implemented by the Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL), have been urged to use their newly acquired skills to empower themselves to better serve their communities."Use your literacy...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Opposition Member of Parliament Noel Arscott was sent back to the drawing board yesterday, as Parliament's Constituency Development Fund (CDF) committee rejected one of his proposed Christmas projects. Arscott had planned to spend $1.5 million...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The National Insurance Scheme (NIS) will be reintroducing the specially branded NI Gold cards in 2011.The cards will be printed by the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ), and will include the pensioners' photographs so that they can also be used for...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Pinned against the ropes yesterday by Prime Minister Bruce Golding's jabs about the People's National Party (PNP) receiving donations from the ill-fated Olint Investment Club, the Opposition hit back at the snail's...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

An application for leave to go to the Judicial Review Court to bar Prime Minister Bruce Golding from calling a by-election on December 20 in the North East St Ann constituency is set for hearing tomorrow. The application, which was brought by St Ann elector Manley Bowen...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE National Commercial Bank Foundation has paid out $8.8 million for 4,516 students to sit the upcoming exams free of cost. The contribution is aimed at easing the financial burdens of students paying for their CXC/CSEC principles of accounts (POA) and principles of business...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE RECENTLY established Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has been given an $86.4-million budget to carry out its day-to-day activities for this fiscal year.INDECOM has been mandated to probe all allegations of...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding has congratulated Kamala Harris, daughter of Jamaican professor and economist Donald Harris, on her appointment as the first woman to be elected attorney general (AG) of California."This is indeed a proud moment for Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There is no money allocated in the 2010-2011 supplementary estimates for the planned commission of enquiry into the Government's handling of the extradition request for Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, the west Kingston incursion by the security forces and the hiring of the US law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Several years ago, infected persons would not willingly admit to having HIV infection, as the stigma surrounding the disease was high. But today, while there is still some degree of reservation about publicly declaring the illness...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Karen* stresses that she is available any day, at any time, to assist persons who are living with HIV/AIDS. One of her personal mandates is to accept phone calls once they come in. "Last year when I was on leave, I called the organisation and asked what programme...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica - a first-class nation? The National Transformation Programme hopes for a Jamaica where every citizen becomes a first-class citizen, every citizen a producer, nation builder and valued contributor, and every citizen a peacemaker! ...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Carolyn Hay yesterday cited several examples why the language and conduct of Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey in the Kern Spencer corruption trial could be considered biased....

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"Sir, do you know why you're here?" the chief medical officer asked a man five years ago.
"No," Anthony said. "Well," the officer responded, pausing for effect, "you're HIV-positive." ...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Finance Minister Audley Shaw and his team have engaged in a major juggling act to present an almost unchanged spending plan for the fiscal year.The first Supplementary Estimates for the 2010-2011 fiscal year show the Government ...

Published:Tuesday | November 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Shoppers in downtown Kingston will once again benefit from a grand Christmas shopping extravaganza as the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) joins with the business community to give a boost to the capital's main commercial district....

Published:Tuesday | November 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

HOUSE OF Representatives hopeful Basil Waite was yesterday confronted by People's National Party (PNP) activists from North East St Elizabeth who continue to express their desire to have him replaced as the constituency caretaker....

Published:Tuesday | November 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth: SELVYN COKE, a resident in St Elizabeth who has been living in squalid conditions for a number of years, is expected to get a new home for Christmas, as residents have established a foundation to assist him....

Published:Tuesday | November 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Wisynco last night signed an agreement making the local operation an exclusive franchise holder for the entire range of products under the Coca-Cola brand, while also allowing for increased local production."From 2006 to today, Wisynco was a distributor...

Published:Tuesday | November 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The sale of the Pegasus Hotels of Jamaica Limited (PHJL) to hotelier Kevin Hendrickson has now been finalised. The Government's 59.81 per cent stake in the property was sold at a price of US$11 million. While an agreement was signed earlier in November...

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