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Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Tragedy struck twice at the same location along the Rose Hall main road in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday morning as a fire and car accident at the Holiday Inn Shopping Village kept firefighters and the police busy for most of the morning....

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Investigators probing last December's incident involving American Airlines flight 331 have turned their attention to four key areas.One of those areas, according to director general of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA), Lt Col Oscar Derby, is...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The 2010-2011 Budget Debate made a humorous return to the political campaign ahead of the 2007 general election with Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller telling Parliament that she is bracing for a call from 'Farmer Joe'. "I am expecting that he will...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

More than 50,000 Jamaicans lost their jobs last year and it is not clear how many of this number are looking to find new employment or have given up on the labour market. The latest data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) indicate that...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IF THE corpses of the 463 people murdered in Jamaica in the past 104 days were lined up head to toe, they would stretch for nearly the entire length of the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Eighteen Jamaicans, including two women, were extradited last year, even as the Bruce Golding administration tussled with the United States government over its extradition request for west Kingston strongman Christopher...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

An earthquake rocked sections of Kingston, as well as Portmore, St Catherine, yesterday around 3:51 p.m. The earthquake, with its epicentre located near Chestervale, St Andrew, had a magnitude of 3.7 and a focal depth of 9.9 km...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DETERMINED TO battle the turbulent tides of the global economic environment, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett yesterday boldly forecast a six per cent growth in tourist arrivals this fiscal year, after trumpeting a 3.6 per cent spike in visitor arrivals...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Senior Puisne Judge Gloria Smith has turned down an application to quash the indictment charging Corporal Lancelot Webley with the murder of a person unknown.Webley was first charged with the murder of John Spencer.

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BUSINESSMAN AND politician Patrick Roberts has been charged with breaching the Firearms Act. Roberts, who is the People's National Party (PNP) caretaker for West Central St Andrew, was yesterday charged by the Hunts...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Western Bureau: Holders of United States visas living in western Jamaica will soon no longer have to travel to the embassy in Kingston to have their visas renewed.Head of American Citizens Services at the United States...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey will rule tomorrow on whether the trial against former Junior Government Minister Kern Spencer and Coleen Wright should continue. Spencer's defence attorney, Patrick Atkinson...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JUST MORE than 3,000 deportees were sent back to Jamaica last year, with the vast majority heading to the parishes where crime is most rampant.Kingston, St Andrew, St James, St Catherine and Clarendon - which accounted for the majority of the 1,680...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Police Federation will be taking its grouse to Minister of National Security Dwight Nelson and Labour Minister Pearnel Charles. A Gleaner investigation revealed...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

President of the People's National Party (PNP), Portia Simpson Miller, and Minister of National Security Dwight Nelson will spearhead the launch of a peace initiative in six affiliate communities within the PNP's Region Three next Sunday....

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

OPPOSITION SPOKESMAN on Finance Dr Omar Davies yesterday painted the Bruce Golding administration as a "Government in desperation", charging...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A policeman whose murder case has been dragging on for more than nine years is seeking a court order to quash a new indictment served on him this week.Senior Puisne Judge Gloria Smith heard lengthy submissions yesterday from...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE PARLIAMENTARY opposition is questioning the National Insurance Fund (NIF) board's participation in the Jamaica Debt Exchange (JDX).Dr Omar Davies, the opposition spokesman on finance, said there was a "serious legal question as to whether ...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey will be hearing submissions from the defence team today to determine whether Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn should reveal notes she allegedly took during a meeting between her and...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While the police have been kept busy implementing strategies to address the escalating crime rate, statistics have revealed that the country's murder total has jumped to 461 since January.Among the latest victims...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica has managed to make huge strides over the years in achieving high immunisation rates, which have contributed to a steady decline in childhood diseases....

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BOTH PRIME Minister Bruce Golding and Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller are aware of the widespread perception that Jamaican politicians are linked to gangs and criminals and are, therefore, complicit in the criminality that has contributed to...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

OPPOSITION SPOKESMAN on Finance Dr Omar Davies is cautioning the Government against setting up what he claims are unrealistic fiscal targets and has stopped just short of advising the administration to prepare for mass protests if a tax package is announced this year....

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Rodney Chin yesterday denied he had known that charges against him would be dropped when he became a star witness for the prosecution in the latest instalment of the Cuban light-bulb trial.Chin, who was being cross-examined by Patrick Atkinson...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Noted peace activist Horace Levy has sought to clarify his position on graffiti in Western Kingston attacking the People's National Party's (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips. The graffiti grabbed public attention on the weekend as they were sprayed in both Jamaica...

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