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

GENERAL PRACTITIONER-turned-politician, Dr Wykeham McNeill, is one of several Jamaican medics who went to disaster-ravished Haiti to help victims.

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

THE EXECUTIVE committee of the Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica (AAAJ) was returned en bloc to manage the affairs of the association for another administrative year.

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

IT CAN happen anywhere, at any-time. Bloodshed along the borderline - the boundary that separates two gangs, or groups with different political ideals. It is an invisible line that the opponents know they should not cross. A breach of this unwritten code spells death.

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

STARTING TOMORROW, Corporate Area customers of the National Water Commission (NWC) served by the Mona and Hope water-treatment plants will have their daily water supply further rationed.In a press release issued yesterday, the NWC stated that the...

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

With Jamaica experiencing severe drought conditions not seen in the island in several years, a company is offering to sell the Government water-treatment systems to ease the...

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

Western Bureau:AN AMERICAN businessman was murdered yesterday at his home in the upscale community of Ironshore, Montego Bay.

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

FINANCE MINISTER Audley Shaw says the country's return to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will mean "hard work and sacrifice" by Jamaicans.The multi-lateral lending agency on Thursday approved a...

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

FANS OF reggae singer Ky-Mani Marley may get more than they bargained for when they read his autobiography, which is scheduled to be released today in the United States by...

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

For years, Rose Town in west Kingston suffered, with patchy houses, dirty streets, gang warfare, poverty and illiteracy that blighted the talent and potential of many...

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

Thousands of kilograms of farm produce amounting to millions of dollars could go to waste unless several roads in the Rio Grande Valley of Portland are restored to provide access to farmers.A series of landslides in the...

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

When Tursha Lambert Lee bid his relatives goodbye yesterday morning then headed off for the bus stop on Washington Boulevard, St Andrew, neither he nor his family members knew it was the last time they would be...

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

The police High Command is still searching for answers to several questions as it continues to probe the massive gun and ammunition find on Munster Road in eastern St...

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

Police personnel on the scene of yesterday's massive gun and ammunition find in east Kingston were unanimous in their condemnation of the sergeant arrested in connection with the seizure."A people like him mek me get bad name," one cop was overheard...

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

In today's world, where many of our businessmen, economists and strategists are frantically seeking solutions and changes in order to maintain economic viability, there are few signs of hope.With the major shaking that...

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

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) was rocked to its core yesterday as a large quantity of guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition found in the hands of criminals were traced back to the police armoury. Acting Police Commissioner Owen Ellington, who was on the scene early...

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

Hailed as a champion of education and stolid defender of Roman Catholic values, archbishop emeritus of Kingston, the Most Reverend Laurence Burke, SJ, was laid to rest on the grounds of the Holy Trinity Cathedral...

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

Post-Haiti earthquake alarm bells are signalling a crucial need for an examination of the structural integrity of Jamaica's critical facilities.A team of experts participating in a Gleaner Editors' Forum on Tuesday stressed that a review of the safety levels...

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

GraceKennedy Limited CEO Douglas Orane is refuting media reports that suggest he is among a group of investors who benefited from a debt-forgiveness programme carried out by the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC). Documents distributed during...

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

Just over a month ago a female Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus driver was hailed as a hero for her quick response to persons needing help when an American Airlines flight overshot the runway at the Norman Manley International Airport...

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

Munster Road, off Mountain View Avenue in eastern St Andrew, is considered a solid middle-class community despite its proximity to several volatile communities.
With Wareika Hills as its back drop, the community borders the area of Mountain View Avenue known...

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

The Government has put the brakes on its plan to pull its relief teams from earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The Golding administration had claimed that the failure of regional partners to cough up their share of the money to finance the relief effort...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FACED WITH a ballooning price tag, and with promised financial assistance slow in coming, the Government has decided to pull the plug on elements of its relief efforts in Haiti.
Less than 72 hours after The Gleaner first reported that financial challenges could force Jamaica to withdraw...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THERE'S A sombre mood at the Rex Nettleford Hall at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies, in light its patron's sudden passing.The sadness is especially felt by Student Services and Development Manager Donna Mae Jackson, who worked...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Tributes have been flowing in for one of Jamaica's greatest cultural icons, Professor Rex Nettleford, since news broke of his passing on Tuesday night. Nettleford excelled as an academic, cultural activist, historian and remained an unapologetic regionalist...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Western Bureau:After hours of searching for individuals who knew Rex Nettleford in his hometown of Bunkers Hill in Trelawny, only two persons could recall their encounters with him.An affable senior citizen, Rex Minto, who...

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