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Published:Sunday | November 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE ACRIMONIOUS wrangling raging between Prime Minister Bruce Golding and attorney-at-law Harold Brady over the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips debacle has taken on new dimensions, with Golding formally filing his defence, and Brady accusing members of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) of engaging in a massive smear campaign against him.

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TWO FORLORN students of the Port Maria Primary school in St Mary are demanding an apology and immediate action from Prime Minister Bruce Golding after he broke their hearts by not fulfilling a pledge he made to fix problems caused by flooding at their school.

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

When asked last week if she planned to enter a nolle prosequi and have the case start over before another resident magistrate, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn, QC, said: "That to me would be an abuse of process given the particular circumstances of this matter.

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A FINANCIAL audit conducted into the affairs of Northern Caribbean University (NCU) by the United States-based General Conference Auditing Service (GCAS) has reportedly spawned an investigation by government officials from the Taxpayer Audit and Assessment Department (TAAD).

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AS SOME of the biggest names in auto manufacturing shy away from Jamaica's poor quality fuel, ATL Automobile's deputy chairman, Adam Stewart has called on government to clean up the mess or face imminent devastation of the environment.

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE ST JAGO Park Health Centre in Spanish Town, St Catherine, is under increased pressure from a spike in patient load caused by referrals from the equally over-burdened Spanish Town Hospital. The institution is now struggling to deliver health care to persons who are agitated by long delays in getting help.

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Government is to establish a new facility in Kingston to accommodate women who have been victims of abuse. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Olivia Grange, said the Government has already acquired the property ...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Outside of the seemingly diehard supporters of each political party, there is little interest among constituents for a by-election in North East St Ann. Moments after Prime Minister Bruce Golding announced yesterday that a by-election would be held December 20...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Less than a month after Jennifer Small assumed duties as acting chief executive officer of the Bellevue Hospital in Kingston, she has been reassigned to another post. This is in addition to a number of other staff changes which have been made...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Out of the dark, heartbreaking sadness of a young life lost beams a beacon of light that brings laughter in between the tears, joy in the midst of grief.

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two men who pleaded guilty to the murder of Marvin Brown while he was on duty as a security guard at the Portland Credit Union in July 2009 have been sentenced to life imprisonment. Supreme Court Judge Sarah Thompson-James, in passing sentence yesterday...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Bruce Golding said it was unfair to the people of North East St Ann for them to remain without a parliamentary representative. In announcing a by-election for the constituency yesterday, Golding argued...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The imbroglio surrounding the North East St Ann seat appears far from over despite the decision by Prime Minister Bruce Golding to announce the date for a by-election in the constituency, which has been without a representative in Parliament since September...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The National AIDS Committee is allowing for easier access to stories from persons living with HIV/AIDS, as well as those who are affected.Persons living with and affected by HIV/AIDS will be generating their own written content as they blog...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Accusations and counter-accusations dominated Wednesday's meeting of the Infrastructure and Physical Development Committee of Parliament, as some members demanded answers for road repairs in their constituencies.After being told that the islandwide...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The announcement by the World Bank that due to the global financial crisis, within the next four years, they will stop external funding of Jamaica's HIV/AIDS programme has thrown the business community...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LUCEA, Hanover: VENDORS IN Lucea, Hanover, have decried the state of the market and said they would not be using the facility this Yuletide season."Tings already hard out yah suh.

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn has been denied the go-ahead to apply to the Judicial Review Court to have Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey removed from the Cuban light-bulb trial. Supreme Court judge...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE JAMAICA Chamber of Commerce (JCC) has once again called for full disclosure on the Trafigura affair, in light of this week's revelation that a Supreme Court order has been granted for several leaders of the People's National Party (PNP) to "respond...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: THE WATER Resources Authority (WRA) has reported that flood waters from Tropical Storm Nicole are gradually receding in affected parts of Hanover, while some sections of St Elizabeth remain inundated.In a press release this week, the WRA...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Media Association Jamaica Limited (MAJ) yesterday made it clear that it rejected any time frame for digital switchover for television and/or radio proposed to take place in the next three to five years. In a release yesterday, the MAJ said that...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Almost like a tragic chain of events, motor-vehicle accidents have claimed the lives of at least eight students from the University of the West Indies (UWI), the University of Technology and the Northern Caribbean University...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Barbados Finance Minister Chris Sinckler on Monday unveiled a series of new tax measures as the Barbados government warned citizens to brace themselves for "serious adjustments" in its expenditure for the next 12 months.

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Canadian police say May's operation to capture Christopher 'Dudus' Coke in Tivoli Gardens, west Kingston, and the tumbling of the headquarters of the Shower Posse have had a far-reaching effect on law enforcement...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: DR GILBERT Allen, custos of Manchester, says he is alarmed by the conditions at the Mandeville police lock-up, where 89 detainees were being held in an area built to accommodate 30 people.Allen told The Gleaner that he visited the...

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