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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...

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

Media watchdogs are encouraging journalists to move beyond mere coverage and consider representation.Women's Media Watch, the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) and the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication...

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

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Chairman Dr Ken Baugh has confirmed he has decided against seeking re-election, as a first step in healing the tensions in the west and other divisions within the party.In a release yesterday, Baugh said his decision followed...

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

IF YOU were a doctor, would you give up your job to become a police constable? And what would your decision be if you were a banker or lawyer?William Blair, chief of police in Toronto, Canada, says many persons from these celebrated professions...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TWO JAMAICAN brothers accused by United States authorities of conspiring to smuggle cocaine in the handrails of luggage into that country were extradited to the US on Monday night to face a number of charges, after...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaican Government's Export-Import (EXIM) Bank announced this week that it still has a portfolio of J$2.8 billion to lend to businesses in the current financial year and says it is on a drive to find firms to borrow the cash....

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Veteran politician Mike Henry has made good on his plan to challenge for the post of chairman of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).Henry, the fiercely combative member of parliament for Central Clarendon and minister of transport and works...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica now has the Guinness World Record for the most books donated to charity in a seven-day period.The record of 657,061 books, which were collected during the Rotary Club of Jamaica 'Race to Literacy' book drive - held from May 1-8 this year - was...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In typical foreign-direct investment, a foreign company expands operations into another country. But Digicel's Chairman Denis O'Brien has never been considered typical.

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