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Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The irregular thudding of hammers on iron and wood, as three workmen repair a stall made of pallets and 'two be four', greets The Gleaner at the end of a road, beside the Portmore Mall in St Catherine. The bare frames of unoccupied stalls in the otherwise empty lot speaks to much busier times than The Gleaner's mid-week visit.

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Cocoa Farmers Association (JCFA) has received training in how to dry cocoa beans using a solar-drying system. The association's farmers have also been given tips on growing good habits to help them maximise their yield.

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The police sergeant caught on camera firing a shot at a man in Buckfield, St Ann, late last month, is to appear in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston today to answer to a murder charge

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A Christian charity said yesterday it had no plans to leave Afghanistan despite the murders of 10 members of its medical-aid team, and repeated that the organisation does not attempt to convert Muslims to Christianity.

Published:Monday | August 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Reaction to the Patois version of the Book of Luke, which becomes available at book stores today, could be a referendum on the likely success of the project to translate the Bible into Jamaican Creole....

Published:Monday | August 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

One private-sector executive wants Jamaican businesses to collaborate with Caribbean partners to maximise efficiencies to benefit fully from the many and varied trade agreements. Conley Salmon, vice-president...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Gets rid of dozens of rogue police - ONE HUNDRED and forty-nine rogue cops have been removed from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in the first seven months of this year, an indication that the police anti-corruption arm has stepped up efforts to weed...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In two articles published in our papers titled 'Dudus threat' (The Gleaner, March 2, 2010) and 'Dudus: The man who holds a nation hostage' (The Sunday Gleaner, May 23, 2010), The Gleaner Company Limited erroneously reported that Mr Michael Christopher...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: THE ONLY Jamaican-owned airline left in the regional market, Airways International, says "overnight, full-freedom, open-skies" agreements will cripple the local aviation business.

Published:Monday | August 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Police investigators are still trying to piece together the moments leading up to the slaying of Dr Neil McGill, former member of parliament (MP). Commanding officer for Manchester, Superintendent Lascelles Taylor, disclosed that the three suspects held...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MORE THAN 150 residents of Royal Flats and adjoining communities benefited from a health fair at the community's playing field in Manchester yesterday. The initiative was organised by the family and health ministries departments of the Royal Flats...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: ONE MAN was shot and killed in Westmoreland, while another drowned in St James on the Independence weekend. They are 39-year-old Waident Sutherland of Top Geneva, Grange, and 26-year-old Warren Anthony...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IF YOU accept Joyce Gordon's invitation to explore her farm cultivated on hilly terrain inherited from her father in Lemon Hall, St Catherine, prepare for a long trek.However, the 55-year-old...

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

POLICYMAKERS in the education ministry have been scolded by the hierarchy of Jamaica's two major principals' associations for failing to consult with educators on too many issues.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IN JUST over 10 years, members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) fatally shot more than 2,000 civilians in alleged shoot-outs and other confrontations.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Secondary-school principals have charged that for years, elected officials have been playing politics with education, putting thousands of Jamaican children at a disadvantage. The principals are now calling for the insulation of critical education policies from political interference.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has committed to funding a regional mega clean-up project aimed at removing all obsolete pesticides from the shores of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) territories.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Oberlene Whyte bounced around in the dusty bed of a military jeep as it sped across the Tawila Desert in Sudan, northern Africa. She had a lump in her throat and started feeling queasy as she got closer to her destination - a notoriously hostile rebel camp set up on the outskirts of the harsh African desert.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

POLICE INVESTIGATORS in Mandeville, Manchester, yesterday waded through conflicting information surrounding the murder of former Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Neil McGill.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE MAVIS Bank Coffee Factory is to shortly begin construction of a waste-water plant that will significantly enhance the marketability of its coffee beans and value-added products sold under the Jablum brand.

Published:Saturday | August 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Vintage model cars led the way as the 48th Independence celebration hit the final lap yesterday. Approaching the traffic lights at Tom Redcam Avenue and Arthur Wint Drive in St Andrew, two engines sputtered as if drawing their last breath, but they stayed the course.

Published:Saturday | August 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

United States Ambassador-Designate to Jamaica, Pamela Bridgewater Awkard, has moved one step closer to confirmation, with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee giving her the nod of approval. This should pave the way for Bridgewater Awkard to move to Kingston later this year as the top US diplomat in Jamaica.

Published:Saturday | August 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE RULING of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn on the Buckfield shooting is being kept close to the chest by law-enforcement officials.

Published:Saturday | August 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The usual pomp and pageantry were display at King's House yesterday as the nation's leaders gathered for the annual Independence Day ceremony.

Published:Saturday | August 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Pride radiated across the nation yesterday as hundreds of black- gold- and green-clad, flag-waving Jamaicans marched through the streets of the Corporate Area celebrating the country's 48th anniversary of Independence.

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