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Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Trafigura case, in which executive members of the People's National Party (PNP) - including its leader, Portia Simpson Miller - have been ordered by the Supreme Court to answer questions under oath in relation...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE OPPOSITION People's National Party (PNP) is reportedly readying its electoral machinery in South Central St Catherine in anticipation of a possible by-election in the constituency. It has remained silent, however...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Even as mathematics continues to be seen as one of the most challenging subjects, it is a walk-over for Jean-Piérre Samuels of Holy Family Primary School in Kingston, who scored a perfect 100 per cent in the subject in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).

Published:Monday | June 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: HEAD BOY, Rhyan Strachan, and Janelle Chambers, head girl, emerged as the top performers in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) for Chetwood Memorial Primary in Montego Bay, getting identical averages...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

PRIME MINISTER Bruce Golding has urged supporters of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to put the issue of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips behind them...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

EDUCATION MINISTER Andrew Holness yesterday said the Government would be instituting a national school-leaving certificate which would set minimum standards for graduation from secondary schools. Holness, who was guest...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

With interest rates at their lowest level in years, crime trending down, and job prospects improving in some areas, the Golding administration has managed to convince more Jamaicans that the country is moving in the right direction, but the vast...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller says the Government owes the people of Jamaica an explanation about the country's standing in relation to two quarterly performance tests under the agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)....

Published:Monday | June 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

CHAIRMAN OF the Island Special Constabulary Force Association, St George Jack-son, has warned of actions by his members that could derail policy-driven programmes if Government continues to treat it employees with scant regard....

Published:Monday | June 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WITH THREE kidnappings taking place in the space of seven days recently, Prime Minister Bruce Golding has sent a strong warning to criminals not to attempt the introduction of that sort of crime to the country."...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Children and adults last Friday journeyed across the once-forbidden five borders in St Andrew to converge on the August Town Community Centre to celebrate the third anniversary of the signing of a peace...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: STACEY-ANNE STEWART-Swaby, mother of Brittney Anderson, who died in April, is still trying to come to grips with the fact that her daughter will not be around to don her Bishop Gibson High School uniform come September....

Published:Monday | June 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR YP Seaton & Associates has accused the contractor general of defaming the good name of the company and its principal, Y.P. Seaton. In a strongly worded press statement dated Friday, June 24, Seaton & Associates said the Greg Christie-led Office...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

CONVICTED CRIMINALS in Jamaica are apparently better fed than the presumably 'innocent until proven guilty' persons in police lock-ups across the island. A menu list provided by the Department of Correctional Services claims that prisoners are not given the same meals every day for breakfast, dinner, or supper.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE PRESENT Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) administration is still seen by Jamaicans as the more corrupt of the two major political parties, but the number of people who don't trust Bruce Golding and his team has declined dramatically since last year.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Members of the Nurses' Association of Jamaica, Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), and the Medical Doctors' Association yesterday voted to accept the terms of a wage offer from the Government.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

JUST FIVE months shy of the 19th anniversary of a preventable tragedy that snuffed out the lives of three detainees at the Constant Spring police lock-up, and almost two weeks after a Mandeville jailbreak, the result of overcrowding, the perennial problem of overcrowded jail cells looms large as a public-health and social challenge.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Hundreds of persons held in overcrowded police lock-ups across the island are battling for space and food as the Government of Jamaica pays a paltry $200 per day to feed each person held in a lock-up.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE NUMBER of Jamaicans who would want to see the army called out more often to assist in the fight against crime has decreased when compared with last year, the latest Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll has found.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

On May 21, Manal Al-Sharif, 32, was arrested in Saudi Arabia for the second time for driving a vehicle. This sparked international outrage and led to the 'Women2Drive' campaign that had 50 Saudi women risking arrest by taking to the streets in a 'mass drive' on June 17.

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE SENATE yesterday passed with four amendments the Attestation of Instruments (Facilities) Act, which gives limited powers of justices of the peace to members of parliament.

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE WOMEN'S sprint hurdles is one event in which Jamaica has achieved great success at world level. Led by Brigitte Foster-Hylton and Delloreen Ennis-London, the country has pocketed six medals at the World Championships, with both athletes getting three each.

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Montego Bay-based business consultant Patrick Casserly says that Jamaica's failure to keep pace with the constant innovation in technology globally, and the lack of universal access to an already costly Internet service has stifled the growth of the local industry.

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE SURREAL and captivating school landscape at the Cross Keys High School certainly does not reflect the recent tragedy that rocked the usually quiet south Manchester community in which a 16-year-old student was stabbed to death on the school premises.

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

GOVERNMENT SENATOR Warren Newby opened the State of the Nation debate in the Upper House yesterday announcing an expansion in the Programme for Youth Entrepreneurship.

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