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

Defence lawyers yesterday challenged star witness Rodney Chin's claims about who made the potentially damaging recordings of conversations among Chin, former Junior Minister Kern Spencer and the mother of Spencer's child,...

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

The Government has agreed to ensure that Caribbean Airlines is designated the exclusive national carrier of Jamaica under the air services agreements between itself and other states. This was stated in the non-binding letter of intent signed on January 22 by the Government...

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

Already dwindling remittance inflows from the Cayman Islands might take another hit from a recently implemented tax package there. The Cayman Islands' decision to tax remittance flows from the island will make it more expensive...

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

Telecommunications provider LIME won a legal battle in the Supreme Court yesterday when the court ordered its competitor Digicel to restore all of LIME's international call circuits to full capacity. The court's ruling is in relation to an ongoing...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A beloved pastor is now in hospital battling for his life after he was stabbed several times by criminals who surprised him at his Red Hills home in St Andrew on Tuesday night. A source at the University Hospital of the West Indies revealed that the Reverend Donald Roberts...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE TWO female jurors who pleaded guilty in December last year to soliciting a bribe of $100,000 from a woman, to free her son of a murder charge, have been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment each at hard labour. Resident Magistrate Dale Palmer sentenced the women...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WITH WATER drying up, St Andrew residents are finding it increasingly difficult to do basic things, such as bathing, washing clothes and flushing toilets. The dam by the Mammee River consists mainly of silt and a few narrow tracks...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ONE WEEK after a police sergeant was arrested on reasonable suspicion of supplying guns and ammunition to an illegal weapons shop, four more members of the police force have found themselves on the wrong side of the law...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

GOVERNMENT YESTERDAY gave its clearest indication yet that it is streamlining preparations for the sale of the national airline, Air Jamaica, as well as taking care of the liabilities for which the state will be responsible...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DESPITE SUFFERING a body blow in court yesterday, attorneys representing Kern Spencer and Coleen Wright are fighting to prevent voice recordings allegedly captured on cellular phones by Rodney Chin from being admitted...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PRIME MINISTER Bruce Golding last night demanded that prison officials explain to him by mid-morning today why investigators from the Office of the Public Defender's office were barred from entering the Horizon Remand Centre yesterday...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE FINANCIAL Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) has apologised to Douglas Orane, chairman and CEO of Grace-Kennedy, after his name was included among a list of debtors who had amounts written off. The list was made public last week...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Investigators began combing through the police armoury and stores on Monday as the probe into last Thursday's massive gun and ammunition find in eastern St Andrew kicks into high gear. Already, communications director for the Jamaica Constabulary Force...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Leading Jamaican banks are assuring account holders and other users of banking services that their savings and investments will be safe and that they will be able to get cash and access other financial services in the event of a major catastrophe...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister Karl Samuda is rebutting criticism of the Government's plan to relocate the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) to New Kingston.Even as he described the criticism ...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Suspicion and disbelief continue to greet official reports on Monday's riot at the Horizon Remand Centre.Following a visit to the Spanish Town Road-based facility yesterday afternoon, Minister of National Security Dwight Nelson reported...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After weeks of deliberations, the parliamentary committee reviewing legislation for the proposed Casino Gaming Act yesterday approved the bill that will be submitted to Parliament next Tuesday, February 16, for debate. The bill, which has been at least two years...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The island's nurses are dissatisfied with the Government's decision to give health-care workers four weeks to review documents outlining compensation levels under a reclassification exercise. The documents were released by...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Children are often taught that the sky is the limit. But for those living in the Greenwich/Lyndhurst area and other Kingston inner-city communities, ground-level limitations abound - restricting access to education, security and ambition...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Tax Administration Services Department (TASD) is warning drivers about a relatively new weapon it has added to its arsenal against tax evasion.Starting June last year, special registration discs were introduced that plainly read 'VOID' if...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Speaker of the House Delroy Chuck signalled yesterday that he is fed up with the misconduct of some members on both sides of the parliamentary chamber. Chuck dispatched copies of a memorandum to all 60 members of the House of Representatives...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

RESIDENT MAGISTRATE Judith Pusey is to rule today on whether she will admit into evidence the main cellular phone in the Cuban light-bulb affair. The phone, which prosecution witness Rodney Chin said he used to record conversations between himself and the accused...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Supreme Court judge Ingrid Mangatal is to make a ruling Friday on an application brought by three claimants to halt the commission of enquiry into the collapse of the financial sector in the 1990s. The claimants are former...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) commission of enquiry had an abbreviated sitting yesterday, after one of the witnesses requested additional time because he was not prepared. The commission had last week subpoened Robert Martin, chairman...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Members of the public will be able to pay their respects to the late Professor Rex Nettleford in condolence books that will be opened from today until next Monday, the day before his funeral. A release from the Office of the Prime Minister...

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