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Published:Saturday | April 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

When the reading department of the Guy's Hill High School in St Catherine received seven copies of a journal earlier this year, it meant much more than what was at first imagined. Educating the Caribbean Child - Reshaping the World was presented by former head girl Julia Pryce.

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A group of British educators has praised the Jamaican school system but said more work needed to be done to address behavioural problems here.

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

When the first load of bauxite weighing 10,000 tons left the shores of Jamaica from Port Kaiser, on the south Manchester and St Elizabeth border, during the night hours of February 9, 1953, for the United States, life changed. But no thought was given to when life would change again.

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE INCREASED efforts by the police to prosecute, or retire in the public interest, corrupt members of the force must be acknowledged. More officers, perhaps, have faced the courts for corruption, and other forms of behaviour in the past three years or so, than the previous two decades.

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

STARTLING FIGURES showing a dramatic increase in child abuse last year have once again placed the issue squarely on the national agenda for debate.

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE OPPOSITION spokesman on information, Lisa Hanna, has called for the removal of June Spence-Jarrett as head of the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica (PBCJ).

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The firestorm raging over the extradition request for Christopher 'Dudus' Coke and the possible role of United States law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips blazed yesterday with a damning report in an American publication.

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller is urging the Government to launch a rescue mission for the nation's at-risk youths. In a more than two-hour contribution to the 2010-2011 Budget Debate in Parliament yesterday...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A new health clinic has been opened in downtown Kingston to cater to the needs of inner-city residents.The building, situated at the corner of High Holborn and East Queen streets, once housed a similar facility.

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) has responded very quickly to a picture of a broken water main carried in The Gleaner this week.

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaicans have lost confidence in the ability of the authorities to enforce the country's laws - and not just in relation to murders, of which there have been at least 466 so far this year. There have been...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Tragedy struck twice at the same location along the Rose Hall main road in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday morning as a fire and car accident at the Holiday Inn Shopping Village kept firefighters and the police busy for most of the morning....

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Investigators probing last December's incident involving American Airlines flight 331 have turned their attention to four key areas.One of those areas, according to director general of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA), Lt Col Oscar Derby, is...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The 2010-2011 Budget Debate made a humorous return to the political campaign ahead of the 2007 general election with Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller telling Parliament that she is bracing for a call from 'Farmer Joe'. "I am expecting that he will...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

More than 50,000 Jamaicans lost their jobs last year and it is not clear how many of this number are looking to find new employment or have given up on the labour market. The latest data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) indicate that...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IF THE corpses of the 463 people murdered in Jamaica in the past 104 days were lined up head to toe, they would stretch for nearly the entire length of the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Eighteen Jamaicans, including two women, were extradited last year, even as the Bruce Golding administration tussled with the United States government over its extradition request for west Kingston strongman Christopher...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

An earthquake rocked sections of Kingston, as well as Portmore, St Catherine, yesterday around 3:51 p.m. The earthquake, with its epicentre located near Chestervale, St Andrew, had a magnitude of 3.7 and a focal depth of 9.9 km...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DETERMINED TO battle the turbulent tides of the global economic environment, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett yesterday boldly forecast a six per cent growth in tourist arrivals this fiscal year, after trumpeting a 3.6 per cent spike in visitor arrivals...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Senior Puisne Judge Gloria Smith has turned down an application to quash the indictment charging Corporal Lancelot Webley with the murder of a person unknown.Webley was first charged with the murder of John Spencer.

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BUSINESSMAN AND politician Patrick Roberts has been charged with breaching the Firearms Act. Roberts, who is the People's National Party (PNP) caretaker for West Central St Andrew, was yesterday charged by the Hunts...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Western Bureau: Holders of United States visas living in western Jamaica will soon no longer have to travel to the embassy in Kingston to have their visas renewed.Head of American Citizens Services at the United States...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey will rule tomorrow on whether the trial against former Junior Government Minister Kern Spencer and Coleen Wright should continue. Spencer's defence attorney, Patrick Atkinson...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JUST MORE than 3,000 deportees were sent back to Jamaica last year, with the vast majority heading to the parishes where crime is most rampant.Kingston, St Andrew, St James, St Catherine and Clarendon - which accounted for the majority of the 1,680...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Police Federation will be taking its grouse to Minister of National Security Dwight Nelson and Labour Minister Pearnel Charles. A Gleaner investigation revealed...

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