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Published:Friday | February 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hailed as a champion of education and stolid defender of Roman Catholic values, archbishop emeritus of Kingston, the Most Reverend Laurence Burke, SJ, was laid to rest on the grounds of the Holy Trinity Cathedral...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Post-Haiti earthquake alarm bells are signalling a crucial need for an examination of the structural integrity of Jamaica's critical facilities.A team of experts participating in a Gleaner Editors' Forum on Tuesday stressed that a review of the safety levels...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

GraceKennedy Limited CEO Douglas Orane is refuting media reports that suggest he is among a group of investors who benefited from a debt-forgiveness programme carried out by the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC). Documents distributed during...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Just over a month ago a female Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus driver was hailed as a hero for her quick response to persons needing help when an American Airlines flight overshot the runway at the Norman Manley International Airport...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Munster Road, off Mountain View Avenue in eastern St Andrew, is considered a solid middle-class community despite its proximity to several volatile communities.
With Wareika Hills as its back drop, the community borders the area of Mountain View Avenue known...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Government has put the brakes on its plan to pull its relief teams from earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The Golding administration had claimed that the failure of regional partners to cough up their share of the money to finance the relief effort...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FACED WITH a ballooning price tag, and with promised financial assistance slow in coming, the Government has decided to pull the plug on elements of its relief efforts in Haiti.
Less than 72 hours after The Gleaner first reported that financial challenges could force Jamaica to withdraw...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THERE'S A sombre mood at the Rex Nettleford Hall at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies, in light its patron's sudden passing.The sadness is especially felt by Student Services and Development Manager Donna Mae Jackson, who worked...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Tributes have been flowing in for one of Jamaica's greatest cultural icons, Professor Rex Nettleford, since news broke of his passing on Tuesday night. Nettleford excelled as an academic, cultural activist, historian and remained an unapologetic regionalist...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Western Bureau:After hours of searching for individuals who knew Rex Nettleford in his hometown of Bunkers Hill in Trelawny, only two persons could recall their encounters with him.An affable senior citizen, Rex Minto, who...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DESPITE THE death of its founder and creative force, Rex Nettleford, the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) will soldier on with its annual season in July.Bridgett Spaulding, NDTC's secretary/treasurer, told The Gleaner yesterday...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

STUDENTS IN the Spelling Bee audience became restless as words like 'pedagogy' and 'judicature' were thrown around. A man's forehead became shiny with sweat in the air-conditioned ballroom and a woman exhaled with a smile on her face ...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

CARICOM has expressed its "gravest concern" over the possibility of a ship carrying radioactive waste passing through Caribbean waters. "It has come to the attention of the Caribbean Community that a new shipment of vitrified high-level waste...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There were mixed emotions yesterday as 89-year-old world-famous botanist Dr George Proctor was sentenced to four years' imprisonment each for conspiracy to murder his wife and three other women who...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A new centre to assist students living in Constant Spring and Cassava Piece, St Andrew, has been opened at the Constant Spring Seventh-day Adventist Church.The Oasis Learning and Resource Centre, equipped with computers and other learning aids, will...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Effective March 9, Air Jamaica will commence suspension of aviation ties with the Caribbean, disbanding their Grenada, Curaçoa, Nassau and Havana routes. The move is expected to have a devastating impact on informal commercial operators ...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JAMAICA HAS led the Caribbean in efforts to bring aid to the survivors of earthquake-ravaged Haiti. From all accounts, the capital Port-au-Prince is a ruined city, littered with mountains of rubble entombing thousands of bodies...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Global warming could lead to Palisadoes going under water if Jamaicans do not take care of the wetlands, an expert from the Port Royal Marine Laboratory has warned.The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA)...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DESCRIBING DROUGHT conditions in his constituency as an untenable crisis, Eastern Westmoreland Member of Parliament Luther Buchanan has called for Government to 'seed' the clouds to stimulate rainfall."The severity of the drought demands...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica lost one of its most revered cultural figures last night when Professor Rex Nettleford, vice-chancellor emeritus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and founder of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), died, just hours before he would have celebrated...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Scotiabank yesterday announced a new fixed-loan rate, aimed at stimulating activity and development of the small-medium enterprise (SME) sector over the next 12 months."Effective today, Scotiabank will offer on all new SME loans, a fixed rate of 16.95...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Acting Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has announced changes in the leadership of some police divisions after a worrying start to 2010.Ellington did not provide reasons for the changes, which become effective on February 16, but checks...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Today is being celebrated as international World Wetlands Day. The message for this year - 'Caring for Wetlands - an Answer to Climate Change' - focuses on the impact of climate change on wetlands, and the role of wetlands in reducing the effects...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The teenager who is charged with the murder of 11-year-old Aamir Dwight Scott, of Sandside, St Mary, pleaded guilty yesterday when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court.Supreme Court Judge Gloria Smith ordered a social enquiry report and remanded him...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A pregnant woman was among three persons shot and killed in the St Catherine South Police Division on the weekend.Dead is Natalee 'Cathy' Thompson, 25-year-old of Wellside Lane, Old Harbour, St Catherine. Reports from the Old Harbour police ...

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