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Published:Saturday | April 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica's minister of Finance Audley Shaw says he has no reason to believe that the dissolution of the...

Published:Saturday | April 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

During a meeting yesterday between Minister of Health Rudyard Spencer, Labour Minister Pearnel Charles and Nurses' Association of Jamaica (NAJ) representatives at the labour ministry, a decision was taken for the nurses to meet with Shaw next week, but the parties are to return to the Ministry of Labour at a later date.

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Finance Minister Audley Shaw has rejected claims that the delay in the transfer of Air Jamaica to Caribbean Airlines is linked to the Government's failure to complete negotiations with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT)....

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE MINISTRY of Labour and Social Security says it is willing to go to court to stop high levels of nurse absenteeism throughout the nation's public hospitals.Information from the ministry yesterday indicated that while no decision had yet been arrived...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JAMAICA HAS surpassed one of the major targets set by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for it to qualify for a second drawdown of funds from the multilateral agency.However, Finance Minister Audley Shaw says it is too early to say...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AN OLD sore that Jamaica's senior security officials wish would heal quickly was aggravated yesterday by Contractor General Greg Christie's 60-page report on a mega...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TEACHERS, NURSES, the police, soldiers and other civil servants will have to wait for at least three years to get all of the $13 billion owed to them by the financially strapped Jamaica Labour Party administration...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TAX-PAYING Jamaicans have been spared the pain of a levy package this year as Finance Minister Audley Shaw kept his promise of no new taxes....

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE GOVERNMENT is aiming to reverse a 2.7 per cent contraction in the economy for calendar year 2009 but its forecast for 2010 is flat as it targets a 0.5 per cent gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the period.Finance and Public Service Minister...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

GOVERNMENT WORKERS who are facilitating the leakage of tax revenues have been warned that they will be pursued and punished for their dirty deeds....

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

What should Jamaicans be doing to assist the police in tackling the crime problem?The Gleaner's news team went through downtown Kingston and Cross Roads to find out what people thought about crime and what could be done about it....

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Attorney-at-law Harold Brady has failed to convince Solicitor General Douglas Leys that the American law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips had corrected the "false claim" that it had been contracted to represent the Jamaican Government.

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The planned transition of Air Jamaica to Caribbean Airlines has been set back for 18 days, leaving the cash-strapped carrier in even more trouble. With advanced booking down to a trickle as travellers adopt a wait-and-see posture...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The loud sigh and continuous murmurs revealed the obvious frustrations of the patients at the Accident and Emergency Department of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) yesterday, as they waited to get medical assistance....

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FINANCE MINISTER Audley Shaw should will today tell Parliament that Jamaica has come within striking distance of the first International Monetary Fund (IMF) performance target...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Education will today unveil proposals that will result in significant changes to the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). The findings and recommendations of the GSAT Review Committee will also be presented at a public consultation...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: In the era when Montego Bay was emerging as Jamaica's tourism capital, it was dubbed the friendly city in tourism brochures because of the "warmth and friendliness of its people," coupled with its many inviting...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Health care at 11 public hospitals across five parishes was disrupted yesterday after scores of registered nurses called in sick, the second time in a month. At the Kingston Public Hospital, for example, more than 15 patients lined up outside the Renal...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Guy's Hill High School continues to strive for excellence, hauling home medals from various competitions and chalking up passes in Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams....

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The headline of the lead story yesterday, 'Dudus will not hurt ties', was not a quote from our interview with United States chargé d'affaires to Jamaica, Isiah Parnell.

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Three years ago, the community of Torrington Park, situated in the Kingston Western Police Division, was in the midst of what many Jamaicans understand as a 'war'....

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Education Minister Andrew Holness has told teachers that Government was committed to paying them outstanding amounts agreed to, but could not say how much or when they would get paid.Addressing the opening...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

At least one group of Jamaicans is not allowing the worsening economic crisis to quell their desire to help others. The Guy's Hill Police Youth Club in St Catherine continues to work diligently to make a difference through community action....

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A wave of United Kingdom visa restrictions now looms for several Caribbean nations. The possibility of these restrictions comes at the same time as current immigration rules make it tougher for Caribbean and other Commonwealth nationals to work or seek residence...

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