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Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Dr Karl Blythe, a former Cabinet minister in the People's National Party (PNP) administration of the 1990s, has accepted that his government should be blamed for the financial sector meltdown of the period....

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: SOME 100 new jobs will be generated in Montego Bay, St James, which will be the hub for repairs of several abandoned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses, which will be reintroduced into Jamaica's public transportation system...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2011 | 12:00 AM

CONTRACTOR GENERAL Greg Christie has issued an ultimatum to the National Works Agency (NWA), demanding specific information regarding the execution of projects under the US$400-million Jamaica Development Infrastructure Project (JDIP) by noon Friday....

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says customers will be spared the full increase in their electricity bills this month. In a media release yesterday, the JPS said it will not be passing on the full cost of oil to customers this month...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Charging that successive administrations have institutionalised the transfer of resources from the poor to the rich, Prime Minister Bruce Golding yesterday said some of the tax-reform proposals tabled in the House of Representatives last week...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding yesterday hinted that the promise of jobs, jobs and more jobs may not be far away. Golding, who was speaking at a political meeting yesterday, said for Jamaicans at least one major project is to be undertaken by overseas...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Dominique Strauss-Kahn's reputation with women earned him the nickname 'the great seducer', and not even an affair with a subordinate could knock the International Monetary Fund leader off a political path pointed in the direction...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The country's crime statistics continue to trend downwards. Prime Minister Bruce Golding yesterday said he was informed by Police Commissioner Owen Ellington on the weekend that if the current trend continues...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Pre-University School might be in trouble with the government of Canada and Jamaica's Ministry of Labour and Social Security for erroneously advertising that the Canadian government sanctioned its practical nursing programme....

Published:Monday | May 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson says the country should turn its attention towards new areas for creation of economic growth. "We have the challenge of diversification. For too long we have depended on agriculture...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

ONE LOCAL Muslim leader has called on the state to level the playing field for members of the Islam faith to have greater access to certain amenities. "We feel like unwanted children in our country," Muhammed Shafiqul Islam, Imam of the Masjid As-Salaam mosque...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Tamara McKoy's smile could ignite flames in the dullest of hearts. The 28-year-old, who hails from the Tivoli Gardens community in west Kingston, held a permanent toothy grin while she told the tale of how she became involved...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

More accustomed to breaking records at high speed, sprint sensation Usain Bolt will slow his pace later this year with the staging of the 'Usain Bolt Walkathon'.The event is being planned in partnership with Chain...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The double banners at the entrance to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries' Hope Road, St Andrew, offices are designed to make produce shoppers salivate. Not only do they hold the promise of an array of fruit and vegetables at the next farmers' market on Wednesday, May 25, but there is also the pledge of "rock-bottom prices".

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

As children born in Jamaica, they played dandy shandy, bat and ball, hopscotch and jacks. As adults, they have invested in real estate and played a pivotal role in sustaining remittances to the country.

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A plethora of problems and student complaints has forced the Ministry of Labour to place a stop order on all programmes in Jamaica designed to train practical nurses for work in Canada.

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Parish council, JRC in tussle over scrap metalGareth Davis SrGleaner WriterBoundbrook, Portland:Quick action on the part of the Portland Parish Council prevented representatives from the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) from commencing the cutting-up...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

PATIENTS NEEDING to have breast biopsies at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) cannot have this crucial procedure done unless they bring their own needles.

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica has a vested interest in aggressively pursuing South American tourists as this region shows higher tourism growth prospects than the traditional North America market, which is still the island's main supplier of tourists, says a top tourism official.

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Former finance minister, Dr Omar Davies, has moved to defend himself and the decisions of the administration of which he was a part over what he describes as "the half-truths and full-blown lies" that have surfaced at the ongoing FINSAC enquiry into the collapse of several Jamaican financial institutions in the 1990s.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE MANGO Valley Pride label has an impressive track record of value-added agricultural products with its sun-dried jackfruit, papaya, and otaheiti being just some of the nutritious snacks which have found favour with lovers of natural food locally and overseas.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

SEVERAL PERSONS in the Jamaican society harbour negative opinions about members of our security forces, especially those members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force. But despite this negative opinion, most of the men and women who vow to serve and protect take their oath seriously, and are working assiduously to help stem the plague of crime and violence that currently exists in Jamaica.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

He is here to talk about Jesus, suicide bombings, and other acts of terrorism. United Kingdom-based cleric, Sheikh Abdur Raheem Green, is hoping that after his message to Jamaicans this weekend, the perception some persons have of Muslims will change.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

STATE MINISTER for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Marlene Malahoo Forte, yesterday dismissed media reports that the Government had failed to engage members of the diaspora on critical issues relating to the upcoming diaspora convention in June.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

VIJAY SMITH'S employees know the drill by heart, having worked the routine for the last five years. Whenever there is a threat of rain in the St Andrew hills, those who live in Annotto Bay stop working immediately and head home.

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