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Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On any normal day like today, the vast majority of the 1.1 million adult Jamaicans set about their daily chores in difficult conditions. Approximately 15 per cent of households subsist below the poverty line, i.e. they cannot secure the basic minimum of nutrients they need.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Beaches Boscobel is helping to bring the smiles back to the faces of over 150 youngsters from west Kingston who have been affected by the recent events in their communities.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE IRONY of the Ministry of Agriculture using foreign food products to feed the nation’s children while it pushes a “grow what we eat, eat what we grow” campaign is not lost on CEO of Jamaica Broiler’s Christopher Levy.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With yet another grand show taking place at Denbigh, it is necessary for us to pause in order to reflect on some of the reasons for the decline or lack of growth in the sector.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A MIXTURE of horror, fury and disgust has greeted a video clip showing a man being fatally shot by a group of policemen while he was subdued and lying on the ground.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AT THE end of March, headlines in this newspaper warned of drier days ahead as the Corporate Area and much of Jamaica’s farming belt had not seen significant rainfall since the middle of last year.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BACK in 2006, Bruce Golding, then leader of the opposition, promised that a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government would ensure that criminals would be arrested within a month, tried within three months, and the...

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A STATE of emergency for agriculture! Wow! The goal of this declaration and its accompanying emergency powers would be to create jobs and growth in agri-business.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

UNDER PRESSURE to rev up the agricultural sector, many industry players are begging for a respite similar to what the state of emergency seems to have achieved in the fight against crime.

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

OPPOSITION SENATOR Sandrea Falconer has called for an overarching non-discriminatory HIV/AIDS policy.Falconer argued that the HIV policy which now addresses the public-health issue in the workplace should go further to...

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PLAYERS IN the education sector have been put on alert that the ministry will be focusing heavily on enforcing the Education Act this year.Education Minister Andrew Holness said on Thursday that the ministry would be introducing the Jamaica School...

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

APPROXIMATELY 75 persons of the estimated 6,000 facing deportation proceedings arrived in Jamaica on Thursday to start new chapters in their lives.Jim, a certified pharmacist technician and musician, was one of the 73...

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FORMER MATTHEWS Lane strongman, 52-year-old Donald 'Zekes' Phipps, has lost his legal battle in the Court of Appeal to have his double-murder convictions and sentences set aside.The Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal...

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AFTER DIVESTING approximately 120 acres of its prime lands in Caymanas Estate, St Catherine, the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is adamantly defending its right to do so.UDC Chairman Wayne Chen said the agency...

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

POLICE COMMISSIONER Owen Ellington has ordered the immediate arrest of a group of policemen who were caught on video beating and shooting to death a man who was unarmed and had been subdued by the lawmen.Following the examination of a citizen's video of...

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ALMOST 40 employees of the Police Public Com-plaints Authority (PPCA) now face an uncertain future. The Independent Commission of Investigations Act repealed the Police Public Complaints Act, effectively ending the life of the 17-year-old civilian body which was established to probe allegations against members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Approximately 20 students of Marcus Garvey Technical High School in St Ann's Bay who are part of an empowerment programme group, benefited recently from free medical checks by Dr Phillip Henry.Henry, who has a practice in St Ann's Bay and also works at...

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Residents of Fruitful Vale in West Portland are benefiting from repairs to the Bath Springs Road in that constituency, which was officially opened on Monday by Robert Montague, state minister with responsibility for local government.

Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Less than 24 hours after Transport Minister Mike Henry disclosed that repairs on the Portmore leg of Highway 2000 would stretch into next year, the ministry yesterday announced a change in the timetable."Following discussions with the agencies/entities...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Although heralded by the Government as the source from which a massive Chinese loan would be repaid, the Road Maintenance Fund (RMF) says it is not in a position to carry the 20-year burden.A special report of the auditor general, tabled in Parliament...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Struggling to adjust to a $1-billion cut in its subvention from the Jamaican Government, the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, is to introduce several belt-tightening measures in a bid to survive. Among the big reforms is putting pressure on permanent lecturers...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding will today sign over ownership of the remaining state-owned factories - Frome, Bernard Lodge and Monymusk estates - to Chinese firm COMPLANT International Sugar Industry Company Limited...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After a strategic review of its business, RBTT Bank Jamaica Limited has decided to close three of its branches within the next six months. The affected branches are at Fairview in Montego Bay, St James; Port Antonio, Portland; and Southfield...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Daisynell Vernon is nobody's spring chicken, but even at the ripe old age of 71 she sped to the end of her 50-metre foot race like a woman possessed. The five-footer was among dozens of golden agers who gathered at Jamaica College in St Andrew...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen echoed the views of many Jamaicans yesterday as he welcomed the head of the first civilian body established locally to investigate...

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