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Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SOCIOLOGIST Dr Claudette Crawford-Brown has identified a new phenomenon of 'Western Union' children who have replaced the concept of 'barrel'...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A 15-year-old Haitian girl of Jamaican parents is now with family members in Portland after being stranded for approximately three weeks on the earthquake ravaged streets of Port-au-Prince.

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THURSDAY NIGHT'S Art of Music Talent Stage at the 14th renewal of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival in Trelawny served up an appetising mixture of roots rock reggae, rhythm and blues, and jazz music, which left a music-hungry audience wanting more.

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PUBLIC DEFENDER Earl Witter is beseeching the country's police to place greater emphasis on the manner in which they engage citizens.

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A policeman who pleaded guilty to corruption charges two weeks ago was sentenced to nine months' hard labour in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) is to hold discussions with the Ministry of Finance on a new wage claim submitted by the association for the contract period 2010 to 2012.

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A senior representative of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has issued a dire forecast of the possible emergence of a number of new diseases in the coming years.

Published:Friday | January 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding will lead a delegation to Beijing, China, from tomorrow - Saturday, February 6, for a series of high-level meetings that will cover energy, bauxite and major investments.The visit has been made possible through an invitation...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaican diaspora group in Canada wants changes to the Constitution to bar Commonwealth citizens who are not Jamaicans from being eligible to sit in Parliament.At the same time, representatives from the diaspora have argued against giving Jamaicans overseas...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AN UNFLATTERING comment on the Government's handling of the divestment of Air Jamaica to an overseas entity by a powerful diaspora group yesterday paved the way for sharp exchanges between at least two committee members in Gordon House...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jones Town community has plans to turn dusty unoccupied land into oases of food and plants in keeping with the idea of eating what you grow. The Jones Town Baptist Church and the Jamaica Baptist Union Mission Agency launched the initiative 'Farming inna the City'...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The education ministry has confirmed reports that this year's sitting of the Grade Six Achieve-ment Test (GSAT) has been delayed for one week. However, the ministry says this will not affect the date for the release of the results....

Published:Friday | January 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A teenage Haitian girl of Jamaican parentage, stranded in Haiti for more than two weeks, is to be flown to Jamaica this morning. Fifteen-year-old Paula Sabrina Brown was located by a team from the Jamaica Defence Force...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hoping to stave off a potential collapse of the used-car industry, the association, which represents its interests, is beseeching the Government to add a year to the age limit of cars it can import. President of the Used Car Dealers' Association...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Vice-Chancellor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Rex Nettleford, has been admitted to hospital in Washington, DC, after collapsing at a hotel in the United States capital Wednesday evening...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Five Haitians came ashore at Stewart Town in St Mary yesterday. Superintendent in charge of the parish, Dudley Scott, could not initially confirm the story and had said shortly after 3:30 p.m. yesterday a man was picked up in the parish after reports...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WORLD-RENOWNED botanist, 89-year-old Dr George Proctor, and his driver, 43-year-old Glenmore Fillington, were convicted yesterday by a seven-member jury of conspiracy to murder Proctor's wife and three other women....

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Multi-Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds will be the major drawing card when the 17th staging of the much-anticipated Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival moves into its new home - the spacious and exquisitely decorated Trelawny ...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FINANCE MINISTER Audley Shaw yesterday reported a 91 per cent take-up of the $701-billion Jamaica Debt Exchange (JDX) bond offer, ahead of the 90 per cent take-up of the $701-billion Jamaica Debt Exchange (JDX) bond offer, ahead of the 90 per cent target...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE GRANDMOTHER of a teenaged girl, who is stranded near the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, is appealing for help to get her granddaughter to Jamaica. Fifteen-year-old Paula Sabrina Brown, a Haitian national of Jamaican parentage...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: THE DEPRECIATION of the Jamaican dollar could become a windfall for bargain-hunting British holidaymakers, says research just released by the Post Office.Britain remains the country's third-largest...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE BRUCE Golding administration has less than 48 hours to finalise plans to deal with Air Jamaica or risk a further delay in its proposal to ink a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a US$1.25 billion stand-by arrangement by next...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IT WAS quite disturbing to see Jamaican health workers removing stones, sticks and other foreign materials from wounds that had been poorly dressed by health workers from other countries. But, in the midst of Haiti's plight, there was the occasional reason...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Auditor General Pamela Monroe-Ellis has cited gross extravagance in the expenditure of the National Health Fund (NHF), with its management openly flouting public-sector guidelines to purchase first-class plane tickets...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Career cop Owen Ellington has been selected Jamaica's 27th commissioner of police. Ellington, who has been acting as the police commissioner since late last year, has been given the nod by the Police Service Commission...

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