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Published:Saturday | April 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE MINISTRY of Health has launched an investigation into an outbreak of gastroenteritis at a primary school in rural Jamaica to determine if it was spawned by the trucking of bacteria-laced water to the institution.The...

Published:Saturday | April 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Police investigators have decided to use the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) to obtain evidence in the United Kingdom (UK) to bolster their case against former Junior Minister Joseph Hibbert.

Published:Saturday | April 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Western Bureau:After losing several personal items and a place to rest, members of the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) branch in Montego Bay will have to find another home following a massive fire at the Barnett Street...

Published:Saturday | April 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE MINISTRY of Agriculture will, this year, hike user fees by a total of $500 million, according to Agriculture Minister Dr Christopher Tufton.The minister was responding to a query from his...

Published:Saturday | April 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FIVE OF 11 pieces of expensive artwork loaned to a number of government agencies by the National Gallery more than three years ago are still missing.Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture Olivia Grange told Parliament's Standing Finance Committee on...

Published:Saturday | April 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prosecution witness Rodney Chin has admitted that he was given a $16.2 million contract to do work in House Speaker Delroy Chuck's constituency while he was still one of the accused in the Cuban light-bulb case.This is in addition to several other...

Published:Saturday | April 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

STANDING FINANCE Committee of Parliament's examination of the 2010-2011 Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure in Gordon House on Thursday almost ended prematurely after the Opposition called for a divide vote during a squabble over Government's energy...

Published:Saturday | April 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Delroy Chuck, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and Chairman of Parliament's Standing Finance Committee, has painted journalists as enemies of politicians.While rebuking rowdy members of parliament (MPs) who were disturbing the sitting of the...

Published:Saturday | April 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ernie Smith, the attorney for West Rural Member of Parliament Joseph Hibbert, has firmly dismissed reports that his client was arrested during an interrogation exercise on Thursday.Smith said he was with Hibbert...

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As of today, Jamaican citizens will have to dig deeper into their pockets to meet the first Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) fare hike in five years, along with property-tax increases. Despite criticism from trade unions, and disapproval expressed...

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Despite the changes effected by acting Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington since January to tackle the country's crime problem, murders continue to be rampant, with at least a dozen people killed violently...

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A Manchester farmer walked into Supreme Ventures Limited's (SVL) Kingston offices without notice yesterday and collected the record $240 million lotto jackpot that had been sitting idle for 49 days."We were surprised," saidSonia Davidson, SVL's senior...

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Mexico is scheduled to begin construction of a US$9.6-billion 'Bicenten-nial Refinery' this year.The project is expected to be completed by 2015 and would be the latest oil refinery set up in that country...

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The corruption trial of former junior minister Kern Spencer ended abruptly in the Half-Way Tree Resident Magistrate Court yesterday, but defence attorney K.D. Knight is promising fireworks when the case resumes today...

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Manatt, Phelps & Phillips mystery has deepened, with the American law firm contradicting claims by local officials that it has never worked for the Government of Jamaica.

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):The Baldwin Spencer administration has lived to face another day after the High Court yesterday put the temporary brakes to an earlier judgment overturning the 2009 general election result.High Court judge David Harris granted...

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A MAJOR plank in the Government's drought-mitigation efforts has collapsed, leaving the National Water Commission (NWC) under more pressure to provide even short-term relief to parched Jamaicans....

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ambassador David Muirhead has been appointed the new chairman of the Integrity Commission.The appointment takes effect today.The Integrity Commission has been without a chairman since November of last year when then chairman, Justice Randolph Langrin,...

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Easter holidays are upon us and children so too are the festivities!Last weekend, it was all about Hedonism III in Runaway Bay but this weekend is most definitely all about Hedonism II in fabulous Negril!...

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

National Security Minister Dwight Nelson has declared the nation's police will not run from criminals, but is shooting down suggestions from his Opposition counterpart that the force appears to have adopted...

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

More than $1million in donations and pledges were made to the Gilbert and Georgia Allen Educational Trust at its launch at King's House on Thursday, March 25.

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After many years of dormant sporting activities in Riversdale, St Catherine, games, such as football, basketball and netball are becoming popular again among the youths with the establishment of a newly...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

KINGSTON:Several senior citizens were among scores of other persons who seized the opportunity to get their free HIV testing done at a health fair held on the grounds of St Joseph's Hospital in Kingston on Saturday.The health fair, which was organised...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MANDEVILLE, MANCHESTER:A security guard, believed to be in his early fifties, died in the Mandeville Hospital after he was shot by gunmen on Monday during a daring hold-up of a gas station in the heart of the town.Reports are that about 7:45 p.m., two...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The head of Jamaica's Roman Catholics has called for a rethink of canon law which prohibits married men within the denomination from being admitted to the priesthood, a departure from the Vatican, which holds that family commitments compromise religious calling.

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