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Published:Saturday | September 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Earl Jarrett, chairman of the Jamaica Cancer Society, presents Dr Sonia Thomas (left), former senior medical officer of the Bustamante Hospital for Children, with a Caribbean Children's Cancer Fund jersey at the launch of the 'What a Difference a Day Makes' programme at the RBTT head office in New Kingston yesterday.

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Lawyers representing Manley Bowen, the elector who brought the dual-citizenship case against Member of Parliament Shahine Robinson, have applied for indemnity costs to be awarded against her. Indemnity costs are usually...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW York (AP): A Nicaraguan diplomat whose throat had been slashed was found dead yesterday by his driver, who was picking him up for the United Nations General Assembly's annual meeting.Cesar Mercado, 34, was found at 10:35 a.m.

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Life is full of mysteries. Like, which came first, the chicken or the egg? Or, what's the meaning of life? One mystery that has been nagging the people of Red Light district in rural St Andrew for decades, is how the area got its name...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Chief executive officer of the Sugar Corporation of Jamaica, Aubyn Hill, has challenged Jamaican manufacturers, including agro-processors, to explore new strategies in their bid to access regional and international export markets....

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: It is now official. Santa Cruz-based businessman Wilfred Gifford Nembhard is the custos of St Elizabeth. Nembhard took the oath of office during an installation ceremony held at Independence Park in Black River yesterday.

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A suspected case of metal theft has left residents of Seaview Gardens living with a horrible stink as gallons of untreated sewage flows into a gully in the area...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The potential potency of the newest advocacy group, represented by a wide cross section of powerful organisations, was highlighted yesterday as members vowed that they would not be another high-profile talk shop....

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Six buses operated by the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) have been damaged since Wednesday night, raising concerns that it forms part of a coordinated attack on the state-owned company....

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

David Smith, the head of the failed multimillion-dollar foreign-exchange trading club, Olint Investment, started serving a six-and-a-half-year prison sentence in the Turks and Caicos Islands...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MARLIE HILL, a small farming community in south Manchester, has numerous problems, but residents say they can live with all other difficulties if they could just get piped water."Even if electricity is not down here...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WEST PORTLAND Member of Parliament (MP) Daryl Vaz has signalled his intention to challenge for the post of general secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).Vaz, who is the party's deputy treasurer and the country's information minister...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

tampa, Florida (AP): A Florida jury adjourned yesterday without reaching a verdict in reggae star Buju Banton's drug trial.The 12-person jury in Tampa federal court will reconvene today to continue...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: The Transport Authority yanked 153 illegal taxis off the streets of Montego Bay, St James, and collected $1 million in court fines during the month of August. Ralston Smith, western regional manager...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TAMPA, Florida (AP): The chatty man drinking red wine with reggae star Buju Banton on a flight from Madrid, Spain, to Miami in the United States seemed to have important music industry connections so, the singer told a court in Tampa, Florida, yesterday...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Imagine receiving the worst news you could possibly get from a doctor and it has left you so distraught your first reaction is to frantically rush out of the counselling room and roll around in the dirt in immense emotional agony....

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PRESIDENT OF the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU), Lloyd Goodleigh, has cautioned the Government that any attempt to restructure the public sector in isolation from the Jamaican labour market is a recipe for disaster....

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A United Kingdom attorney-at-law has suggested that restrictions be placed on awards for damages brought against Jamaican media houses in defamation suits, as he believes existing figures are far too high. Mark Stephens, of UK law firm Finer Stephens...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Very soon property tax evaders will be snared with the click of a mouse. The National Land Agency (NLA) is adding another feature to the newly launched online...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

CHAIRMAN OF the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) of Parliament, Dr Wykeham McNeill, says the Government should go beyond just reforming the public sector and seek to forge a meaningful partnership with the private sector...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Contractor General of Jamaica Greg Christie is urging the authorities to target persons in the upper echelons of society as part of renewed efforts to crack down on corruption. In his annual report for 2009, Christie expressed...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Already the envy of its Caribbean neighbours with its electricity bill, Trinidad's information technology sector is also moving ahead.New technology was unveiled at Flow's inaugural world expo last weekend in Port-of-Spain...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JAMAICA'S CONTRACTOR GENERAL Greg Christie has declared his grave concern about what appears to be the failure of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) to either act on or respond to statutory referrals in a timely or effective manner....

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PARLIAMENTARIANS SQUARED off in Gordon House yesterday over the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips issue, and the Opposition only relented after House leader Andrew Holness said Prime Minister Bruce Golding would answer certain questions.

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MORE THAN two years after the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) administration established the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) allocating an estimated $5.1 billion, to date, for spending in 60 constituencies...

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