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Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE BARACK OBAMA-led administration has signalled that "trust in the (Jamaican) Government to provide peace and security" for its citizens is waning by the day.

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ACTING COMMISSIONER of Police Owen Ellington could be destined for failure, the Inter-national Narcotics Control Strategy Report said yesterday.

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Since his appointment to the post of president of the University of Technology (UTech) in March 2007, Professor Errol Morrison has proved he has the Midas touch....

Published:Monday | March 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A computer engineer who offered a woman a ride home and then raped her has been sentenced to four years' imprisonment.A jury more than a week ago convicted 39-year-old Michael Reid, of a St Andrew address of the rape charge...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JLP saddened by councillor's death - General secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Karl Samuda, has expressed sadness and shock at the sudden death of Caleb Lewinson...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ongoing controversy fuelled by a policeman's use of a tear-gas canister during a riot at the Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre in St Ann last year has sparked yet another reaction from the Police High Command...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Nestled in the cool hills of Mafoota in St James is Grace Smith's farm. She has been tilling the soil for the past 20 years and, through innovation, dedication, commitment and sacrifices...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Western Bureau: Fernando Carrandi was glued to his television screen in his Santiago, Chile, apartment building at 3:30 on Saturday morning when the lights went out....

Published:Monday | March 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

HAVING SPENT more than $54 million over the past three years to settle accident claims, the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is still facing a massive pile up of similar claims which could further...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A senior scientist at the University of the West Indies says current practices used in Caribbean scientific research need urgent revamping as they give preference to individuals over institutions...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The transport minister Mike Henry is alleging that people are colluding to make accident claims against the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC)."We are aware that there is a ring that operates too," Henry said ...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WE HAVE seen a world-wide increase in the killings and untimely deaths of children.Further to this, we are seeing the gruesome deaths that snatch them away before and even after they are born.

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A rift involving the Customs Department and two local banks over a total $350 million in charges levied on the government agency for use of the financial institutions' electronic payment facilities to collect $13.8 billion in taxes last year threatens to result in the suspension of the e-commerce service as of March 1, Sunday Business has learned.

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

One of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded struck Chile yesterday, toppling homes, collapsing bridges and plunging trucks into the fractured earth. A tsunami set off by the magnitude-8.8 quake threatened every nation around the Pacific Ocean - roughly a quarter of the globe.

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SEVERAL POLITICAL observers and People's National Party (PNP) stalwarts are not satisfied with the state of the party four years after Portia Simpson Miller took the leadership crown in a bitterly fought internal election.

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

OUTGOING CEO of the Child Development Agency (CDA), Alison Anderson-McLean, has called for a multi-sectoral approach to the care of the nation's children.

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

YESTERDAY'S POWERFUL and devastating magnitude-8.8 earthquake that rocked the South American country of Chile has again placed on the radar Jamaica and the wider Caribbean's vulnerability to such disasters, readiness of state agencies and the region's seismic safety.

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE Black community has to embrace the business world in order to thrive both in Britain and the Caribbean, urged a Birmingham entrepreneur during a Caribbean Question Time debate in the city.

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WITH CALLS mounting for her dismissal in the wake of the damming report from the commission of enquiry into the Armadale tragedy, head of the Correctional Services Department, June Spence-Jarrett, is getting backing from an unlikely source.

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PRINCIPAL KAREN Siyanbola of Sts Peter and Paul Preparatory School described the institution's Jamaica Day activities as a way of celebrating similarities in differences within Jamaican culture.

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AS THE Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) seeks to come to terms with the massive east Kingston weapons and ammunition discovery on February 4, a rank-and-file policeman is calling on the authorities to urgently put in...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THOUSANDS OF persons, including teachers and students from educational institutions, flocked the Rockfort pier in Kingston to benefit from a book fair now in progress on the ship, Logos Hope, the world's largest floating book...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ST JAGO High was a hotbed of excitement yesterday as The Gleaner 'Champs 100' tour rolled into the Spanish Town-based institution.

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE PROSPECT of a black prime minister for Britain, trade, education, the United Kingdom's relationship with the Caribbean, the controversial Air Passenger Duty, and visas...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WHILE NOT disclosing the circumstances which led the United States State Department to revoke the non-immigrant visa of businessman Wayne Chen ...

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