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

THE POLICE High Command has moved against four members of the force over their actions surrounding the fire at the Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre in St Ann, which resulted in the death of seven wards of the...

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

Congo (AP)CONGOLESE CHILDREN are being lured to fight and serve as witch doctors for an armed group in volatile eastern Congo in Central Africa.

Published:Friday | February 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A Rastafarian church's 14-year bid for incorporation in Jamaica continues to be a major source of contention among the nation's lawmakers.The Church of Haile Selassie I, which first submitted its petition for incorporation...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding will address the nation at the next sitting of Parliament about the findings of a report from the commission of enquiry into the tragedy at the Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre that led to the deaths of seven female...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ten-year-old Moesha Gayle said she wasn't invited, but attended to publicly remind the new custos of Kingston he has very big duties ahead of him. The Calabar Primary and Junior High student kept Steadman Fuller well grounded, as she lectured him through...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With growing anger in several communities about alleged extrajudicial killings by members of the police force, an international group is warning that this could fuel more crime.
The Chicago-based Ceasefire International is warning the local police...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With final submissions made on the controversial recordings supplied by Rodney Chin in the Cuban light-bulb case, it appears Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey is leaning towards rejecting the arguments made by the Office of the Director of public...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Four years after his mother's gruesome death, Tarik Beckford has come up with a very simple strategy to help himself moved forward."Me just stop think 'bout it ...me leave that inna the past," said Beckford...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dr Kenneth Baugh, minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, is to meet with representatives of the United States (US) Embassy on Monday to discuss the decision to revoke the US visa for Wayne Chen, the chairman of the Urban Development...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE INDEPENDENT Jamaican Council for Human Rights (IJCHR) has offered its legal assistance, free of charge, to families of children before the courts."It is something that ought to have been taken on a long time ago"...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Education Minister Andrew Holness is suggesting that alter-native solutions for improving the teaching of mathematics may have to be considered if Jamaica intends to fulfil its 2030 goal of becoming a developed country....

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Retired head of Scotiabank William 'Bill' Clarke, who is contending that he was defamed in a false profile on social networking website Facebook, has been successful in getting a court order to search the bank's database...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The record $240-million lotto jackpot that was hit 14 days ago remains uncollected amid concerns that Supreme Ventures' plan to publicly fête the winner may put that person's life at risk.

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A 72-year-old man who jumped from a section of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) yesterday did so in stark contrast to the circumstances under which another man leapt from the high-rise structure...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two men who escaped from the Oracabessa lock-up in St Mary early yesterday morning were still on the run up to mid-afternoon. The police have identified the escapees as 26-year-old Shamarie Wright, otherwise called 'Shammy', and 46-year-old Trevor...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A pall of gloom is hanging over the small farming community of Ulster Spring in Trelawny, following the tragic deaths of Jamaican educator, Dionne Coy Bailey, and her two daughters, who were killed this week...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Berlin World Championships in Athletics 200m finalist Anneisha McLaughlin joined a slew of top performers, as The Gleaner 'Champs 100' tour rolled into Holmwood Technical High School in Manchester yesterday....

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The internal audit team of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture has discovered breaches at two of its agencies. Maria Jones, permanent secretary in the ministry, said in a release last night...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In exactly one month from today, the United States Embassy in Kingston will begin accepting only online visa applications, doing away with the paper-based forms now familiar to applicants."...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Growing up in Waterhouse, St Andrew, Olympics and World Championships in Athletics gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser said her first answer to everything was "whatever"....

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Kevin Tyndale, former reputed member of the Joel Andem-led gang, Gideon Warriors, is seeking leave to go to the United Kingdom Privy Council to challenge his convictions and 30-year prison sentence. He was convicted ...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Mental health practitioner and administrator of the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI), Nurse Joy Crooks, has renewed calls for an exclusive ambulance...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Government is spending just over $25 million to refurbish three buildings to be used as safe shelters for the victims of human trafficking. One shelter has already been completed at a cost of $10.7 million...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"Sometimes all I make is $100, and that is when I am lucky to sell something." Camille, a vendor at the Kingston Craft Market, has been frustrated by dwindling business and earnings she depends on for her daily survival....

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AT LEAST two cops that testified before the com-mission of enquiry into the deadly fire at the Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre for girls were not deemed truthful. Commissioner Justice Paul Harrison...

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