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Published:Friday | November 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Bank of Jamaica is to introduce a commemorative $50 bank-note into circulation to mark its 50th year in existence. While the actual anniversary celebrations are expected to begin in May 2011, the note will go into...

Published:Friday | November 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With Digicel already spending almost $200 million to repair markets in downtown Kingston and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) committing millions more, Prime Minister Bruce Golding is adamant...

Published:Friday | November 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DR CHRISTOPHER Tufton, the minister of agriculture and fisheries, was yesterday unveiled as The Gleaner Company's Man of the Year 2010. Tufton emerged tops from a list of 110 nominees. He was rewarded for his contribution to public service....

Published:Friday | November 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Marubeni Caribbean Power Holdings, Inc is set to retain full control of the Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd (JPS) while it hunts for a new investment partner after Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) announced its decision to withdraw from the...

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn yesterday obtained an order from the Supreme Court stopping Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey from going ahead on Monday with the fraud and corruption trial against former junior minister Kern Spencer and co-accused Coleen Wright.

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Reggae singer Buju Banton is out of custody for the first time in almost a year, after stepping out of the Pinellas County Jail in Tampa, Florida, after he was granted bail in an immigration court....

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Eddie's book launch1 Some are still talking about the fact that the former prime minister and JLP leader, Edward Seaga, managed to have attracted more high-ranking present and former members of the PNP than he did...

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE BAKERS' Association of Jamaica is warning of possible job losses for persons working in bakeries and fewer baked products on the market if a three-week-old sugar shortage persists.Audrey Lecky, president of the association, told The Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two men have been charged with the murder of former parliamentarian Dr Neil McGill.A release from the Jamaica Constabu-lary Force (JCF) yesterday stated that Milton Green, otherwise called 'Mawga Man', a 31-year-old mason, and Andy Warehow, 19-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Imprisoned Olint boss David Smith is close to an "arrangement" to surrender to United States (US) authorities in the state of Florida, where he has been indicted on fraud-related ...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE PUBLIC Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament is cautioning the education ministry against implementing any policy of paying incentives to teachers for working during the summer holidays. Committee Chairman Dr Omar Davies yesterday told Audrey Sewell...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Legal experts are suggesting that a major development is set to occur in the trial of former junior minister Kern Spencer this week. An application is to be made today in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court for the case...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEWMARKET, St Elizabeth: SOME BUSINESS operators in Newmarket, St Elizabeth say their livelihood is being affected by the rising water in the community. Water has been rising since September, when heavy rains associated with the system that became Tropical Storm Nicole...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEWMARKET, St Elizabeth: Residents in Newmarket, St Elizabeth, have urged the authorities to move swiftly to fog and spray the community, which they say is being invaded by mosquitoes.The community has been plagued by mosquitoes since September, after...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding is to meet today with Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Ken Baugh and British high commissioner to Jamaica, Howard Drake, to discuss reports that the United Kingdom government plans to send home imprisoned Jamaicans before their sentences...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"It's time for a change ... it's time to start something new." The words reverberated from the lips of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga on Monday night as he spoke at the launch of the second segment of his autobiography, My Life and Leadership...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In its bid to improve accountability in the public-health sector, the Ministry of Health is moving to strengthen inventory management for pharmaceuticals and medical sundries. Health Minister Rudyard Spencer said this was expected to be realised...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: In a bizarre twist, the trial of televangelist, the Reverend Dr Paul Lewis, was stalled again yesterday as the mothers of the two complainants in his carnal abuse case fell ill overnight and were unable to attend the sitting...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

EVERALD WARMINGTON has thrown out a proposed economic enablement programme which North East St Andrew Member of Parliament Delroy Chuck submitted to the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) for approval, saying it was...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FEWER energy-saving light bulbs are being used by Jamaicans, according to information contained in the 2009 Survey of Living Conditions (SLC). The report found that there was a 4.4 per cent reduction in the use of fluorescent bulbs....

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A diplomatic row appears to be taking shape between Jamaica and the United Kingdom (UK) over plans by the British government to send home close to 1,000 Jamaicans convicted in that country. A report out of Great Britain suggests that UK Prime Minister David Cameron...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Excel, London: As Caribbean Airlines takes over traditional Air Jamaica routes, the parent company of the former national carrier has announced commencement of flights from Kingston to Toronto as at November 1.The Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL)...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: THE MONTEGO Bay cruise-ship industry received a well-needed boost on Monday when it welcomed the 2,500-passenger AIDAluna cruise vessel on its inaugural stop.Captain of the vessel from Germany, Thomas...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Several cases set for trial this week in the Home Circuit Court had to be put off because of insufficient jurors and the recent decision by defence lawyers not to accept legal-aid assignments because the Government owes them...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: THE CARNAL abuse trial of televangelist the Reverend Dr Paul Lewis hit a snag yesterday when one of the empanelled seven-member jury failed to return to the Westmoreland Circuit Court after lunch....

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