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Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica has moved quickly to heal the hurt in our northeastern neighbour, Haiti, which was devastated by a seismic monster more than two weeks ago. Find out what else you can do to help the earthquake victims and read gripping stories...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FIREWORKS ARE expected in Parliament today as the debate on the Government's economic policy heats up. The debate actually startedlast week, but the economic measures were pushed to the back burner as the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) failed to participate...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

CLOSE TO 900 pieces of lumber with a street value of nearly $5 million were seized on the weekend by police investigators who have widened their probe of a lumber racket uncovered last week.Speaking to The Gleaner yesterday, Assistant Commandant Calvin...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP): THE COLLAPSE of much of Haiti's capital has a large part of the nation struggling just to find a place to sleep. As many as one million people, one person in nine across the entire country, need to find new shelter...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE PRIVATE Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has thrown its backing behind the Govern-ment's $700-billion Jamaica Debt Exchange (JDX). In a message from the PSOJ, it said "this transaction and the fiscal adjustment programme of which it is a part,...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As various state agencies and non-governmental organisations brace for an influx of refugees from Haiti to Portland, the police have increased their surveillance of coastal areas of the eastern Jamaica parish...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The capacity of the Jamaica Fire Brigade to deal with fires on ships and other marine vessels, and buildings on the waterfront, has been severely reduced, as two of its three fire boats are out of commission. And according to deputy commissioner in charge of operations...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A reading programme targeting local as well as regional primary schoolchildren in grades one to three has been hailed as a tremendous success by Jamaican educators. The Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Teacher Training (CETT) programme introduced...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Talks are reportedly at an advanced stage between the Jamaica Redevelopment Foundation Inc and the Jamaican Government for the acquisition of lands near Grange Pen in Lilliput, St James, to construct houses for tourism workers."Grange Pen...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP): The truckers filling Haiti's mass graves with bodies reported ever-higher numbers: More than 150,000 quake victims have been buried by the government, an official said Sunday.That doesn't count those still under the debris...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Customs Department last week supervised the destruction of two million sticks of cigarettes with a street value of more than $40 millionThis was the latest in a series of efforts by Customs to prohibit the illegal flow of cigarettes...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Stopping short of calling for its abandonment, Opposition Spokesman on Justice, A.J. Nicholson, has called the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) commission of enquiry a "sham". In an interview with The Gleaner yesterday, Nicholson said...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In an apparent warm-up for tomorrow's parliamentary debate on the proposed debt-exchange programme, a no-nonsense Portia Simpson Miller, leader of the Opposition, yesterday lashed the Government for the economic burden with which pensioners and other groups will be saddled....

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A six-month-old baby sexually molested by her father. A 15-year-old girl being pimped by her mother. A 10-year-old boy set on fire by his father. These are among the horrifying images which constitute the collage of pain and abuse in the logs of the Office...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ONE WEEK after arriving in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, Jamaican aid workers have vowed to go the full nine yards to help in the rebuilding of that country.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A string of price increases on basic food items has pushed more Jamaicans to the edge of the poverty line. With the latest official figures showing the national poverty level at approximately 9.9 per cent, there are growing fears that the wave of price increases could lead to a sharp climb in the number when the 2009 figure is released this year.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica is set to host the annual Diplomatic Week, which will see high commissioners and ambassadors accredited to Jamaica partaking in a set of weeklong activities, beginning today with a church service at the University of the West Indies Chapel, Mona.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Operators of the small grocery shops, which can be found in most communities across the island, are struggling as rising prices force their customers to consume less.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

At 40 years old Denise, a single mother of one, deeply appreciates the personal and financial progress she has made over the past 15 years. In 1995, she was working at a statutory organisation as a customer-service agent, earning $2,500 fortnightly, leaving the company in 2002 in a much different position, grossing about $1.2 million annually.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

More than 60 recently trained teachers from several teachers' colleges have been selected for a pilot programme which will track their professional development and progress over a five-year period.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Barack Obama rode to the United States presidency on a wave of disgust with George Bush and the Republican party, with the failures of government that followed Hurricane Katrina, and weariness with the contradictions that filled the nation's ongoing war on terror.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

REPRESENTATIVES FROM the entertainment industry and the academic fraternity have made a number of recommendations to deal with issues linked to the Noise Abatement Act while promoting the development of Jamaican music.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

CHAIRMAN OF the Scientific Research Council (SRC) James Moss-Solomon is calling on the private sector to use its financial and creative might to invest in alternative energy sources. This approach, according to Moss-Solomon...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE ROYAL Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) troops yesterday said farewell to two of their colleagues who died during the massive earthquake which hit Haiti more than a week ago.In a brief early morning ceremony at the Toussaint L'Ouverture International...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LINSTEAD, St Catherine:More than 100 persons were presented with their land titles, under the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP), during a ceremony at the Linstead Baptist Church on Thursday.Board Chairman...

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