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Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Additional activities to be undertaken by the Jamaica Defence Force are expected to figure prominently in the Government's latest strategy to break the back of gang-related violence to be unveiled today. ...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Chairman of the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) commission of enquiry, Justice Boyd Carey, who has come under fire in recent days, yesterday morning hit out at The Gleaner for an editorial which called for the abandonment of the commission ...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MORE THAN a decade of talks on flexible work arrangements are nearing conclusion with a joint select committee of Parliament completing its final meeting yesterday at Gordon House.Committee members combed through a draft report...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Imagine walking miles up the most rugged of hills in Haiti in search of food only to get there too late. But the situation is far worse if your entire family went to bed hungry the night before and appeared set for a second such night without food....

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE POLICE have uncovered a scheme in which indigenous trees in one of the nation's forest reserves are being cut down and the lumber sold to high-end furniture market overseas for millions of dollars. So far, no arrests have been made...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WITH INCREASING preparations under way for an expected wave of people from the earthquake-wrecked Haiti, the Jamaican Government is looking to international donors for the millions of dollars it expects to spend to house and care ...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Eleven suspected kidnappers are behind bars and investigators say they are making significant headway in the case of the prominent Manchester businessman whose son was kidnapped last year.Among the 11 are eight...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The entire 13 members of the cashier section of the Newport East branch of the Customs Department were transferred with immediate effect yesterday, as the tough-talking Commissioner of Customs Danville Walker responded to whispers that all was not well there...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ricardo Walters, a Jamaican who arrived in Haiti on January 5, said by the time he left he felt like his liver had moved. Haiti, to date, has had more than 40 aftershocks since the big earthquake last Tuesday. ...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE TWO men who were convicted on December 18 last year of the murder of elderly Manchester couple, Richard and Julia Lyn, showed no signs of emotion yesterday when they were given the death penalty.They are Lennox Swaby,...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP): A POWERFUL aftershock sent Haitians screaming into the streets yesterday, collapsing buildings, cracking roads and adding to the trauma of a nation stunned by an apocalyptic quake eight days ago.....

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The People's National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) yesterday veered away from its customary towing of party lines to launch a broadside on its parent organisation.In an uncharacteristically strongly worded...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has accepted an invitation to be CARICOM's representative on a coordinating committee established to organise an international conference to flesh out a strategic plan for Haiti's reconstruction...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Parliamentary Opposition was yesterday left with egg on its face after a noisy sitting of the House of Representatives. Its parliamentary leader, Derrick Kellier, told the House that the Opposition was not ready to participate in the debate on the new economic....

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Education Andrew Holness has said that a revamping of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) is currently ongoing, and the ministry has already identified ways in which it wants to steer the high-school entrance examination....

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Another earthquake shook the Caribbean yesterday morning. Exactly a week after a 7.0 seismic monster devastated Haiti leaving thousands confirmed dead and thousands more feared dead, the Cayman Islands was rocked by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Port-au-Prince, Haiti: I stumbled upon Maggie Smith Forbes in an unfinished section of the Hpital de la Communauté Haïtienne. She was smoking a cigarette and staring into space. But that changed when she realised she was not alone....

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Port-au-Prince, Haiti: At the end of their first day in Haiti, Jamaican medical practitioners said they did not feel as if they did much because there was more surgery required than anything else. There were at least 20 medics and three of them were surgeons....

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Finance Minister Audley Shaw is not backing down from his defence of the Government's decision to spend $80 million on the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) Commission of Enquiry, even as more questions are asked ...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Special security measures are to take effect today when controversial Muslim cleric, Abdullah al-Faisal, returns to the island. A senior member of the police force yesterday told The Gleaner that al-Faisal will be continuously monitored ...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MINNA ISRAEL, president of the Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, says her bank's customers have expressed positive reactions regarding the proposed debt-exchange programme between Government and the financial sector....

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Health Minister Rudyard Spencer lauded the Jamaican medical and health volunteers for the work they were doing in Haiti. Spencer said the team had been able to immediately and successfully assist in the effort to provide much-needed medical and health...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Port-au-Prince, Haiti: A dead man's body was being kicked around on a street corner. He tried to steal one night and the people let him go. He tried to steal the next night and they killed him. A few feet away from that corner, a building had collapsed and the smell...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With the country bracing for an influx of Haitians fleeing their earthquake-hit country, a corporate entity is helping. Digicel Business has committed a total of $500,000 to be donated to the Department of Correctional...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

GRIM, frightening and heartbreaking. These are but a few, yet choice words from Captain Horace Burrell depicting the tale of woe affecting earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president - reacting to a request by the Caribbean Football Union...

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