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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...

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

Port-au-Prince, Haiti: For a few fleeting moments, five-year-old Deus Gueby was molested only by flies while he sat in a crib in the centre of the St Bernhard Meus surgical centre in Port-au-Prince.Despite a plaster on his hand ...

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

The police are listing Milton Lewis, otherwise called 'Askel', 'Manley', and 'Forty-Five', as the main suspect in the murder of Special Constable Clive Virgo. The special constable was murdered Sunday afternoon in Clarendon...

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

Financial sector officials yesterday continued to support the Government's strategy to control Jamaica's growing debt problem while at the same time urging the Bruce Golding-led administration to place other measures on the table. In Gordon House today...

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

In a staunch defence of the millions of taxpayer dollars being spent on the "commission of enquiry into the 1990s collapse of the financial sector", Finance Minister Audley Shaw said the approximately $80 million budgeted for the controversial exercise ...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

USUALLY, IT is burdensome to give up your Sunday family time, but for the many volunteers packing items at the Haining Road-based Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) for the earthquake-ravaged Haiti, it was more of a joy...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A SPECIAL constable was shot and killed in May Pen, Clarendon, yesterday, bringing to two the number to have been killed in less than 24 hours. Reports from the police are that the policeman was in an area known as Cherry Tree in Four Paths, Clarendon,...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In Haiti's time of need, the Jamaican Government has opened up its bowels of compassion to its Caribbean neighbour by freeing up its ports and shores to humanitarian assistance heading to Haiti and fleeing Haitians....

Published:Monday | January 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Babies' cries, blood-soaked cotton balls on the ground, big flies, small flies, a heavy and lingering foul stench, bustling doctors, broken limbs, missing limbs with off-white almost yellow stumps, and body odour....

Published:Monday | January 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding will be travelling to the Dominican Republic today at the invitation of that country's president, Leonel Fernandez, to attend a meeting to discuss assistance and coordination efforts for earthquake-devastated Haiti...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Members of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) have expressed disappointment with the Office of the Children's Advocate (OCA) 2008/ 2009 annual report, submitted to the joint select committee reviewing reports of parliamentary commissions...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Deeply religious Haitians see the hand of God in the destruction of biblical proportions visited on their benighted country. The quake, religious leaders said yesterday, is evidence that He wants change. Exactly what change He wants depends on the faith...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NATIONAL SECURITY Minister Dwight Nelson yesterday said the Government would be seeking to institute draconian anti-gang measures to assist the police in their fight against crime. "I want to warn that we are coming with a piece of legislation to dismantle gangs...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE BURDEN of a son's death on the heart of a mother is something Gwen Clarke is trying as best as possible to deal with following the untimely death of her son, policeman Metro McFarlane on Saturday. "The family, including...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two hundred and twenty-six children were placed in juvenile institutions during 2008 for offences including wounding, assault, housebreaking, and illegal possession of firearms.According to the 2008-2009 annual report of the...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

HAITI: A team of Jamaican doctors, along with support staff from the Ministry of Health, landed in Haiti yesterday morning to join medical personnel from around the world in the global rescue mission in the earthquake-wrecked Caribbean country.

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