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Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE GOVERNMENT has stated its intention to advance the legislative agenda of the House of Representatives before the 2009-2010 term ends on March 17."Parliament will make its best attempt to complete 12 government matters and 44 private members' motions...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE TRIAL of 39-year-old labourer Michael McLean, who is charged with the brutal murder of six members of a family in Duhaney Pen, St Thomas, has been set for on July 7.The trial date was set yesterday when McLean appeared...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Government last night announced it was amending the final settlement date for the Jamaica Debt Exchange (JDX) programme.

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SHARP darts are being hurled at National Security Minister Dwight Nelson in response to his weekend outburst against last week's High Court decision to grant bail...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A TEENAGE Haitian boy who was picked up by the Portland police last Friday night is still being held at the Port Antonio station guardroom in the parish. Sixteen-year-old Jean St Homme, who was given a clean bill of health...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Chairman of the Jamaica Association of Young Professionals, Junior Rose, is calling for the introduction of an "affirmative action" policy which would require companies in the island to have a minimum percentage of their workforce aged 20-29....

Published:Monday | February 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Smokers in Trinidad and Tobago will soon be stripped of their right to light up in public as they wish as a new law that seeks to curb the practice is to take effect this week.In a release issued on the weekend, the health...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"Help me to treasure my enemies, for they alone can help me see my faults. Help me to honour those who love me and never turn away from the ones who need me the most." These were the words from a prayer written by Patti-Ann Lothian, whose family and friends...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Today marks the last day on which mourners will be able to sign condolence books dedicated to late cultural icon, Professor Rex Nettleford. One more of these books was added on Friday in the western end of the island - at Cornwall College in St James -...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority, Joan Gordon-Webley, yesterday told The Gleaner/Power 106 newsroom that the fire and smoke nuisance at the Riverton landfill in Kingston should be under control before the city wakes up to start its workweek today...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of cases of gastro-enteritis across the island.Dr Karen Lewis-Bell, director of family-health services in the Ministry of Health, told The Gleaner that the hike in the number...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A dengue epidemic is threatening to hit St Mary with the parish's health department detecting a breeding level of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries the disease, that is almost four times the accepted level set by the World Health Organisation...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Struck by the suffering caused by the earthquake which destroyed Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, one month ago, students at the Immaculate Conception High School and St George's College raised $500,000 which has been donated to the relief effort...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Minister of National Security Dwight Nelson is furious that the court has granted bail to three of four members of a group of suspected kidnappers accused of abducting a prominent St Ann businessman. A clearly furious Nelson told The Gleaner yesterday that he has discussed...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

EVERY FACE tells a story.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) will commemorate the life of its founder and late artistic director, Professor Rex Nettleford, with an evening of movement, music and tribute at the Little Theatre on Tom Redcam Avenue in Kingston on...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Staffina landed in the Freeport lock-up, Montego Bay, a little over a week ago.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AN ALARMING number of juvenile offenders being held in adult lock-ups for indefinite periods has prompted a full-scale investigation by the Office of the Children's Advocate (OCA) into the infringement of their basic...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Public Defender Earl Witter says his office, by law, must investigate any matter relating to the incarceration of children.Blaming the plight of jailed youngsters on the failure of parents and Government,...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding has good enough reasons to support the Cybercrimes Bill after a recent incident left him holding thousands of US dollars in credit-card debt.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

GLADSTONE AND Emma Hutchinson's life story has not been exactly a case of boy...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP):A bus has plunged into the ocean in the Dominican Republic, killing at least 11 people.Civil Defence Director Luis Luna Paulino says the bus tumbled off the Las Americas highway that links Santo Domingo with the...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE COMMISSION of enquiry into the collapse of the financial sector in the 1990s suffered a major setback yesterday when the Supreme Court granted an injunction, stopping the enquiry.

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Gleaner-powered Champs 100 High School Tour got off to a vibrant start yesterday afternoon at the Calabar High School in St Andrew, as hundreds of students, along with their teachers, packed inside the school's chapel to celebrate the legacy of Champs.

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE SENATE yesterday passed regulations which paved the way for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to enter into plea-bargaining arrangements with persons who are before the courts on criminal charges.

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