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Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The leaders of the two main political parties have paid tribute to Colonel Leslie Lloyd, a former two-time member of parliament, who died yesterday after a short illness.Lloyd was first elected to Parliament in 1983 as the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

CARISBROOK, St Elizabeth: ELDERLY RESIDENTS of Carisbrook, St Elizabeth, received a well-needed Christmas boost recently as their neighbours pulled out all the stops to assist them. In an initiative led by the Carisbrook Community Development Committee...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Reputed Clansman gang leader Tesha Miller has been charged with robbery with aggravation involving a motor car and illegal possession of a firearm.Miller is to appear in the Gun Court next week. The charge came a day after...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE ST ANN police yesterday charged mayor of St Ann's Bay, Ivan Anderson with fraud. Anderson is accused of impropriety in a multimillion-dollar real-estate transaction he undertook in his capacity as a land...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The WikiLeaks release of a 2009 cable highlighting Cuban authorities' concerns about Jamaica's efforts to deal with the international drug trade has sparked a fresh war of words between National Security Minister Dwight Nelson and former police commissioner...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A government-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus was seized yesterday by the St Catherine bailiff for an outstanding Supreme Court award of $6.6 million.The money is owed to conductress Stephanie Tilmutt...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The island's public-school teachers have been paid a portion of their retroactive salaries after a long period of rows with the Government.The educators were paid $500 million of the $8 billion owed them....

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The draft of a final report into last year's accident involving an American Airlines plane at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) is expected to be completed by its March deadline. Today marks one year since...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Several roads in downtown Kingston will be closed to vehicular traffic effective today, as the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) attempts to make it easier for vendors and shoppers in the lead-up to Christmas...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE GOVERNMENT has mooted the idea of creating a local court of justice as the seat of Jamaica's final court of appeal. Prime Minister Bruce Golding sounded the issue yesterday during a debate on the Charter of Rights...

Published:Tuesday | December 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The country's murder total is continuing its encouraging downward trend, but the police accept that it remains too high for them to rest on their laurels.The latest crime figures show 1,380 persons killed across...

Published:Tuesday | December 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

John William Maxwell's immense impact on and connection with nature and every living thing with which he came in contact was at the heart of a moving memorial service held in his honour yesterday....

Published:Tuesday | December 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

One person who claims to have escaped Sunday's vicious predawn attack that left three family members dead in Bedward Gardens, St Andrew, yesterday painted a picture of the terror unleashed by a group of heavily armed gunmen the police...

Published:Tuesday | December 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Before the last box was counted and with victory secure, Prime Minister Bruce Golding yesterday vowed to return the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Shahine Robinson to a state ministerial post in the Office of the Prime Minister....

Published:Tuesday | December 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Tension is mounting between members of the police force and the recently established Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).Some police personnel are angry about how INDECOM - established to probe actions of the security forces...

Published:Tuesday | December 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The man who was sentenced to hang for the murders of former president of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association, Lloyd G. Brown, and his fiancée, Sandra Campbell, was successful yesterday in having the judge's ruling set aside.

Published:Monday | December 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Chairman and CEO of the GraceKennedy Group, Douglas Orane, is confident that Jamaica will rebound from the global financial crisis a much stronger nation.There are signs already of Jamaicans having recognised the need for...

Published:Monday | December 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP):University of Southern Mississippi student Joey Wolfe, 34, has holiday wedding plans that should make most of his shivering classmates hot with envy.For starters, an outdoor ceremony on a sun-soaked Jamaican beach where...

Published:Monday | December 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The grisly predawn murder of three persons, including a six-year-old boy, yesterday has enraged a leading clergyman who called on other church leaders to vigorously support...

Published:Monday | December 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): Outgoing Caribbean Community (CARICOM) secretary general, Sir Edwin Carrington, has described 2010 as a year of "great difficulty" for the regional integration movement....

Published:Monday | December 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Portmore Mayor Keith Hinds has urged the authorities to speed up roadwork in the sprawling municipality as howls of anger from residents grow louder about the deplorable transportation network....

Published:Monday | December 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dozens of entertainers are hopping mad over what they say is the failure of the Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers Ltd (JACAP) to pay royalties owed to them. The JACAP members argued during yesterday's annual general meeting...

Published:Monday | December 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"Tek it to dem!" one elderly man shouted in jubilation to the dancing trio Fearless, which was part of the entertainment line-up at the Kingston Parish Church yesterday.

Published:Monday | December 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Plans to construct a multimillion-dollar drop-in centre to house more than 600 homeless people roaming the streets of the Corporate Area have been derailed.Kingston Mayor Desmond McKenzie, who broke the news to more than...

Published:Monday | December 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With ingenuity and meticulous craftmanship, master sculptor David Pinto fuses Jamaican and international influences in each piece of artwork he moulds. It's not difficult...

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