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Published:Sunday | November 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Shortly after Howard Aris' election as president of the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association (JAAA) in December 2004, legendary sprinter Donald Quarrie told The Gleaner that his would "be the administration that will take Jamaican track and field to the next level".

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE ELECTORAL Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has now been given the full $350 million it had requested to prepare for the next general election.

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A RECORD crowd, estimated at over 6,000 braved the dust nuisance to be part of the 14th staging of the Minard Livestock and Beef Festival on Thursday in Brown's Town, St Ann.

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) has donated $65 million for the building of a shelter for the homeless at a location already identified at King Street, downtown Kingston.

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has issued a reminder to divisional commanders to ensure that more members of the force are on visible patrol in the Christmas season.

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2011 | 12:00 AM

With employment opportunities few and far between, and physical infrastructure falling into disrepair, the residents of Bluefields in Westmoreland have sought to establish programmes to develop the area.

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2011 | 12:00 AM

TRANSPORT MINISTER Mike Henry has dismissed claims by Dr Morais Guy, member of parliament for Central St Mary, that the generally poor state of the roads in the constituency is due largely to intentional neglect by the Government because it is viewed as pro-People's National Party (PNP).

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2011 | 12:00 AM

With the need to improve literacy at the primary level, Santa Cruz Primary and Junior High School is stepping up to the task of ensuring its students are fully literate when they leave that school.

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2011 | 12:00 AM

True service is doing whatever is needed, whenever it is needed, and for 124 years, the men and women of The Salvation Army have been giving true service to Jamaica. Yesterday, the charity organisation launched its 2011 Christmas Kettle Appeal under the theme 'Sharing Love', with the hope of raising $12 million to fund its numerous charity projects across the island.

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE TOWN of Port Antonio, Portland, resembled a sea of orange, as People's National Party (PNP) supporters flooded the streets in massive numbers Thursday night, waving party flags and blowing trumpets during the conclusion of the party's bus tour in the parish.

Published:Friday | November 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The cold fact, as revealed by the numbers, is that the Jamaican Government cannot afford to pay its way. In the last fiscal year, it spent $74 billion more than it earned.....

Published:Friday | November 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Howard Aris, confidant of People's National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller, died at the Port Antonio Hospital in Portland last night.Aris, who was also president of the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

With more than 50 new candidates expected to face the electorate in the looming general election, The Gleaner is giving some of these business operators, beauty queens and other professionals an opportunity to say why they...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

PEOPLE'S NATIONAL Party (PNP) president, Portia Simpson Miller, has been given a strong vote of confidence by several first-time candidates running on the party ticket, for both her capacity to lead the party and Jamaica at this time....

Published:Friday | November 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: IN THE wake of Prime Minister Andrew Holness' disclosure that the Ministry of Education will be taking action at six primary schools that continue to perform poorly at the Grade Four Literacy Test, principal of Rose Hill Primary...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The long, treacherous journey to get to Mount Vernon Primary in deep rural St Thomas is just one indication of the challenges the school faces...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Despite facing possible closure as a result of continuous poor performance in the Grade Four Literacy Test, Una Hamilton, acting principal at Ham Walk Primary School in North East St Catherine, is optimist and upbeat....

Published:Friday | November 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

CHAIRMAN OF Bashco Trading Company Limited, Gassan Azan, says he will be spending some $220 million to establish 35 to 40 business units for small entrepreneurs at 35 West Parade, the facility he purchased for $30 million...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Riled-up Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters from Eastern St Andrew yesterday stormed the party's Belmont Road headquarters in New Kingston to unleash their venom over the decision to dump Dr St Aubyn Bartlett from the constituency....

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Angry residents from St Andrew East on Monday night protested against the performance of their member of parliament (MP), the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Dr St Aubyn Bartlett, demanding that he be replaced by another Labourite for the upcoming general...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

JAMAICA is teetering at a crisis over its debt, similar to what brought Greece to the brink of collapse and is now threatening Italy. In the cases of those countries, their partners in the common currency, the euro, forced them to acknowledge the truth...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is crying foul over a plan by the Jamaica Labour Party's representative in Central Manchester, Danville Walker, to donate vehicles to the Mandeville police today.However, Walker has brushed aside ...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller has called for her colleagues in the People's National Party (PNP) to keep the platform at political meetings free of "gutter politics". ...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Education is to take action at six primary schools which continue to perform poorly in the Grade Four Literacy Test. Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the disclosure yesterday after revealing that some schools got zero per cent mastery....

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Minister of National Security Dwight Nelson left the island yesterday, leaving behind him confusion about where he was headed. At the mid-morning post-Cabinet media briefing, minister with responsibility for information...

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