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Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Not many compound words have the same meaning when separated into two. Imagine 'awe full' and 'awe some', and given the behaviour of some of our men in public life, I would shudder at the word 'bountiful'. However, Alston Barrington Chevannes was in every sense a gentle man.

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE UNIVERSITY of Technology (UTech) has pledged to tackle digital poverty in Jamaica as its next task to improve the education standard in society.

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hurricane Tomas flooded the earthquake-shattered remains of a Haitian town yesterday, forcing families who had already lost their homes in one disaster to flee another.

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

More than a month after Tropical Storm Nicole dumped heavy showers in the raging Hope River, destroying the only bridge that allows vehicular access to the community of Kintyre and Hope Flats in...

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Alton 'Barry' Chevannes, the respected sociologist and anthropologist, died yesterday at the University Hospital of the West Indies. He had been admitted there in early September.

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After being identified as the people most at risk from Tropical Storm Tomas, residents of St Thomas yesterday breathed a collective sigh of relief after it became clear that they would be spared the worst.

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SOME CORPORATE Area residents are counting their blessings, having been spared a direct hit from Hurricane Tomas, which was a tropical storm when it passed the shores of Jamaica Thursday night.

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

GUASIMAL, Cuba (AP): A STATE airliner filled with Cubans and travellers from Europe and Latin America crashed and burst into flames in a mountainous area of Cuba after declaring an emergency and losing contact with air traffic controllers.

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Government and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) yesterday defended the level of preparedness that was been made by ministries, agencies, and individuals in anticipation of Tropical Storm Tomas.

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Despite repeated appeals from public officials and memories of the punishing nature of the Hope River, several residents of Kintyre yesterday decided to stay put as Tropical Storm Tomas approached. Their decision came even though their houses remained...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton's attorney expects him to be out of jail by next week, after a federal judge denied a prosecution appeal over the entertainer's bail. Buju has been sitting behind bars since...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, appeared to further underline national interests in offering humanitarian assistance to hurricane-ravaged Caribbean Community neighbours while defending herself...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After dithering and dawdling over the Caribbean Sea for almost one week, Tropical Storm Tomas struck Jamaica yesterday dumping several inches of rain in some areas, as it drifted slowly past the north-east coast and headed towards Haiti and Cuba....

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Several locations in eastern Jamaica are expected to remain closed today after they were forced to shut their doors prematurely yesterday in anticipation of Tropical Storm Tomas.The United States Embassy's Consular Section, which was forced to close...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: THE POLICE in Portland yesterday appealed to the public to be on the lookout for a group of fishermen who reportedly went to Haiti on Sunday and are believed to be planning to transport people back to Jamaica....

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

State agencies yesterday remained on full alert, shutting down some schools and encouraging the early closure of non-essential services even as it appeared that Jamaica would be spared the worst of Tomas...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A number of agencies have activated their emergency disaster plans in light of Tropical Storm Tomas. The Child Development Agency (CDA) has made its disaster management and mitigation plan active in the island's 60 residential childcare facilities.The...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Legal arguments began yesterday in the appeal brought by 30-year-old Melody Pellinen of Lyssons, St Thomas, who was convicted in December 2007 of the murder of her Finnish husband. Pellinen was sentenced to life imprisonment...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MORANT BAY, St Thomas: RESIDENTS OF Morant and Bamboo River in St Thomas yesterday took no chances as they battened down their houses ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Tomas. When The Gleaner visited the community yesterday...

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE NATIONAL Water Commission (NWC) announced yesterday that E.G.Hunter will be leaving the utility company at the end of his present contract in December, after an 11-year presidency.

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:THE FATHER of would-be hijacker Stephen Fray was given a suspended sentence for being negligent in causing loss or theft of his firearm, in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court, St James,...

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Government is once again toying with the idea of mandatory evacuations as it considers how to protect persons most at risk from the expected heavy rain and strong winds associated with the weather system Tomas.There is no law which allows...

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding is slated to address the nation between 8 and 9 tonight as the Government tries to ensure that Jamaicans are as ready as possible to face the unpredictable weather system dubbed Tomas....

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:"Not at this time!" outspoken defence attorney Keith Bishop said yesterday in response to the likelihood of transferring the carnal abuse trial of international pastor, the Reverend Dr Paul Lewis, outside ...

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DESPITE A passionate appeal by Prime Minister Bruce Golding earlier this year for members of parliament not to disturb a time-honoured convention of dealing with reports of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ),...

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