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Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Smaller political parties such as the National Democratic Movement (NDM) and the New Nation Coalition (NNC) could be allowed to participate in the next national political debates....

Published:Monday | October 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

SWIFT RIVER, Portland: AT A time when consumers are faced with high electricity bills, Fulbright Nexus scholar Dr Gary Jackson is proposing the development of a small hydropower plant to generate electricity for the farming community of Swift River in Portland....

Published:Monday | October 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn says criticisms levelled at her office by the parliamentary Opposition about its treatment of the corruption case against government Member of Parliament Joseph Hibbert are misperceived....

Published:Monday | October 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Seeking to determine whether the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP), the Opposition's much-heralded job-creation vehicle is viable, the Jamaica Manufacturers' Asso-ciation (JMA) has sought dialogue...

Published:Monday | October 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn says criticisms levelled at her office by the parliamentary Opposition about its treatment of the corruption case against government Member of Parliament Joseph Hibbert are misperceived....

Published:Monday | October 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Perth, Western Australia: Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago have been named among a strengthened Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) tasked with overseeing serious or persistent violations of democratic...

Published:Monday | October 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The selection of acting CEO of Caymanas Track Limited (CTL), Camile Buchanan, to represent the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in the next general election is in violation of the Public Services Regulations...

Published:Monday | October 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: The Savanna-la-Mar General Hospital in Westmoreland is struggling to attract medical professionals to the institution due to the poor working conditions and its location.Dr Leighton Perrins, senior medical...

Published:Monday | October 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Dr Patrick Bhoorasingh, senior medical officer at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), said Jamaica is expected to join the list of developing countries that would be buckling under the pressure of finding jobs for its...

Published:Monday | October 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Although the country's stopover arrival figures increased by just 2.2 per cent up to August, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is sticking to the Government's original target of six per cent Growth ...

Published:Monday | October 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Seated wearing a pair of sunglasses and the bright colours of his nation, 61-year-old Kenneth Monteith patiently waited to be seen by a doctor....

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Research is designed to solve particular existing problems; however, most people aren't patient enough to put in time, effort, and sometimes money to have the evidence to make sound decisions.

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Perth, Western Australia:The Australian government and the Bill Gates Foundation have announced just over US$93 million in new funding to help eradicate...

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaican Government has finally ratified the United Nations (UN) Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

STREET people who take up residence in the vicinity of Justice Square, downtown Kingston, are causing concerns not only in the judiciary but also to passers-by who are at times running scared because of threats from some of them.

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Having had the benefit of access to higher studies in special education, my mind pierces me to recall a number of perils which affected Jamaican children, perils that went largely unnoticed and under-intervened.

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Popeye might want to consider switching to broccoli.

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

MORE THAN seven months after his death, the body of a Manchester man is still lying on a slab in the Mandeville Regional Hospital's morgue.

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The international firm China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), the main contractor in the US$65-million Palisadoes Shoreline project, has broken its silence on several allegations made against the company by some...

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Crafting an alternative model of resort development, the citizens of Bluefields, Westmoreland, are opening up their Taino artefacts to the world.

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

New public-sector czar Daryl Vaz says he is ready to crack the whip to break the back of crippling bureaucracy that is overwhelming public services.

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Caribbean Airlines has been fined US$60,000 for limiting reimbursements to its customers for lost, damaged and delayed baggage.

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2011 | 12:00 AM

HIGHGATE, St Mary:A STUDENT population of 1,621 has the St Mary High School bursting at the seams unable to meet the growing demand from parents who want their children to be part of its success story.

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2011 | 12:00 AM

BOG WALK, St Catherine:WHEN ONE goes to Jew Pen, Bog Walk, St Catherine, the name Lavern Brown, affectionately known as 'Aunt Prudence', can be heard in many quarters.

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2011 | 12:00 AM

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine:LIKE MOST little boys who grew up in rural Jamaica, as a child, Stephen Batchelor climbed trees, and even fell off sometimes, picked plums, star apples, and jack fruit, as well as played marbles.

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