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Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Old Harbour Development Area Committee (OHDAC) in St Catherine turned the spotlight on neighbourhood resources and networks at the 8th staging of its annual expo at the Portmore Community College's Old Harbour campus recently. It was a strategic...

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The pleasant, unmistakable aroma of freshly baked bread and pastries drifts through the newly opened bakery, attracting scores of drooling pastry lovers, many of whom seem unable to get enough of the tasty products inside. Less than a week old, Sweet Tings...

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Western Bureau: "Time for action, we have talked long enough," Dr Paulette Bynoe declared at the fifth annual Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday. "We have to be proactive. A disaster is not a disaster...

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DEFENCE ATTORNEY K.D. Knight has accused the director of public prosecutions (DPP) of "judge shopping" and intimidatory tactics arising out of its move to have Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey recuse herself from the Kern Spencer corruption trial.

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD Sermar Taylor beamed with pride as he read a book while sitting in the front row of his class. Taylor has been attending the school, Vision Learning and Remedial Centre, for the past two years and claims to have made strides since enrolling there....

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP) A British judge sent Julian Assange to jail on Tuesday, denying bail to the WikiLeaks founder after Assange vowed to fight efforts to be extradited to Sweden in a sex-crimes investigation.Despite Assange's legal troubles, a WikiLeaks...

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller yesterday rejected Prime Minister Bruce Golding's proposal for term limits to be imposed on persons occupying the Office of the Prime Minister, characterising it as ineffective and unnecessary....

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: A STUDY of 12 critical medical facilities in the Corporate Area has revealed that 75 per cent of them need retrofitting to ensure structural integrity in the event of a severe earthquake....

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The island's 60 members of parliament will have big bucks being spent in their constituencies this Christmas after parliament's Constituency Development Fund Committee (CDFC) approved several projects in time for the festive season....

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: DR CHRISTOPHER Tufton, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries last Thursday, urged graduates of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) in Portland, to remain positive and committed ...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PARLIAMENT'S PUBLIC Administration and Appropriations Committee yesterday read the riot act to technical officers in the public sector whose lack of vigilance has facilitated cost overruns on government contracts. Committee Chairman Wykeham McNeill sent the message yesterday...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Yesterday should have been the start of the end-of-semester exams at the Caribbean Maritime Institute, but it was instead a period of mourning as the school community struggled to come to grips with the deaths of two students.Klaston Wright, 19, and...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FRANKFIELD, Clarendon: MOTORISTS AND pedestrians who use the White Shop to Frankfield main road in North West Clarendon, have urged the relevant authorities to take immediate steps in having a break-away along a section...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It was a new-look Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) officer corps that met last night following the first major shake-up of that body since 2003. At least seven new faces were scheduled to be in last night's meeting, which was to be led by JLP leader, Prime Minister Bruce Golding...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JAMBOS POND, St Catherine: Sited approximately 2,500 feet above sea level in the hills of north-east St Catherine, Jambos Pond, near Glengoffe, is arguably the highest point in the parish. Whether on foot, by motor vehicle or even on a donkey...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PRIME MINISTER Bruce Golding, Attorney General Dorothy Lightbourne and Solicitor General Douglas Leys could be among the witnesses called to answer questions before the commission of enquiry into the issues related to the extradition request for Christopher 'Dudus' Coke...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Attorney-at-law K.D. Knight, who is representing the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) at the Manatt commission of enquiry, has given his seal of approval to the proposals put forward for its operation...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE BENEFITS of mobile financial services and their long-term impact on Jamaican commerce will be the focus of a one-day conference on Friday at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel in New Kingston. Finance Minister Audley Shaw heads the list of speakers...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Almost one month after telecommunications giant Digicel handed over Phase One of the refurbished Coronation Market to the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC), the facility remains empty. Vendors, including those already assigned places...

Published:Monday | December 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Former education minister and chairman of the board of the Commonwealth of Learning, Burchell Whiteman, on Saturday charged a group of Mico University College graduands to help Jamaica achieve Vision 2030."As persons imbued...

Published:Monday | December 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Late restaurateur and 'queen of Caribbean cuisine', Norma Shirley, will be remembered through a special scholarship fund. The Norma Shirley Scholarship Fund will help to finance the education of a needy student in the University of Technology...

Published:Monday | December 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Former People's National Party (PNP) vice-president and current campaign director, Dr Peter Phillips, has called for the establishment of an anti-corruption agency to replace what he called...

Published:Monday | December 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Internationally acclaimed Jamaican judge Patrick Robinson has chided political representatives for their failure to sever the island's ties with the United Kingdom-based Privy Council as the final court of appeal....

Published:Monday | December 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Just for a day, the homeless in downtown Kingston didn't have to worry about their next meal. Nor did they have to worry about where they could get new clothes to replace tattered ones.

Published:Monday | December 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Aundré Franklin yesterday swept to victory in a euphoric tide over Daryl Vaz in a pulsating electoral race for general secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Eighty-six of the 162 delegates polled their ballots in favour of Franklin to Vaz's 55 and four for Dr Charlton Collie...

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