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Published:Thursday | February 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Government seems set to extend the life of the Manatt-Dudus commission of enquiry, leaving taxpayers with a much bigger bill than the $40 million first budgeted.Information Minister Daryl Vaz yesterday admitted what most Jamaicans had long accepted...

Published:Thursday | February 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Prosecuting attorneys in the United States are yet to say if they will be going after the assets owned by convicted reggae superstar Buju Banton.The Gleaner was unable to get a comment from the prosecutors yesterday, more than 24 hours after a 12-member...

Published:Thursday | February 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Two former directors and a sales manager of British engineering firm Mabey & Johnson Ltd were sentenced yesterday for providing kickbacks to the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein.

Published:Thursday | February 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Persons accused of some crimes and who walk free because of judicial misconduct and those freed before compelling evidence comes to light could find themselves back before the courts answering the same charges. This, as the Government seems set to do...

Published:Thursday | February 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

STATE MINISTER in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Senator Arthur Williams, has moved quickly to quell growing disquiet within the public sector over a $32-million payout to members of parliament (MP) for outstanding motor-vehicle...

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Trudian Ffrench Linstead, St CatherineBuju's situation is kind of depressing right now because I was hoping that he would be free.

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

It was a pensive, sad mood that hung over recording studios in the Corporate Area as members of the entertainment industry came to grips with news that reggae superstar Buju Banton was found guilty on three of four charges against him.At his Gargamel...

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

In just over two months, 23 people have died from ackee poisoning, 20 of whom were men. During the period December 1, 2010 to February 16, this year there were 194 cases of ackee poisoning in Jamaica.

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

No child should die of diabetes, and the McLeans were adamant that their son would be a survivor. Two years ago, Dudley and Maudrey found out their 10-year-old son, Tariq, had type-1 diabetes. It was extremely stressful for the family...

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Police Federation yesterday reacted angrily to media reports that parliamentarians have received outstanding retroactive payments, calling the act a contradiction of the Government's claim of an "inability to pay".

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Diabetes is rapidly increasing in children and adolescents in countries around the world.In Jamaica alone, there are approximately 10,000 reported cases of young persons up to the age of 25 years living with either type-1 or type-2 diabetes.

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

FORMER NATIONAL Security Minister, Dr Peter Phillips, says he did not inform then Prime Minister P.J.Patterson and his Cabinet colleagues about the secret memoranda of understanding (MOU) he signed because he feared the risk...

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

CLEARLY STUNG by accusations labelling former National Security Minister, Dr Peter Phillips, a "sell-out", the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) says it has no problem with the term if the purpose of the controversial memoranda of understanding...

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

CAROL TAYLOR led the prayer warriors at the Buju Banton trial, petitioning God to speak to the hearts of the jurors so Buju would be set free. Yesterday morning, she convened yet another prayer meeting and proclaimed freedom for the reggae superstar.

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Tampa, Florida: BUJU BANTON hugged his attorneys, David Oscar Markus and Mark Seitles, and then turned around and blew kisses to his supporters in the courtroom of the United States Middle District Court, Florida Division, yesterday...

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The sun, which was fighting through louvres and burglar bars, cast slivers of light across the studio floor. A group of four men sat solemnly inside the somewhat dimly lit Randy's Recording Studio and music shop, which...

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Buju Banton's trial and its verdict held Jamaica and the world transfixed as it unfolded.Buju, whose real name is Mark Myrie, was found guilty yesterday on three cocaine-related charges...

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

ONE HUNDRED and forty-eight days after a panel of jurors failed to reach a verdict on whether Buju Banton was innocent or guilty of cocaine-related charges last September, a new panel that listened to the case against the reggae superstar has found him guilty....

Published:Tuesday | February 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican advocacy group Hear the Children's Cry is calling for the Airports Authority of Jamaica to implement a policy stating that children should be searched in the presence of a parent or guardian. Betty-Ann Blaine...

Published:Tuesday | February 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Merchants are predicting a difficult year ahead as Jamaica braces for another round of increases in essential consumer goods. Effective March 1, there will be a significant increase in the price of baking and counter flour. "I don't believe we have seen the peak yet...

Published:Tuesday | February 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Despite the myriad of socio-economic conditions, great things are happening for many children in the Jamaican education system.Top of the Class, The Gleaner's annual publication, shines a light on the tremendous work of outstanding students...

Published:Tuesday | February 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Alleged cop rapists seek release - Attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie will be filing a writ today in the Corporate Resident Magistrate's Court for the immediate release of three of the five policemen...

Published:Tuesday | February 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Former National security minister, Dr Peter Phillips, yesterday revealed that US$3.2 million used to establish a local wiretapping facility was funded by the United States and the United Kingdom. Phillips, under...

Published:Tuesday | February 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Observation by The Gleaner over a two-week period has shown that, during peak hours, both morning and afternoon, the taxi facility at Water Lane, downtown Kingston, is almost empty, with just one or two taxis...

Published:Tuesday | February 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Two incidents in Trinidad and Tobago over the past week have underscored claims by local law-enforcement officials of a growing drug link between Jamaica and the twin-island republic.In one incident, the Trinidadian police smashed a drug-smuggling...

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