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Published:Monday | November 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Transport Minister Mike Henry came out swinging yesterday against detractors of the contentious Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP), saying for too long "we have allowed our people to live in a vortex of decline".

Published:Monday | November 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica is to host the Second North American Regional Caribbean Congress on Epilepsy scheduled to take place in St Andrew from November 5-6.The congress, which will be held at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston, will bring together professionals...

Published:Monday | November 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's ability to deliver care in microsurgery and neurosurgery has received a major boost following the donation of a surgical operating microscope by the Tony Thwaites Wing to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI)....

Published:Monday | November 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A meeting to discuss Hurricane Tomas has been scheduled for this morning among Jamaica's emergency response and relief agencies, including the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM)....

Published:Monday | November 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Speaker is the chief officer and highest authority of the House of Representatives and must remain politically impartial at all times.

Published:Monday | November 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Kingston Mayor Desmond McKenzie is claiming that squatter settlements like that along the Sandy Park gully in St Andrew, where six members of one family perished during rains associated with Tropical Storm Nicole more than a month ago, are created by...

Published:Monday | November 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaican League Against Epilepsy is making another push for people with the neurological condition to be deemed eligible to receive a driver's licence once they meet certain medical requirements and the proficiency test...

Published:Monday | November 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A Jamaican woman will face an immigration hearing today which will ultimately decide whether she will get back her six-month-old baby.The motion filed with the Federal Court of Canada, on behalf of Lakia Spacey, 30, to stay her deportation, which is set...

Published:Sunday | October 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Since 2003, the Government of Jamaica has been paying a tidy sum each year to place poor-performing Grade Nine Achievement Test (GNAT) students in private high schools.

Published:Sunday | October 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has issued a final warning that it will take action against its members who continue to park in front of the Jamaica Police Cooperative Credit Union (JPCCU) building.

Published:Sunday | October 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

All eyes in Jamaica should be on Hurricane Tomas this week as it continues its threatening run towards the island. Yesterday, Tomas lashed Eastern Caribbean islands dumping heavy rain, ripping off roofs, downing trees and power lines on a track that could put it close to Jamaica by Thursday.

Published:Sunday | October 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

For decades, Jamaicans have accepted that the way to help someone having an epileptic seizure, popularly referred to as 'fits', is to take off their left shoe and cover their nose.

Published:Sunday | October 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The local court system could face some major challenges tomorrow as lawyers who provide legal aid are threatening to withdraw their service. The lawyers are upset over the failure of the Government to pay millions of dollars owed for work on legal-aid cases.

Published:Sunday | October 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Edited version of The Walter Rodney Memorial Lecture.P.

Published:Sunday | October 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Doctors predicted Terri-Ann Costley would live no longer than one day after birth. It is now two years, one month and three days and she is still alive.

Published:Sunday | October 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The stigma associated with epilepsy has resulted in many local employers refusing to offer jobs to persons who admit that they have this disease. The few persons who suffer from epilepsy and who are offered jobs are usually employed below their qualifications, even if they are on medication which is controlling their episodes of seizure.

Published:Sunday | October 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

National Security Minister Dwight Nelson is moving quickly to prevent fallout in the police force over a recently introduced policy which bars persons above the age of 30 from applying for a new accelerated-promotion programme.

Published:Saturday | October 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding yesterday led a team of ministers on a tour of various phases of what he described as the "largest expenditure on water supply this country has seen".Prime Minister Golding, Deputy Prime Minister Kenneth Baugh, Olivia...

Published:Saturday | October 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Western Bureau: The REVEREND Knollis King, pastor of the United Full Gospel Church of God in Rose Heights, St James, who assisted in brokering peace in the community over a year ago, has expressed disappointment over Thursday night's bloodbath in the Second City.

Published:Saturday | October 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MEMBERS of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) will today trade their poker faces for smiles when the force engages members of the public at the Open Day of the 48th anniversary of the First Battalion Jamaica Regiment.The function is scheduled to get under...

Published:Saturday | October 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE GOVERNMENT says it will sign off on a contract for Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Brian Wynter in short order.Responding to questions in the House of Representatives posed by South St Andrew member Dr Omar Davies on Tuesday, Finance Minister Audley...

Published:Saturday | October 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Gleaner yesterday recognised two more recipients for their outstanding contributions to Jamaican life during the third luncheon commemorating this year's Gleaner Honour Awards at its North Street office.Agriculture Minister Dr Christopher Tufton was...

Published:Saturday | October 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

GREG CHRISTIE has complained yet again to Parliament that he is unable to fully discharge his functions as contractor general because he has limited powers.

Published:Saturday | October 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP): Hundreds of protesters who blame United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal for Haiti's widening cholera epidemic marched on a rural military base yesterday to demand that the soldiers leave the country.

Published:Saturday | October 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The case involving the St Ann police sergeant charged with murder following the video-recorded shooting of an Ocho Rios man was yesterday put off for mention on November 19.Detective Sergeant Lloyd Kelly, who is on bail, appeared in the Home Circuit...

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