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Published:Tuesday | October 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The United States Embassy has announced an adjustment in the fees for some services.The embassy said that on November 23, fees for certain United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) applications will increase by about 10 per cent.

Published:Tuesday | October 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A Story on A3 of yesterday's Gleaner, headlined 'Cabinet dragging feet on reforms', incorrectly gave the impression that Patricia Sinclair McCalla, chief executive officer of the Public Sector Transformation Unit, made the quoted statement. We regret the error and any inconvenience caused.

Published:Tuesday | October 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding says a new approach has been embarked on to ensure that potable water reaches as many communities as possible. Speaking at the commissioning of a permanent electricity supply to the Parottee Replacement Well in St Elizabeth...

Published:Tuesday | October 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MORE THAN a year after the Ananda Alert - Jamaica's response to a missing-child report - was introduced, Jamaicans remain slow in signing up to receive alerts on their phones.A little more than 10,000 people have so far...

Published:Tuesday | October 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE PARLIAMENTARY Opposition continues to express discontent over the way in which Prime Minister Bruce Golding has configured a commission of enquiry into the issues surrounding the extradition request for former...

Published:Tuesday | October 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Singer Gregory Isaacs, whose dapper outfits and smooth delivery made him reggae's undisputed 'Cool Ruler', died yesterday in London after a yearlong battle with cancer.

Published:Monday | October 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Newly appointed president of the Lay Magistrates' Association of Jamaica (LMAJ), Rion Hall, says training justices of the peace (JPs) in the role of restorative justice will be the hallmark of his three-year...

Published:Monday | October 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THREE MONTHS ago, The Gavel asked that the veil of secrecy around the use of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) be torn down. We argued then that secrecy is the shield often used by the corrupt to hide their deeds...

Published:Monday | October 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Constituency Development Fund (CDF)-loving members of parliament (MP) stoutly resisted attempts by technocrats from the fund's Programme Management Unit to limit their spending on Christmas work in their constituencies....

Published:Monday | October 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE ABSENCE of a national policy on breast-cancer screening is hampering the island's fight against the disease, say officials at the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS). Speaking at a symposium at the Mona Visitors' Lodge yesterday...

Published:Monday | October 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Red tape which has tripped up entrepreneurs and mummified merchants has come in for a battering by Karl Samuda, Jamaica's industry, investment and commerce minister, who on Saturday vowed revolutionary action in tackling the bureaucracy that stifles...

Published:Monday | October 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: The upgrading of the Boscobel Aerodrome in St Mary has re-energised talks of flights between Santiago de Cuba and Jamaica, says Jamaica Air Shuttle Chairman Christopher Read.Read, whose company...

Published:Monday | October 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It was a gloomy Sunday morning for residents of Henley Road, Kingston, who awoke to the tragic death of two of their community members, who were mowed down by a motor car.Bernice Gary, 65, and Elser Stone, 51, were on their...

Published:Monday | October 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

COAL BURNER, overseas farm worker and now fisherman. Harry Smith has done quite a few jobs and excelled at them all, to hear him tell it. "See all that, me a teacher," he says, as we get back into the car and head towards Milk River...

Published:Monday | October 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Josef Silva has not lived in a real house since the January 12 earthquake which ravaged sections of Haiti. He survives daily by selling snacks and sweets at the door of an infant school located...

Published:Monday | October 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The developer of a controversial apartment complex in the upscale community of Tavistock Terrace in Millsborough, Kingston 6, has offered to meet with disgruntled residents who harbour concerns about engineering issues....

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Over the next two weeks I will be focusing on an area that many individuals view as being relevant only to skills training and specifically for persons at the lower level of the skills training band, that of...

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Coronation Market in downtown Kingston is going green, and that is not the colour of the building or the produce sold.

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Kadesha 'Delly' McKenzie could move into her new house today, but any joy will be tempered by one of the most painful acts any parent could face - burying a child.

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Following its recent announcement of the introduction of broadband speeds of 100 megabytes per second (Mbs) to the residential market,...

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: The rising water in sections of eastern Hanover has become an attraction for some curious Jamaicans, but the situation is extremely grave for the affected residents.

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Approximately 30 years after the law was passed requiring all public school teachers to be registered, thousands of educators are in the classrooms without fulfilling this requirement.

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP):Prime Minister David Thompson of Barbados died yesterday following a struggle with pancreatic cancer, the government announced.

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The death of Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson yesterday sent shock waves throughout the Barbadian community in Jamaica, even though most knew he was seriously ill.

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:For the fifth consecutive year Jamaica copped the coveted Leading Caribbean Destination award, while taking home 15 additional sectional prizes at the World Travel Awards on Friday night.

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