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Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Multi-Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds will be the major drawing card when the 17th staging of the much-anticipated Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival moves into its new home - the spacious and exquisitely decorated Trelawny ...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FINANCE MINISTER Audley Shaw yesterday reported a 91 per cent take-up of the $701-billion Jamaica Debt Exchange (JDX) bond offer, ahead of the 90 per cent take-up of the $701-billion Jamaica Debt Exchange (JDX) bond offer, ahead of the 90 per cent target...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE GRANDMOTHER of a teenaged girl, who is stranded near the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, is appealing for help to get her granddaughter to Jamaica. Fifteen-year-old Paula Sabrina Brown, a Haitian national of Jamaican parentage...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: THE DEPRECIATION of the Jamaican dollar could become a windfall for bargain-hunting British holidaymakers, says research just released by the Post Office.Britain remains the country's third-largest...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE BRUCE Golding administration has less than 48 hours to finalise plans to deal with Air Jamaica or risk a further delay in its proposal to ink a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a US$1.25 billion stand-by arrangement by next...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IT WAS quite disturbing to see Jamaican health workers removing stones, sticks and other foreign materials from wounds that had been poorly dressed by health workers from other countries. But, in the midst of Haiti's plight, there was the occasional reason...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Auditor General Pamela Monroe-Ellis has cited gross extravagance in the expenditure of the National Health Fund (NHF), with its management openly flouting public-sector guidelines to purchase first-class plane tickets...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Career cop Owen Ellington has been selected Jamaica's 27th commissioner of police. Ellington, who has been acting as the police commissioner since late last year, has been given the nod by the Police Service Commission...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

OPPOSITION SPOKESMAN on Finance Dr Omar Davies yesterday warned that the Government could be setting up the country for failure if it made unrealistic assumptions in order to meet International Monetary Fund (IMF) preconditionalities...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Lawyers representing dancehall star Buju Banton, real name Mark Myrie, have filed a motion in court demanding the naming of the confidential source who is a key part of the case against the Jamaican. The lawyers are using an entrapment defence as they try to get Buju freed...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A small stretch of road going off into the distance where people gather in front of 'White Man Shop' chatting. Dogs bark in tune with an electric razor going off in the distance. Despite these signs of life moving along, the Killancholy district is still mourning the deaths ....

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica should hear the good news, today, that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved its request for a US$1.25-billion standby arrangement. This should open the doors for the country to get a further US$1.1 billion in loans from multilateral...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Cleveland Ellington is firmly set in his belief that his brother, Owen, would make a great commissioner of police. Growing up, the acting commissioner was a caring person, Cleveland told The Gleaner. "It is not all about his interests...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AT 3:30 Monday morning when the first sign of light appeared, my heart rejoiced: sweet Jamaica, here returneth your son!After one week in the earthquake-flattened Port-au-Prince, and having experienced personal disasters in the country...

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

DESPITE A public statement on the reason the Jamaican Government has denied an extradition request from St James businessman, Presley Bingham, the United States (US) Government is still waiting on answers. While the US awaits the extradition ...

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

THE ASSOCIATION of FINSAC'd Entrepreneurs has called the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) commission of enquiry relevant, saying the exercise would help to reveal the circumstances of the financial crash of the 1990s...

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

Jamaica has moved quickly to heal the hurt in our northeastern neighbour, Haiti, which was devastated by a seismic monster more than two weeks ago. Find out what else you can do to help the earthquake victims and read gripping stories...

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

FIREWORKS ARE expected in Parliament today as the debate on the Government's economic policy heats up. The debate actually startedlast week, but the economic measures were pushed to the back burner as the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) failed to participate...

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

CLOSE TO 900 pieces of lumber with a street value of nearly $5 million were seized on the weekend by police investigators who have widened their probe of a lumber racket uncovered last week.Speaking to The Gleaner yesterday, Assistant Commandant Calvin...

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

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP): THE COLLAPSE of much of Haiti's capital has a large part of the nation struggling just to find a place to sleep. As many as one million people, one person in nine across the entire country, need to find new shelter...

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

THE PRIVATE Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has thrown its backing behind the Govern-ment's $700-billion Jamaica Debt Exchange (JDX). In a message from the PSOJ, it said "this transaction and the fiscal adjustment programme of which it is a part,...

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

As various state agencies and non-governmental organisations brace for an influx of refugees from Haiti to Portland, the police have increased their surveillance of coastal areas of the eastern Jamaica parish...

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

The capacity of the Jamaica Fire Brigade to deal with fires on ships and other marine vessels, and buildings on the waterfront, has been severely reduced, as two of its three fire boats are out of commission. And according to deputy commissioner in charge of operations...

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

A reading programme targeting local as well as regional primary schoolchildren in grades one to three has been hailed as a tremendous success by Jamaican educators. The Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Teacher Training (CETT) programme introduced...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: Talks are reportedly at an advanced stage between the Jamaica Redevelopment Foundation Inc and the Jamaican Government for the acquisition of lands near Grange Pen in Lilliput, St James, to construct houses for tourism workers."Grange Pen...

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