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Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Milton Samuda, the president of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), and Professor Rosalea Hamilton, president of the MSME Alliance, have identified the items at the top of their lists of impediments to doing business in Jamaica.

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FOR Milton Samuda, fashioning an environment that allows the private sector to be competitive, driving growth and creating jobs, must start with a public bureaucracy that no longer perceives business people as rogues keen on robbing the...

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Caribbean hoteliers are threatening legal action against European tour operator, Thomas Cook, if the company goes ahead with a five per cent reduction in payment of August and September arrival invoices.

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A coalition of religious leaders will be hitting the streets across the island today for a national day of repentance, renewal, reconciliation, and healing.

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Following its 72nd annual conference last week, the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) will today head to St Ann where its National Executive Council (NEC) will select an 11-member executive to lead the party's affairs.Robert Pickersgill, the...

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Opposition Spokesman on Works Robert Pickersgill is urging the Jamaican Government to suspend the controversial multibillion-dollar road-repair project dubbed the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP).The Opposition has...

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Britain's opposition Labour Party yesterday elected 40-year-old lawmaker Ed Miliband as its new leader.The young Miliband narrowly defeated his elder and better-known brother in a close-run contest to replace ousted prime minister Gordon Brown.

Published:Saturday | September 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Health is yet to decide if it will join several countries worldwide which have banned the diabetes drug, Avandia.

Published:Saturday | September 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Thirty-four-year-old Rikers Island guard Garina Fearon wore a US$54-million smile on Thursday. Fearon, Jamaican-born, wrote a rags-to-riches tale when she won the equlavent of J$4.6 billion in last week's Mega Millions lotto drawing in New York.

Published:Saturday | September 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The battle for the leadership of the secretariat of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) seems set to become a contest between the party's deputy treasurer, Daryl Vaz, and deputy general secretary Aundré Franklin.

Published:Saturday | September 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Health has banned the sale of the popular Similac brand of powdered infant formula after the United States (US) manufacturers announced a voluntary recall.

Published:Saturday | September 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A woman who pleaded guilty in July to robbing a gas station and shooting at the police has been placed on probation for three years.

Published:Saturday | September 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Anxiety was fever pitch in Buju Banton's old neighbourhood of Victoria Park yesterday where family and friends awaited a verdict in the singjay's trial for drug possession.

Published:Saturday | September 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Earl Jarrett, chairman of the Jamaica Cancer Society, presents Dr Sonia Thomas (left), former senior medical officer of the Bustamante Hospital for Children, with a Caribbean Children's Cancer Fund jersey at the launch of the 'What a Difference a Day Makes' programme at the RBTT head office in New Kingston yesterday.

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Lawyers representing Manley Bowen, the elector who brought the dual-citizenship case against Member of Parliament Shahine Robinson, have applied for indemnity costs to be awarded against her. Indemnity costs are usually...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW York (AP): A Nicaraguan diplomat whose throat had been slashed was found dead yesterday by his driver, who was picking him up for the United Nations General Assembly's annual meeting.Cesar Mercado, 34, was found at 10:35 a.m.

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Life is full of mysteries. Like, which came first, the chicken or the egg? Or, what's the meaning of life? One mystery that has been nagging the people of Red Light district in rural St Andrew for decades, is how the area got its name...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Chief executive officer of the Sugar Corporation of Jamaica, Aubyn Hill, has challenged Jamaican manufacturers, including agro-processors, to explore new strategies in their bid to access regional and international export markets....

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: It is now official. Santa Cruz-based businessman Wilfred Gifford Nembhard is the custos of St Elizabeth. Nembhard took the oath of office during an installation ceremony held at Independence Park in Black River yesterday.

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A suspected case of metal theft has left residents of Seaview Gardens living with a horrible stink as gallons of untreated sewage flows into a gully in the area...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The potential potency of the newest advocacy group, represented by a wide cross section of powerful organisations, was highlighted yesterday as members vowed that they would not be another high-profile talk shop....

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Six buses operated by the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) have been damaged since Wednesday night, raising concerns that it forms part of a coordinated attack on the state-owned company....

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

David Smith, the head of the failed multimillion-dollar foreign-exchange trading club, Olint Investment, started serving a six-and-a-half-year prison sentence in the Turks and Caicos Islands...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MARLIE HILL, a small farming community in south Manchester, has numerous problems, but residents say they can live with all other difficulties if they could just get piped water."Even if electricity is not down here...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WEST PORTLAND Member of Parliament (MP) Daryl Vaz has signalled his intention to challenge for the post of general secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).Vaz, who is the party's deputy treasurer and the country's information minister...

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