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Published:Sunday | October 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"IT BAD, real bad this time around, 85-year-old Alice Sharpe-Smith whispers as she hobbles to join hundreds of fearful residents gathered around the murky lake yesterday, which is threatening to swallow the community of Pedro River in south-east St Ann.

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Negril residents are adamant they experienced a Category-One hurricane last Tuesday night and not a tropical storm - criticising the island's Meteorological Service for what they say is its lack of...

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Harold Brady, the attorney who stands mysteriously at the centre of the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips (MPP) imbroglio, has filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court against the leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Prime Minister Bruce Golding.

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Last week's article on developing competent leaders generated quite a number of responses from readers, some of whom have asked for additional information.

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

HER COLLEAGUES say she was the first female officer charged with the responsibility of heading a prime minister's security detail since the inception of the Protective Service Division within the Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Tropical storm Nicole - ragged and frantic - hammered Jamaica last week.

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After sitting the Grade Nine Achievement Test (GNAT), scores of Jamaica's barely literate students are taken out of the public-school system by the education ministry and placed in private high schools, raising concerns over whether the institutions are equipped to deal with their learning problems.

Published:Saturday | October 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

More than 100 children and adults placed in two St Andrew schools-turned-shelters after their homes were flooded by heavy rains over the past four days were in a quandary yesterday as shelter managers tried to relocate them ahead of the start of the...

Published:Saturday | October 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Mayor of Falmouth Colin Gager says drain-cleaning exercises undertaken by the parish council averted widescale flooding in the parish.Sections of...

Published:Saturday | October 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In 1973, a young man fresh out of engineering school had his sights set on becoming one of the "quite impressive" officers in Jamaica's military.

Published:Saturday | October 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Vendors at the May Pen Market in Clarendon have complained bitterly about the state of the market after heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Nicole flooded the area leaving piles of debris.

Published:Saturday | October 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Coronation Market was a hub of activity and commerce yesterday despite the effects of Tropical Storm Nicole on vendors and shoppers alike.

Published:Saturday | October 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Donor agencies have been sensitised and are on standby to offer relief assistance following yesterday's meeting with the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Published:Saturday | October 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The death toll from the heavy rain associated with what developed into Tropical Storm Nicole continues to climb as more bodies are fished from from flooded waterways and the sea.

Published:Saturday | October 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Linstead, St Catherine: Several houses in Bog Walk and Linstead in St Catherine were flooded on Tuesday night, as heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Nicole lashed the island.

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The search for six people feared dead, when a house collapsed into the Sandy Gully on Wednesday, is expected to resume this morning after a fruitless day yesterday.However, the focus will no longer be on the gully where...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) have decided that it is safe for most schools to reopen today.However, the MOE and ODPEM jointly cautioned that schools located in areas which were...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other state entities are slated to meet with representatives of several countries and multilateral agencies this morning to discuss financial support to deal with the devastation caused by heavy rains...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The freakish manner in which five-year-old Tashanna Wallace met her tragic end on Wednesday night is still fresh in the mind of her grandmother, Jerdene Muir.Muir, who is hypertensive...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MOST CUSTOMERS of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) could have their power restored by today.At the same time, the National Water Commission (NWC) says it is working feverishly to provide its customers with water, but has warned that many may not...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AS IF SHE were an angel of death, rains associated with the tropical system Nicole has left several families in Jamaica mourning and others desperately searching for loved ones.

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it could resume full operations today."Our services are fully operational with some understandable exceptions," Reginald Allen, corporate communications manager of the JUTC...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The two-minute trip across the Hope River cost as much as $1,000 yesterday as persons trapped by the raging river paid dearly to cross in the vicinity of the Harbour View ford....

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prosecutors in the United States have urged the Middle District Court of Florida to dismiss the latest bail application from lawyers representing reggae superstar Buju Banton.In a response filed yesterday, the prosecutors argued that Buju's lawyer...

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SEVERAL RESIDENTS of Tavern and August Town in Papine, St Andrew, were counting their lucky stars yesterday despite not being sure where they were going to sleep last night....

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