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

More than 60 recently trained teachers from several teachers' colleges have been selected for a pilot programme which will track their professional development and progress over a five-year period.

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

Barack Obama rode to the United States presidency on a wave of disgust with George Bush and the Republican party, with the failures of government that followed Hurricane Katrina, and weariness with the contradictions that filled the nation's ongoing war on terror.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

REPRESENTATIVES FROM the entertainment industry and the academic fraternity have made a number of recommendations to deal with issues linked to the Noise Abatement Act while promoting the development of Jamaican music.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

CHAIRMAN OF the Scientific Research Council (SRC) James Moss-Solomon is calling on the private sector to use its financial and creative might to invest in alternative energy sources. This approach, according to Moss-Solomon...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE ROYAL Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) troops yesterday said farewell to two of their colleagues who died during the massive earthquake which hit Haiti more than a week ago.In a brief early morning ceremony at the Toussaint L'Ouverture International...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LINSTEAD, St Catherine:More than 100 persons were presented with their land titles, under the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP), during a ceremony at the Linstead Baptist Church on Thursday.Board Chairman...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

KINGSTON: Although last year the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) made significant strides in arresting and prosecuting corrupt members, assistant commissioner in charge of anti-corruption, Justin Felice, says that the force is moving towards a more...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE POLICE are going to be given additional powers to target gangsters as part of increased efforts to disrupt criminal gangs.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JAMAICAN-BORN Muslim cleric, Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal, was quizzed by Special Branch investigators for nearly an hour when he returned to the island last night.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JAMAICA WAS miraculously spared another awful catastrophe yesterday after a tanker filled with oil ploughed into a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus filled with passengers and a large delivery truck along Marcus Garvey Drive.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AN ELDERLY woman gave Annette Howard a high five upon realising the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) driver was the person who took injured passengers to hospital when AA flight 331 crashed.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

RESPONDING TO a story published in yesterday's Gleaner, the legal team of Prestley Bingham said the Minister of Justice, Senator Dorothy Lightbourne, exercised the overriding authority expressly reserved to her by extradition law to protect citizens...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NATIONAL SECURITY Minister Dwight Nelson has repeated his plan to create a civilian force to assist the police.Last May, in his first address after being appointed to head the security ministry, Nelson argued that a reserve force was a possible solution...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After being bombarded with criticisms about its tardiness in signing an extradition warrant for Tivoli Gardens' strongman, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, the Government is again embroiled in a major extradition controversy with the United States government...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: A 23-year-old security guard has been detained in connection with the murder of former honorary British consul to Jamaica, John Terry.The Gleaner understands that the suspect was arrested while he was at work at the Sangster International...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With less than three months left in this fiscal year, some members of parliament (MP) are yet to apply for the full allocation of the money budgeted to them under the Constituency Development Fund (CDF). Each MP has been allocated $20 million under ...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Additional activities to be undertaken by the Jamaica Defence Force are expected to figure prominently in the Government's latest strategy to break the back of gang-related violence to be unveiled today. ...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Chairman of the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) commission of enquiry, Justice Boyd Carey, who has come under fire in recent days, yesterday morning hit out at The Gleaner for an editorial which called for the abandonment of the commission ...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MORE THAN a decade of talks on flexible work arrangements are nearing conclusion with a joint select committee of Parliament completing its final meeting yesterday at Gordon House.Committee members combed through a draft report...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Imagine walking miles up the most rugged of hills in Haiti in search of food only to get there too late. But the situation is far worse if your entire family went to bed hungry the night before and appeared set for a second such night without food....

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE POLICE have uncovered a scheme in which indigenous trees in one of the nation's forest reserves are being cut down and the lumber sold to high-end furniture market overseas for millions of dollars. So far, no arrests have been made...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WITH INCREASING preparations under way for an expected wave of people from the earthquake-wrecked Haiti, the Jamaican Government is looking to international donors for the millions of dollars it expects to spend to house and care ...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Eleven suspected kidnappers are behind bars and investigators say they are making significant headway in the case of the prominent Manchester businessman whose son was kidnapped last year.Among the 11 are eight...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The entire 13 members of the cashier section of the Newport East branch of the Customs Department were transferred with immediate effect yesterday, as the tough-talking Commissioner of Customs Danville Walker responded to whispers that all was not well there...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ricardo Walters, a Jamaican who arrived in Haiti on January 5, said by the time he left he felt like his liver had moved. Haiti, to date, has had more than 40 aftershocks since the big earthquake last Tuesday. ...

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