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Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JAMAICA HAS led the Caribbean in efforts to bring aid to the survivors of earthquake-ravaged Haiti. From all accounts, the capital Port-au-Prince is a ruined city, littered with mountains of rubble entombing thousands of bodies...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Global warming could lead to Palisadoes going under water if Jamaicans do not take care of the wetlands, an expert from the Port Royal Marine Laboratory has warned.The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA)...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DESCRIBING DROUGHT conditions in his constituency as an untenable crisis, Eastern Westmoreland Member of Parliament Luther Buchanan has called for Government to 'seed' the clouds to stimulate rainfall."The severity of the drought demands...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica lost one of its most revered cultural figures last night when Professor Rex Nettleford, vice-chancellor emeritus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and founder of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), died, just hours before he would have celebrated...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Scotiabank yesterday announced a new fixed-loan rate, aimed at stimulating activity and development of the small-medium enterprise (SME) sector over the next 12 months."Effective today, Scotiabank will offer on all new SME loans, a fixed rate of 16.95...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Acting Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has announced changes in the leadership of some police divisions after a worrying start to 2010.Ellington did not provide reasons for the changes, which become effective on February 16, but checks...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Today is being celebrated as international World Wetlands Day. The message for this year - 'Caring for Wetlands - an Answer to Climate Change' - focuses on the impact of climate change on wetlands, and the role of wetlands in reducing the effects...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The teenager who is charged with the murder of 11-year-old Aamir Dwight Scott, of Sandside, St Mary, pleaded guilty yesterday when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court.Supreme Court Judge Gloria Smith ordered a social enquiry report and remanded him...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A pregnant woman was among three persons shot and killed in the St Catherine South Police Division on the weekend.Dead is Natalee 'Cathy' Thompson, 25-year-old of Wellside Lane, Old Harbour, St Catherine. Reports from the Old Harbour police ...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The University of Technology (UTech) has announced it is suspending classes today as a result of increasing difficulty in providing ample water to its Papine campus.

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A new champion will be crowned when the finals of the 2009-2010 Gleaner Children's Own Spelling Bee competition get under way tomorrow morning at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. Fourteen spellers who came through respective tests in their parishes will put their skills...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"Me nuh inna nuh war, so why dem had to kill him?" wailed 58-year-old newspaper vendor Marvalyn Lawrence as she mourned her teenage son, Omar Barrett, another victim of gunmen's bullets. The tears streamed freely down her face as Lawrence's body rocked from side to side...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A 19-year-old university student was found dead yesterday in a crashed Toyota Fortuner sport utility vehicle along the Mona main road near the University of the West Indies. Patti-Ann Lothian was reported missing to the police yesterday afternoon....

Published:Monday | February 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Albert Huie, Jamaican master painter, is dead. Huie was born in Falmouth, Trelawny, on December 31, 1920. He moved to Kingston when he was 16 years old and his talent quickly captured the attention of key figures in the early Jamaican art movement...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FIRST GLOBAL Bank (FGB) has secured the services of a counsellor to provide counselling for members of its staff today after the manager of the New Kingston Branch, Everett Lloyd Chito, shot and killed his wife, Karla, and then committed suicide...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Stakeholders involved in the 14th staging of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival are declaring it a whopping success and have heaped praises on the decision to move the annual festival from Montego Bay to the more spacious...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE JAMAICAN Government could be forced to recall health and Jamaica Defence Force personnel from Haiti this week as the country struggles with a $700,000-per-day operational bill.Jamaica is leading the CARICOM response in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake ...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE POLICE in Old Harbour, St Catherine, are desperate for an increase in their numbers, as they struggle to deal with the rising crime rate in the town.Currently, 35 police personnel are stationed in Old Harbour, which is home to an estimated 53,000 people....

Published:Monday | February 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LASCO TOP Cop of the Year for 2008, Corporal Marvin Franklin, has called on male students to set discipline as a foundation that will enable changes and outcomes that may have seemed unattainable."All of you have the potential and the ability to do far...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP): The 79-year-old woman with a 55-pound bag of rice perched on her head gingerly descended concrete steps Sunday and passed it off to her daughter-in-law, who quickly disappeared behind the faded...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AMID REPORTS of child trafficking on the rise and reports that Haitian police have arrested 10 US citizens caught trying to take 33 children out of the earthquake-stricken country, the Jamaica Association of Young Professionals is calling...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MORE THAN 130 Jamaicans are waiting patiently in line to adopt children who are yet to be identified.

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JAMAICAN PARENTS are usually very careful about who they leave their young daughters with but they will leave their sons with almost anybody, especially a woman.

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FEMALE SEXUAL predators are on the prowl in Jamaica, targeting young boys, but most of these abusive acts are occurring below the radar.

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The vexed issue of teacher performance-based pay has encountered mixed comments from teachers, as well as persons outside the profession.

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