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Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:38 PM

The acting police commissioner Owen Ellington has interdicted the policeman who shot and killed a motorist during a spot check in Kingston on Saturday night.

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:37 PM

The Maritime Authority of Jamaica has not yet submitted to the Transport Ministry its report into Saturday’s boat tragedy, which left two people dead, and more than 20 others injured including children.

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:37 PM

Financial Analyst Dennis Chung says he expects the Finance Minister Audley Shaw to provide details on Jamaica’s status with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) when he opens the budget debate in Parliament on Thursday.

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 9:30 AM

The Peoples National Party (PNP) councillor/caretaker for the Naggo Head Division in St Catherine, Ainsley Parkins is claiming that an attempt was made to kill him over the weekend.

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 9:28 AM

The transport and works minister, Mike Henry has ordered an investigation into the boat tragedy off the island’s south coast on Saturday, which left two people dead and more than 20 including children injured.

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 9:27 AM

The industry and commerce ministry is conducting an intensive review of the scrap metal trade following continued reports of theft.

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 9:26 AM

The Jamaica Teachers Association, (JTA) will be seeking to tackle the issues facing school administrators at a three day educational conference which starts today in Ocho Rios, St Ann.

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 9:22 AM

The Cabinet is today expected to have further discussions on the issue of outstanding salaries and benefits owed to the island’s public sector teachers.

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 9:20 AM

The Government has earmarked $12 million in this year’s budget to address the needs of street children.

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Q. I married my high school sweetheart when I was 19 years old.We grew up on the same avenue and even went to the same church. He was popular due to his athletic abilities and I was well liked because of my beauty.

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) has forced Jamaica to employ an additional Supreme Court judge.Justice Minister Dorothy Lightbourne said the country has had to follow the dictate of the powerful bloc of countries...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

HER office is not much bigger than a large broom cupboard. But this tiny room accommodates a constant stream of young people who come to Thelma Perkins looking for a way out of the gang lifestyle that has blighted so many lives...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mr Bassie, My church is in the process of planning a trip to a convention in the United Kingdom and we plan to travel as a group.

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE SHIPPING Association of Jamaica (SAJ), through its canine-breeding programme, has embarked on an initiative to provide the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) with quality canines at highly competitive prices. The canines, which are of the Labrador...

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Parenting expert Tola Onigbanjo reveals what youngsters think are the most common errors Mum and Dad make trying to raise them. Over the years, I have investigated the craft of parenting not just by looking at how parents do their job, but by constantly...

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A UNITED States-based educator is encouraging Jamaican teachers to focus on the interests of their individual male students in an effort to improve their academic performance...

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The role of an adviser in any capacity - whether for nation or business - is very critical to the success of those being advised. An adviser is like a mentor who, based on their advice...

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"I saw no purpose or reason even to try and continue with living. Everything seemed so meaningless. It was here that I thought about dying. While I never thought I could actually take my own life ...

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Cable television and the relative ease with which it can be accessed has no doubt made the lives of some parents much more difficult. It is no secret that many cable stations air material that is not suitable for children...

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We are amazed by the apparent reason given by Delroy Chuck for members of parliament to observe the rules of the House of Representatives. The argument proffered by the Speaker was that if parliamentarians behave badly...

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE TAX Administration Services Department (TASD) is reminding the public that property-tax payments for 2010-2011, now due at the new rates, may be made in full, half-yearly or quarterly instalments."Half-yearly instalments are to be made on April 1...

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Q. The reason for this message is to state that I have an eight-year-old child and I am having difficulties with him since he started primary school. I must say that he is a very bright student with a lot of potential, but he has a problem focusing...

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

How much freedom should we let our babies have when it comes to discovering the world around them? They are obviously not going to be exposed to the risky temptations, which might face teenagers...

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Off the streetsPhilip HamiltonSunday Gleaner WriterSHE SPOKE guardedly and quietly, careful to make sure no one overheard our conversation."I changed my mind a million times about discussing it as it's still embarrassing to talk about," says the 32-year...

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican history hardly affords a parallel to the sustained impact of the Inter-Secondary Schools Athletics Championships on the social life of Jamaicans. Between 1910 and 1930, it provided a platform on which young athletes competed for the honour of their schools.

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