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Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 5:22 PM

Transport and Works Minister Mike Henry today outlined plans for the government’s elaborate road and infrastructure plan to create 18,000 new jobs yearly over the next five years.

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 12:50 PM

One of the country’s leading financial analyst is cautioning against complacency following Jamaica’s recent upgrade from international rating agency Fitch.

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 12:50 PM

The finance minister Audley Shaw is to sign three multi-million dollar loan agreements with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) this afternoon.

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 12:49 PM

The health ministry is to embark on a major handwashing campaign to help prevent the spread of gastroenteritis cases.

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 12:48 PM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding is to leave the island on Sunday for Mexico to attend two regional meetings.

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 12:48 PM

Nearly one month after being arrested, the fourth suspect held in connection with the murder of former Honorary British Consul to Jamaica, John Terry, is yet to be charged.

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 9:14 AM

The Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) is raising fresh concerns about children in police lock ups.

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 9:13 AM

The Study of the Foster Care Programme in Jamaica has found that many foster parents are hitting their charges.

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 9:13 AM

The Office of the Children’s Advocate’s is recommending minimum national standards for foster care in Jamaica.

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 9:12 AM

The Clarendon police are investigating another case of kidnapping in the parish.

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 9:11 AM

The Jamaica Airline Pilots’ Association (JALPA) is rejecting Prime Minister Bruce Golding’s claim that it lacks a proper plan to take over the national carrier.

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 9:11 AM

The Trelawny Fire Department has joined in the appeal for residents to be even more careful when using fires given the current drought.

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 9:10 AM

The Opposition spokesman on National Security, Peter Bunting is suggesting that the powers of Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) be expanded to conduct audits of firearms kept in storage by the police.

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 9:10 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that there will be disruptions in the service to customers served by the Goshen Pen Tanks in St Catherine.

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Gleaner's Deputy Managing Director Christopher Barnes has lauded several of the newspaper's pensioners for their outstanding contribution to the company over the years. ...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A 2009 study of the foster-care programme in Jamaica, conducted by the Office of the Children's Advocate, has recommended that a national minimum standard for foster care be established, as well as more initiatives to assist parents and to protect their...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE PUBLIC Administration and Appropriations Committee has recommended to the House of Representatives that steps be taken to strengthen the monitoring of expenditure by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF).The Wykeham...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A ban on cigarette smoking will shortly be introduced within the entire designated area of Emancipation Square in Spanish Town, St Catherine. The square will be the first smoke-free square in the Caribbean, when a declaration is officially unveiled in...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Resource woes are severely hindering the scope and service of the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre in Papine, St Andrew, consequently delaying the healing process for many patients. Persons in need of therapy are often referred...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Some residents in the Corporate Area are fuming over receiving high National Water Commission (NWC) bills despite being faced with severe water restrictions.One Kingston resident, who gave her name as Paula, said her last...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: South West St Elizabeth Member of Parliament Dr Christopher Tufton has revealed a raft of plans to develop sporting facilities in the constituency."Part of the long-term development programme for sports in south west St Elizabeth...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth:Mayor of Black River, Jeremy Palmer, has appealed to persons in St Elizabeth to desist from the needless lighting of outdoor fires, as it was straining the resources of the fire brigade in the parish.Speaking to journalists...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Opposition Senator Basil Waite has called on the Government to conduct a salary reclassification for early-childhood teachers.He said teachers in early-childhood institutions, commonly called basic schools, were severely underpaid and were not...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2010 | 6:16 PM

Parliamentarians this afternoon paid tribute to the life and work of late UWI vice chancellor emeritus, Professor Rex Nettleford.

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2010 | 6:15 PM

International rating agency Fitch today upgraded Jamaica’s long-term local and foreign currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) to B minus.

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