| Hope for hanging - Opposition changing its position?
AFTER AN almost two-decade sabbatical and a history of heated debates with no clear intention of when the next condemned person would go to the gallows, there is still hope for the resumption of hanging.
2005 CXC results - Good news!
FIVE YEARS of data on CXC pass rates are now available and my report this year compares the average 2001 to 2004 pass rate, referred to as the prior period average, with the 2005 results.
Let the vote begin! Phillips, Simpson Miller race for the finish
THE ORGANISATIONAL structure of the People's National Party (PNP) is based on the division of the island into six regions. On Sunday, September 4, the week preceding the Annual Conference, the party delegates gathered in six regional conferences...
LEAD STORY - Jungle Justice! No surety in maximum security
BLOODTHIRSTY AND disgruntled family members, still rocked by the brutal slayings of their loved ones, have been taking the law into their own hands by paying prisoners to kill other prisoners in the island's penal institutions.
UWI not accredited by University Council of Ja
THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies (UWI), which has been offering tertiary level programmes to local, regional and international students since 1948, is not accredited or even registered by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ).
Crime stifling Ja's progress - UN envoy
WITH JAMAICA figuring significantly in the world's crime stakes, a prominent United Nations envoy is warning of dire consequences for the country if it does not bring the situation under control.
A new star rises
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN, the 18-year-old crooner who seemed to have a musical soul far older than his years, captured the title of Rising Star 2005 on Friday night.
Maintenance Act explained
THE MAINTENANCE Act, which was enacted as far back as in 1881, has been amended several times, but legislators claim that it has not "kept pace with modern trends".
Revolutionising adult education through the Learning City (Pt. 1)
THE SIZE, scope and capability of the brain are the principal features separating man from other living creatures. But it is quite possible that though the brain of lesser creatures are less effective, they are more fully utilised...