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Published:Sunday | March 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Some female Muslims living in the island are complaining that they are being picked out for special attention at some international borders because of their mode of dress.According to the women,...

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Threats from thugs have forced the dean of discipline at a St Andrew-based high school to flee the institution, while other teachers and administrative staff operate daily in an atmosphere of fear.Administrators at the school say they have taken...

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has started legal proceedings against the developers of the Gardens of Acadia apartment complex after they failed to rectify issues relating to a sewage-treatment plant on the property.Last month,...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Prime Minister-designate Andrew Holness is being urged to include some of the young first-time members of parliament (MPs) in the Cabinet he is expected to name this week.According to Denise Brown, director of quality management and institutional...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 8:54 AMCorey Robinson

There was heavy police presence on Law Street as political rivals in Tel Avi and South Side cast their votes at polling station in the Kingston Central constituency. Several early voters turned up at Parade Gardens Community Centre in Tel Aviv and...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 8:13 AMCorey Robinson

Located just metres from each other, supporters of the People’s National Party (PNP) stronghold in Parade Gardens - otherwise called Tel Aviv and those of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in South Side remained calm as they prepared to cast...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Office of the Children Advocate (OCA) has come out strongly against a video that features a child, believed to be about eight years old, gyrating sexually while being cheered on by adults at a political meeting in the St Ann North Eastern...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2016 | 12:17 AMCorey Robinson

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) on Sunday flexed its muscle in Gregory Park, Portmore, St Catherine, days after three of its representatives vowed to debunk the myth that the 'Sunshine City' is a People's National Party (PNP) town.The PNP has...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Spokesperson on Education Kamina Johnson-Smith has charged that a lack of accountability is one of the major reasons behind the poor out-turn of the country's education system.Johnson-Smith was addressing members of the...

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Thousands of Jamaicans deported from the United States could be given a chance to return to that country if a ruling by the United States Board of Immigration Appeals in the case of a convicted gangster is used as precedent in other deportation...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

A rebirth appears to be taking place in the lower section of Slipe Road in Kingston which was scarred by the political violence of the 1980s, and became a no-go area for all but residents of the neighbouring communities.Some businesses shut their...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2016 | 12:17 AMCorey Robinson

Buoyed by the recent positive indicators in Jamaica’s economy, Carib Cement Company Limited (CCCL) will be shelling out some US$30 million (approx. J$3.6 billion) to boost its production capacity over the next 15 months. According to...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Police investigators probing a string of murders in Westmoreland could face a legal challenge after they turned up at a man's premises in Williamsfield with a search warrant with the wrong address and only an alias of the person they were searching for....

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The absence of legislation to allow for the prosecution of persons who clog up emergency lines with prank and inappropriate calls is being cited as a major challenge by the police who are struggling to deal with this challenge.Head of the Police...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Lotto scammers and other criminals are increasingly turning to used-car dealers to launder dirty money, but the police are wise to the practice and are vowing to crack down on these businesses.A Sunday Gleaner probe has found that suspected scammers...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Passengers who refuse to pay their correct fares on public passenger vehicles in the Corporate Area could find themselves having to walk to their destinations as the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) makes good on a promise to its sub-franchise...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Representatives of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit and the judiciary are to meet later this month to discuss issues surrounding the prosecution of thieves who continue to prey on farmers...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Lenworth Fulton, chief executive officer of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), is urging farmers still reeling from last year's drought to hold strain as Government continues its assessment and assistance procedures.Fulton told The...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Prank and otherwise inappro-priate calls are clogging up police 119 emergency lines, posing a real danger for persons who are genuinely in need of timely assistance.Head of the Police Control Centre Superintendent Gary Francis said his officers...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) spent a record $120 million to renovate police lock-ups across the island last year, as it moved to bolster its capabilities to secure inmates until trial.Red-faced and disheartened by the escape of 43 prisoners...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Barneses had a wonderful Christmas and were looking forward to a prosperous New Year. But two gunmen in August Town, St Andrew, had different plans and, just days before the start of 2016, ripped apart the family's loving home with a single...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Consumers, particularly cookshop operators across the Corporate Area, are flying high with rage in protest against "unfair" increases in the price of chicken at wholesales and retail outlets following a demanding Christmas season.According to some...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

A large number of persons trying to join the police force have been rejected after failing polygraph (lie detector) tests, which one senior officer has dubbed "a high-tech waste of time".Police sources say in recent times almost 50 per cent of the...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Scores of Jamaicans could be without gifts sent to them from overseas through the postal service as some are being stolen and officials in Jamaica say the theft happens before the packages arrive here.According to local postal workers, they are...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Jamaicans living overseas continue to send money to their relatives locally through the postal service, even though the money might never reach as customs officers could confiscate it or corrupt employees might steal it."It is written in our many...

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