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Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 10:46 AMDave Rodney, Gleaner Writer

BIRMINGHAM, England: Stephanie McPherson confirmed her penchant for running in the United Kingdom, when she won the 400m at the Birmingham Diamond league meeting today. McPherson, who won gold at the same distance at last year’s Commonwealth Games, clocked a time...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 7:18 AMLauntia Cuff, Gleaner Writer

One of the suspects in the St Elizabeth quadruple murder has surrendered to the police. The suspect reported to the Santa Cruz Police in the company of his attorney yesterday. His name is being withheld pending an identification parade. The...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 4:20 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon police are now searching for a man after a farmer in Halsey Hall this morning saw his 64th cow being stolen since December last year. The owner of the animal, cattle farmer Kenneth Donaldson, says it had been sick since yesterday. He...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 1:43 PMGareth Davis Sr., Gleaner Writer

An off-duty police officer shot and killed one of Portland’s most wanted this morning during a daring attempted robbery at the foot of Spring Bank Road in Port Antonio. A police report has suggested that 43-year-old Calvin Henry, who goes by...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 1:25 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake today revealed that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) found no evidence to confirm a report that drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke was seen at the private residence of then Information...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 1:17 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner has received communication reportedly from the Police Federation advising protesting members that 'sick cops cannot go back to work'. According to the statement, doing so could result in charges being brought against them. The...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 3:24 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) says, as long as necessary, it will continue to give support to the police force hit by ongoing industrial action. The restive rank and file Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) members have been off duty since last...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 12:11 PMGleaner Writer

St Ann: Acting head of the St Ann police Superintendent Steve Brown says the division is coping despite the fact that several police officers failed to report for work today. Brown said while he was unable to give a definite figure as to those who...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 11:44 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The senior police officer charged with crafting the tactical plan for the May 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens says going after the more than 300 heavily-armed gunmen who were assembling in the west Kingston community would divert attention from...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 2:25 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

About 75 trainees from the Jamaica Police Academy are expected to be called out to work in stations across the Corporate Area as rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) start a possible five-day protest. The JCF members are...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2015 | 2:41 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Assistant Commissioner of Police Leon Rose says the destruction of houses in Tivoli Gardens during the May 2010 incursion is not an indication that the operations was an "abject failure". Rose was testifying during cross-examination today...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2015 | 2:01 PMGleaner Writer

Several categories of workers in St Ann and St Mary have stopped working to press for the payment of increments. Porters, attendants and patient nurse assistants represented by the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) withdrew their services at...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 3:55 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Former Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington was in a vehicle that encountered heavy gunfire in west Kingston in the days leading up the 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens, a high-ranking member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 10:58 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry this morning heard evidence that 94 houses were destroyed during the 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens. Chairman of the three-member commission, Sir David Simmons, says a statement provided by...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2015 | 7:45 PMChad Bryan, Gleaner Writer

Entertainer Admiral Bailey was today fined $160,000 he pleaded in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on fraud charges.   The entertainer and former coach, whose real name is Glendon Orville Bailey was charged with uttering...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2015 | 12:05 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The former head of operations for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has revealed that he did not request a report about the number of bullets discharged by members of the JCF during the May 2010 police-military operations in the west Kingston...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 5:41 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A high-ranking policeman today admitted at the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry that local law enforcement authorities had contemplated what is described as a soft detention of drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke in August 2009. Deputy...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 11:23 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry has heard evidence that Jamaican law enforcement authorities explored the possibility of taking drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke into custody outside of his Tivoli Gardens stronghold. Deputy...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 10:56 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A high-ranking member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has indicated that some of the country's top entertainers were coerced by drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke to perform free of cost at a reggae show he organised for...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2015 | 3:45 PMGleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: Although only a few people turned out at Carder Park in Port Antonio, for the Labour Day parish project today, Mayor Wayne McKenzie was satisfied with the work completed. The project, supported by business operators,...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2015 | 12:49 PMBarrington Flemming, Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU‎: The Accident and Emergency Ward at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital is now receiving a well-needed facelift thanks to Sandals Whitehouse in collaboration CWJ Credit Union and the New Testament Church of God. The scope of work...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2015 | 8:51 AMGleaner Writer

“I am a man on a mission,” were words coming from the Commissioner of Police, Dr Carl Williams when he took the mic at a special meeting held at the community centre in the troubled community of Bucknor, Clarendon last night. He told...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2015 | 7:13 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The People’s National Party (PNP) says it’s pushing to have a decision from its executive committee on the status of embattled member and councillor, Shernet Haughton within two weeks. The PNP has, on several occasions, said it is...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 5:16 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The Reverend Merrick 'Al' Miller will know on June 5 whether the corruption charge against him will be dismissed. At that time, Resident Magistrate Simone Wolfe-Reece will make her ruling on a no-case submission made today by Miller...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 2:15 PMGleaner Writer

The Mayor of Lucea Wynter McIntosh has pleaded guilty to breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act. McIntosh admitted in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate Court this morning that he failed to file statutory declarations for a five-year period...

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