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Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 11:15 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The members of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry are now in West Kingston touring several communities. Commission Chairman Sir David Simmons was flocked by residents, some of whom hugged and kissed him as he got out of his car. Some of the...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 10:17 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Ahead of a visit to west Kingston by the three-member Commission of Enquiry, residents are now staging a peaceful protest. The residents, some bearing placards, are claiming that former Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has not been truthful in...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 8:58 AMTyrone Thompson, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican passport is ranked as one of the least valuable travel documents in the Caribbean based on the number of countries which allow its holders visa free travel through their ports of entry. According to power rankings released on Monday by...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2015 | 6:40 PMGleaner Writer

The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry heard evidence today that a document presented by the Office of the Public Defender indicating that Governor General Sir Patrick Allen gave consent to a state of emergency more than a week before the 2010...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2015 | 3:48 PMRaymond Graham, Gleaner Writer

The University of Technology (UTech) females are expected to dominate this year's Penn Relays as they are expected to win at least three relay events at the Carnival. They made their intentions clear after making their first appearance on the...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2015 | 3:22 PMRaymond Graham, Gleaner Writer

Edwin Allen High's Paul-Ann Gayle surprised Girl's Carifta Under-20 Discus winner, Shanice Love of Excelsior High to capture the High School Girl's Discus at the Penn Relays today. Competing in the first field event final for High...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2015 | 2:14 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Former Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has contradicted evidence before the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry that 35 or nearly half of the more than 70 persons killed during the 2010 police-military operations in west Kingston were shot in...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2015 | 2:03 PMRaymond Graham, Gleaner Writer

Jamaican athletes are finding the windy and cold weather difficult to deal with at the Penn Relays so far, but not the Edwin Allen Girls who warmed the track with an impressive display in the preliminary round of the Girl's 4x100 metres relay...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2015 | 1:53 PMRaymond Graham, Gleaner Writer

Former champions, Vere Technical and Holmwood Technical booked their places into tomorrow's final of the Championships of America 4x800 metres Relay for High School Girls following preliminary round action earlier this morning at the Penn...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2015 | 1:46 PMRaymond Graham, Gleaner Writer

Jamaican high school athletes found the weather conditions unfriendly on the opening day of competition at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia as St Elizabeth Technical's Junelle Bromfield was the best placed in the High School Girl's 400...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

THIRTY-FIVE or nearly half of the more than 70 persons killed during the 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens were shot in the back, chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons revealed yesterday.Declaring that...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2015 | 1:20 PMGleaner Writer

Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons has sought to explain the decision of the three-member panel not to compel the security forces to disclose a number of documents related to the May 2010 police-military...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2015 | 11:24 AMGleaner Writer

Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons has ruled that a number of documents related to the 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens that are in the possession of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and the...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2015 | 7:18 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

One man is dead and two others hospitalised with gunshot wounds following an attack in the Bucknor, Clarendon earlier today. The dead man has been identified as Fabian Cooper, 23. According to a preliminary police report about 2:30 pm the men...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2015 | 5:38 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Former Police Commissioner Owen Ellington says he should only be judged by the way the May 2010 police-military operations in the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens were planned, executed and monitored. At the West Kingston Commission of...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2015 | 3:35 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Youth Minister Lisa Hanna says doctors have been agitating for less restrictions to prescribe contraceptives for sexually active underage children living in certain circumstances. Under Jamaican laws children under the age of 16 cannot consent to...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2015 | 1:40 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A Kingston magistrate has further delayed her ruling on whether the St Mary teen suspected of trying to join Islamic militants is to remain in police custody. The Magistrate was expected to make a decision this morning upon receiving a social...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2015 | 11:38 AMGlenroy Sinclair, Gleaner Writer

A 22-year-old female student of the University of Technology (UTech) accused of stabbing her brother to death in a dispute over a cable box was granted bail when she appeared in court today. Sherisa Dixon, a final year student of Portmore,...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2015 | 6:42 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Former Police Commissioner Owen Ellington today conceded that the Jamaica police did not explore the possibility of filing criminal charges against convicted drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke. Ellington also said the Jamaica...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2015 | 2:05 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Investment Ministry has reportedly been barred from releasing information on the controversial Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that Portfolio Minister, Anthony Hylton says will be signed with a company wanting to pump US$5 billion in Jamaica...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2015 | 8:10 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

A high-level police team is to meet today to assess the evidence gathered so far in the investigation into last week’s murder of four people, including three teenagers, in Clarendon. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Ealan Powell, says...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2015 | 5:21 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller this afternoon visited grieving relatives of the three teenage boys and the 35-year-old man who were shot and killed execution style in the Monymusk Housing Scheme in Clarendon on Wednesday. Simpson Miller told...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2015 | 9:33 AMJolyn Bryan, Gleaner Writer

The St Thomas Police have stepped up measures to ensure that public passenger vehicles (PPV) are equipped with safety features in the event of an emergency. This move follows a fire which destroyed a Coaster bus about 1 p.m on Thursday along the...

Published:Friday | April 17, 2015 | 2:53 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The World Economic Forum has released a report ranking Jamaica in the bottom half of countries in the world with effective parliaments or law making bodies. Singapore tops the list of 143 countries. The Global Information Technology...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2015 | 4:35 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

After hours of contemplation, a magistrate has ruled that the St Mary teen suspected of trying to join a militant group be remanded in police custody until Tuesday. The magistrate has also ordered a preliminary social enquiry report into the...

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