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Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 7:11 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

A policewoman and a Coaster bus conductor almost came to blows in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew earlier today sending some passengers scurrying and causing a pile up of traffic. The cop was part of a team attached to the St Andrew Central Police which...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 1:30 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Bishop Herro Blair has testified that drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke was unarmed when they met at his Tivoli Gardens office in May 2010. When asked how he knew that, the popular elicited laughter at the west Kingston commission of...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 11:51 AMGleaner Writer

Former Political Ombudsman Bishop Herro Blair this morning recounted two meetings with drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke inside his Tivoli Gardens stronghold less than a week before the start of the May 2010 operations in the west Kingston community.

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2015 | 12:10 PMGleaner Writer

The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) is now investigating reports that there were attempts yesterday to bury more than 80 stillborn babies from the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH). The probe by SERHA comes amid reports that a Corporate...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2015 | 12:21 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A senior police officer giving testimony at the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry today sought to explain errors in his witness statements. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Winchroy Budhoo yesterday admitted to making four errors in the...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2015 | 2:39 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Former Public Defender Earl Witter has again described the May 2010 police-military operation in the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens as a "siege". It came as Witter, who is testifying before the west Kingston commission of...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

This columnist was, as a boy aged 11, introduced to the discipline of Test cricket. It came from a medical father from a background of poverty, but a father who thought that the game of gentlemen was compulsory education for his sons, for whom birth...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2015 | 11:59 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Former Public Defender Earl Witter this morning recounted how he was harassed by one of several police personnel he saw wearing ski masks in Tivoli Gardens, a day after the start of the May 2010 operations. Witter, who is now testifying before the...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2015 | 11:16 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Convener of the Tivoli Committee Lloyd D'Aguilar will not face criminal charges for discrepancies uncovered in witness statements submitted to the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry. This after the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2015 | 2:38 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Police Commissioner, Dr Carl Williams says the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is now putting in place measures which will result in a reduction in Jamaica's murder rate next year.  From January to October, 1,038 people were murdered...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2015 | 10:14 PMLivingston Scott, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica were trailing Panama by a goal to nil in the semi-final World Cup qualifier at the National Stadium. Armando Cooper netted the lone goal after 42 minutes. In a mediocre first-half the visitors dominated possession and were more dangerous...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2015 | 9:00 AMGleaner Writer

Gospel singer, Sister Scully best known for the very popular Southern gospel cover 'Hurry Up' has died. The singer who has other songs such as No Other Blood, He Rolled The Sea Away and Hard Road To Travel died suddenly at her home in...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2015 | 7:24 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Auditor General's Department says the blunder in reporting the debt of the National Road Operating and Constructing Company (NROCC) was the result of a typographical error. In a report tabled in the House of Representatives on Tuesday...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2015 | 1:36 PMKeisha Hill, Gleaner Writer

A spectacular display of some of Jamaica’s finest art works will be featured at the 24th staging of the Mandeville Art Fair that will have it’s opening night tomorrow at the St John Bosco Boys' Home auditorium in Hatfield,...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2015 | 7:46 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Auditor General, Pamela Monroe Ellis is reporting that the National Road Operating and Constructing Company (NROCC) has racked up more than $300 billion in debt in the past six years, posing serious financial threats to the government...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2015 | 4:26 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Government senator, Sandrea Falconer, has accused Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, of 'desperation' and engaging in 'dirty politics', for posting on his Facebook page, a photo of two hospital patients sharing cramped quarters...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2015 | 11:57 PMGary Spaulding, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Labour Party Leader Andrew Holness has served notice that the Opposition is not yet done with Cabinet minister Dr Fenton Ferguson over the dead babies scandal although he has been stripped of the health portfolio. "He still has some...

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2015 | 10:12 PMGareth Davis Snr, Gleaner Writer

Dozens of People's National Party (PNP) workers in East Portland stormed out of two separate meetings Saturday afternoon insisting that they do no want incumbent MP Dr Lynvale Bloomfield as the standard bearer for the upcoming election. At...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 2:46 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A police Superintendent has testified that one of the bodies found in west Kingston during the May 2010 operation was that of a man who reportedly served as a sniper. Gladys Brown Ellis told the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry this morning that...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 9:29 AMMark Titus, Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With the Long Pond Sugar Factory, in Trelawny, sitting out 2015/2016 crop year, the government on Monday approved funds for cane farmers who normally supply that factory to transport their yields to other facilities outside the...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 9:27 AMMark Titus, Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the Long Pond Sugar Factory, in Trelawny, sitting out 2015/ 2016 crop year, the government on Monday approved funds for cane farmers who normally supply that factory to transport their yields to other facilities outside the...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2015 | 9:05 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

A 22-year-old female medical student of the University of Technology was this evening shot dead in Hope Pastures, St Andrew during a reported robbery while on her way home from school. Her name is being withheld, however, she was a student...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2015 | 3:52 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke elected to remain silent about his criminal lifestyle during a marathon interview with police investigators a day after he was captured in May 2010. Superintendent Michael Phipps, the veteran...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2015 | 12:42 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons this morning indicated that his tribunal has enough evidence to draw the inescapable inference that the armed thugs who confronted members of the security forces during the May...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2015 | 2:58 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A police Sergeant today gave evidence before the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry that appears to contradict the testimony of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) ground commander for the May 2010 operation in Tivoli Gardens. Sergeant...

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