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Published:Monday | November 2, 2015 | 3:19 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Another senior police officer has given evidence before the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry contradicting the testimony of a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) commander about events in their area of responsibility during the May 2010 operation in...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2015 | 12:03 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons this morning told a senior police officer that he found his evidence suspicious. The comment came after Superintendent Everton Tabannah testified about an encounter with...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2015 | 10:50 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The parliamentary opposition Sunday night produced what it says are excerpts from the audit of the public health care system which suggest that the health ministry knew of an infection outbreak in the neonatal unit at the Cornwall Regional...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2015 | 7:26 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The chairman of the Jamaica Labour Party's Area Council Three Winston Maragh has revealed that the party is targetting the Central Manchester constituency held by National Security Minister Peter Bunting. The made the revelation as hundreds of...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2015 | 7:00 PMGary Spaulding, Gleaner Writer

Buses loaded with throngs of orange-clad supporters have poured into the seaside town of Annotto Bay, St Mary for the People’s National Party (PNP)  mass rally. For the second week straight Sunday, comrades are out in their numbers as...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2015 | 11:19 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry has agreed to hear contents of a diary taken from a slain gangster, which attorneys say indicate that he was among the armed thugs who waged a fierce firefight with the security forces during the May 2010...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2015 | 3:02 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A senior police officer this morning gave evidence that appears to contradict aspects of the testimony a top military commander gave before the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry. Superintendent Warren Turner testified that he and his team of...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2015 | 11:50 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A high-ranking police officer this morning recounted how heavily-armed gunmen laughed after they ambushed a group of policemen and women along Mountain View Avenue in St Andrew in 2010 and sprayed them with bullets for about 20 minutes. Senior...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 5:32 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The UK-based Privy Council has confirmed that an unsigned letter opposition Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte claims she has from the court, is authentic.  During her contribution to the Caribbean Court of Justice debate in the Upper House last...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 12:53 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A retired senior police officer has revealed that there is a cemetery in Tivoli Gardens referred to as 'Heroes Park' which is reserved for the burial of respected gangsters. Retired Senior Superintendent Delroy Hewitt testified before the...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

Members of the Jamaica Union of Seventh-day Adventists in St Ann turned out in their numbers on Sunday for a workday that formed part of the 125th anniversary celebrations of the union islandwide.The workday brought into focus undesirable conditions...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2015 | 2:43 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A Deputy Superintendent is among three members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and an ex-policeman who have been charged with murder arising from a 2001 incident in which two brothers were shot and killed in St Andrew. Deputy Superintendent...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2015 | 12:25 PMGleaner Writer

A top military commander during the May 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens has testified that residents reported that armed thugs prevented them from leaving the west Kingston community. Major Luis Cheverria told the West Kingston Commission of...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2015 | 12:07 PMGleaner Writer

A top military commander during the May 2010 operations this morning recounted how his troops stumbled upon a cache of more that 4,000 assorted rounds of ammunition. Major Marlon Kennedy told the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry that the...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2015 | 3:54 PMGleaner Writer

Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons has weighed in on Jamaica's spiralling murder toll,  calling it "really distressing". His comment came after Lieutenant Colonel Jamie O'Gilvie ...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2015 | 12:27 PMGleaner Writer

Two members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) were demoted and two others sentenced to military prison as a result of their conduct during the May 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens. Lieutenant Colonel Jamie O'Gilvie told the West Kingston...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2015 | 11:33 AMGleaner Writer

A senior Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officer this morning revealed that a former subordinate was held during the May 2010 police-military operations among a group of men believed to be helping to thwart the capture of drug kingpin Christopher '...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2015 | 2:30 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A senior Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officer has revealed that nearly a year before the May 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens, the army developed a plan to quietly apprehend then fugitive Christopher 'Dudus' Coke. Lieutenant...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2015 | 11:34 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Eleven Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers have suffered permanent disabilities as a result of injuries sustained during the May 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens. That's according to JDF medical officer Major Gayle Ranglin-...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2015 | 5:04 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

A mother whose child died this month reportedly as a result of a bacteria outbreak at the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew, says she is considering legal action.  The mother, whose name is being withheld said her baby...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2015 | 12:01 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A Tivoli Gardens resident this morning testified how a man with mental illness who was visiting him during the May 2010 police-military operations was killed inside his apartment. He also said he watched two Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

Race number one of the Supreme Ventures 2-Y-O Triple Crown Series, the $3-million Cash Pot 'Only one For Me' Trophy, turned out to be an anti-climax, as the howling 4-5 favourite, ZUGULU, flipped over in the starting gate and was declared a late non...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison, Gleaner Writer

Many Christian denominations have a profound view of marriage that according to them, is defined by God from the inception of the world to be between a man and a woman.in recent times, however, the concept of civil unions, especially...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

A full slate of matches will be contested this afternoon in the Inter-zone round of the 2015 ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup, but none can rival the Zone 2 clash between two of the winningest schools in the history of...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2015 | 6:59 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

A Clarendon man is alleging that a policeman and an inmate at the Chapelton Police lock-up earlier this month beat him fracturing his hands. McLeod ended up at the lock-up after he was picked up in his community of Prospect District in Clarendon...

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