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Published:Monday | October 12, 2015 | 6:48 PMGareth Davis, Gleaner Writer

It appears the People's National Party (PNP) is considering to overrule the results of the September 7 internal elections, which saw Attorney Andrea Moore beating the incumbent Dr Lynvale Bloomfield by eight votes. Some members of the party...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2015 | 12:21 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon police have launched an investigation into the shooting death of a man in Race Track last night. Residents reported hearing several explosions sometime after 8:30 and alerting the police. Upon their arrival, the body of 33-year-old...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2015 | 3:24 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A Jamaican man believed to be a major supplier of guns and ammunition to the local criminal underworld was reportedly killed during a confrontation with police in Haiti yesterday, local law enforcement officials have revealed. Top local...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2015 | 1:26 PMGareth Davis, Gleaner Writer

Former mayor of Port Antonio, Floyd Patterson has signaled his intention to cross the floor to the People's National Party. Patterson, a two term councilor, who first won on a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) ticket in 2008, reportedly fell out of...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2015 | 12:15 PMGleaner Writer

A team from the Ministry of Education is now in St Ann investigating claims of religious discrimination at the St Hilda's Diocesan High School. The Ministry says it will be issuing a statement on the matter tomorrow.  The incident...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2015 | 3:19 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Residents of Savannah Cross in Clarendon are once again calling for authorities to construct an overhead bridge across the Bustamante Highway following the death of a child in a hit and run accident in the vicinity yesterday. The placard bearing...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2015 | 1:19 PMShanna Monteith, Gleaner Writer

A fourth form male student from the Morant Bay High School in St Thomas is now in hospital following a fire which destroyed his home in York this morning. According to police reports, about 4:30 a.m. residents saw fire coming from the building and...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2015 | 1:33 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

With Jamaica already failing to keep road deaths below the target of 240, there are concerns that the number of persons killed on the nation’s roadways this year could again surpass 300. The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) reports that up...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2015 | 9:49 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is trying to determine whether it was a policeman who fired a bullet into a motorist’s car in St Andrew yesterday in an apparent incident of road rage. Senior Public Relations Officer at...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2015 | 3:24 PMMark Titus, Gleaner Writer

Almost 200 workers have been sent home by the management of Everglades Farm in Trelawny after the Jamaica Public Service pulled the plug on the Long Pond Sugar Factory’s connection to the national grid. Reports are that Everglades Farm, which...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2015 | 9:45 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Customs Agency, says it may soon increase the duty-free limit for online shopping to US$100. Currently, buyers have to pay duties on imported goods that cost US$50 or more.  However, speaking on a soon-to-be published edition of...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2015 | 12:20 PMRasbert Turner, Gleaner Writer

The St Catherine North Police are now probing the death of 54-year-old cabinet maker Noel Dyer of Jackfruit Tree Lane, in Spanish Town. The Gleaner/Power106 News Centre understands that residents reported hearing loud explosions shortly after 10 o...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2015 | 11:28 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A mother of two young boys broke down in tears and sobbed uncontrollably a short while ago as she recounted how her sons were taken from her Tivoli Gardens home during the May 2010 operations and made to lay in a neighbour's garden. Marjorie...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2015 | 11:59 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry this morning heard explosive testimony from a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier who revealed that he watched from about an "arm's length" away as two policemen opened fire with high-powered...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 11:37 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A former Tivoli Garden resident has testified that an official police document indicating that he only spent one day at the detention centre created at the National Arena during the May 2010 operations was incorrect. Instead, Oneil Smith told the...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2015 | 11:32 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier today recounted how he saw two young men laying in a house with multiple gunshot wounds moments after they had a brief conversation with a group of masked policemen during the May 2010 operations in Tivoli...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2015 | 10:18 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

It appears all is now in place for three Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers to give explosive testimony before the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry today that they saw police personnel kill unarmed civilians during the May 2010 operations in...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2015 | 5:19 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is reporting a 30 per cent drop in the number of killings by members of the security forces for the first eight months of this year compared with the similar period last year. According to the...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2015 | 12:57 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A resident of Tivoli Gardens this morning testified that she saw a soldier kill an unarmed man believed to be of unsound mind during the May 2010 police-military operations. Minnette Lindsay told the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry that Major...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2015 | 2:17 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A resident of Tivoli Gardens this morning revealed that a witness statement she signed in 2011 that has been tendered before the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry contains claims she did not make. This disclosure by Lilieth James came after a...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2015 | 9:54 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The People's National Party (PNP) Secretariat says there could be a new vote in Central St James if claims of corruption and irregular procedures in yesterday's poll are proven to be true. MP Lloyd B Smith has described as disgraceful,...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2015 | 9:22 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

People's National Party (PNP) Central St James MP, Lloyd B Smith, says he is in fear after receiving death threats leading up to yesterday’s vote against him by delegates of his constituency. Smith says he received two threats by...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2015 | 2:45 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Shanique Myrie, the Jamaican woman who won her free movement case against Barbados has now been approved by the People's National Party (PNP) to represent the Olympic Gardens Division in St Andrew in the next local government elections....

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2015 | 11:23 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons says he finds it very disconcerting that sensitive matters that were discussed during a lengthy private session yesterday "purports" to have been released to the public...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2015 | 3:50 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Another resident of Tivoli Gardens has recounted how the sounds of "bombs" left her family, including a six-month-old child, terrified during the May 2010 police-military operations in her west Kingston community. Joan Haughton Allison...

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