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Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2015 | 10:50 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry is next week expected to hear what law enforcement sources are describing as explosive testimony about the conduct of the May 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens. This after fresh evidence...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2015 | 2:34 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A resident of Tivoli Gardens today provided the west Kingston commission of enquiry with photographs of an explosive device he claimed was found in a neighbour's yard a month after the police-military operations in his community. Romaine Walker...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2015 | 1:16 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry resumed today with further testimony from residents highlighting the alleged destruction of property by members of the security forces. One of the witnesses, Sandra Shaw, claimed that a soldier who occupied...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2015 | 10:03 AMDaviot Kelly, Gleaner Writer

Several Residents of Collie Smith Drive are protesting the shooting of a member of the community this morning. They say that around 6:15 a.m., 24-year-old Andrew Gayle was picking ackees when members of a police team searching for a wanted man,...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2015 | 3:20 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

 Denesh Ramdin has been axed as West Indies Test captain after just 15 months in charge. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) selectors met on Wednesday and decided that it was time for a change. Ramdin has been replaced by rising star and one...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2015 | 2:47 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's cricketer Stafanie Taylor has been appointed captain of the West Indies Women's cricket team. Taylor replaces the long-serving Merissa Aguilleira from Trinidad and Tobago. The change was announced by the West Indies Cricket Board...

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2015 | 3:00 PMJoel Campbell, Gleaner Writer

ZURICH, Switzerland: As expected it was a rapturous reception for the three-time World 100m Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in Zurich as the sprinter took the winners spot on a chilly night in Switzerland. The diminutive sprinter led from gun to...

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2015 | 8:15 AMGareth Davis Snr, Gleaner Writer

As the race to select a candidate to represent the People's National Party (PNP) in East Portland intensifies, a large number of delegates last night turned out at a special function in support of challenger, Andrea Moore. Moore, an attorney,...

Published:Monday | August 31, 2015 | 8:52 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A police Inspector is now battling for life in hospital with a stab wound to the neck. His identity is being withheld, but law enforcement sources say he is attached to the Kingston West Division. According to one source, the knife was lodged in...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2015 | 2:04 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication, (CARIMAC) says it is shocked at the sudden passing of one of its prominent students, O’Shane Reid. The 23-year-old and Shanice Simmonds, 22, both students at the University of the West...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2015 | 10:23 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

A student of the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and another who just completed her studies, were killed last night in a car crash in Drax Hall, St Ann. They have been identified as 23-year-old O'Shane Reid and 22-year-...

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2015 | 5:40 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) was this afternoon forced to pull from its Twitter account, a display picture many followers deemed offensive and inappropriate. The photo contained the words "Straight Outta...

Published:Monday | August 24, 2015 | 4:20 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The education ministry says it is considering organising Jamaican public schools into districts to increase efficiency and performance. Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, gave the update in reaction to a proposal contained in yesterday’s...

Published:Monday | August 24, 2015 | 4:11 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

A Clarendon motorcyclist, identified as 34-year-old Jayson Rankin, died last night after being hit by three vehicles in a bizarre accident along the Bustamante Highway in the parish. According to the police, Rankin, a  resident of Palmer...

Published:Monday | August 24, 2015 | 2:23 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, says he will not bow to demands from the Opposition to withdraw a controversial comment he made last week directed at poorly behaved children. Speaking at the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA's)...

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2015 | 7:54 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A police constable who is alleged to have shot and killed his girlfriend at her St Andrew home early this morning is now battling for life in hospital after an apparent suicide attempt. His identity is being withheld, but sources say he is a...

Published:Saturday | August 22, 2015 | 3:28 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

There could be more flight cancellations tonight because Jamaica's airspace is to be closed at 9 o'clock as air traffic controllers continue to call in sick in an apparent protest over wage issues and the failure of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) to address a number of problems they...

Published:Saturday | August 22, 2015 | 3:03 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

There is tension in Montego Bay, St James following reports of heavy and sustained gunfire across several communities last night. Two people were killed in the shootings. Their identities have not been ascertained, but The Gleaner-Power106...

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2015 | 12:37 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Among the five special awards presented to graduating cops at Friday's Passing Out ceremony in St Catherine was one for the recruit with the 'best Christian principles’. Friday's presentation was not the first time, however. The...

Published:Wednesday | August 19, 2015 | 9:05 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The government has announced that it is looking to build a new maximum-security facility in the next three to five years that could cost as much as $10 billion. National Security Minister Peter Bunting says the proposed facility would accommodate...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2015 | 10:16 AMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Former Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCo) board member, Dr Paul Wright says Jamaica’s athletes should brace themselves for more drug testing at the IAAF at the World Championships. He is also reminding Jamaica’s athletes that they...

Published:Monday | August 17, 2015 | 3:28 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn says an organisational review of her office is expected to be completed by December. She told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that the review, requested by her, has been ongoing since...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2015 | 2:21 PMGareth Davis, Gleaner Writer

Nervous residents of Buff Bay Valley in Portland are again on edge. This after scores of huge boulders came raining down on the community of Charles Town yesterday. Residents told The Gleaner/Power106 News Centre that the frightening experience...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2015 | 3:24 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Nationwide News Network is rejecting claims by the daughter of People's National Party MP DK Duncan, that the station hacked into her messages to get a letter she allegedly wrote criticising Ian Hayles for wanting to challenge her father for a...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2015 | 10:34 AMLeighton Levy, Gleaner Writer

NACAC Senior Championship 400-metre bronze medallist Ricardo Chambers could represent Jamaica in the mile relay team at the IAAF World Athletic Championships which gets underway in Beijing, China next week Friday. The 30-year-old quarter-...

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