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Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 1:52 AMPaul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

Roots, rock, reggae band Raging Fyah scorched the Sumfest stage with a blistering set lasting 25 minutes and left the patrons inside the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre wanting more. It was their first ever performance at the summer reggae...

Published:Friday | July 17, 2015 | 10:10 PMPaul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

Night Two of Reggae Sumfest just got underway with Dominican reggae band Oriel sampling the stage first. They are expected to be on stage for close to half an hour. Tonight’s performances mark International Night One and will also include...

Published:Friday | July 17, 2015 | 8:58 PMDania Bogle, Gleaner Writer

Fifteen-year-old Christopher Taylor delivered as expected in the boy's 400m at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Colombia this evening, winning gold in a world leading 45.27 seconds.  Taylor was challenged in the final 150 metres...

Published:Friday | July 17, 2015 | 8:55 AMGleaner Writer

The full complement of Reggae Sumfest patrons remained inside the Catherine Hall venue for the performance of the Queen of the Dancehall, Lady Saw, as she made history by becoming the first female artiste to close the show since its inception....

Published:Friday | July 17, 2015 | 6:14 AMGleaner Writer

Gully Bop had his audience in stitches throughout his debut performance at Reggae Sumfest's Dancehall Night, and copped the biggest forwards at the event. He was as charismatic as he was engaging and entertaining, pausing to introduce upcoming...

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2015 | 9:56 PMGleaner Writer

The 2015 staging of Reggae Sumfest's Dancehall night got underway at exactly 9 p.m. at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay tonight. Upcoming artistes are now gracing the stage, ahead of Dancehall heavyweights including Lady...

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2015 | 3:45 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The police have recovered the service weapon of slain Police Constable Crystal Thomas, who was shot and killed last night by gunmen. This was confirmed a short while ago by the head of the Major Investigation Task Force, Senior Superintendent of...

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2015 | 3:18 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Firefighters are now at the scene of a bush fire in an area adjacent to the Tinson Pen Aerodrome, Newport West in Kingston. Our news team observed smoke blanketing the runway to the airstrip. It was one of several blazes firefighters say they have...

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2015 | 1:43 PMPaul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

A woman and her daughter are now dead after a gunman barged into their home in Westmoreland last night. The incident occurred at a house on Station Road in Little London.  Dead are 53-year-old domestic helper, Rose Murray and her 25-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2015 | 12:08 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Officers at the Denham Town Police Station in West Kingston were still in disbelief this morning following the murder of one of their colleagues last night. Constable Crystal Thomas was pointed out by gunmen as she attempted to make her way home on...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2015 | 5:21 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon Police say they have a man in custody in relation to the badly burnt body of a female that was found in bushes in the parish on Wednesday. Investigators say the man is being questioned in relation to the incident. The police now...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2015 | 12:31 PMGleaner Writer

The St Thomas Parish Council is now facing legal action after a burial spot reserved by a family at the Red Hills Cemetery in St Thomas was used to bury someone else. Secretary Manager of the Parish Council Errol Greene confirmed this morning that...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2015 | 4:00 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Champion left-arm spinner Nikita Miller, has been ruled out of the Jamaica Tallawahs Caribbean Premier League (CPL) team against defending champions Barbados, with a finger injury. The match will be played tomorrow at Sabina Park starting at 6 p.m...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2015 | 7:40 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Two members of a Clarendon family remain hospitalised and others are traumatised following a robbery and shooting early this morning. One of the robbery victims says about 1 o’clock this morning two men armed with guns and wearing masks...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2015 | 10:48 AMRaymond Graham, Gleaner Writer

 GWANGJU, Korea: It was a good second day for Jamaica at the 28th Universiade Summer Games in Gwangju, Korea today as the country's athletes mined two silver medals in the 100 metres through the University of Technology duo of Shimarya...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2015 | 12:26 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Amid the adverse drought conditions across the island, the government today signed a $4.5 billion contract that will seek to reduce by more than half, the amount of water produced by the National Water Commission (NWC) that is lost to leaks and...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2015 | 12:29 PMGleaner Writer

A Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) tanker trailer transporting diesel oil overturned early this morning on the Port Henderson Road in the vicinity of the fishing village below the Forum Hotel in Portmore, St Catherine.

Published:Monday | July 6, 2015 | 9:14 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A police Constable was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Clarendon last evening. He has been identified as Rage Bennett, who was attached to the operational support team for the St Catherine North Division. Constable Bennett is the second...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2015 | 3:13 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Residents in Rocky Point, Clarendon, are now on edge as water from the sea has flooded the community. This morning residents woke up to flooded streets and yards as high tides caused huge volumes of water to flood the entire Shearer Heights area....

Published:Friday | July 3, 2015 | 11:56 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Four months after the May 2010 police-military operations in west Kingston, the government paid out just under $100 million to persons who were impacted, Permanent Secretary in the Social Security Ministry, Collette Roberts Risden, has testified....

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 5:16 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Attorneys for the Office of the Public Defender (OPD) today challenged the testimony of a high-ranking Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officer that he saw a pile of about 20 decomposing bodies inside the May Pen Cemetery one day after the start of the...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 5:04 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The National Water Commission (NWC) says the water in its storage facilities would only last for another 15 days at most if it did not implement restrictions. The NWC’s acting president, Mark Barnett, made the disclosure on the soon to be...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 12:51 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Lieutenant Colonel David Cummings, says an "elaborate and fully functional" surveillance system and a tunnel, were discovered in the Tivoli Gardens stronghold of drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke during the May 2010 operations...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 12:44 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry has heard evidence which suggests that the police cannot find documents related to the 2009 extradition request for drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.  The missing documents were found inside...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2015 | 12:38 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) this morning recounted how two blasts, minutes apart, caused the 27-ton front-end loader he was operating during the May 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens to tilt to one side and the front wheels to...

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