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Stories by Jason Cross

Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Millions of dollars have been pumped into the North Street sewer line repair project in Kingston, but to little avail, as raw sewerage has begun to overflow on to the roadway once more in the vicinity of St George's College, with the only difference...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Critical thinking is not a common trait among many Jamaicans because the country's leaders, both past and present, have been reaping much rewards from keeping the minds of the people in bondage, University of the West Indies lecturer in the School...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Professor Marvin Reid says that parents have a lot more to do in teaching their children about the importance of proper eating habits, noting that there continues to be an increase in the number of obesity cases among the youth population.Reid,...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has asked the police to help it secure its buses as it continues to lose millions of dollars to vandals who insist on stoning the public transportation and smashing the windows.Over the past four years, the...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

More than 30 dons have informed stakeholders in the redevelopment of downtown Kingston that they want a piece of the action to restore the capital city and have expressed willingness to participate and make it happen, piquing the interest of...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Renovation to sections of Coronation Market in downtown Kingston is under way, and Mayor Delroy Williams is adamant that vendors will be held liable for excess piles of garbage surrounding the immediate spot from which they operate.Williams was...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Chief Executive Officer of Jamaican Teas Ltd John Mahfood has lauded the government for the Barbican Road development project in St Andrew, which authorities say will be completed by December."We (the Mahfoods) have a business in the area on...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Attempts to discredit the government of Nicol·s Maduro in Venezuela has given charge d'affaires at that country's embassy in Kingston, Luisa Gutierrez the impression that various media entities have been launching deliberate and unwarranted attacks...

Published:Thursday | September 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Stressing that there is no quick fix for a long-term culture of bad behaviour, civil society stakeholders are adamant that the 60-day time frame set out for the implementation of social intervention programmes within the zones of special operations...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Residents of Franklyn Town in St Andrew are adamant that a woman who was killed by gunmen early Sunday morning was no saint."Yuh have two man weh dead a Rae Town weh day, and dem seh a she lick dem dung. Dat's why yuh seet suh serious, because dem...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The Jamaican economy will not grow by five per cent in four years without murders going down and the island's tourism pull increased dramatically, CEO of Jamaica Teas, John Mahfood, has said.He was speaking on Tuesday at a Kiwanis Club meeting at...

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 7:03 PMJason Cross

Fire fighting personnel were called to the Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church in St Andrew early this morning after sections of the property caught fire in an incident the police believe was caused by arsonists.  “It occurred...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Greater scrutiny now applies to all government agencies that fall under the banner of national security, such as the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), the Jamaica Constabulary Force, and the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA).This...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Young people in Jamaica are being reminded by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck that drugs destroy the brain and, therefore, cannot be the solution for experiencing different degrees of pleasure."These are challenging times for our young people, and we...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Despite a deployment of more than 30 lawmen in Spanish Town yesterday, one man is now dead, while four others - two women and two men - are nursing gunshot wounds at hospital.Gunmen launched a brazen attack inside the arcade, situated next to the...

Published:Tuesday | September 12, 2017 | 12:57 AMJason Cross

Muslim Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal who is wanted in the United States on terrorism-related charges, was denied bail when he appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday. Parish Court Judge, Broderick Smith, in denying...

Published:Tuesday | September 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Since the inception of the Jamaica National (JN) Foundation's scholarship programme in 1983, this year had the highest number of awardees to receive bursaries that should go towards their academic expenses from first through to fifth form.Forty-one...

Published:Monday | September 11, 2017 | 5:06 PMJason Cross

Muslim Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal who is wanted in the United States on terrorism-related charges, was denied bail when he appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court this afternoon. In turning down the bail application, parish...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Five weeks after Mickolle Moulton was killed in her bed, the police appear no closer to finding her killers and her family and friends appear no closer to getting over her loss.The pain was evident in the faces and voices of those who turned out for...

Published:Thursday | September 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Robust investigations have led the police to capture a man who is accused of shooting and killing 11-year-old Michael Keating on Sunday night, in the St Andrew community of Wilton Gardens, popularly called 'Rema'.A source close to the incident...

Published:Thursday | September 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Even as it watches closely, Jamaica is assessing the level of assistance it can offer to islands across the Caribbean region that have been devastated by Hurricane Irma, now a powerful Category Five storm.Yesterday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Despite coming under pressure for citing and acting on inaccurate data that led to Mount Salem in St James being chosen as the first zone of special operations (ZOSO), the National Security Council (NSC) has declared that it was not apologetic for...

Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Described by his mother Tameka Graham as a "good youth", 11-year-old Michael Keating had been all fired up, anxiously anticipating the rough preparation he would have embarked on for the sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test in March next year....

Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Despite announcing that things are under control within the first zone of special operations in Mount Salem,St James, members of the security forces are now on edge after receiving threats from angry gangsters in Granville following the killing of...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The killing of District Constable Roshane Walderston by a team of policemen on Wednesday night in Drewsland, St Andrew, has plunged some of his colleagues into a state of speechlessness and shock.Official police reports are that at approximately 10:...

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