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Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Stern and threatening warning was directed at 84 new justices of the peace (JPs) who were commissioned on Sunday that if fingers are pointed at them for reasons deemed slanderous or for dishonest behaviour, they will be swiftly decommissioned.The...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Realising that international partners are in no way responsible for the safety and security of Jamaica, its waters, or its borders, the Jamaica Constabulary Force, through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the Customs Agency of Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Helping to preserve the eyesight of citizens and providing free cholesterol and blood tests are some of the longstanding contributions made to Jamaica by the Lions Club. Celebrating 100 years of service, its members spread across the globe are proud...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Members of the police force, alongside representatives from other government agencies, were yesterday given the opportunity to absorb strong motivational messages from two grass-roots dancehall stars, who delivered very simple but practical...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Complaints from persons renewing fitness certificates for their vehicles at the Swallowfield Examination Depot in St Andrew that they were being badly inconvenienced by the length of time it took for them to get through using the newly implemented...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 12:03 AMJason Cross

It cannot be talk alone. That is how Metry Seaga, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association, is responding to Acting Police Commissioner Novelette Grant's mandate for tackling crime during her 90-day tenure, which commenced on January 6.He...

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

Illegal acts like the capturing of land, and water and electricity theft are believed by University of the West Indies (UWI) professor, Anthony Clayton, to be huge contributors to the cycle of crime and violence, spanning different generations in...

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

Travelling through the Corporate Area, many might have had to resort to using mobile phone applications like Google Maps to find their destination, because of the dilapidated condition of a large number of street signs - some simply falling down,...

Published:Monday | January 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

For 90 years, Ardenne High School has committed itself to producing some of the most prominent and influential men and women of Jamaica, deeply embedding in them values of godliness, honesty, respect and guiding them on their various game-changing...

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

For the next police commissioner to reap any kind of success at reducing crime, University of the West Indies Sustainable Development Professor Anthony Clayton strongly feels that he or she will need to implement comprehensive strategies that not...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The University Hospital of the West Indies' (UHWI) paediatric ward has received another financial boost that will assist with the purchasing of small but very important pieces of medical equipment for the faculty, made possible through a three-year...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The police have said that they have no leads yet in Sunday's early morning killing of Calabar High School cricketer Stephan McLaren. But his mother, Evelyn Burton, is adamant that the killers, who she labels as heartless, must turn themselves into...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid has issued a strong warning to criminals not to take robbery victims for granted because persons will eventually start fighting back."Don't take it for granted that you are just going to be...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

It was as if God was trying to tell her to urgently reach out to her son, Stephan McLaren, in the wee hours of New Year's morning before he was stabbed to death by an unknown assailant.Evelyn Barton, indeed, made the call to her son, a promising...

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

The police were last night yet to identify the body of a young man who was stabbed and killed on Constant Spring Road, St Andrew, early Sunday morning in the vicinity of Savanna Plaza.Reports received are that around 5 a.m. yesterday, the young man...

Published:Saturday | December 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Clarendon Fitz Bailey believes that rational decisions are being made by persons to become criminals when they weigh the benefits against risks."As far as I see it, crime pays in Jamaica. People tend to...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:10 AMJason Cross

A health ministry official has attempted to reassure residents of the surrounding cholera cemetery, located at the corner of Waterloo and West Kings House roads, that there is no way cholera could still be present in the cemetery.According to the...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

A strong element of deterrence is needed in Jamaica if the island is to experience any kind of properly functioning system of law enforcement and justice, says University of the West Indies Professor Anthony Clayton."There has to be a strong element...

Published:Monday | December 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Inmates being held at the Tower Street Correctional Centre have been afforded the opportunity of speaking with family members anywhere in the world through a new Skype programme. The Department of Correctional Services launched...

Published:Monday | December 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Professor Anthony Clayton, University of the West Indies lecturer in the Institute of Sustainable Development, has labeled as unfortunate, what he considers the fact that some of the island’s most dangerous criminal organisations are still...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Residents of the Waterloo Road area in St Andrew greeted a team of health ministry officials with hostility on Tuesday night during a town hall meeting where proposals for the use of the nearby cholera cemetery were discussed.Among the officials in...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:06 AMJason Cross

Being recognised for almost five very active and successful decades in Jamaican media comes as a pleasant surprise for Errol Lee, veteran television and radio presenter.Three of the country's best journalists, Lee included, were recognised recently...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

It was a dismal scene at 11, 13, and 15 Wild Street in Franklyn Town, Kingston, yesterday where three dwellings were ravaged by fire just seven days before Christmas.Up to yesterday evening, the cause of the fire, which started at around 1:18 p.m.,...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Minister of Energy Science, and Technology Andrew Wheatley is urging that while Jamaicans celebrate important revolutions in technology, they should be more mindful of the various threats constantly posed by cybercriminals from around the world....

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Efforts by senior members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to reassure downtown Kingston vendors and shoppers, especially those moving about, conducting business in and around the Coronation Market area, that they will be safe throughout the...

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