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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:...

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The encouraging Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) results produced by some of the island's prisoners this year have sparked motivation for human-rights group Stand Up For Jamaica, which has added more subjects to its curriculum in...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

News that former head of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Major General Antony Anderson, is tapped to take over the chairmanship of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), has received a thumbs up from at least one professor at the University of the...

Published:Monday | August 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

University of The West Indies Professor Anthony Clayton, while expressing agreement with National Security Minister Robert Montague, who, last week, said that the Jamaica Constabulary Force was woefully short of members, said that the problem is far...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

National Security Minister Robert Montague on Wednesday cut the ribbon to a new set of dormitory rooms at Harman Barracks in St Andrew in anticipation of an influx of new recruits who will need to be housed properly during long training periods.The...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:04 AMJason Cross

An announcement came from Transport Minister Mike Henry in April, during his contribution to a Sectoral Debate in Parliament that the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Air Wing, as well as the Tinson Pen Aerodrome in Kingston, would be relocated to the...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 11:04 PMJason Cross

"Soon soon" was the response National Security Minister Robert Montague gave to a group of journalists yesterday (Thursday) regarding the timeline for the appointment of a new board at the Firearms Licensing Authority.The previous board resigned...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Accident reconstruction and investigation with the use of a black box is predicted to become the way of the future, and the Caribbean Maritime Institute has developed a programme geared at preparing future experts in the field."We have started a...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Commissioner of Police George Quallo is calling for the 'informer fi dead' culture, which permeates Jamaica, to be eradicated. Using a recent experience, he highlighted the importance of citizens stepping forward with information about crimes they...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The latest contribution to local emergency response came yesterday from the government and people of Japan in the form of three fire trucks and one ambulance. These will be utilised in training Caribbean Maritime Institute students, who will be...

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Serious about safeguarding the reputation of their community, residents of Arnett Gardens - particularly from an area called Zimbabwe, where 17-year-old Meadowbrook High School student Micholle Moulton was shot and killed - have rebuffed reports...

Published:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 12:09 AMJason Cross

The bravery showcased by registered nurse Davia Ramona Tucker, during a fire inside the Intensive Care Unit of the Bustamante Hospital for Children earlier this year, has won her a national badge of honour, an award she attributes to her colleagues...

Published:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Concerns have been raised by members of the security forces that in their capacity as prescribed officers or attendance officers, they may be liable to pay $500,000 for failure to report evidence of child abuse, neglect, and where children are not...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Expressing pessimism that the Zones of Special Operations Act could do a lot in lowering Jamaica's crime rate, particularly murder, Dr Christopher Charles is stressing that no provision has been made within the legislation for the dismantling of...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

With the murder rate close to its highest levels in Jamaica, and with the nation cowering in fear and calling for an end to the bloodletting, Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry is declaring that the country can no longer carry out business as...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 5:35 PMJason Cross

An unidentified man was killed on Commission Road in the Kingston 2 area earlier today, after reportedly being chased from an adjoining road by a group of gunmen who shot him several times. According to residents, the incident,...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Heavy helicopter presence over certain communities within the Corporate Area has been explained by Col Jamie Ogilvie, the man in charge of operations at the Jamaica Defence Force, as a method for deterring, detecting, and defeating criminals in...

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