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Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

As a way to promote the use of cameras in the hope of assisting Jamaica's transition from a crime-ridden society into a more peaceful one, Minister of National Security Robert Montague has indicated that the Government is looking into the...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Taking into consideration the large quantities of illicit drugs seized since the start of the year at the island's various ports of entry, the police are once again warning Jamaicans to avoid involvement in the illicit drug trade as they have...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

While throwing suggestions at the Government, particularly the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, with regard to it meeting a favourable minimum wage standard, Tambourine Army and We-Change co-founder Nadeen Spence believes that the local...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

One of the island's long-practising psychiatrists, Dr E Anthony Allen, has suggested that there is a local shortage of psychiatric professionals who, he believes, are crucial to preventing young people from taking their own lives.Allen...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Demonstrating the importance of taking a step back sometimes before continuing forward, professional photographer Amanda Lazarus has emerged from the darkness of low self-esteem to a position where she can now help save the downtrodden through her...

Published:Thursday | July 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Director of Crime Stoppers International Dave Cording is warning the Jamaican Government that it should carefully consider not raising taxes too much as that would only make the illicit trading of goods more lucrative for organised gangs.Cording was...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2017 | 5:00 PMJason Cross

An international law enforcement expert is warning that increased taxation on goods such as alcohol and tobacco could lead to more revenues for gangsters. Senior Operations Manager of Crime Stoppers International, Dave Cording, says this is because...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

After breaking herself free from 18 months of torture, during which she was trafficked and forced to work as a prostitute in the United States (US), Shamere McKenzie is now on the path of enlightening young people around the world on how to avoid...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 10:16 AMJason Cross

National Security Minister Robert Montague says the crackdown on the flow of illegal guns and ammunition into the island has resulted in an increase in the price of illegal bullets being sold on the black market. According to Montague,...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Intelligence reaching National Security Minister, Robert Montague, has indicated that the price of illegal ammunition being sold on the local market has increased because of the recent procurement of two Coast Guard ships.Speaking at a press...

Published:Monday | July 3, 2017 | 4:16 PMJason Cross

National Security Minister Robert Montague says there will now be more frequent vehicular stop and search operations by the police as they move to stem the trafficking of weapons. According to Montague, police analysis has revealed that five...

Published:Monday | July 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Some local individuals in top leadership positions have been accused by social anthropologist Dr Herbert Gayle of not firmly upholding their stance against corruption, which he cited as the major reason for the breakdown in the central political...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The controversial bust of National Hero Marcus Garvey at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, was heavily guarded by security personnel yesterday as protesters unhappy with the look of the sculpture took to nearby Papine to make public...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Two members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force were hospitalised yesterday in serious condition after the service vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a wall along Slipe Road in Kingston.Initial reports were that the driver of the service...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 12:03 AMJason Cross

Citizens who turned out on Monday for the launch of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute's (CaPRI) two-year project, designed to address national security issues, did not hesitate to direct their frustration about crime at a panel that included...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Shamere McKenzie recently captured the attention of many as she gave a heart-wrenching account of how she was trafficked and forcibly put to work as a prostitute on the streets of the United States.She was lured into the sex-selling business after...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Commissioner of Police George Quallo says he is concerned about the alarming numbers of illegal firearms finding their way on to Jamaican shores. At the same time, he has expressed optimism that a surveillance aircraft, which has been procured by...

Published:Tuesday | June 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Last year around this time, Racquel Fullerton could not hold back the tears, as she struggled with the reality that her son, Ricque Fullerton, would be forced to attend an all-age school, because he developed diarrhoea while sitting the mathematics...

Published:Monday | June 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The People's National Party (PNP) said that it was concerned about murder statistics, which have revealed that up to last week Saturday, 639 persons had been killed since the start of the year. The first 10 days of June accounted for 68 of those...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Economic crises in Venezuela may propel that country to the position of one of the Caribbean's largest supplier of illegal guns and ammunition, along with Haiti and the United States of America, says Anthony Clayton, professor of Caribbean...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Despite having the capacity to supply almost 50 per cent of bottled water companies in Jamaica with their most important commodity, the National Water Commission (NWC) has managed to hold itself back from delving into producing and distributing NWC-...

Published:Wednesday | June 7, 2017 | 12:03 AMJason Cross

Yesterday's passing of Jamaica Football Federation President Captain Horace Burrell has plunged Jamaica into mourning. As news spread, tributes poured in from all over the world and supporters took to social media to share their grief and pay their...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The population increase in the greater Spanish Town area in St Catherine has led the Japanese Embassy in Kingston to grant the Jamaican Government millions of dollars in loans to rehabilitate and expand the National Water Commission's (NWC) water...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Illegal drugs estimated to be worth roughly J$90 million were seized at the Kingston Freeport Terminal, Gordon Cay, Port Bustamante Wharf last Wednesday, during a late-afternoon operation conducted by the police.A police unit from the Narcotics...

Published:Saturday | June 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Primary schoolchildren have been placed at the centre of a campaign by Nutrimix and Seprod, to revitalise and promote wider consumption of local dairy milk.Thursday was celebrated globally as World Milk Day and at the St Richards Primary School off...

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