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Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

THE ST Andrew headquarters of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is being held together by termites, Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams quipped yesterday."Some might think it's a joke, but it's not. If you go there, you will see the termites...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

By the end of the year, members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) could start wearing body cameras when they are deployed to front-line duties.That's according to National Security Minister Peter Bunting, who revealed yesterday that the United...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2015 | 9:43 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A police corporal has been shot dead in Newport, Manchester. His name has not yet been released, however the corporal was attached to the Clarendon Police Division. The commanding officer for Clarendon, Superintendent Maurice Robinson confirmed the...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2015 | 11:03 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams this morning quipped that termites have been holding together the Old Hope Road headquarters of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Williams was speaking after gaming company, Supreme Ventures Limited, donated...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

WHILE acknowledging Jamaica's efforts over the past year to identify more adult trafficking victims, the United States government has raised concerns that local authorities have only identified one child victim over the period.The US State...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams has acknowledged that he is aware of a report that a Corporate Area criminal gang has ordered the death of four police personnel as payback for the killing of its leader.The admission came yesterday after...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2015 | 5:09 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams has rejected claims by west Kingston residents that police constable Lynden Barrett was last night killed by his colleagues in Denham Town during a 'friendly fire'. "Not true, not true!"...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2015 | 11:33 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Police Commissioner, Dr Carl Williams and other members of the Police High Command are now at the Denham Town Police Station in west Kingston meeting with senior officers. Williams did not address reporters as he joined a case management meeting...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2015 | 10:58 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A member of the Police Federation’s Executive has charged that members of the constabulary are being targeted by criminals. Corporal Rohan Jones, the Federation's Welfare Director says his view is supported by intelligence available to...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2015 | 12:25 AMLivern Barrett

Within a seven-month period, the man accused of defrauding the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) of approximately $95 million was able to acquire three properties valued at $64 million without a mortgage, despite earning an annual salary of...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

People's National Party (PNP) Deputy General Secretary Raymond Pryce yesterday backed away from comments critical of the party and instead sought to explain that he was reflecting the concerns of some supporters.Addressing the biennial congress of...

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

It was just after 7 o'clock on Tuesday evening when Crystal Thomas telephoned her mother to ask a favour.Jacqueline Brown, a vendor in the Spanish Town area, recounted how her daughter needed bus fare to go back to work at the Denham Town Police...

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The shattered glass littering the backseat of a passenger bus parked at the Hunt's Bay Police Station in St Andrew yesterday told the story of the brave struggle woman Constable Crystal Thomas waged against three robbers before she was eventually...

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 | 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:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A warning is being issued that members of the criminal underworld own a "substantial number" of the illegal taxis that have flooded the streets of the Corporate Area.The warning comes from chairman of the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2015 | 6:26 PMLivern Barrett

A jury has just freed alleged Kingston gang leader, Uriel James, of the 1999 murder of security guard, Errol McGeachy. The 12-member jury returned the 9-3 not guilty verdict after more than five hours of deliberation. Trial judge,...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2015 | 12:08 AMLivern Barrett

FORTY-FIVE  THOUSAND dollars for one hour and $100,000 for four and a half hours – this was part of the $225,000 awarded to a former delivery man for false imprisonment after a high court judge found last month that he was held in police...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Amid concerns about the worsening drought conditions, the National Water Commission (NWC) has signalled that it is ready to enforce the nationwide ban on the washing of cars and other non-essential use of the scare commodity.A week after the...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

FIFTY THREE per cent or approximately 108 million litres of the water produced for the Corporate Area daily by the National Water Commission (NWC) is either stolen or wasted through leaks.This disclosure by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller comes...

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:Wednesday | July 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

THE GREEN Nissan motor car heading north along Gold Street in downtown Kingston yesterday morning hardly caused a stir, not even when it drove past the police...

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 | 11:11 PMLivern Barrett

A SENIOR government official has conceded that the nearly $100 million paid out to residents of west Kingston who were displaced during the May 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens was not compensation.Instead, Permanent Secretary in...

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