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Stories by Ryon Jones

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 9:00 AMRyon Jones

Police investigators are being kept busy by scammers who are using the names of well-established local entities to lure unsuspecting persons into possible danger with the worrying undertone of a possible attempt at human trafficking.The scammers are...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 9:00 AMRyon Jones

Two men who have been linked to almost two dozen rape cases have left police worried that serial rapists are on the loose across the island.One of the men, in Portmore, St Catherine, is scheduled to appear on 15 identification parades based on...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 9:00 AMRyon Jones

The Ministry of Education is defending the decision to keep a school principal off the job for the past three years after the internal audit unit of the ministry uncovered what is suspected to be financial irregularities at the institution.But the...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 9:00 AMRyon Jones

A dirt track used by some motorists who want to escape sections of peak-hour traffic along Spanish Town Road in the Corporate Area has been 'tolled' by a group of thugs, who demand they pay $100 to enter the road and a further $100 to exit.With...

Published:Friday | September 8, 2017 | 9:00 AMRyon Jones

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has deemed woefully inadequate the level of funding currently being pumped into education and is suggesting, among other things, that persons with the resources pay for their child's schooling.Speaking...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 9:00 AMRyon Jones

At least four of the eight girls who were booted from The Queen's School two years ago have made good of their second chances by achieving a combined 22 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) passes.Once dubbed 'girl gangsters' for their...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 9:00 AMRyon Jones

Some businesses in Mount Salem, St James, are reporting up to a 15 per cent decline in sales since last Friday when the area was declared Jamaica's first zone of special operations (ZOSO).But despite the reduction in sales, the business operators...

Published:Saturday | September 2, 2017 | 9:00 AMRyon Jones

Several variables will be used to determine if success has been achieved in the various areas to be declared as zones of special operations (ZOSO).Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday explained during a press briefing held at his office that...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 8:00 AMRyon Jones

While business and home owners along Hagley Park Road in St Andrew have accepted the need for the widening of the roadway, there are growing concerns about the negative impact it could have on sales as several entities are slated to lose large...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 8:00 AMRyon Jones

The number of children reported as missing across Jamaica has been on the decline in the past three years, and Registrar of the Office of the Children's Registry (OCR) Greg Smith is crediting this to the work of the Ananda Alert Secretariat.Data...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 8:00 AMRyon Jones

The permits of hundreds of firearm holders could be revoked in coming weeks with the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) locking in on its targets as the probe continues into the questionable granting of gun permits by the...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 8:00 AMRyon Jones

Several residents of the tough inner-city community of Olympic Gardens could struggle to meet their back-to-school expenses as their main employer, a block-making business spearheaded by the Miracle Tabernacle Foundation (MTF), has been shuttered...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 8:00 AMRyon Jones

Days before the new school year begins, a number of Jamaican parents and guardians, who are either disabled or have children with disabilities, are in a quandary about how they are going to pay for their young ones to go back into the classroom.At...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2017 | 8:00 AMRyon Jones

Two senior members of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) were separated from the agency with immediate effect yesterday as the investigations into corruption...

Published:Monday | August 21, 2017 | 8:11 AMRyon Jones

Vote for policies and not politiciansRyon JonesStaff ReporterResidents of St Thomas are chiding successive governments for not following through on plans to develop the eastern parish.Despite often complaining of being the forgotten parish, the...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AMRyon Jones

Unruly taxi operators are continuing to run riot across the Corporate Area, with the Half-Way Tree square underscoring the problem.Among the more common practices of the taxi operators is their use of the two outer lanes of Hope Road in the vicinity...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AMRyon Jones

Cautiously optimistic that often-repeated plans to improve the infrastructure in the parish will become a reality this time around, residents of Duhaney Pen, St Thomas, are urging the Government to ensure that small businesses are supported in any...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AMRyon Jones

As the probe deepens into the questionable granting of gun permits by the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), there are more indications emerging that the stench of corruption has engulfed the entity for many years.Late last week, a letter allegedly...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 8:00 AMRyon Jones

Thirty-three more pharmacies are to be added to the Ministry of Health 'Public Private Pharmacy (PPP) Partner Programme' by March of next year after a successful seven-month pilot.The pilot programme, which has so far cost the government $11.3...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 8:00 AMRyon Jones

Scores of Jamaicans are being duped by an able-bodied man who pretends to be disabled as he begs motorists in the Half-Way Tree area of St Andrew daily.The man, who identified himself as 26-year-old Ricardo Allen, has been begging in the vicinity of...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 8:00 AMRyon Jones

The administration of Manchester High School has moved to clear its name following allegations that it is among the institutions breaching government policy and sticking up parents to pay fees.Last week, reports surfaced of a parent who was turned...

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2017 | 8:00 AMRyon Jones

The Manchester Public Health Department has ordered closed a total of nine food establishments in the parish between last week and yesterday as they were deemed to be putting the public at risk.Among those closed are all five located at the...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 8:00 AMRyon Jones

Several young Jamaicans in search of jobs are being rejected by potential employers because of bad decisions they made in the past. These include youngsters who have opted for large visible tattoos, others with vulgar and crude social-media posts,...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 8:00 AMRyon Jones

Stephanie Keck, rear admiral of the United States Navy, has warned that Jamaica remains on the Americans radar as a transit point for narcotics in the Western Hemisphere.In its latest International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, the US State...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 8:00 AMRyon Jones

The Kingston-based United States Embassy has no plans to relent in its push for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons to be given due recognition in Jamaica.Following the departure of former ambassador to the island,...

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