West Kingston explodes

A 13-year-old girl and an elderly man were among at least six persons who were shot and killed during a police operation in the west Kingston community of Denham Town yesterday. The teenager was identified by her weeping mother as Nicketa Cameron...

Prince Harry's visit 'very important' - PM

PRIME MINISTER Portia Simpson Miller has described the visit of Prince Harry to Jamaica as "very important". Prince Harry arrived in the country yesterday for a four-day visit. He is representing his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II...

478 candidates nominated

Just under 500 people have been nominated to contest the March 26 elections.The Electoral Office of Jamaica said 478 candidates were nominated for the 228 parish councils and Kingston and St Andrew Corporation seats.The governing People's National Party...

Independent Crooks sympathetic to PNP

Western Bureau: The saying, fact is stranger than fiction, could gain meaning in the upcoming local government elections as, despite not fielding a candidate in the Riverside division in Western Hanover, the ruling People's National Party...

Shadow remains over electoral process - Bartlett

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) member of parliament for East Central St James, Edmund Bartlett, is hoping the controversy that marred the last general election in his constituency will not recur...

Three seeking to be Portmore mayor

Three candidates will be seeking to become mayor of Portmore when the polls open on March 26 for local government elections to elect councillors and mayors....

Close contest for Kintyre

IF THE results of the December 29 general election are anything to go by, then the Kintyre division in East Rural St Andrew will be one of the most closely contested races in the March 26 local government polls....

PALS bats for gentler, more peaceful Jamaica

Today is being celebrated as Peace Day and Jamaicans have been urged to make a change in the society by getting involved in its activities if they want peace.'Love Jamaica! Live in Peace!' is the theme for the day of celebration....

ACROSS THE NATION

Former JLP supporter to run as independentFALMOUTH, Trelawny:Former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporter Paul Patmore has made good his intention to run as an independent candidate for the Lorrimers division in South Trelawny on a day...

PNP aims to 'take home' Region Five

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: THE PEOPLE'S National Party (PNP) has said it intends to 'take home' Region Five in the upcoming local government elections. Chairman of Region Five, which consists of the parishes of Manchester and St Elizabeth...

JLP, PNP confident in St Ann

OCHO RIOS, St Ann: AFTER NOMINATING a full slate of candidates in all four constituencies on Monday, members of both the People's National Party (PNP) and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have expressed confidence in their chances...

Councillors are critical to community development - Dwight Burke

BOG WALK, St Catherine: EIGHT CANDIDATES were nominated to represent both major political parties in the March 26 local government elections in North Central St Catherine.Dr Raymoth Notice, JLP councillor candidate, Above Rocks...

Make Spanish Jamaica's second language - Ambassador Nuņo

WESTERN BUREAU:CELSA NUņO, the Spanish Ambassador to Jamaica, wants Spanish to be officially declared as Jamaica's second language, arguing that it would help to attract new business opportunities.

Digicel Foundation contributes to computer literacy

SIX ILL-EQUIPPED Alternative Secondary Education Programme (ASTEP) centres are this week set to get some 36 computers from Digicel Foundation. Fellowship Primary and Junior High School, Seaview Gardens, Rio Bueno, Darliston...

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