The lush, sleepy rural district of Malvern, and its adjoining communities in St Elizabeth were rocked and shocked into a new awakening yesterday with two violent incidents occurring just hours apart.
Big money, big business, but it is all underground. Illegal operators rake in millions of dollars in sales of the popular Cash Pot game despite concentrated efforts by the police and the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) to shut them down.
Sitting on a rickety wooden stool inside a small, dark, wooden shack off Mountain View Avenue in St Andrew, 57-year-old Glenroy 'Robbie' White grasp his primitive hand-carving tools as he prepares to transform a lump of alabaster gypsum into an exotic sculptural piece.
The Financial Investigation Division (FID) of the Ministry of Finance is increasing its effort to secure the forfeiture of $18 million in local and foreign currencies seized from convicted Matthews Lane strongman, Donald 'Zeeks' Phipps in May 2005.
Jamaica's parliamentary opposition has warned that it will resolutely resist any bid to use the impending opportunity to appoint a new contractor general as a means to silence the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) or reduce the oversight of the Government's contract awards process.
A job offer, food, clothes as well as possible assistance to repair sections of their burnt-out house, have been the response to Pauline Madgalene Grant and her daughter Debbie-Ann since the exposť on their plight by The Sunday Gleaner.
Three private-sector powerhouses have been added to the Government's liquefied natural gas (LNG) steering committee. Special adviser to the prime minister, Dr Carlton Davis, has confirmed that Chris Bicknell, Hugh Hart and Dr Vin Lawrence have accepted invitations to serve on the steering committee.
Mitt Romney insists that he stepped down from his private equity firm years earlier than federal records indicate, but President Barack Obama is more than a little skeptical and says his Republican rival has much to explain.