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The four female students involved in the video-recorded attack on a male student of the Yallahs High School are to undergo mediation. This was agreed at a meeting earlier today between school officials and the parents of the students involved. The...

The National Executive Council of the People’s National Party (PNP) has ratified the decision of the Executive Committee to bar embattled Hanover councillor, Shernet Haughton, from running on the party’s ticket for the next local...

A judge has designated the case involving five men charged with the 2011 beheading of a woman and her daughter as a priority for the Home Circuit Court.  Justice Lloyd Hibbert made the declaration this morning even as he was forced...

New figures obtained by The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre indicate that there has been an 18 per cent increase in murders for the first six months of the year. The percentage increase is consistent with an update given in May.  Up to yesterday...

The Lloyd D’Aguilar-led Tivoli Committee still has standing at the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry. Last week the group, was given until today to provide witness statements to the committee or lose its standing at the commission. The...

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) needs to be more careful in reporting on investigations to avoid damaging people’s reputation. The comment follows the release of the OCG’s 2013...

University lecturer and cultural researcher, Dr Donna Hope-Marquis, says a US government report claiming that dancehall culture perpetuates widespread homophobia in Jamaica is inaccurate. In its opening paragraph on the issue of sexual...

Local civil group, Tivoli Committee, will know today whether it will remain a participant in the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry.  Last week, chairman of the enquiry, Sir David Simmons, gave the group until today to submit witness...

The Appeals Court has granted permission to the National Commercial Bank (NCB) to appeal a decision blocking the bank from challenging the reinstatement of former manager, Peter Jennings. It also ordered that NCB must file the notice and grounds of...

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) presented cash and prizes valued at more than J$1.8 million to primary and high school students who submitted winning entries in the 2014-15 Schools Energy Competition. The competition is the highlight of...
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