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A cop searches a passer-by at a state of emergency checkpoint at North Street in central Kingston moments after Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced a 14-day crackdown in the Kingston Western and Central police divisions on Sunday, June 14.

A landmark Supreme Court decision ruling as unconstitutional the months-long detention of five men without charge could doom the Holness administration’s much-touted plans to use states of emergency (SOEs) as a long-term crime-fighting measure....
This Rosemount Gardens home in Montego Bay has been a flood casualty for 20 years. The owners said that the National Housing Trust has not fulfilled promises to intervene.

WESTERN BUREAU: Joan and Elvis Clarke have inherited “a mini Dunn’s River Falls”, which has literally claimed ownership of their home. It only has to rain for 20 minutes for their Rosemount Gardens home to be flooded out. Their ordeal can be...
Thirty-year-old farmer Jermaine Black has been a farmer for seven years after trying unsuccessfully to get a job. He now cultivates cash crops and rears livestock.

Jermaine Black and his family remain committed to farming though they have repeatedly fallen victim to livestock thieves. In the midst of the struggle to survive the economic ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, thieves paid Black a visit twice,...

Denvalyn Minott has been married for more than two decades and is known to residents in his east Portland community of Norwich as a family man who is devoted to his four children. On Thursday, Minott was led from the Home Circuit Court in downtown...

Donald Keith Duncan, one of the legendary generals of the People’s National Party (PNP) who steered it during the tumultuous upheaval of the 1970s, is dead, forced to retreat from the political battlegrounds where the coronavirus was an invisible...

Jamaica is set to introduce rapid antigen testing that will have a faster turnaround in results than the model originally backed by the Government. Also called F200, the COVID-19 antigen testing will come on stream in October. However, the new...

Wayne Wallace is the son the late D.K. Duncan never had. Wallace grew up in the impoverished Maxfield Park community known as ‘Frog City’, where he came under the mentorship of the politician who he says changed his life forever. The 57-year-old...

WESTERN BUREAU: People’s National Party (PNP) self-proclaimed ‘Chairman for Life’ Robert Pickersgill has been admitted to the University Hospital of the West Indies. Highly placed sources in the PNP confirmed his hospitalisation, but declined to...

As the numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in St Thomas continue to spike, chairman of the Princess Margaret Hospital, Michael McLeod, has called for additional wards and at least one other facility to accommodate persons infected with the new...

News of the death of political stalwart Dr Donald K. Duncan gripped Hanover Eastern yesterday as former constituents reacted with shock at the passing of a man they affectionately called ‘D.K.’ Grief enveloped the People’s National Party’s (PNP)...
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