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The Government and the parliamentary Opposition yesterday moved from positions that threatened to divide them on a critical piece of law to fight crime to near unanimity after hours of deliberations to tweak the so-called Zones of Special Operations...

Some legislators were left outraged yesterday on hearing news suggesting that Jamaica would need at least twice the damage from mid-May rains that have left, preliminarily, $5 billion in rebuilding costs, to get a payout from a regional catastrophe...

He is the son of a former high court judge but flunked a year of law school anyway. Fast-forward to 2017, and Dirk Harrison is marking four years as head of the Office of the Contractor General, Jamaica's main anti-corruption agency."I really don't...

Declaring she has "endured it all", including claims she was illiterate, Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica's first female minister, has bid goodbye to representational politics, 43 years after her entrance as a councillor in the Kingston and St Andrew...

On Tuesday, February 5, 1974, she announced herself to Jamaica with a victory at the local government polls. As fate would have it, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, saw her triumphant exit, having left an indelible mark on the world over. As the tributes...

Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte has defended the decision of Prime Minister Andrew Holness to put the force of his office behind the Zones of Special Operations Bill that was crafted to cramp spiralling crime that has left Jamaica bleeding....

The proverbial jury is still out on whether the National Security Council ­ the body with which Prime Minister Andrew Holness will consult before declaring zones of special operations to tackle escalating crime in affected communities ­ has the backing of legislation...

Paul Burke, former general secretary of the People's National Party (PNP), yesterday supported legislation to empower the prime minister in council to declare zones of special operations as a far-reaching measure to stamp out rampant criminality in...

One defence attorney in the Dr Peter Vogel murder trial yesterday charged that investigators were determined to pin the death of the late university lecturer on his former helper and her boyfriend."The investigation was sloppy," attorney-at-law...

Assessing whether or not the recent flood rains that affected Jamaica saw an increase in health-related issues at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon, the senior medical officer (SMO) at the institution revealed that there was a more pressing issue....
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