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Gangs are menacing neighbourhoods all across Jamaica.Some gangs have targeted high schools to recruit the next generation of killers. This was revealed to a Fourth Floor panel, assembled to look at violence and its effects on society, particularly...

Anthropologist Dr Herbert Gayle has been studying child killers for the past 22 years. "I am probably the only person in the Western Hemisphere who has studied 200 of them," he declared to a stunned Fourth Floor panel."When you ask them about their...

The weather outlook for today is expected to be much better than the last three days, with the Meteorological Service of Jamaica downgrading the flash flood warning for eastern and central parishes, even as it forecasts that some light showers are...

Mayor of May Pen Winston Maragh has announced that relief supplies, including food and bedding, are being arranged for persons in the badly affected areas of Clarendon as a result of the flooding on the weekend.With an estimated 5,000 people...

Persons, including journalists, who breachthe Criminal Justice (Administration) Act by taking pictures of prisoners in the precinct of a court in Jamaica could be fined the princely sum of $20 or a period not exceeding one month in prison.This is...

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has granted 1,644 work permits to foreigners in the first four months of this year while rejecting one application, but it has still rejected claims that it has been too free in the approval process.With...

China's Ambassador to Jamaica, NIU Qingbao, is urging local contractors to stop complaining about the number of Chinese companies landing big contracts in Jamaica and instead work on making themselves more attractive."I strongly believe...

Reports are now surfacing that the Financial Services Commission (FSC) could lose up to $100 million by staging the 42nd annual conference of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) in Montego Bay, St James, next month....

Lawyers representing local firm LASCO Distributors last week made an impassioned plea for the court to award compensation to the tune of US$311 million as the battle with international pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, moved closer to an end.With both...

University lecturer Dr Christopher Charles is adamant that the Police Service Commission (PSC) missed the mark when it failed to name Novelette Grant as Jamaica's 29th police commissioner.While there has been the usual lack of explanation from the...
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