One religious group has expressed concern about the move by The Gleaner to publish the country's murder statistics each day. According to the Reverend Father Franklyn Jackson, rector of The Church of Transfiguration, the initiative is not positive.
The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation will be launching an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collapse of sections of a four-storey house in rural St Andrew yesterday which caused the death of a contractor.
Five persons were killed gangland-style in volatile Bird Hill Avenue of Meggie Top in Salt Spring, St James, on Saturday night in yet another murder/arson which has left the community traumatised and residents cowering in fear.
Senior Puisne Judge Gloria Smith has lamented the high number of cases involving the rape of children. Smith's complaint came after she sentenced a 50-year-old man on Friday to 12 years' imprisonment at hard labour after he pleaded guilty to raping an 11-year-old girl.
People's National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller has read the riot act to party spokespersons. Speaking during a National Executive Council meeting of the PNP at Manchester High School in the parish yesterday, Simpson Miller warned that those who are not pulling their weight in contributing to the 'progressive agenda' may not be made ministers when the party retakes power.
The Harbour View Mini-Stadium stands at pride of place in the community, not only as the home of the outstanding football team with the attendant publicity it brings to the area, but also its physical location.
ALTHOUGH THEY have intercepted and seized scores of illegal firearms coming from Haiti, the local police believe that the majority of guns that are on the streets originated in the United States of America.
Scores of mourners from the media fraternity, the Church, the army, and friends, joined family members to bid farewell to the late Dr Dudley Clifford Stokes in an inspirational thanksgiving service at the Boulevard Baptist Church in St Andrew yesterday.
THE UNITED States Embassy in Kingston has confirmed, what many in the streets already knew, fewer Jamaicans are applying for US visas. But, while the word in the streets is that this is linked to the stand-off between Washington and Kingston over the extradition request for West Kingston strongman Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, the US Embassy says that this is not so.
IT IS a well-known fact that in Jamaica's inner-city com-munities if you 'inform' to the police, you do so at your own peril. This entrenched code of silence is severely hampering the efforts of law-enforcement agents to curtail the island's galloping murder rate.
THEIR TONGUES have been muted by years of fear and terror, so now, the silent cries of the people of Waterhouse in St Andrew for an end to bloodshed and violence go unheard. Sad eyes tell their stories.
Since the start of this year, 150 members of the force, including recently installed commissioner, Owen Ellington, have faced polygraph tests, but the Police High Command has not said how many have failed these tests.
On January 4, 2010 the ban preventing non citizens of the United States who are living with HIV /AIDS from entering the country was lifted. The significance of this has not been lost on the Jamaican persons living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV) population and the impact of it is already being noted.
The call for the establishment of a court dedicated to corruption cases is growing louder as members of civil society add their voices to that of Assistant Commissioner of Police Justin Felice who, for months, has been the lone voice in the wilderness.
With the horrorifying statistics of more than 500 persons having been murdered in Jamaica since the start of the year, head of the Criminal Investigation Bureau, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Les Green, has...
OCHO RIOS, ST ANN:The St Ann Chamber of Commerce has emerged top chamber for 2009, the fifth time the parish is receiving the honour since it first won the award in 2001.The award, presented by the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, goes to the parish chamber...
Crime statistics became a hot topic in the Senate yesterday after Sandra Falconer's contribution to a debate on the Budget.Murders since January 1 this year have darted past the 500 mark, triggering even greater concerns about the wanton bloodletting...
The Police Service Commission has announced the appointment of Owen Lloyd Ellington, CD, JP, as commissioner of police in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), effective April 5.Ellington, 47 years old, is a past student of the Glengoffe High School.
Prime Minister Bruce Golding is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with Brazil's President Lula da Silva during his visit to Brazil for the first ever special summit between Brazil and CARICOM member states.The prime minister left the island yesterday...
An inspection of the National Stadium yesterday highlighted several obvious defects that could "weaken the structure" but the company that manages the facility disclosed immediately that it had no money to make the corrections.
Jinghua Chen, China's ambassador to Jamaica, is expressing confidence that a Chinese radio and television station will be established locally, which will add to the offerings of free-to-air media entities on the local landscape.