PRIME MINISTER Bruce Golding has fired off a warning shot to "rogue elements" within the security forces after receiving reports yesterday that students of Tivoli Gardens High School were being abused by soldiers now deployed in the community.
THE PRIVATE Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has asked some of its members to consider putting up money to boost the US$20,000 (J$1.7 million) police bounty on accused drug kingpin-turned-fugitive Christopher 'Dudus'...
THE GOVERNMENT used its superior numbers in Gordon House yesterday to muscle through the passage of two bills for the postponement of local government elections for at least six months, but with the option of a...
An overwhelming number of Jamaicans are demanding that soldiers take the fight to criminals who are proving a handful for the police force.A Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll has found that almost nine in every 10...
THE facelift under way at May Pen Cemetery since Sunday, which has seen the recruitment of hundreds of west Kingston residents, might be short-lived, Kingston Mayor Desmond McKenzie warned yesterday.The mayor, who is also councillor for the Tivoli...
THE GOVERNMENT has sensibly with-drawn the six controversial crime bills to allow for consultations with the Opposition and other stakeholders on how they ought to be reshaped before being brought back to...
A Jamaican youth hit by a rare but treatable form of cancer has transformed that trial into triumph, achieving scholastic excellence and harbouring dreams of making groundbreaking medical breakthroughs.
Murders for the first two weeks of June are trending downwards when compared with the same period last year, but the police are not ready to credit the decline to their late-May push to dismantle gangs in Kingston.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida: At 1 p.m. yesterday, the usually busy Spirit Air counters at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Florida, were empty as pilots stayed off the job crippling the low-cost carrier.
Despite the recent violence-induced disruption of classes at schools in Kingston and St Andrew, administrators said teachers have managed to prepare students adequately for today's Grade Three Diagnostic Test.
Under pressure from the Media Association of Jamaica Limited (MAJ), government senator Dennis Meadows has decided against proceeding with a controversial resolution, notice of which was given in the Senate last Friday.
The Trelawny police have called for the completion of a multimillion-dollar station on Rodney Street in Falmouth, as the division buckles under pressure from the health department to improve working conditions for cops.
The chronic failure of the State to throw high-profile Mafia bosses and community dons in jail has drastically diminished the confidence of the citizenry in the Government and the security forces to protect them from gangsters.
Jamaicans might never learn the truth about how dozens of civilians were killed in west Kingston during last month's massive operation by the security forces. Despite a pledge by the Government that it would allow open and transparent post-mortems on the bodies, gaping holes are already beginning to appear in that vow.
The vuvuzela, the source of that never-ending, ear-splitting drone at World Cup stadiums in South Africa, has sparked rabid passion: Either you love it, or you hate the very ground of the person who invented it.
There are persistent reports that a 16-year-old high school student from the east opted for the $100,000 carrot and took up arms. Seems he wanted to make life better for his mother. Now that he is gone, someone should compensate this poor woman.
Burnt-out homes. Fleeing families. Spent shells littering the ground. Women weeping. Calls for justice. A community in crisis. That is the image that comes to mind when many Jamaicans think of Maxfield Park.
Ghana's Asamoah Gyan (right) celebrates with a teammate in tow after scoring the clincher in his team's victory over Serbia in yesterday's Group D World Cup match against Serbia at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa
Jamaica should brace itself for a wave of deportees from the United States as the number of locals in Uncle Sam's jails has swelled. Clifford Chambers, security attaché at the Jamaican Embassy in Washington, told The Gleaner that more than 6,000 Jamaicans were now in US custody facing deportation proceedings.