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Published:Saturday | May 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FRIGHTENING ESCALATING murder figures have jerked the Government into action as it updates its national security policy to focus on community crime-fighting initiatives.Yesterday, National Security Minister Dwight...

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

GraceKennedy Remittance Services (GKRS), which operates the bill-payment company Bill Express, had judgment awarded in its favour yesterday in...

Published:Friday | April 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It was déjà vu for a family in Morgan's Lane in Grants Pen, St Andrew, early yesterday morning, as the sound of gunfire summoned them back to a scene they had visited less than three years ago.

Published:Friday | April 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE HUSTLE and bustle of early-morning traffic in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, was less monotonous to onlookers yesterday as the beat of drums and the blaring of horns from the St Patrick's Foundation All-stars marching band led a stream of children towards the transport centre.

Published:Friday | April 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While some persons may have a sentimental attachment to Air Jamaica, at least one company is losing a business relationship, which translated into a yearly multimillion-dollar cheque for the supply of in-flight snacks.

Published:Friday | April 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE ONGOING criminal mayhem in Montego Bay, St James, took another wicked twist yesterday when a five-year-old girl was shot and killed in Glendevon after thugs opened fire on the vehicle in which she was travelling to school with her father and an elder sister.

Published:Friday | April 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Severe drought conditions have dried up much of the growth registered in the agricultural sector over the last calendar quarter of 2009, with an anaemic 3.1 per cent uptick recorded over the three months ending March 31.

Published:Friday | April 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has taken issue with its head, Joseph M. Matalon, being made a co-defendant in an action filed in court by Attorney General Dorothy Lightbourne.

Published:Friday | April 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JAMAICA'S REPUTATION for producing alarming murder statistics each year and its propensity for turning out mind-boggling numbers of police killings annually has caught the attention of Al Jazeera, an international television network which gained notoriety for its coverage of terrorist activities in Afghanistan.

Published:Friday | April 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ONE OF of the major issues which Police Commis-sioner Owen Ellington will have to address is the worsening problem of violence in schools. More students are getting involved in violent activities such as stabbings, sometimes fatally.

Published:Friday | April 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After a lengthy public-education campaign, the Rotary Race to Literacy Book Drive is set to kick off tomorrow at Emancipation Park in the New Kingston business district.

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Fond memories, admiration and love flooded the Sts Peter and Paul Church yesterday as family, friends and well-wishers paid tribute to the life of Edith Desnoes.

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The gloves came off at the Air Jamaica counters inside the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday, as passengers expressed their irritation at the lack of customer service and available information.

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Several Air Jamaica passengers are threatening to file lawsuits against the airline and the Government if they lose their jobs in the United States after the cancellation of flights because of yesterday's strike action by employees.

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In response to Sunday's carnage in which five persons were murdered in Salt Spring, St James, National Security Minister Dwight Nelson has announced that a permanent police/military post is to be established in the nearby Montego Hills community.

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Trinidad-owned Caribbean Airlines has revealed that it intends to hire about 1,000 people from the total workforce currently employed to Air Jamaica.

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE NAMING of Joseph M. Matalon and Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller in a motion filed by Attorney General Dorothy Lightbourne, for a declaration by the court on her authority and powers in matters relating to extradition, has triggered debate on whether these two defendants' rights to freedom of expression were breached.

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A week after Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn ruled that he be charged with murder, Constable Orlando Lamont attempted to flee the island on Saturday but was nabbed at the Sangster International...

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

GENERAL SECRETARY of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Karl Samuda, admitted yesterday that unnamed persons within his party approached local attorney Harold Brady to engage the services of a United States law firm to resolve an explosive treaty dispute...

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller has criticised the Government over its handling of the extradition request for West Kingston strongman Christopher 'Dudus' Coke in an application filed yesterday in the Supreme Court for...

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A string of sting operations involving the police and army is being planned to target crop and cattle thieves, who have for years been pillaging the agricultural sector.

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Today, we will continue to look at a form of irregular migration known as trafficking in person (TIP), or human trafficking.

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

K.D. Knight, one of Portia Simpson Miller's harshest critics during her campaign for the presidency of the People's National Party (PNP) in 2006, has been appointed chief healer in the party.

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Organised Crime Investigation Division (OCID) and Customs' Contraband Enforcement Team yesterday seized more than $25 million in illegal goods and cash at an upscale Beverly Hills, St Andrew, home.

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

More than 80 people have been fatally shot by the police since the start of this year, with another 33 individuals nursing gunshot wounds after alleged confrontations between cops and criminals.

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