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Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Residents in the volatile Salt Spring community in St James are now seething as they are hotly disputing the police's version of an incident in which three men were killed in an alleged confrontation with the lawmen early yesterday...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Forensic recovery of evidence data centre devices that can extract data from computers and smartphones, along with other critical pieces of equipment to aid in the fight against corruption, were yesterday handed over to the Office of the Contractor...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie is urging residents of Westmoreland to protect their street lights, especially the new energy-saving lights, from criminals who would seek to destroy them to create a cover of darkness to...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

While the Jamaican society has been showing an increased appreciation for persons with disabilities, there remains a sizeable segment of the citizenry that is unaware of the tremendous potential of the disabled to the society, Minister of Labour and...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Homer Davis is on a drive to lure potential investors to the tourism capital."We at the St James Municipal Corporation stand ready to play a leading role in facilitating investments in the Second City...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Disbarred attorney Harold Brady narrowly avoided eviction from his rented home in the upscale St Andrew community of Cherry Gardens yesterday minutes before bailiffs were set to move in with two court orders.A team, under the supervision of Oswald...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Riddled as it is with corruption, Jamaica is teetering on the point of no return, with criminals calling the shots and law and order at risk of becoming a thing of the past, Delroy Chuck, minister of justice, lamented on Wednesday as he made an...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Court Management Services has challenged a claim from the police that the instructions to arrest the mother of a seven-year old boy who was allegedly assaulted by older boys last week in Trelawny came from a nearby court.The Court Management...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is now investigating concerns by the Ganja Growers and Producers Association Jamaica over the involvement of Chief Medical Officer Dr Winston De La Haye in workshops geared at providing training in the use of...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The incident involving a seven-year-old boy, who was the victim of an assault at his school in Trelawny, last week, and the subsequent arrest of his mother, sparking national outraged, has taken a twist.The boy was reportedly held down by other...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barett

The attorney representing the mother of Mario Deane has charged that lawyers for the Government have used the delays in the criminal proceedings related to his death in police custody to stall a wrongful-death lawsuit.The lawsuit, which was filed by...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie yesterday responded with anger to the decision of the Hanover Municipal Corporation to bar media access to its committee meetings.The Hanover Municipal Corporation on Tuesday blocked the media from a...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Twenty-two students from the Haile Selassie High School received cash grants from the Sanmerna Paper Products Foundation to assist them in paying for two Caribbean Examinations Council subjects of their choice.Mark and Robert White, brothers and...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:Gavin Linton, the driver of a Toyota Hiace minibus that crashed in April 2011, resulting in the deaths of three students of the Holmwood Technical High School and an adult, was freed of manslaughter charges in the Manchester...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Immediate past president of the Jamaica Independent Schools' Association (JISA) Wesley Boynes has urged Education Minister Ruel Reid to have a more "broad-minded" approach to private schools."We had one meeting with the current minister, and he told...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The viability of Jamaica's legal ganja and hemp industry has been called into question, with Government lawmaker Marisa Dalrymple Philibert suggesting that Jamaicans might beclinging to false hope as there are financial barriers that could exclude...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 7:03 PM

Twenty-eight-year-old Rushawn Patterson of Lucea, Hanover, has been freed of murder, rape, and abduction. Patterson was freed in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court after the judge upheld a no case submission by attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman that Patterson's constitutional rights were being breached.

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Executive Director of the Mona School of Business and Management at UWI, Mona campus, Densil Williams, is expressing concern that the 44-year-old Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) might not achieve all the success that it can....

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMshanna kay monteith

For the second consecutive day, large sections St Thomas came to a halt as residents continued their protest over the poor road conditions in the parish.The police had cleared the major roadways by late yesterday afternoon, but ominous warnings came...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday expressed gratitude to the Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) for adopting 15 state-run medical clinics, even as he pleaded with other corporate entities to join in providing some basic and...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

For 20 months, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has operated a Government with a one-seat majority in the House of Representatives.But that changed shortly after 2 p.m. yesterday as Dr Norman Dunn took his seat on the Government benches as the...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

If Prime Minister Andrew Holness has his way, Jamaica will join the 59 countries around the world that have banned corporal punishment.Holness had previously indicated that he was planning to take legislation to Parliament to outlaw corporal...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The People's National Party (PNP) has rejected claims by Jamaica Labour Party General Secretary Dr Horace Chang that it is responsible for the fiery protests in St Thomas over the past two days."The response by JLP's general secretary to the...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has moved quickly in the case of a politician seen in an online video shooting at bottles in a man's outstretched hands and one on his head.Gleaner sources yesterday reported that Jamaica Labour Party candidate...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:24 AM

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