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Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:In the wake of Tuesday's deadly shootings in Grange Hill, Westmoreland, which left seven persons dead, Police Commissioner Antony Anderson has revealed that 13 persons have since been arrested following a police operation in the area....

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The nation's top prosecutor has raised concerns that there is no "expressed provision" in the anti-gang legislation that allows law enforcement authorities to obtain a search warrant for accountants and other "silent partners" who are helping...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

With the parliamentary Opposition maintaining its call for the Government to present a crime plan for the country, Prime Minister Andrew Holness last Tuesday sought to put the issue to rest by declaring that his administration has gone past plans...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Williams and Brian Walker/ Gleaner Writers

The woman who was accidentally shot near the entrance to Sovereign Centre on Barbican Road, St Andrew, by an off-duty police corporal yesterday is in full recovery mode following surgery."She's totally fine. She's in full recovery [and] is doing...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Yulit Gordon, executive director of the Jamaica Cancer Society, believes that if every Jamaican donated $100 to the work of the organisation, its target to fund operations for the next two years would be achieved.

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Three women were burnt to death in a fire that destroyed the Bad Fowl nightclub in St Mary early Thursday morning.The police have confirmed the incident but said the identities have not yet been ascertained.The women are believed to have been...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:03 AM

We are fortunate as Jamaicans to be living in a democracy showing signs of improving maturity with each election cycle.However, voter participation at anemic levels and an overbearing impression from inside and outside of the island that corruption...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Kaysia Kerr, president of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), says greater focus must be placed at the grass-roots level in promoting Child Month, which is celebrated annually in the month of May.Child Month 2018 is being observed...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

More schools across Jamaica will be outfitted with ramps to make them more accessible to the physically disabled, starting on Labour Day, May 23.Director, Donor and Partnership...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Members of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament have contended that the auditor general's claim of a cost overrun of US$2.71 million for a Jamaica Development Infrastructure Project for quantity surveyor services may not be painting an...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue and Brian Walker/ Gleaner Writers

Following a five-hour debate yesterday, the Senate approved a resolution to extend the state of public emergency (SOE) in St James for 90 days after a five-hour debate. The 16 senators who were present, like their colleagues in the Lower House on...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett and Ruddy Mathison/Gleaner Writers

Local stakeholders of the bauxite operations owned by Russian company UC Rusal have welcomed news that yesterday, the United States (US) amended sanctions it had imposed on key figures in Russia, a move that could end the blacklisting of the...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Custos of Portland Lincoln Thaxter is confident that the parish will retain its status as being the safest in the island despite a 150 per cent increase in murders so far this year when compared to the same period last year.With just five murders so...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Mayor of Port Antonio Paul Thompson has accepted that five murders in four months in the usually peaceful parish of Portland is alarming, but he doesn't expect that number to escalate much for the rest of the year."Because of what has unfolded over...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says that the gangsters responsible for the gun-slaying of seven persons in a 12-hour murderous rampage in Grange Hill, Westmoreland, on Tuesday night are animals that should be tracked down...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:03 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

With 28 murders in the last 28 months, the eastern Jamaica parish of Portland remains the nation's least murderous parish, a stark contrast to the western parish of St James which has recorded more than 630 homicides for the same period.For long-...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:02 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

At 45-year-old Sandra 'Pagey' Heron is mother to the four children she gave birth to, six she has unofficially adopted and scores of others, she is determined to keep out of trouble in the east Portland community of Manchioneal."I do it out of the...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Selvin Hay, who serves as a deputy commissioner of police (DCP) in charge of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) crime and security portfolio, has said that based on factors such as geographical location and the presence of 145...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Reckless driving during funeral processions is not going unnoticed by the police, who say they are prepared to slap offenders with fines under the full extent of the law, according to Courtney Coubrie, acting senior superintendent of the Traffic...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican conglomerate Wisynco Group Limited has sought to make it clear that the legal action it filed against the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ), which was withdrawn yesterday, was not for financial gain.Wisynco had faced criticisms in...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

At six o'clock each morning, Manchioneal resident Charles Bell starts his day by 'rigging' fishing boats to venture out into the sea.It is a strenuous, day-long task involving riding miles with buckets of petrol, but Bell says it not only puts food...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Controversial Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal now has 15 days to challenge a judge's decision that he be extradited to the United States (US) to stand trial on terrorism-related charges.On Monday, Parish Court Judge Broderick Smith signed an...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Government is pushing to get idle lands that were leased for agricultural purposes into the hands of persons who are serious about production.Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw yesterday raised concern about...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the fear of crime among St James residents has been reduced during the state of emergency, which the House of Representatives approved yesterday for an extension until August 2.The 53 members who were present voted...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 11:09 PM

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica has released a statement saying it was prepared to resist through the court, attempts by Wisynco to seek an injunction to bar an aspect of its public education campaign against the consumption of sugary drinks...

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