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Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

A woman has testified that on the day six members of two families were found hacked to death in St Thomas, the man accused of the killing went to his home and collected a machete, a knife, a chopper, and a shovel.She was giving evidence in the...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prosecutors in the murder trial of a St Thomas man accused of killing six members of two families, including four children, yesterday admitted that they had no eyewitness account of the incident.However, lead prosecutor Paula Llewellyn indicated, in...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

There was no handing over of mock cheques, let alone media, on hand for publicity.However, the contributions made by many ordinary Jamaicans in the aftermath of the inferno that swallowed the Walker's Place of Safety is just as significant as the big...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 5:46 PM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has denied claims by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips that its investigators disarm police officers in the streets. In a release issued today, INDECOM said at no time in its eight years has...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The widow of one of the two American missionaries killed in Jamaica nearly two years ago has detailed the barbaric death her husband met, but insists that despite the pain, she maintains a positive view of the island.The killing of the two Americans...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:With eight luxury liners and a capacity of 6,000 passengers or more currently under construction, Carnival Corporation has given Jamaica a ringing endorsement, calling it "one of the best and most diversified destinations in the world...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The legal unit of the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is reviewing recommendations by the Fraud Squad with a view to taking disciplinary action against culpable staff member(s) after $1.8 million in travellers' cheques went missing.Auditor General...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Over a 15-month period, vehicles driven by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) were involved in 100 motor vehicle accidents.The period in which the accidents occurred spanned January 2014 to March 2015.Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has been combing through the accounts of government ministries and agencies and has tabled her report to the nation's Parliament. Here is some of what she has uncovered...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A US$50-million project to strengthen the business environ-ment in Jamaica for private-sector investment, which is jointly funded by the Government and World Bank, could be at risk of achieving its objectives.An audit of the accounting records and...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Auditor General's Depart-ment has called attention to the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation's failure to exercise proper control over its bank accounts.This resulted in banks imposing penalties and charges amounting to $44,051.Auditor...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), B. Larry Watson, is urging stakeholders not to dismiss offhand the idea of an attempted hijacking of the State by criminal gangs, who have put aside turf disputes in pursuit of much higher stakes....

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former member of parliament and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) veteran, Derrick Smith, has accused the party's general secretary, Dr Horace Chang, of issuing to him the "greatest disrespect of his political career" as the squabble over who should take...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Lawmakers yesterday voted unanimously to extend the state of public emergency in St James by three months, sending a strong signal to the criminal underworld that legislators were in unison as they approved a resolution to cramp the record murder...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday gave the clearest indication that lawmakers would be taking steps to tweak the law governing the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) to ensure that the oversight body carries out its duties with...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Supreme Court Judge Bryan Sykes is to be named the new chief justice.An official announcement could be made in a matter of days.He was interviewed yesterday.The new chief justice will replace Zaila McCalla, who retires today.Sykes will chair the...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 7:09 PM

The University of The West Indies Mona, has withdrawn approval for the showing of a film on its campus with ties to the controversial US pastor Steven Anderson. In a release issued Tuesday afternoon, The UWI said that the scheduled showing of the film was never an event of the university.

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:There are growing calls for more social intervention in Westmoreland, which has seen murders increase by almost 200 per cent since 2014."Everybody has to be called to book, and everybody has to play his or her part towards resolving...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

While accepting that there is no immediate quick fix to Westmorland's crime problem, key stakeholders in the parish believe the place to start is weeding out corruption in the ranks of the Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

One hundred and thirty murders have been committed across Jamaica in the first 27 days of this year, a 17.1 per cent increase when compared with the same period last year.This is 19 more murders than the 111 committed between January 1 and January...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

After vowing in September, last year, that the commissioners preparing a report on the collapse of the financial sector in the 1990s would get no more extensions to complete their work, it appears that Prime Minister Andrew Holness' instructions may...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:Two residents of Flankers, in St James, who had turned themselves in to the police after their photographs appeared on a "bogus most wanted" list, which was aired on local television, are now hopping mad, having experienced six...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has been urged to be strong in advocating Jamaica's foreign-policy positions in relation to crime, climate change, border security and trade arrangements, when the United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Staff Reporter

The National Identification System (NIDS) secretariat yesterday raised concerns that the information commissioner, under the Data Protection Act, will have powers to access the personal and identity data of individuals, despite stated commitments...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Anti-gay US preacher Steven Anderson said he was prevented from boarding a flight to Jamaica yesterday by airline officials in Atlanta who claimed the directive to deny him entry came from the Jamaican Government.It was, in fact, the Jamaican...

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