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Published:Tuesday | January 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Warring factions in Mountain View, St Andrew, that had residents cowering in fear last month are being congratulated by commander of the East Kingston police, Deputy Superintendent Robert Walker for maintaining calm in the area and for ringing in...

Published:Monday | January 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The Waterfront in Downtown Kingston, was a burst of light and festivities on Sunday night, (New Year’s Eve) into New Year’s Day, as Jamaicans rang in a new year with excitement, celebrations and fireworks display.  ...

Published:Monday | January 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Leading up to 12 a.m. on Monday, which would have signalled the end of an old and murderous 12-month period in Jamaica and the beginning of a fresh new year - 2018 - activities and excitement throughout Kingston and St Andrew seemed quiet, until The...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Having had to endure a constant feeling of fear over the past few weeks, due to a flare up of violence in their community, Mountain View residents are upset and concerned that years of hard work and dedication to maintaining peace...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Representatives of two warring factions from Mountain View, St Andrew, turned up at the Mountain View New Testament Church yesterday to engage in private talks with stakeholders - including the Peace Management Initiative (PMI) and the Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | December 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Deputy Superintendent in charge of criminal investigations for the Kingston Eastern police division, Christopher Brown, has issued an appeal to warring gangsters from Goodwich Lane and Jaqcues Road in Mountain View, St Andrew not to shatter the...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

A deliberate attempt to heal the broken relationship between the police and the community of Tivoli Gardens, west Kingston led to a day of fun filled activities inside the community,...

Published:Tuesday | December 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

National Security Minister Robert Montague has declared that the mobility concerns of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will soon be a thing of the past, even as Police Commissioner George Quallo cautioned that the latest handover of vehicles was...

Published:Monday | December 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Residents of Kingston and St Andrew can look forward to celebrating a clean Christmas, now that remedial repair work to inland roads at the Riverton landfill is complete, says Managing Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority Audley...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

University professor Anthony Clayton has bemoaned the sharp rise in Jamaica's murder rate this year, charging that the spike in killings in 2017 was indicative of the failure of the Government to normalise hot spot communities as was done after the...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has expressed regret for the death of two men who were electrocuted on Tuesday in Negril after a power line reportedly fell on a motorcycle on which they were travelling....

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

One woman is claiming that her 20-year-old niece who was killed in a multi-victim shooting incident at a funeral in east Kingston on Sunday was being unfairly targeted.The shooting took place at King's Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church, located...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Day two of The Gleaner's Pothole Patrol continued yesterday, capturing additional roadways in and around Kingston and St Andrew that have been reduced, over months and or years, to stone- or water-filled craters.Retirement Crescent, which is...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The streets of the capital city, like those of many urban and rural towns, are littered. Not with garbage this time. With potholes. Ugly, accident-beckoning, motor vehicle-wrecking, back-dislocating potholes! Starting today, The Gleaner goes on...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) says that due to heavy rains over recent months, makeshift repair work is ongoing to correct severe damage to the Riverton disposal site's interior roads and may affect garbage collection during...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has announced a plan to collaborate with the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to house traffic violators who fail to capitalise on a new traffic ticket amnesty deadline set for January 14, 2018, at Up Park Camp...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Upon arriving at the main entrance to the Edith Dalton James High School in St Andrew on weekday mornings, students will have to first make their way past a walk-through metal detector, similar to the ones used at airports, before being granted...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Between Friday and Sunday, members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) seized more than 10 illegal guns.The latest find, a .38 Smith and Wesson revolver, along with five rounds of ammunition, occurred on Sunday in the Kingston 8 region.Official...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), Terrence Williams, is demanding clarity from Prime Minister Andrew Holness for a statement he made on Sunday at the Jamaica Labour Party's 74th annual conference at the...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

An appeal was thrown out to Jamaicans on the weekend for them to reach out to someone they know who might be suffering from distress caused by HIV.During a church service ahead of World AIDS Day, which is commemorated on December 1, chairperson at...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Danilo Medina Sanchez, president of the Dominican Republic, is expected to arrive in the island today at approximately 10 a.m. for a two-day state visit.The visit will see him making a number of appearances, beginning with a floral tribute at the...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the Government is moving towards creating a greater level of efficiency among state agencies, which should help to stamp out corruption.He was addressing recipients of the Integrity Champions certificate at...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is insisting that penalties will be imposed on members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force for breaches of their contract.In a letter dated November 20 directed to the attorney for the police federation, Bert Samuels,...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

A recommendation has been put forward by chief executive officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, that the woman seen violently beating her four-year-old daughter in a viral video be charged. The case has...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Davian Brown and his family are living in fear, and want his name cleared at once following the publication of his photograph on various media platforms on Friday labelling him as one of Jamaica's most wanted men, and the most wanted man in...

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