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

Stressing that there is no quick fix for a long-term culture of bad behaviour, civil society stakeholders are adamant that the 60-day time frame set out for the implementation of social intervention programmes within the zones of special operations...

Published:Tuesday | September 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Residents of Franklyn Town in St Andrew are adamant that a woman who was killed by gunmen early Sunday morning was no saint."Yuh have two man weh dead a Rae Town weh day, and dem seh a she lick dem dung. Dat's why yuh seet suh serious, because dem...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The Jamaican economy will not grow by five per cent in four years without murders going down and the island's tourism pull increased dramatically, CEO of Jamaica Teas, John Mahfood, has said.He was speaking on Tuesday at a Kiwanis Club meeting at...

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

Fire fighting personnel were called to the Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church in St Andrew early this morning after sections of the property caught fire in an incident the police believe was caused by arsonists.  “It occurred...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 5:59 PMJason Cross

Greater scrutiny now applies to all government agencies that fall under the banner of national security, such as the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), the Jamaica Constabulary Force, and the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA).This...

Published:Tuesday | September 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Young people in Jamaica are being reminded by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck that drugs destroy the brain and, therefore, cannot be the solution for experiencing different degrees of pleasure."These are challenging times for our young people, and we...

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

Despite a deployment of more than 30 lawmen in Spanish Town yesterday, one man is now dead, while four others - two women and two men - are nursing gunshot wounds at hospital.Gunmen launched a brazen attack inside the arcade, situated next to the...

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

Muslim Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal who is wanted in the United States on terrorism-related charges, was denied bail when he appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday. Parish Court Judge, Broderick Smith, in denying...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Since the inception of the Jamaica National (JN) Foundation's scholarship programme in 1983, this year had the highest number of awardees to receive bursaries that should go towards their academic expenses from first through to fifth form.Forty-one...

Published:Monday | September 11, 2017 | 5:06 PMJason Cross

Muslim Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal who is wanted in the United States on terrorism-related charges, was denied bail when he appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court this afternoon. In turning down the bail application, parish...

Published:Saturday | September 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Five weeks after Mickolle Moulton was killed in her bed, the police appear no closer to finding her killers and her family and friends appear no closer to getting over her loss.The pain was evident in the faces and voices of those who turned out for...

Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2017 | 6:52 PMJason Cross

Robust investigations have led the police to capture a man who is accused of shooting and killing 11-year-old Michael Keating on Sunday night, in the St Andrew community of Wilton Gardens, popularly called 'Rema'.A source close to the incident...

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

Even as it watches closely, Jamaica is assessing the level of assistance it can offer to islands across the Caribbean region that have been devastated by Hurricane Irma, now a powerful Category Five storm.Yesterday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness...

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

Despite coming under pressure for citing and acting on inaccurate data that led to Mount Salem in St James being chosen as the first zone of special operations (ZOSO), the National Security Council (NSC) has declared that it was not apologetic for...

Published:Monday | September 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Described by his mother Tameka Graham as a "good youth", 11-year-old Michael Keating had been all fired up, anxiously anticipating the rough preparation he would have embarked on for the sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test in March next year....

Published:Monday | September 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Despite announcing that things are under control within the first zone of special operations in Mount Salem,St James, members of the security forces are now on edge after receiving threats from angry gangsters in Granville following the killing of...

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The killing of District Constable Roshane Walderston by a team of policemen on Wednesday night in Drewsland, St Andrew, has plunged some of his colleagues into a state of speechlessness and shock.Official police reports are that at approximately 10:...

Published:Tuesday | August 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The encouraging Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) results produced by some of the island's prisoners this year have sparked motivation for human-rights group Stand Up For Jamaica, which has added more subjects to its curriculum in...

Published:Monday | August 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

News that former head of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Major General Antony Anderson, is tapped to take over the chairmanship of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), has received a thumbs up from at least one professor at the University of the...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

University of The West Indies Professor Anthony Clayton, while expressing agreement with National Security Minister Robert Montague, who, last week, said that the Jamaica Constabulary Force was woefully short of members, said that the problem is far...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

National Security Minister Robert Montague on Wednesday cut the ribbon to a new set of dormitory rooms at Harman Barracks in St Andrew in anticipation of an influx of new recruits who will need to be housed properly during long training periods.The...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

An announcement came from Transport Minister Mike Henry in April, during his contribution to a Sectoral Debate in Parliament that the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Air Wing, as well as the Tinson Pen Aerodrome in Kingston, would be relocated to the...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 6:06 PMJason Cross

"Soon soon" was the response National Security Minister Robert Montague gave to a group of journalists yesterday (Thursday) regarding the timeline for the appointment of a new board at the Firearms Licensing Authority.The previous board resigned...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Accident reconstruction and investigation with the use of a black box is predicted to become the way of the future, and the Caribbean Maritime Institute has developed a programme geared at preparing future experts in the field."We have started a...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Commissioner of Police George Quallo is calling for the 'informer fi dead' culture, which permeates Jamaica, to be eradicated. Using a recent experience, he highlighted the importance of citizens stepping forward with information about crimes they...

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