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Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The latest contribution to local emergency response came yesterday from the government and people of Japan in the form of three fire trucks and one ambulance. These will be utilised in training Caribbean Maritime Institute students, who will be...

Published:Tuesday | August 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Serious about safeguarding the reputation of their community, residents of Arnett Gardens - particularly from an area called Zimbabwe, where 17-year-old Meadowbrook High School student Micholle Moulton was shot and killed - have rebuffed reports...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The bravery showcased by registered nurse Davia Ramona Tucker, during a fire inside the Intensive Care Unit of the Bustamante Hospital for Children earlier this year, has won her a national badge of honour, an award she attributes to her colleagues...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Concerns have been raised by members of the security forces that in their capacity as prescribed officers or attendance officers, they may be liable to pay $500,000 for failure to report evidence of child abuse, neglect, and where children are not...

Published:Thursday | August 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Expressing pessimism that the Zones of Special Operations Act could do a lot in lowering Jamaica's crime rate, particularly murder, Dr Christopher Charles is stressing that no provision has been made within the legislation for the dismantling of...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

With the murder rate close to its highest levels in Jamaica, and with the nation cowering in fear and calling for an end to the bloodletting, Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry is declaring that the country can no longer carry out business as...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

An unidentified man was killed on Commission Road in the Kingston 2 area earlier today, after reportedly being chased from an adjoining road by a group of gunmen who shot him several times. According to residents, the incident,...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Heavy helicopter presence over certain communities within the Corporate Area has been explained by Col Jamie Ogilvie, the man in charge of operations at the Jamaica Defence Force, as a method for deterring, detecting, and defeating criminals in...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Head of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Terrence Williams is expressing hope that the Government will respond favourably to the commission's appeal for investigators and other resources, which will allow them to properly probe...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

He has been working assiduously behind the scenes for the last few years, but Gareth Manning has now ascended to the presidency of the Rotary Club of Trafalgar New Heights, and has already pledged, as a major focus, to offer well needed educational...

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

As police and military personnel gear up to take over designated communities under the Zones of Special Operations Act, Superintendent of Police in charge of the Corporate Communications Unit, Stephanie Lindsay, is appealing for the public's support...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

As a way to promote the use of cameras in the hope of assisting Jamaica's transition from a crime-ridden society into a more peaceful one, Minister of National Security Robert Montague has indicated that the Government is looking into the...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Taking into consideration the large quantities of illicit drugs seized since the start of the year at the island's various ports of entry, the police are once again warning Jamaicans to avoid involvement in the illicit drug trade as they have...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

While throwing suggestions at the Government, particularly the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, with regard to it meeting a favourable minimum wage standard, Tambourine Army and We-Change co-founder Nadeen Spence believes that the local...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

One of the island's long-practising psychiatrists, Dr E Anthony Allen, has suggested that there is a local shortage of psychiatric professionals who, he believes, are crucial to preventing young people from taking their own lives.Allen...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Demonstrating the importance of taking a step back sometimes before continuing forward, professional photographer Amanda Lazarus has emerged from the darkness of low self-esteem to a position where she can now help save the downtrodden through her...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Director of Crime Stoppers International Dave Cording is warning the Jamaican Government that it should carefully consider not raising taxes too much as that would only make the illicit trading of goods more lucrative for organised gangs.Cording was...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

An international law enforcement expert is warning that increased taxation on goods such as alcohol and tobacco could lead to more revenues for gangsters. Senior Operations Manager of Crime Stoppers International, Dave Cording, says this is because...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

After breaking herself free from 18 months of torture, during which she was trafficked and forced to work as a prostitute in the United States (US), Shamere McKenzie is now on the path of enlightening young people around the world on how to avoid...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 10:16 AMJason Cross

National Security Minister Robert Montague says the crackdown on the flow of illegal guns and ammunition into the island has resulted in an increase in the price of illegal bullets being sold on the black market. According to Montague,...

Published:Monday | July 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Intelligence reaching National Security Minister, Robert Montague, has indicated that the price of illegal ammunition being sold on the local market has increased because of the recent procurement of two Coast Guard ships.Speaking at a press...

Published:Monday | July 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

National Security Minister Robert Montague says there will now be more frequent vehicular stop and search operations by the police as they move to stem the trafficking of weapons. According to Montague, police analysis has revealed that five...

Published:Thursday | June 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Some local individuals in top leadership positions have been accused by social anthropologist Dr Herbert Gayle of not firmly upholding their stance against corruption, which he cited as the major reason for the breakdown in the central political...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The controversial bust of National Hero Marcus Garvey at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, was heavily guarded by security personnel yesterday as protesters unhappy with the look of the sculpture took to nearby Papine to make public...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Two members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force were hospitalised yesterday in serious condition after the service vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a wall along Slipe Road in Kingston.Initial reports were that the driver of the service...

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