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Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Violent drama unfolded on Saturday night, leaving a security officer dead, a police officer battling for life in hospital, and a wounded suspect in custody.According to police reports, around 10:40 p.m., 39-year-old security officer Asfidel Harrison...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The controversial proposal to restrict some rights of Jamaicans in a tough stance against crime has been given the thumbs down by former Minister of National Security Peter Bunting."That has been tried over and over again from the '80s coming right...

Published:Saturday | January 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Acting Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant is convinced that Jamaica's children are lacking proper care from both their parents and society in general, and is demanding that whether the connection to a child is biological or otherwise, they be...

Published:Friday | January 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Jamaica is moving gradually towards developing a solid forensic investigative capacity with the help of the University of the West Indies (UWI), through the UWI forensic science programme in the Faculty of Medical Sciences.Revealed by UWI professors...

Published:Friday | January 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Rushing to the defence of National Security Minister Robert Montague in light of the harsh criticism directed at him in recent times, one of the vice-presidents of the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) youth arm, Young Jamaica, unwaveringly declared that...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 12:18 AMJason Cross

Jamaica Labour Party youth affiliate group, Generation 2000 (G2K), has fired back at the chairman of the People’s National Party Patriots for accusing National Security Minister Robert Montague of being an “existential threat to...

Published:Monday | January 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

One-time national security minister Peter Phillips is making a strong appeal for the urgent restructuring of informal and practically inaccessible communities across Jamaica.He stresses that the existing situation hinders the police's access to...

Published:Monday | January 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

IT IS the People's National Party Patriots' view that National Security Minister Robert Montague is an "existential threat to national security" and they are demanding that he go. They are accusing him of battering, mismanaging, and demoralising the...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Realising that international partners are in no way responsible for the safety and security of Jamaica, its waters, or its borders, the Jamaica Constabulary Force, through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the Customs Agency of Jamaica...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Stern and threatening warning was directed at 84 new justices of the peace (JPs) who were commissioned on Sunday that if fingers are pointed at them for reasons deemed slanderous or for dishonest behaviour, they will be swiftly decommissioned.The...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Helping to preserve the eyesight of citizens and providing free cholesterol and blood tests are some of the longstanding contributions made to Jamaica by the Lions Club. Celebrating 100 years of service, its members spread across the globe are proud...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Members of the police force, alongside representatives from other government agencies, were yesterday given the opportunity to absorb strong motivational messages from two grass-roots dancehall stars, who delivered very simple but practical...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Complaints from persons renewing fitness certificates for their vehicles at the Swallowfield Examination Depot in St Andrew that they were being badly inconvenienced by the length of time it took for them to get through using the newly implemented...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 12:03 AMJason Cross

It cannot be talk alone. That is how Metry Seaga, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association, is responding to Acting Police Commissioner Novelette Grant's mandate for tackling crime during her 90-day tenure, which commenced on January 6.He...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Travelling through the Corporate Area, many might have had to resort to using mobile phone applications like Google Maps to find their destination, because of the dilapidated condition of a large number of street signs - some simply falling down,...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Illegal acts like the capturing of land, and water and electricity theft are believed by University of the West Indies (UWI) professor, Anthony Clayton, to be huge contributors to the cycle of crime and violence, spanning different generations in...

Published:Monday | January 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

For 90 years, Ardenne High School has committed itself to producing some of the most prominent and influential men and women of Jamaica, deeply embedding in them values of godliness, honesty, respect and guiding them on their various game-changing...

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

For the next police commissioner to reap any kind of success at reducing crime, University of the West Indies Sustainable Development Professor Anthony Clayton strongly feels that he or she will need to implement comprehensive strategies that not...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The police have said that they have no leads yet in Sunday's early morning killing of Calabar High School cricketer Stephan McLaren. But his mother, Evelyn Burton, is adamant that the killers, who she labels as heartless, must turn themselves into...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

It was as if God was trying to tell her to urgently reach out to her son, Stephan McLaren, in the wee hours of New Year's morning before he was stabbed to death by an unknown assailant.Evelyn Barton, indeed, made the call to her son, a promising...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid has issued a strong warning to criminals not to take robbery victims for granted because persons will eventually start fighting back."Don't take it for granted that you are just going to be...

Published:Monday | January 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The police were last night yet to identify the body of a young man who was stabbed and killed on Constant Spring Road, St Andrew, early Sunday morning in the vicinity of Savanna Plaza.Reports received are that around 5 a.m. yesterday, the young man...

Published:Saturday | December 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Clarendon Fitz Bailey believes that rational decisions are being made by persons to become criminals when they weigh the benefits against risks."As far as I see it, crime pays in Jamaica. People tend to...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:10 AMJason Cross

A health ministry official has attempted to reassure residents of the surrounding cholera cemetery, located at the corner of Waterloo and West Kings House roads, that there is no way cholera could still be present in the cemetery.According to the...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

A strong element of deterrence is needed in Jamaica if the island is to experience any kind of properly functioning system of law enforcement and justice, says University of the West Indies Professor Anthony Clayton."There has to be a strong element...

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