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Published:Thursday | April 30, 2015 | 3:50 PMTyrone Thompson

Tivoli youth clubities rap EllingtonFormer members of the Presidential Click Youth Club in the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens are rejecting claims by former Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington that their club was formed only after a...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMTyrone Thompson

Returning residents, once set upon by criminal elements across the island, are now safe and no longer being targeted, State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Arnaldo Brown has declared, in seeking to reassure Jamaicans both at home and...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMTyrone Thompson

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is denying claims by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) that more than 11,000 street lights across the island are staying on 24 hours each day for up to six months, leaving taxpayers with a multimillion...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMTyrone Thompson

Russians, Germans and residents of several other countries joined hands at the Bryce Primary School in Christiana, Manchester, last Friday as the charity group, Projects Abroad Jamaica, celebrated community day by giving the facility a well-needed...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMTyrone Thompson, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican passport is ranked as one of the least valuable travel documents in the Caribbean based on the number of countries which allow its holders visa free travel through their ports of entry. According to power rankings released on Monday by...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMTyrone Thompson

Hospital staff in facilities operated by the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) are demanding answers from the Ministry of Health regarding a thrift (savings) club, which they say was operated by the ministry, from which thousands of...

Published:Friday | April 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMTyrone Thompson

An amateur video showing a wild party under way on a bus taking persons on a beach trip minutes before it crashed last week has caused director of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Kenute Hare, to plead with passengers to take...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMTyrone Thompson

Having been introduced in 2006 as key lever in the plan to speed up the snail pace of progress in the justice system, the plea bargain legislation is proving to be more of a hindrance than a help. The Criminal Justice (Plea Negotiations And Agreement...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMTyrone Thompson

Despite a damning 2014 report into the leadership, management and operations of the St James High School by the Ministry of Education, where school principal Joseph Williams was cited as being in breach of Government of Jamaica regulations,...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2015 | 7:23 AMTyrone Thompson

Jamaica's main investment vehicle, JAMPRO, has confirmed that the Government is looking to implement a residency through investment programme. This could see special immigration status given to wealthy foreigners who agree to make a sizable...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2015 | 10:15 AMTyrone Thompson

Time is running out for the Jamaica Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JSPCA) as a Supreme Court order has given the group less than eight months to leave the 10 Winchester Road premises that they have called home for more than 20...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2015 | 9:52 AMTyrone Thompson

Five months after the island embarked on a multimillion-dollar national health clean-up exercise at the height of the chikungunya epidemic, several of the areas targeted are now back in the same state, if not worse, covered with mounds of garbage...

Published:Thursday | February 26, 2015 | 8:09 AMTyrone Thompson

One of the nation's leading gender activists is calling for females who believe their safety is not sufficient priority by the administrators of the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) to take legal action against that institution...

Published:Friday | February 27, 2015 | 12:13 PMTyrone Thompson

Almost 14 years after one of the island's leading hotel chains, the Gordon 'Butch' Stewart-led Sandals Group, acquired the Dragon Bay Resort in Portland and promised to transform it into "the Caribbean's most luxurious resort", the...

Published:Friday | February 20, 2015 | 1:17 PMTyrone Thompson

Still livid over the treatment they have been getting from the Government over the years,several postal agents are considering protest action.This time, the postal agents are angry that they have not received a one-off payment that they say was...

Published:Saturday | February 14, 2015 | 10:12 AMTyrone Thompson

The assault of two female students on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies by a male student last Tuesday has raised fresh questions about gender-based violence on the campus, despite claims by the administration that this is not a major problem.

Published:Friday | February 13, 2015 | 7:41 AMTyrone Thompson

Jamaicans seek bank loans to get plastic surgeons to increase the size of their buttocks as the demand for cosmetic surgery rises.

Published:Thursday | February 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMTyrone Thompson

The annual homecoming ceremonies and Ring Road parade were cancelled at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, as the campus grappled with the report of the assault of two female students by a male student on one of its halls of residence on...

Published:Friday | January 30, 2015 | 1:34 PMTyrone Thompson

The premier training facility for sport education in Jamaica, GC Foster College, is struggling with a shrinking population as more students choose career paths away from those associated with physical education.

Published:Friday | January 30, 2015 | 1:30 PMTyrone Thompson

Published:Sunday | January 11, 2015 | 5:10 PMTyrone Thompson

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has rejected a request from the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) to charge 15 per cent interest on c

Published:Friday | January 9, 2015 | 3:16 PMTyrone Thompson

Former chairman of the board of Access Financial Services, Brian Goldson, has left the company in a strong financial position and with no

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