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Romario Smikle (left), friend of Derrick Coley and Briana Kerr, who died under controversial circumstances, is comforted by by Violet Reid, Coley’s mother, and Antoinette McGregor, his partner.

What was intended to be a night of celebration of life morphed into tragedy for a 24-year-old woman celebrating her birthday and the motorcycle driver with whom she whizzed through Kingston’s streets late last week. Those circumstances appear to be...
Laing

The Ministry of Transport and Mining has acknowledged that Lerone Laing, a former adviser to portfolio Minister Robert Montague, was selected to head the Toll Authority although he does not meet the minimum requirements for the job. The Toll...
The Glengoffe Police Station in St Catherine has been described as a health and safety hazard.

Weeks before the heights of the Christmas shopping season, thieves in the rural northern St Catherine region of Glengoffe are already targeting small business operators on Main Street and other districts like Cassava River and Big Road. Just last...

An alleged scoring error that resulted in an initial winner of a multimillion-dollar contract to supply tractors has plunged the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) into controversy, with a lawsuit threat from the aggrieved company...

Businessman Robert Ivey was given licences for four guns, including a rifle and a shotgun, despite convictions in the United States (US) for drug-related crimes, a Sunday Gleaner investigation has revealed. Late businessman Robert Fletcher had two...

With the global supply chain yet to recover from COVID-19 shocks, it could be a bleak Christmas for shoppers across the island as merchants pass on the increasing costs to source goods overseas. Freight rates have spiked by as much as 600 per cent...

With fewer boots on the ground, after the failed attempt to extend the states of emergency, the Area One Police have increased their presence in troubled communities in Westmoreland with a hope of establishing relationships that will aid in their...

Police Constable Dwight Gregory, who was killed in Hatfield, Manchester, on Friday night, had snubbed suggestions by his sister to retire from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) – the institution to which he had given some three decades of...

Travis DeSouza is now trying to process the fact that his 77-year-old grandmother is dead, allegedly at the hands of one of her grandsons in an incident he describes as “pure foolishness”. Recalling the events leading to the tragedy in Kemps Hill,...

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has emphasised the importance of collecting, analysing and presenting digital evidence that can stand up to scrutiny in court. Speaking at the launch of three training videos dubbed ‘Digital...
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