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Bloody St Catherine - Five killed, two injured in 24 hours

  Amid a 40 per cent increase in murders in the St Catherine North Police Division and with no end in sight to the bloodletting that is responsible for 30 persons being killed since January 1, the division's top cop, Beau Rigabie, is adamant that...

Judges send a message - Emergency marathon meeting grinds justice system to a halt

  Parish Court judges, fearing that their wage impasse with the Government will drag on for another Budget year, used a marathon meeting with their seniors yesterday to air their grouse over salaries and conditions of service, as well as discuss ...

Gearing up! - Williams positive about Commonwealth Games preparation in Kingston

Jamaica's 2018 Commonwealth Games cycling representative Oshane Williams says that moving to Kingston for the last two months of preparation for the Commonwealth Games will quicken his progress and put him in a better position to make a big mar...

A house for Patsy

"Thanks, thanks, thanks," was all that Patsy Wheatley, a senior citizen of Palmer's Cross, Clarendon, could mutter as she claimed the keys to her new home courtesy of the Indigent Housing Programme, powered by the local government ministry. Th...

Marks takes Jamaica to Dubai

Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, is in Dubai representing the island at the sixth annual World Government Summit, which runs from February 11 to 13. The country is being represented at the conference for the first time ...

Patrick Powell released from prison

  Businessman Patrick Powell, who was sentenced to nine months in prison last August for failing to hand over his firearm to the police, was released last Tuesday after serving just under six months. Joyce Stone, deputy commissioner - custodial...

Military background not automatic qualifier for top cop - PSOJ boss

  With the window now open for persons wishing to apply for the post of police commissioner, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell has said that a military background should not automatically qualify anyon...

Time for business - North West St Andrew candidates to be nominated today

An intriguing battle should be launched today when the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Dr Nigel Clarke and the People's National Party's (PNP) Keisha Hayle are nominated to contest the March 5 by-election in the St Andrew North West constituency. ...

Jamaica set for Athletics World Cup in summer

Jamaica's senior track and field athletes can look forward to another opportunity to represent the country in what is considered as a down year in track and field, as British Athletics has announced yesterday that eight of the world's top track an...

Let's protect tourism, rename SOE - Montague - but guns still barking despite state of emergency

Western Bureau: Like some business stakeholders in the parish, National Security Minister Robert Montague is wary about the impact the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in St James could ultimately have on the tourism sector and is propos...