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Relief! - Leaders hope state of emergency will drive down murders in Wild West

Western Jamaica civic and business leaders yesterday breathed a collective sigh of relief as Prime Minister Andrew Holness declared a state of public emergency (SOE), blanketing St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland, in a bid to curtail rampant crim...

Cops kill man in dramatic six-hour hostage stand-off - Eight-year-old son stabbed when officers turned up to investigate incest report; two others slain in MoBay

A St James taxi operator, who first held his eight-year-old son hostage and then tried to kill him, was shot dead by the police following a bizarre six-hour stand-off in Comfort district, near Anchovy in St James, yesterday. The incident, coupled ...

Not even Hercules can clear court backlog - prosecutor - Taylor paints dismal picture of Easter term as 1,000 old cases compound workload

With the nation’s courts still hobbled by severe backlog, 1,024 cases have been traversed into the new Easter Term of the downtown Kingston-based Home Circuit Court as only 91 cases were disposed of in the previous term, much to the dismay of me...

Car dragged toddler’s body in fleeing hit-and-run scene

A pall of gloom is hanging over John’s Hall, St James, home of two-year-old Sasha-Gaye ‘Munchie’ Dennis, who succumbed to injuries she sustained when she and her 10-year-old sister were mowed down by a motor car along the Howard Cooke Boulev...

RGD updates application forms

The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) has revised its record updating application forms as part of efforts to improve customer-service delivery. The forms that have been modified are those used for re-registration; late entry of names; lat...

Commish defends gun-recovery efforts

With the number of recorded gun and ammunition seizures during the states of emergency (SOEs) falling below those of the previous years when no such enhanced security measures was imposed, Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson has ...

New police HQ to save Gov’t $400m per year

The proposed construction of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) headquarters is set to save the Government nearly $400 million per year, according to National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang. “It’s not only a matter of getting teams togethe...

Residents foil murder-suicide attempt

Hectors River, Portland: Quick action by residents of Hill Top in Hectors River, Portland, saved two lives as a man reportedly attacked his wife in the dead of the night on Wednesday. At about 2 a.m., residents were jolted out of their sleep as ...

Bloody revenge - Fears swirl as Sterling Castle erupts with mob killing of suspect

Residents of the usually quiet rural community of Sterling Castle Heights fear that there could be more bloodshed in response to the brutal murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers and yesterday’s mob killing of 26-year-old Miguel Williams, who a...

Can Buju Banton perform in the US again?

Can Buju Banton, Jamaica’s Grammy-winning reggae icon, return to the United Sates to perform again? Can he, once again, electrify stages at concert venues in the land that locked him away behind bars for seven years on drug charges, almost...