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Opposition demands proof of MOU court ruling

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says it is stumped by Tuesday’s revelation by National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang that the Supreme Court had ruled that Operation Anthem – the Peter Phillips-era electronic surveillance mem...

Sewage sore stinks - Millions flushed down the drain on defective Sav Hospital treatment plant

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has ordered independent auditors to probe expenditure on a dysfunctional wastewater treatment plant at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland after it was discovered that the project had racked up 180 per...

Police SOE bill rockets past $230m

Taxpayers have forked out at least $232 million in a soaring bill related to deployment in the Government’s widening security crackdown across more than a third of the police divisions across Jamaica, but a plethora of absent data means that the...

Detectives question owner of killer truck

Police have begun to interview the owner of the garbage truck that rammed into a taxicab before crushing to death a seven-year-old student of Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston on Monday. “There are no new updates other than we are questi...

Baby Moses still in hospital

The baby dubbed ‘Moses’ who was found in a pit latrine in Cox Piece, St Mary, last week remains at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital under medical care, with the case being monitored by the Child Development Agency (CDA). CDA regional d...

Temple Hall grows weary of stray cow road hazard - Animal butchered after latest crash as injuries, damage from collisions mount

Stray cows belonging to cattle herders with sprawling farms along the Temple Hall main road in St Andrew have been causing nightmares for motorists who traverse the roadway after dark. The Gleaner understands that there have been at least two near...

Dengue concerns still stinging in Hanover

Tensions are rising in Hanover over the increasing number of persons being affected by dengue-like symptoms, although the parish’s health department is contending that there is no cause for alarm. Dr Kaushal Singh, the medical officer of health f...

MoBay gangster in viral robbery videos killed

A gangster who figured in several daring daylight robberies in St James, some of which were captured on security cameras and have gone viral online, was shot and killed on Sunday night after he allegedly engaged a police-military team in a shootou...

Army increases with graduation of 146 recruits

The rain did not dampen the parade for 146 recruits who, after 12 months of gruelling training, were on Saturday officially recognised as Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers. The soldiers, who form the Jamaica National Reserve (JNR) 1801, were...

Senator: Time to bite dog owners for not securing animals

A government senator has used the recent vicious pit bull attack on a primary school teacher to nudge her colleagues on both sides of the political divide to come up with measures to address the issue of dog ownership. The St Richards Primary Scho...

DPP explains dropping rape charges against man

Jamaica’s top prosecutor has defended the decision by one of her deputies to withdraw rape charges against a man who was allegedly linked through DNA evidence to a string of sexual attacks in Red Hill, St Andrew, in 2015. Byron Tingling was init...

Family thanks search party as 9-y-o’s body found

Sherine Kidd was a picture of anguish, staring into space yesterday as she processed news that the body of her son, nine-year-old Kyle Richards, had been found. Kyle went missing last week Wednesday after being swept away by floodwaters as he m...

MOMMY ROCKET - Fraser-Pryce powers to unmatched fourth World title, dedicates victory to mothers

Mother. Champion. Legend. Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce blushed at the suggestion, but two Olympic titles and, now, an unmatched four World titles in the 100m make her the greatest of all time in the event. Fraser-Pryce, in what she described...

West breathes sigh of relief as taxi drivers turn out

The new school year got off to a smooth start in western Jamaica yesterday as fears that a planned strike by taxi operators and issues such as a shortage of teachers would have created problems never materialised. Clayton Smith, principal of Grang...

100 EOJ workers for PNP polls

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) will send a 100-member team of presiding officers and polling clerks to conduct Saturday’s People’s National Party (PNP) presidential polls at the National Arena. The EOJ – the country’s electoral direc...