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Gunmen murder two in MoBay

Despite the ongoing state of public emergency in St James and the recent successes of the security forces in seizing illegal firearms, brazen gangsters are still committing murders in the parish, as two persons were killed during the past weekend. On...

Murder tally hits 500 as at Sunday

Sunday's fatal shooting of 56-year-old Neville Salmon of Annotto Bay, St Mary, and 27-year-old Obrian Hartey of Norwood, St James, has pushed Jamaica's murder tally to at least 500 since the start of the year. According to the latest statistics compi...

September 18 trial for cops in Mario Deane case

The three police officers who are facing multiple charges in connection with the 2014 death of Mario Deane will stand trial in the St James Circuit Court on September 18, following a committal hearing to remove the case from the parish court yesterda...

Gully on Marcus Garvey Drive could pose flood risk

Debris piling up in a gully on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston may not be good news for companies in the area that suffered immensely from extensive flooding in September 2016. Heavy showers in the last few days serve as a reminder that the start of ...

Flood of fears - More than 30 houses under threat as water destroy perimeter walls

The fear was evident in the faces of several residents on Harbour Drive in Harbour View, St Andrew, yesterday, as they prayed for an ease in the rain that lashed the community Sunday evening into Monday morning. More rain over the next 24 hours could...

Public Defender Wrong On SOE Cessation - Gov't Senator Slams Harrison Henry

Following a five-hour debate yesterday, the Senate approved a resolution to extend the state of public emergency (SOE) in St James for 90 days after a five-hour debate. The 16 senators who were present, like their colleagues in the Lower House on Tue...

Parenting Commission targets underserved communities for Child Month

Kaysia Kerr, president of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), says greater focus must be placed at the grass-roots level in promoting Child Month, which is celebrated annually in the month of May. Child Month 2018 is being observed unde...

Peace - Custos of Portland confident parish will retain status as safest in island

Custos of Portland Lincoln Thaxter is confident that the parish will retain its status as being the safest in the island despite a 150 per cent increase in murders so far this year when compared to the same period last year. With just five murders so...

Five murders in four months, alarming but...

Mayor of Port Antonio Paul Thompson has accepted that five murders in four months in the usually peaceful parish of Portland is alarming, but he doesn't expect that number to escalate much for the rest of the year. "Because of what has unfolded over ...

War - Seven murdered, eight injured in Westmoreland massacre

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says that the gangsters responsible for the gun-slaying of seven persons in a 12-hour murderous rampage in Grange Hill, Westmoreland, on Tuesday night are animals that should be tracked down, located, and go...

PSOJ encourages public-private sector collaboration to develop middle managers

President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), Howard Mitchell, is encouraging the public and private sectors to work together in developing skilled middle managers' for national growth and development. Mitchell was addressing the op...

BOJ retains former Jamaican IMF official - Marston to advise on updating investment framework for non-bank financial sector

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke last night announced that the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has retained the services of David Marston, a former senior advisor, deputy director, and chief risk officer of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help update ...

'Blame the parents!' - Without guidance, Tel Aviv children becoming 'shottas'

Unprepared for the task of raising a child, with little or no family support, parents in the central Kingston community known as 'Tel Aviv' have been blamed for much of the woes facing them. Participants at a Gleaner-RISE Life Management On the Corne...

After 'crazy gunfight', police probing links to slain MoBay gangster 'Bowza'

Police crime-scene tape surrounding the three-storey apartment complex in Hatfield, St James, yesterday, was the only indication of the hours-long gun battle last Saturday that left notorious gangster Nico 'Bowza' Samuels dead and four policemen inju...

Anthony, the friendly cop - Police constable brightens the day of many in Half-Way Tree

More than a decade after he was abused by members of a police team, Anthony Taylor is trying his hardest to help change the image of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), and he is doing it from the inside. Having joined the JCF three years ago, Tayl...

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