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JUTC probing security breach at depot

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) says it has launched a wide-scale investigation into an incident involving a former member of staff who drove away with a bus from one of its depots last month.  The ex-worker crashed into a motor...

Assault rifle, handgun seized in St James

An assault rifle was one of two firearms that were seized by the St James Police during an operation in Rose Mount on Wednesday. The police say several assorted rounds of ammunition were also seized. The Mount Salem Police report that a team was on a...

Four shot, two fatally in Clarendon

wo men were shot and killed and two others shot and injured in Hayes, Clarendon last night. The deceased have been identified as 33-year-old Sheldon Broomfield otherwise called Chanderpaul, a taxi operator of Baptist Street in the community, and Ri...

A mother's pain... 4-year-old Kingston girl dies from dengue

Danae Hyman, Online Reporter  Annette Hannan, the mother of four-year-old Rihanna Rupon, who died from dengue fever last week, says she's left angry and devastated by the death of her child. For her, Rihanna would be alive had health authorities b...

'I was afraid' - Witness says he lied about his name to INDECOM out of fear

A Clarendon taxi operator told the court yesterday that he gave the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) a false name in his first three statements out of fear. "I was afraid because of what I see happening," the witness said, testi...

Body of missing American woman found in shallow grave

Crime scene investigators and forensic specialists were kept quite busy yesterday in Fish River district in Orange Bay, Hanover, where they exhumed the remains of American national, 72-year-old Nancy Hardy, whose body was found wrapped in a green ...

Obama failed us - Retired Jamaican businessman, Trump supporter, says first black president was a disappointment to black Americans

Barack Obama's historic presidency was a "disappointment" for black people, a retired Jamaican businessman now living in the United States (US) has asserted. Leonard 'Gerry' Grindley, former chairman and managing director of the Grimax Group of Co...

Every Jamaican will be gainfully employed - Holness

While he is not overly enthused with the Planning Institute of Jamaica's (PIOJ) growth projection figure of 1.9 per cent, Prime Minister Andrew Holness nonetheless believes that if the current upward trajectory is maintained, all Jamaicans will be...

Jamaica's future - PM hails youth awardees

Fifty-two young Jamaicans across 12 key categories walked away with the prestigious Prime Minister's Youth Awards for Excellence last Saturday. The awards ceremony, organised by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, was held on the l...

Cruel critics - Young cop calls for a fair examination of the JCF

Police Constable Romario Gayle yesterday expressed concern about the negative picture being painted of the Jamaica Constabulary Force as he argued that most members of the force are honest, dedicated, and hardworking. Gayle, who is attached to the...

Editors' Forum | Sexual harassment sham? - Hewett questions the commitment of legislators to pass long-promised law

Almost 30 years after Jamaica first started its consideration of laws to address the issue of sexual harassment, executive director of Woman Inc Joyce Hewett has concluded that the political will is not there for the legislation to be passed. And ...

Portland cops probe woman’s killing

On the day when Jamaica joined the rest of the world in marking International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women, the Portland police were called to a scene where the body of yet another murdered woman was found. The body, which was clad o...

JPS exec wants ethics campaign to stem theft

Leroy Reid, director of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) south-west region, has issued a call for a national ethics campaign against dishonest practices such as the illegal abstraction of electricity from the national grid. According to Reid, w...

Bartlett orders review of 'Welcome to Montego Bay' sign - Private sector to pump $5 million into project

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has ordered a full review of the costs associated with the budgeted $17 million for the 'Welcome to Montego Bay' sign and attraction, which is currently under construction at the Sangster International Airpor...

Cops breaching emergency-power rules with faulty data, says public defender

The Office of the Public Defender (OPD) has asserted that the police are operating in breach of the regulations governing the ongoing state of public emergency in St James with "deficient" record-keeping for detainees and warns that this could adv...

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