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'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...

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...

'Run Free: The Documentary' - From the inner city to world stage - Film chronicles boys from sidewalk survival to a standing ovation on the world stage

For decades, social analysts have highlighted the need for young men in Jamaica's low-income communities to be consistently engaged in social intervention programmes. They have also emphasised the effects of cultural exchange in broadening one'...

'Babsy' bites back - Sports minister defends SDF board appointments after Opposition's criticism

Sports Minister Olivia 'Babsy' Grange has strongly defended her recently announced appointments to the Sports Development Foundation (SDF) board. Grange was responding to a press release, issued by Opposition Spokesperson on Sports Natalie Neit...

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...