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Can't stay at home and win - TT coach

Jamaica's female table tennis players need overseas exposure if they are to keep pace with their rivals in the region. That's the observation of Matthew Dawson, who was national women's team coach during the recently concluded 60th Caribbean Tabl...

Jamaica Madhouse ready for Heroes Day Dinner

The charity organisation Jamaica Madhouse is now gearing up to feed more Jamaicans this Heroes Day, something the organisation has been doing, much to the delight of the needy, for the past four years. Plans are in place to take the bold initiative...

‘Chucky’ Brown Trial | Witness says he saw when ‘Chucky’ shot victim dead

The prosecution's first witness in the trial for police Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown testified yesterday that he saw when Brown, who he said was wearing a mask, shot the deceased Robert 'Gutty' Dawkins on the Palmer's Cross main road in Clarend...

Hiring alert - Concerns over employment protocol for hotel workers

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) said Thursday night's reported rape and gun attack on two visitors at the RIU Reggae Hotel in Montego Bay, St James, allegedly by a new entertainment coordinator, should trigger a review of hiring p...

Parents of robbed students not coming forward, say police

One key factor preventing the arrest and prosecution of criminals who rob students is fear. According to Ivel Calder, deputy superintendent in charge of territorial operations within the Kingston Central Division, most parents of the teen victims ...

Grief too rough to bear - Family tries to come to grips with drowning death of six-year-old

Tears flowed down Candice Chambers' cheeks yesterday and with a weak wave of the hand, she signalled to the Gleaner team to talk to her mother at their home in Oliver Gardens, May Pen, Clarendon. She was inconsolable as she tried to process the de...

Seaga 'drops legs' talks music history

Signalling to the disc jockey to turn up the volume, former Prime Minister Edward Seaga got to his feet and showed all present in Lecture Theatre 50 at the University of the Technology (UTech), Jamaica, that he can still 'buss a move' as he dan...

Violence, robberies prompt meeting of principals

A recent spate of robberies and violence against schoolchildren has prompted a meeting today of the heads of some Kingston high schools at St George's College. The meeting will include representatives from schools in and around Central Kingston, s...

Crime Stop devastated by cop's murder

Mellissa Edwards-Whyte would have celebrated her 46th birthday yesterday. "Next week, she would have travelled overseas for her daughter's wedding. She was the mother to the children of other Crime Stop counsellors. She volunteered and could be dep...

Suspected tourists rapist was wanted by the police

It appears that the RIU Resorts did not carry out adequate background checks on 24-year-old Demar Scott, the entertainment coordinator now arrested for raping two guests at gunpoint at its Montego Bay Riu Reggae Hotel last Thursday night. Scott...