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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...

We can't stop every single murder – Superintendent Beeput

Superintendent Sharon Beeput, the commanding officer for Hanover, says that the police are powerless to stop incidents such as Wednesday's gruesome triple murder in Green Island as aggrieved persons are not utilising the mechanisms that are in place ...

Eleven cop Governor General's Achievement Awards in Surrey

Eleven patriots from the county of Surrey stepped up to receive Governor General's Achievement Awards yesterday for their steady commitment to excellence in academia and community service. "Our 11 Surrey county awardees this afternoon have used their...

Tips for students doing exam under trauma

For many students, the examination period equates to severe stress levels, fear, and pressure. Unfortunately, too, there may be some students who are dealing with the death of a loved one, the divorce of their parents, and violence, which can compoun...

Huge fees, no mail! - AG says arrangements with postal agents to deliver mail uneconomical

A performance audit of the public postal service, which was conducted by the Pamela Monroe Ellis-led Auditor General's Department, revealed that the arrangements with postal agents to deliver mail were uneconomical as the agents handled little or no ...

Thomas: There is no pressure

Coach of Portmore United Football Club, Shavar Thomas, says he is under no pressure to deliver the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) title in only his first season at the club. After Portmore were defeated in the two previous finals, to Montego Bay Un...

Our mission is to serve every single individual, says new Salvation Army head

"Save souls, grow saints, and serve suffering humanity" - the motto of the Salvation Army - has been, in a nutshell, the undertaking of Lieutenant Colonel Devon Haughton for almost four decades. Haughton, 58, was recently promoted to the rank of comm...