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No unrestricted police powers - Lawmakers frown on proposal to detain persons for up to 14 days without filing criminal charges

Lawmakers yesterday levelled damning criticisms at the police, declaring that "too often" citizens are being charged with criminal offences without any investigation. The disapproval came after the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) proposed to a pa...

Taxi operators continue protest of new Road Traffic Act - Government source says nothing will change

Despite the chaos caused by taxi operators who protested yesterday for the second day across sections of the island over what they called "ridiculous" aspects of the newly proposed Road Traffic Act, a government source said that not much will chan...

Housing for poor coming - Holness announces $500m programme for indigent

The Andrew Holness administration is now crafting a programme through which $500 million will be spent to build "reasonable" housing solutions for the poor and indigent across the island. Further, Holness, the prime minister, signalled yesterday th...

We will not relent in arresting gang leaders - JCF

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will not yield in its efforts to arrest and charge gang leaders and members under the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisations) Act (anti-gang law), a statement from the police has said. The stat...

JLP ripe for second term - Shaw

While acknowledging that the administration is only at midterm, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) firebrand politician Audley Shaw said it is ripe for a second term. "I know we are at midterm, but I already feel that victory is in the air for the Jamaica...

Four St Mary murders in 48 hours

The police have intensified their search for a group of men who allegedly shot and killed two residents in Annotto Bay, St Mary, Saturday night. Saturday night's attack increased the number of killings in the parish to four since Thursday. The l...

PM wants police wage dispute settled

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday expressed disappointment that wage negotiations between the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Government remain unresolved despite numerous meetings between the parties. Holness, speaking yesterday at...

Pulse's 'Caribbean Model Search TV' approaches finale

The show that brought viewers drama, excitement and hilarity will serve up a final dose of excitement today when the series comes to a close. Produced by Pulse, the model-focused reality-TV programme has been a big hit this season with a new inn...

STETHS have nothing to fear, says Wedderburn - ISSA/Champions Cup semis today at Sabina Park

St Elizabeth Technical High's (STETHS) coach, Omar Wedderburn, says his team has nothing to fear when they meet urban area kingpins Jamaica College (JC) in today's big semifinal clash of the ISSA-Champions Cup competition at Sabina Park. The ma...

South America opens up - Non-stop flights to Jamaica start next year

Seven months after tourism minister Edmund Bartlett led a delegation of tourism officials into a meeting with senior executives of LATAM Airlines Group at their headquarters in, Santiago, Chile, the airline has announced that it will operate th...