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'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...

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...

Taxi operators warned to keep protest peaceful, respectful

Egerton Newman, president of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services, is warning bus and taxi operators in the Corporate Area who have been taking protest action for the past few days to stop removing passengers and keys from the ...

'I punched him in the face 4 times' - Female pastor says she beat man for repeatedly abusing his wife

There are times when talk is not enough, and strong, maybe even controversial actions, have to be taken. No one knows this better than Reverend Annett Brown, who admitted that she punched a male member of her church in the face several times becau...

Court backlog persists despite some improvements

A total of 4,274 new cases entered the Supreme Court across all divisions between April and July this year, while only 3,337 matters were completed during the period. According to data from the Chief Justice's Statistics Reports for the Supreme Co...

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...