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  1. Traumatised - Hurt by 2010 incursion, youngsters now behind west Kingston violence

    Disorder and acts of violence have become the order of the day in west Kingston.With almost daily shootings and murders, worried residents are now blaming youngsters who were mere children at the time of the May 2010 incursion by the security forces...
  2. No, thank you! - Accused persons ignore sentence-reduction initiative

    Accused persons in the nearly 700 criminal cases that are before the Home Circuit Court yesterday turned their backs on an initiative implemented by court administrators that guaranteed significantly discounted sentences in exchange for pleading...
  3. Carlos Hill trial postponed again

    The fraud trial of former Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill is scheduled to start in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston tomorrow.The trial was expected to start yesterday, but was again postponed because the judge selected to hear the case was...
  4. Social-media war declared on lotto scammers

    Western Bureau:The Anti-Lottery Scam Task Force, which is now on a high following the recent extradition of several high-profile, alleged 'lotto scammers' has opened up another front in its war against the fraudulent scheme, using social media as...
  5. JCF graduates get their feet - wet in Half-Way Tree operation

    Police personnel, including a batch that graduated two weeks ago, flooded Half-Way Tree (HWT) yesterday as part of an initiative of the Police High Command to eradicate lawlessness from society.Similar to yesterday, increased presence within the HWT...
  6. Holness, Phillips urge J'cans to redouble efforts for Labour Day

    Jamaicans from all walks of life have been called to duty by Prime Minister Andrew Holness as the country celebrates Labour Day 2017. Holness, in his message, urged the country to unite in labour so as not to diminish the efforts of previous...
  7. Major roadworks by NWA can stand up to scrutiny - Hunter

    Chief Executive officer of the National Works Agency (NWA), E.G. Hunter, has moved to defend major works carried out by his agency.He declared that there is no evidence that such roadworks have been found wanting."One needs to establish factually...
  8. Proposal to dump 'uncontrollable' designation for violent children

    Two new measures called the Care Order and the Antisocial Behaviour Order are being proposed for the courts to use in treating with children. They would formally replace the 'uncontrollable' designation that some advocates argue results in the abuse...
  9. 'Jamaica Moves' presented to Commonwealth health ministers

    Jamaica's Chief Medical Officer, Dr Winston De La Haye, on Sunday made his presentation at the annual Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting being held in Geneva, Switzerland.The presentation, which focused on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the...
  10. Warranty on roads - Ashley suggests measure to hold contractors to guaranteed standards

    Suggesting a system of warranty on road repairs in Jamaica to stem the flow of taxpayers' money down the drain, political commentator Dr Paul Ashley is arguing that contractors should bear the cost of repairing roads that fall into disrepair a short...
  11. Mason's unfulfilled dream - Athlete wanted Usain Bolt-signed Jamaican Rio jersey

    Before the end of Jamaica-born athlete Germaine Mason's thanksgiving service yesterday, national 100m and 200m sprinter Julian Forte revealed to The Gleaner that Mason badly wanted a 2016 Olympic-branded Jamaican vest signed by sprint legend Usain...
  12. Millions down the drain in hay project

    The financial mismanage-ment and lax oversight uncovered in the Government's $20-million hay production project resulted in lost revenues totalling millions of dollars, a damning audit report has found.The Hay Commercialisation Project designed and...
  13. On the corner | Duncan determined to lead EPOC success

    Keith Duncan, co-chairman of the Government's Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), told residents of Swallowfield in St Andrew that he was determined to lead the charge for the success of the plan of action that hopefully would rescue...
  14. Free health care could pose challenge to development - IDB

    The PROBLEMS plaguing Jamaica's health sector, especially with free access to public services and treatment, are among several gaps being looked at by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as it develops its 10-year strategic plan.Commenting on...
  15. Stop wasting money on expensive tests, equipment - urologist

    While highlighting the need for Jamaica's health sector to capitalise on new technology available to screen patients, consultant urologist Dr Robert Wan has argued that policymakers should be equally cautious in ensuring that resources are not...
  16. Orange Street residents cry police brutality

    Accusing the police of using excessive force, residents along a section of Orange Street, Kingston, in the vicinity of Bulla Lane, yesterday set fire to debris that was used to block the road.Residents complained that the police used pepper spray on...
  17. Monumental error - Labour minister ironically misses mark in lamenting lack of knowledge about historical sites

    Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson yesterday demonstrated in dramatic fashion, how the lack of information about Jamaica's cultural heritage is undermining its development, when she referred to a memorial in "Highgate, St Mary,...
  18. Multimillion-dollar project goes haywire - Lax monitoring, poor intervention lead programme to 'abysmal' results

    An audit by the Ministry of Agriculture has revealed that the Hay Commercialisation Project failed to deliver on any of its objectives outlined in the project document.According to the findings, the production levels have been significantly low and...
  19. Salvation Army celebrates 130 years

    Deputy Police Commissioner Novelette Grant will be the keynote speaker at this Wednesday's fund-raising dinner at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in support of the Salvation Army, which has been operating in Jamaica since 1887.The dinner will headline a...
  20. Horror Zone! - St Andrew South communities among most dangerous places for children between 2011 and '15

    For scores of Jamaica's children, life is brutish, nasty and short. It gets worse for those children living in the communities which are policed by the men and women from the St Andrew South Police Division, as those were the most dangerous areas...