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  1. Fleet Street nightmare - Eleven-year-old 'Angel' killed in a hail of bullets

    Residents of Fleet Street in downtown Kingston are still reeling from Thursday night's horrific gun attack that ended the life of 11-year-old Taysha Hughes, who was shot in the chest as masked gunmen sprayed a group of young men with bullets....
  2. Ban on phones mirrors most USstates' traffic laws

    Jamaica's proposed new Road Traffic Act is in line with most states in America, but is tougher than what now obtains in Florida.Comparisons by The Gleaner have revealed that the bill, which is being debated in the House of Representatives, follows...
  3. Evidence rises above suspicion, says judge

    A High Court judge has ruled that the evidence presented by prosecutors in the trial of the former household helper accused of killing university lecturer Dr Peter Vogel rises "above suspicion".The ruling by Justice Evon Brown was handed down in the...
  4. NWC gets go-ahead to resume charging late-payment fee

    The National Water Commission (NWC) will resume applying late-payment fees (LPF) to applicable bills come July 1, as issues that had caused the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to halt the payment have been resolved."Following a review of...
  5. Gov't senator wants 'corrupt' politicians, power brokers jailed

    Politicians are among the power brokers that Jamaicans need to see dragged to jail to remind citizens that the justice system does not recognise statuswhen punishing wrongdoers, Government Senator Kerensia Morrison has argued."Jamaicans believe that...
  6. Outgoing national librarian satisfied with performance

    With the imminent changing of the guard at the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ), outgoing National Librarian and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Winsome Hudson has declared the heightened attention the NLJ has received as the greatest achievement of...
  7. Children and the Internet ... - No to bans, yes to creative engagement, says Paul

    For children, safe Internet practices should centre on creative parental engagement that underlines the hazards of cyberspace rather than imposing impulsive bans that cannot be enforced, according to Annie Paul, blogger and senior publications...
  8. Denbigh danger - Public health safety breaches may cause shutdown of popular agricultural show

    This year's staging of the annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show hangs in the balance pending the outcome of a meeting this morning between a team from the Clarendon Health Department and the organisers, the Jamaica Agriculture...
  9. 'Plain discrimination!' - Boys 14-17 need protection from assault, too, says JFJ

    Jamaica has a law that protects children from aggravated assault. Girls get that protection for their entire childhood. For boys, however, the protection stops at age 13, and human-rights lobby Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) says that it is just plain...
  10. Labour laws biased against men - Taylor

    University lecturer Dr Orville Taylor has charged that labour laws in Jamaica are gender-biased and contribute negatively to the role Jamaican fathers play in the lives of their children.Taylor, the head of the Sociology Department at the University...
  11. Still no idea - Ja's vote on OAS Venezuela resolution remains a secret

    The Foreign Ministry has been silent so far on Jamaica's voting position on the failed Venezuela resolution pushed by the United States and Mexico at this week's Organisation of American States (OAS) General Assembly.The situation has also showed...
  12. 'Chinese hogging construction sector not good'

    President of the Incorporated Masterbuiders Association Humphrey Taylor says that the construction industry is in a state of ill-health because of the Chinese hogging the industry.He said that too many of the big jobs have gone the way of the...
  13. Don't 'loud up' the gun attack - Vendors concerned that negative publicity about market shootings will affect livelihood

    Worried that their weekend sales could be affected by the murder of two of their own and the injury of one farmer on Wednesday night, some vendors at the Coronation Market were tight-lipped about the latest shootings in the busy market district in...
  14. Two more murdered in St James, tally now at 132

    Western Bureau:St James's reign of murderous terror claimed two more victims on Wednesday night as masked thugs, sporting assault rifles, struck in Providence Heights, the community adjoining Flanker, killing two persons and injuring six others.The...
  15. MoBay’s stakeholders mulling crime summit

    Western Bureau: With the bid to tame St James’s ongoing lawlessness proving to be onerous, with more than 130 murders since the start of the year, several prominent stakeholders are proposing a crime summit to look at the situation with a view to finding a workable fix...
  16. Peter Vogel trial | Prosecutors close their case

    Lawyers for the former household helper who is on trial with her boyfriend for killing university lecturer Dr Peter Vogel are today expected to ask a judge to dismiss the charges against them.Yesterday, prosecutors closed their case in the murder...
  17. 'BPO sector in a precarious position'

    Western Bureau:Dr Guna Muppuri, the outgoing president of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), is calling for dialogue with the Government before the long-awaited special economic zone (SEZ) regulations are finalised.The...
  18. Big bill for gunshots - KPH spending $400,000 a day to treat victims of gunshot wounds

    Crime and violence have not only posed a serious threat to the security of Jamaicans, with an average of 28 murders per week and 672 killings up to June 17 this year, but taxpayers are paying a high price for gun conflicts. The Kingston Public...
  19. Gov't backs China's One Belt, One Road policy - Holness says if possible, Ja could join in near future

    Western Bureau:Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared that the Government of Jamaica is supportive of the Republic of China's 'One Belt, One Road' (OBOR) economic policy and has an interest in becoming part of the initiative in the future.Giving...
  20. Golding, Malahoo Forte spar over Zone of Special Operations bill

    Opposition spokesman on Justice Senator Mark Golding and Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte yesterday locked horns during a special select committee of Parliament after the senator declared the Zone of Special Operations bill unconstitutional...