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Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:15 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Businessman Gassan Azan is to embark on a 400-acre agricultural project in Lakes Pen, St Catherine, that, he says, will ultimately decrease Jamaica’s food importation and increase its food security. Speaking with reporters at his downtown offices...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:14 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Quick action by residents of Southside in Kingston resulted in the rescue of at least 60 elderly people after fire razed the Good Shepherd Home where they lived and levelled a nearby tenement yard, turning their possessions into smoke and soot....

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2019 | 12:26 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Administrators at Kingston Parish Church spent much of last week dreading an influx of illegal street vendors who, at this time each year, descend on the premises like a plague, making life hellish for church members. The year-round problem of...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:14 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Party promoters can expect full enforcement of the Noise Abatement Act for the summer as cops promise strict vigilance and no exceptions to the 2 a.m. party lock-off time across the island. “They [party promoters] already know the law, and they are...

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:25 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Politicians on both sides of the aisle and members of Jamaica’s private sector yesterday sat down to brainstorm solutions to the island’s crime problem, which has resulted in close to 800 homicides and since the start of the year. “Despite the...

Published:Monday | July 29, 2019 | 12:26 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Two months after gunmen shot two policemen and held business operators hostage in a daring mid-morning heist in May Pen, Clarendon, senior police sleuths say they have made no major breakthrough in their probe. At least six heavily armed gangsters...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:24 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Arguing that current road-improvement work is testament that the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is better at managing the country’s affairs, government Senator Matthew Samuda has rebutted recent suggestions by the Opposition that the projects...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:25 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Demanding that a commission of inquiry be commenced into the operations of the ministries of education and energy and their affiliates, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips yesterday chided the Government for its silence amid a slew of corruption...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:05 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

The High Command says plans are progressing well to get a new police unit up and running to replace the controversial 57-year-old Mobile Reserve but it remains tight-lipped on the induction of members. National Security Minister Horace Chang...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:12 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

In the first six months of 2019, Clarendon has already recorded more than half the 133 homicides it saw for the entire 2018, yet Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson is confident the parish can still end the year with fewer murders...

Published:Tuesday | July 2, 2019 | 12:20 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Though the Andrew Holness administration has spent hundreds of billions of dollars on infrastructure development, primarily roadwork in the Corporate Area, People’s National Party (PNP) leadership aspirant Peter Bunting has declared this will not...

Published:Tuesday | July 2, 2019 | 12:19 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Aspirant to the presidency of the People’s National Party (PNP), Peter Bunting, who in 2013 as national security minister called for “divine intervention” to curb Jamaica’s bloody crime rate, has promised better results if he wins the next general...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:09 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Jamaicans at home and abroad say they have little faith in the authorities’ efforts to stop the flow of illegal guns into the island and away from inner-city youths who regard them as “business” and “power”. Dozens of teenagers and young adults...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:23 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Five years after Karen Rainford was beheaded by the father of four of her six children in Mountain View, St Andrew, her elderly mother and children are desperately seeking a safer home after jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. The...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:07 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Gun shops and firearm-licensing agencies are among organisations to which United States Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents have reached out as part of its effort to keep firearms and other deadly contraband out of the reach of persons...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:08 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Political psychologist and university lecturer Dr Christopher Charles has blasted local politicians, saying that they are complicit in the smuggling of illegal guns across Jamaican borders, and insists that the United States (US) has no obligation...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:07 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Some of the 17 CCTV systems installed to watch over the volatile May Pen square in Clarendon are out of order, limiting one of the strategies implemented to catch criminals and deter lawlessness in the parish capital. The cameras were set up across...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:25 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

May Pen has become a prime battleground for criminals who use the bustling commercial hub as an OK Corral to carry out brazen daylight attacks like the Hollywood-style heist near Guinep Tree two Sundays ago. Many shoppers and sellers are avoiding...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:17 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Police in the Corporate Area had their hands full yesterday, following two shooting incidents since Tuesday that left a man dead and another injured, with Old Hope Road and Maxfield Avenue communities engulfed in fear. Onlookers at the Old Hope...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:17 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Jamaican surgeons were yesterday urged to be more socially accountable and to embrace new technology in order to support the continued evolution of their profession. The directive was made by senior surgeons at the 61st Annual Clinical Conference...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:13 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is steadily improving its human and technical resources, and part of its efforts include bolstering academic training and accreditation through local and international partnerships. Last Tuesday, the military signed...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:31 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard’s capacity to collar smugglers and carry out search-and-rescue operations was further bolstered yesterday with the handover of two additional vessels from the United States (US). The vessels – a Boston...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Patrons at a bar near South Camp Road in Kingston were left in mourning yesterday as news surfaced about the death of Constable Toddmar Allen, who was assigned to the Mobile Reserve located nearby. Allen was among patrons at another bar in...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:36 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

There is disquiet within the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) that three cops involved in last week’s controversial high-speed chase and shooting in Spanish Town, St Catherine, are being used as scapegoats to shield unorthodox policing methods...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 9:37 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

There are renewed calls for more police duties to be outsourced to private security companies as the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) continues its drive to bolster its boots on the ground. The JCF says there are just over 11,000 policemen and...

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