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Published:Thursday | May 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Bemoaning the fact that Jamaica is too overrun with illegal firearms that end up in the hands of young men who are more than willing to shoot and kill, Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake wants the Firearms Act amended as soon as possible...

Published:Tuesday | May 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Correctional officers from Jamaica's Department of Correctional Services joined their colleagues from other countries in a mock, prison riot training course that was held in West Virginia, USA, from April 30 to May 3.Five officers were engaged in...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Celebrations to honour teachers at the Jessie Ripoll Primary School in Kingston yesterday were overwhelmed by the students, who filled the classrooms with joy and excitement, while volunteers from Scotiabank engaged everyone in conversations and...

Published:Tuesday | May 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The Read Across Jamaica Foundation yesterday embarked on another mission to encourage the nation's children to pattern fluent and impressive reading, by having influential persons in society and representatives from major organisations read to them...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Having fathers play more active roles within families may be the solution to the problem of child abuse in Jamaica, says Pastor Eric Nathan, president of the East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.Nathan delivered reflections on child...

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Beer maker Red Stripe has underscored its commitment to use more cassava in its products with a 25-year lease agreement with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.The agreement will give the company access to 610 acres of...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Alongside the blessing of humans, the popular Christ Church in Vineyard Town, Kingston, used yesterday's service to bestow God's grace upon animals.The church was packed yesterday with pets of all kinds, from dogs to snakes, all turning out with...

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Florida-based gynaecologic oncologist and robotic surgeon, Dr Troy Gatcliffe wants Jamaicans to know that the human papillomavirus (HPV) does not cause cervical cancer all by itself, but is aided by poor lifestyle practices such as smoking, which...

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Another big step was made in the journey to transform Kingston and St Andrew into the capital of the Caribbean yesterday following the official launch of the Kingston and St Andrew Development and Homecoming Foundation at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel,...

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The National security ministry's procurement policy to acquire 250 used motor vehicles for the Jamaica Constabulary Force has met strong challenge from Opposition Spokesperson on National Security Peter Bunting, who described the process as flawed...

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Convinced that the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has the power to utilise laws that would enable a faster rejuvenation process in the capital city, Custos of Kingston Steadman Fuller is suggesting that potentially unsafe and...

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2017 | 4:10 PMJason Cross

The deadline for completion of the road work project on Marcus Garvey Drive has flown by and the new timeline for completion has been set for the end of May.Insisting that the road work has not slowed down, communications manager at the National...

Published:Tuesday | May 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

In accordance with its chief mandate, ensuring the protection of the nation's children, the Child Development Agency (CDA) has embarked on its own set of special activities in celebrating Child Month 2017, themed 'Take Action! Break the Chain of...

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Fifty-eight-year-old businessman Dennis Mattis, who shot his wife's female attacker in a 2014 incident, was on Tuesday freed on charges of illegal possession of a firearm and wounding with intent when he appeared before acting Supreme Court...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Convinced that too many of Jamaica's children are not properly educated about abuse, the National Child Month Committee has selected this topic as the focus for Child Month 2017, which began yesterday.The 2017 theme is 'Take Action, Break the Chain...

Published:Tuesday | April 25, 2017 | 5:17 PMJason Cross

Commitment has come from the Government that greater focus will be placed on tackling corruption due to its key role in perpetuating crime and violence and causing low levels of economic growth.During his address at the Commonwealth Association of...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 1:43 PMJason Cross

Gynaecologic onco-logist and robotic surgeon, Dr Troy Gatcliffe, has moved to discredit popular belief that the human papillomavirus (HPV) is evidence of unfaithfulness between sexual partners.Gatcliffe was the guest speaker at the Dr JosephSt Elmo...

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

In the presence of numerous local and foreign dignitaries, yesterday, newly installed Police Commissioner George Quallo declared his full support for members of the force, who, from time to time, may have to apply deadly force against members of the...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is being challenged to lead Jamaica forward to global prosperity, by way of a well-pronounced ganja industry, and to prevent the nation from soon having to import the herb.Basil Hylton, president of the Kingston and St...

Published:Thursday | April 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

University lecturer Dr Christopher Charles is adamant that the Police Service Commission (PSC) missed the mark when it failed to name Novelette Grant as Jamaica's 29th police commissioner.While there has been the usual lack of explanation from the...

Published:Thursday | April 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Reminding the Government and the island’s ganja growers that the world will not wait for Jamaica to step up the pace in establishing a stable marijuana industry, the chief executive officer of RISE International, a Canada-based marijuana...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

New police Commissioner George Quallo is being charged by one Jamaican to find ways to eradicate the division between the public and the police, in order to better facilitate information sharing."The trust within the police force break down. You can...

Published:Monday | April 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

In expressing that parents must be held to greater accountability for the ills of their children, outspoken anthropologist, Dr Herbert Gayle, is urging that more support be given to them from a policymaker's standpoint.He was addressing a special...

Published:Monday | April 17, 2017 | 5:24 PMJason Cross

The police are once again appealing to ATM users to take precautionary measures when using the money outlets, especially now that Jamaica and other countries are being targeted by Romanian scammers.Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the...

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

For Jamaicans with African heritage, it is the 'wake', 'nine-night' or 'set-up'; for those Jamaicans with Chinese ancestry, it is Gah San, the annual tribute to the ancestors.During Gah San, members of the Chinese community visit the graves of their...

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