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Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle, Gleaner Writer

Scores of Jamaicans flocked to The University Chapel of the West Indies this morning for the funeral service for dancehall artiste Jordan Joel Phillips, popularly known as J Capri. Though patrons were asked to wear cheerful colours, the dress code...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Some 700 additional police personnel are to be deployed across the island for the Christmas season. Deputy Commissioner in charge of operations Clifford Blake, who made the announcement this morning, says the additional personnel will be taken from...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson, Gleaner Writer

Police are now combing sections of Mammee Bay, St Ann in search of two men who fled a vehicle transporting 893 pounds of marijuana.  Investigators believe the ganja was destined for Haiti. Police say they are following several leads. Reports...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater, Gleaner Writer

The St James police are investigating a brazen attack in Salt Spring this morning that left one motorist dead and five young schoolchildren traumatised. The dead man is yet to be identified. It is reported that the motorist was transporting the...

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The use of mortars during the May 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens saved lives. That was the assertion made this morning by Major Warrenton Dixon, the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officer tasked with supervising the use of the...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

The west Kingston commission of enquiry has ruled that the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) should turn over any after-action report in its possession on the use of mortars during the May 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens. However, chairman of the...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2015 | 1:27 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons is to rule shortly on whether the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) must produce the after-action report on the use of mortars during the May 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens. This...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2015 | 12:07 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officer has revealed that only two mortar rounds were fired into Tivoli Gardens during the May 2010 operations. This assertion by Major Warrenton Dixon came this morning as he sought to dismiss claims by residents of...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

A policewoman and a Coaster bus conductor almost came to blows in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew earlier today sending some passengers scurrying and causing a pile up of traffic. The cop was part of a team attached to the St Andrew Central Police which...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Bishop Herro Blair has testified that drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke was unarmed when they met at his Tivoli Gardens office in May 2010. When asked how he knew that, the popular elicited laughter at the west Kingston commission of...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

Former Political Ombudsman Bishop Herro Blair this morning recounted two meetings with drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke inside his Tivoli Gardens stronghold less than a week before the start of the May 2010 operations in the west Kingston community.

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) is now investigating reports that there were attempts yesterday to bury more than 80 stillborn babies from the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH). The probe by SERHA comes amid reports that a Corporate...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A senior police officer giving testimony at the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry today sought to explain errors in his witness statements. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Winchroy Budhoo yesterday admitted to making four errors in the...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2015 | 2:39 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Former Public Defender Earl Witter has again described the May 2010 police-military operation in the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens as a "siege". It came as Witter, who is testifying before the west Kingston commission of...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2015 | 2:39 PMGleaner Writer

This columnist was, as a boy aged 11, introduced to the discipline of Test cricket. It came from a medical father from a background of poverty, but a father who thought that the game of gentlemen was compulsory education for his sons, for whom birth...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2015 | 11:59 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Former Public Defender Earl Witter this morning recounted how he was harassed by one of several police personnel he saw wearing ski masks in Tivoli Gardens, a day after the start of the May 2010 operations. Witter, who is now testifying before the...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Convener of the Tivoli Committee Lloyd D'Aguilar will not face criminal charges for discrepancies uncovered in witness statements submitted to the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry. This after the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2015 | 2:38 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Police Commissioner, Dr Carl Williams says the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is now putting in place measures which will result in a reduction in Jamaica's murder rate next year.  From January to October, 1,038 people were murdered...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica were trailing Panama by a goal to nil in the semi-final World Cup qualifier at the National Stadium. Armando Cooper netted the lone goal after 42 minutes. In a mediocre first-half the visitors dominated possession and were more dangerous...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

Gospel singer, Sister Scully best known for the very popular Southern gospel cover 'Hurry Up' has died. The singer who has other songs such as No Other Blood, He Rolled The Sea Away and Hard Road To Travel died suddenly at her home in...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Auditor General's Department says the blunder in reporting the debt of the National Road Operating and Constructing Company (NROCC) was the result of a typographical error. In a report tabled in the House of Representatives on Tuesday...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill, Gleaner Writer

A spectacular display of some of Jamaica’s finest art works will be featured at the 24th staging of the Mandeville Art Fair that will have it’s opening night tomorrow at the St John Bosco Boys' Home auditorium in Hatfield,...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Auditor General, Pamela Monroe Ellis is reporting that the National Road Operating and Constructing Company (NROCC) has racked up more than $300 billion in debt in the past six years, posing serious financial threats to the government...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Government senator, Sandrea Falconer, has accused Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, of 'desperation' and engaging in 'dirty politics', for posting on his Facebook page, a photo of two hospital patients sharing cramped quarters...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Labour Party Leader Andrew Holness has served notice that the Opposition is not yet done with Cabinet minister Dr Fenton Ferguson over the dead babies scandal although he has been stripped of the health portfolio. "He still has some...

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