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Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A senior Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officer has revealed that nearly a year before the May 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens, the army developed a plan to quietly apprehend then fugitive Christopher 'Dudus' Coke. Lieutenant...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2015 | 11:34 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Eleven Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers have suffered permanent disabilities as a result of injuries sustained during the May 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens. That's according to JDF medical officer Major Gayle Ranglin-...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

A mother whose child died this month reportedly as a result of a bacteria outbreak at the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew, says she is considering legal action.  The mother, whose name is being withheld said her baby...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2015 | 12:01 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A Tivoli Gardens resident this morning testified how a man with mental illness who was visiting him during the May 2010 police-military operations was killed inside his apartment. He also said he watched two Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2015 | 6:54 PMGleaner Writer

Race number one of the Supreme Ventures 2-Y-O Triple Crown Series, the $3-million Cash Pot 'Only one For Me' Trophy, turned out to be an anti-climax, as the howling 4-5 favourite, ZUGULU, flipped over in the starting gate and was declared a late non...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison, Gleaner Writer

Many Christian denominations have a profound view of marriage that according to them, is defined by God from the inception of the world to be between a man and a woman.in recent times, however, the concept of civil unions, especially...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

A full slate of matches will be contested this afternoon in the Inter-zone round of the 2015 ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup, but none can rival the Zone 2 clash between two of the winningest schools in the history of...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

A Clarendon man is alleging that a policeman and an inmate at the Chapelton Police lock-up earlier this month beat him fracturing his hands. McLeod ended up at the lock-up after he was picked up in his community of Prospect District in Clarendon...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis, Gleaner Writer

It appears the People's National Party (PNP) is considering to overrule the results of the September 7 internal elections, which saw Attorney Andrea Moore beating the incumbent Dr Lynvale Bloomfield by eight votes. Some members of the party...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2015 | 12:21 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon police have launched an investigation into the shooting death of a man in Race Track last night. Residents reported hearing several explosions sometime after 8:30 and alerting the police. Upon their arrival, the body of 33-year-old...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A Jamaican man believed to be a major supplier of guns and ammunition to the local criminal underworld was reportedly killed during a confrontation with police in Haiti yesterday, local law enforcement officials have revealed. Top local...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis, Gleaner Writer

Former mayor of Port Antonio, Floyd Patterson has signaled his intention to cross the floor to the People's National Party. Patterson, a two term councilor, who first won on a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) ticket in 2008, reportedly fell out of...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

A team from the Ministry of Education is now in St Ann investigating claims of religious discrimination at the St Hilda's Diocesan High School. The Ministry says it will be issuing a statement on the matter tomorrow.  The incident...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2015 | 3:19 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Residents of Savannah Cross in Clarendon are once again calling for authorities to construct an overhead bridge across the Bustamante Highway following the death of a child in a hit and run accident in the vicinity yesterday. The placard bearing...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

A fourth form male student from the Morant Bay High School in St Thomas is now in hospital following a fire which destroyed his home in York this morning. According to police reports, about 4:30 a.m. residents saw fire coming from the building and...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

With Jamaica already failing to keep road deaths below the target of 240, there are concerns that the number of persons killed on the nation’s roadways this year could again surpass 300. The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) reports that up...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is trying to determine whether it was a policeman who fired a bullet into a motorist’s car in St Andrew yesterday in an apparent incident of road rage. Senior Public Relations Officer at...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus, Gleaner Writer

Almost 200 workers have been sent home by the management of Everglades Farm in Trelawny after the Jamaica Public Service pulled the plug on the Long Pond Sugar Factory’s connection to the national grid. Reports are that Everglades Farm, which...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Customs Agency, says it may soon increase the duty-free limit for online shopping to US$100. Currently, buyers have to pay duties on imported goods that cost US$50 or more.  However, speaking on a soon-to-be published edition of...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner, Gleaner Writer

The St Catherine North Police are now probing the death of 54-year-old cabinet maker Noel Dyer of Jackfruit Tree Lane, in Spanish Town. The Gleaner/Power106 News Centre understands that residents reported hearing loud explosions shortly after 10 o...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A mother of two young boys broke down in tears and sobbed uncontrollably a short while ago as she recounted how her sons were taken from her Tivoli Gardens home during the May 2010 operations and made to lay in a neighbour's garden. Marjorie...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry this morning heard explosive testimony from a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier who revealed that he watched from about an "arm's length" away as two policemen opened fire with high-powered...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A former Tivoli Garden resident has testified that an official police document indicating that he only spent one day at the detention centre created at the National Arena during the May 2010 operations was incorrect. Instead, Oneil Smith told the...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier today recounted how he saw two young men laying in a house with multiple gunshot wounds moments after they had a brief conversation with a group of masked policemen during the May 2010 operations in Tivoli...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

It appears all is now in place for three Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers to give explosive testimony before the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry today that they saw police personnel kill unarmed civilians during the May 2010 operations in...

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