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Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is reporting a 30 per cent drop in the number of killings by members of the security forces for the first eight months of this year compared with the similar period last year. According to the...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A resident of Tivoli Gardens this morning testified that she saw a soldier kill an unarmed man believed to be of unsound mind during the May 2010 police-military operations. Minnette Lindsay told the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry that Major...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A resident of Tivoli Gardens this morning revealed that a witness statement she signed in 2011 that has been tendered before the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry contains claims she did not make. This disclosure by Lilieth James came after a...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The People's National Party (PNP) Secretariat says there could be a new vote in Central St James if claims of corruption and irregular procedures in yesterday's poll are proven to be true. MP Lloyd B Smith has described as disgraceful,...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

People's National Party (PNP) Central St James MP, Lloyd B Smith, says he is in fear after receiving death threats leading up to yesterday’s vote against him by delegates of his constituency. Smith says he received two threats by...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Shanique Myrie, the Jamaican woman who won her free movement case against Barbados has now been approved by the People's National Party (PNP) to represent the Olympic Gardens Division in St Andrew in the next local government elections....

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

Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons says he finds it very disconcerting that sensitive matters that were discussed during a lengthy private session yesterday "purports" to have been released to the public...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Another resident of Tivoli Gardens has recounted how the sounds of "bombs" left her family, including a six-month-old child, terrified during the May 2010 police-military operations in her west Kingston community. Joan Haughton Allison...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry is next week expected to hear what law enforcement sources are describing as explosive testimony about the conduct of the May 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens. This after fresh evidence...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A resident of Tivoli Gardens today provided the west Kingston commission of enquiry with photographs of an explosive device he claimed was found in a neighbour's yard a month after the police-military operations in his community. Romaine Walker...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2015 | 1:16 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry resumed today with further testimony from residents highlighting the alleged destruction of property by members of the security forces. One of the witnesses, Sandra Shaw, claimed that a soldier who occupied...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly, Gleaner Writer

Several Residents of Collie Smith Drive are protesting the shooting of a member of the community this morning. They say that around 6:15 a.m., 24-year-old Andrew Gayle was picking ackees when members of a police team searching for a wanted man,...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

 Denesh Ramdin has been axed as West Indies Test captain after just 15 months in charge. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) selectors met on Wednesday and decided that it was time for a change. Ramdin has been replaced by rising star and one...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's cricketer Stafanie Taylor has been appointed captain of the West Indies Women's cricket team. Taylor replaces the long-serving Merissa Aguilleira from Trinidad and Tobago. The change was announced by the West Indies Cricket Board...

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMJoel Campbell, Gleaner Writer

ZURICH, Switzerland: As expected it was a rapturous reception for the three-time World 100m Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in Zurich as the sprinter took the winners spot on a chilly night in Switzerland. The diminutive sprinter led from gun to...

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Snr, Gleaner Writer

As the race to select a candidate to represent the People's National Party (PNP) in East Portland intensifies, a large number of delegates last night turned out at a special function in support of challenger, Andrea Moore. Moore, an attorney,...

Published:Monday | August 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A police Inspector is now battling for life in hospital with a stab wound to the neck. His identity is being withheld, but law enforcement sources say he is attached to the Kingston West Division. According to one source, the knife was lodged in...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication, (CARIMAC) says it is shocked at the sudden passing of one of its prominent students, O’Shane Reid. The 23-year-old and Shanice Simmonds, 22, both students at the University of the West...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

A student of the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and another who just completed her studies, were killed last night in a car crash in Drax Hall, St Ann. They have been identified as 23-year-old O'Shane Reid and 22-year-...

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2015 | 5:40 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) was this afternoon forced to pull from its Twitter account, a display picture many followers deemed offensive and inappropriate. The photo contained the words "Straight Outta...

Published:Monday | August 24, 2015 | 4:20 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The education ministry says it is considering organising Jamaican public schools into districts to increase efficiency and performance. Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, gave the update in reaction to a proposal contained in yesterday’s...

Published:Monday | August 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

A Clarendon motorcyclist, identified as 34-year-old Jayson Rankin, died last night after being hit by three vehicles in a bizarre accident along the Bustamante Highway in the parish. According to the police, Rankin, a  resident of Palmer...

Published:Monday | August 24, 2015 | 2:23 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, says he will not bow to demands from the Opposition to withdraw a controversial comment he made last week directed at poorly behaved children. Speaking at the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA's)...

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A police constable who is alleged to have shot and killed his girlfriend at her St Andrew home early this morning is now battling for life in hospital after an apparent suicide attempt. His identity is being withheld, but sources say he is a...

Published:Saturday | August 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

There could be more flight cancellations tonight because Jamaica's airspace is to be closed at 9 o'clock as air traffic controllers continue to call in sick in an apparent protest over wage issues and the failure of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) to address a number of problems they...

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