Bloody six days in St James - Two dead in numerous shootings
Jamaica Star

Two persons were shot and killed, and three others, including a female, shot and injured, during four separate shooting incidents in St James over the past six days.The Jamaica Constabulary Force commanding officer in...

Wanted American man enters Jamaica by boat
Jamaica Star

An American man, who is said to be wanted in the US for murder, robbery and assault and who reportedly entered the island illegally in 2010, was remanded into custody when he appeared in the St James Parish Court last...

Kalado won't be in trouble - Artiste's reps confident after 'gun photo'
Jamaica Star

Representatives of dancehall artiste Kalado believe he will not face sanction after police confirmed that the guns he was pictured with are fake.According to a member of his camp, the Spanish Town Criminal Investigative...

Galina grieves for 'community mother'
Jamaica Star

Cicilly Bradbury has been struggling to deal with the sudden loss of her mother, Dawnette Maxwell, who was shot and killed by District Constable Toyan Ormsby on the grounds of the Islingston Police Station on...

Police youth club changed Ronald Hall's life
Jamaica Star

Life hasn't always been easy for 25-year-old Ronald Hall. Throughout his teenage years he struggled with his identity.Hall, who was born in Kingston and relocated to Sangster's Heights in Chapelton at an early age,...

Farmer and 44 goats missing - Police recover some of his herd
Jamaica Star

The Clarendon police say they have found and handed over 56 goats to the family of a Clarendon farmer who has been reported missing since November 21.Today marks 21 days since the owner of the goats, 35-year-old Deon...

Cops following leads in KingAlarm guard's murder
Jamaica Star

The police are pursuing all possible leads as they seek to bring to justice the person or persons responsible for the death of a KingAlarm guard who was shot while on duty in Portmore, St Catherine, last Thursday.The...

No new Buju music until next year
Jamaica Star

Esteemed music producer Donovan Germain is rubbishing claims that Buju Banton has released new music since he arrived from a US prison on Friday. A track called 'Love We Need', with the deejay's voice, has been...

Promoters divided on Buju-themed party
Jamaica Star

Lovers of Buju Banton's music have been celebrating his release since he touched local soil last Friday after serving almost nine years at a US federal prison on drug-related charges.From street corners to parking lots...

Fake guns are a real problem - FLA warns artistes to know the rules
Jamaica Star

Days after dancehall entertainer Kalado was brought in for questioning by the police for having prop guns in his possession, the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) is advising artistes to access the necessary information...

Traffic delays on Mandela Highway, Washington Boulevard
Jamaica Gleaner

The police are advising members of the public to expect delays while traversing Washington Boulevard due to work being conducted by the National Water Commission (​NWC) in the vicinity of Cooreville Gardens. As a...

Jamaica could have legislation criminalising the wilfull infection of a person with HIV virus
Antigua Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Dec 12, CMC – People who knowingly infect others with the HIV virus that caused AIDS could face criminal prosecution if the government accepts the recommendations of a parliamentary committee...

Government fails to get support for extension of state of emergency
Antigua Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Dec 12, CMC – The Jamaica government late Tuesday night failed to get support for its efforts to extend the state of emergency (SOE) in place since January 2017 after opposition legislators voted...

The past can't disappear
Jamaica Gleaner

Justice is served by any means necessary in Lionsgate's Backtrace which follows a lone surviving thief from a bank heist gone wrong, who is sprung from a high-security facility. Following his seventh year of...

International media paint long history of resorts covering up sexual harassment
Jamaica Gleaner

The tourism sector has once again come under fire. This time resorts have been accused of paying out big money to victims of sexual assault to stay silent.The plight of several women was highlighted in an article titled...

VM sets up new Strategic Investments Unit after tough restructure
Jamaica Observer

A seven-month long restructuring exercise at Victoria Mutual Group has culminated in the development of a Strategic Investments Unit within the financial institution's investment arm, placing even more focus on the...

Gov't, Opposition spar over PAC meeting
Jamaica Observer

Opposition People's National Party (PNP) members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) are calling yesterday's shutdown of a meeting with officials of Petrojam, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), and the Office...

Retired DCP cites domestic violence, crime link
Jamaica Observer

RETIRED Deputy Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant says there is a link between domestic violence and crime in Jamaica. “As a country, we need to recognise that domestic violence is the underbelly of general crime...

Trial of Clarendon cops hits snag
Jamaica Observer

The murder trial of the three Clarendon policemen yesterday hit a snag in the Home Circuit Court due to the unavailability of a handwriting expert.The expert, who is currently overseas, is being called by the prosecution...

Family of five shot, injured in money quarrel
Jamaica Observer

Five members of a family were shot and injured on Ashoka Road in Waterhouse, St Andrew, by a gunman who kicked in the door to their house yesterday morning.The attack occurred approximately 6:00 am. The gunman was said to...

Man held after crashing stolen taxi into church fence
Jamaica Observer

A man who was taken into custody on Sunday after he crashed a stolen taxi into the perimeter fence of a church on Lyndhurst Road, St Andrew is yet to be charged.Security officials told the Jamaica Observer that the man,...

Death Squad Trial | Unavailability of witness stalls trial
Jamaica Gleaner

The murder trial of the three Clarendon cops said to be involved in a police death squad stalled this afternoon as the prosecution was unable to proceed due to the unavailability of a handwriting expert.

Section of King Street closed tomorrow for opening of court
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police is advising motorists that a section of King Street downtown Kingston will be closed between the hours of 5:00 am and 11:00 am tomorrow Wednesday, December 12 to facilitate the opening...

PNP attempts to circumvent the Parliamentary process by holding illegal PAC meeting, says JLP
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is accusing the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) of circumventing the Parliamentary process by holding an “illegal” Public Accounts Committee (PAC)...

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Jamaica's police force dysfunctional and unprofessional
Jamaica Observer

Dear Editor,I have accepted, with no intent to revert to any previous hopeful thought, that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is a dysfunctional organisation, and one crowned with inefficiency and unprofessionalism.I...

Four suspended amid Sterling investigation
Jamaica Gleaner

Amid an outcry over the treatment of Jamaican born Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling by England's media and football fans, Chelsea suspended four people from attending its matches as police investigated whether the...

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