This Day in History — April 16
Jamaica Observer

Today is the106th day of 2018. There are 259 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT2007: A 23-year-old student at Virginia Tech kills 32 people in the deadliest campus shooting in US history. OTHER EVENTS1746: The...

A wife's pain 70-y-o Portland businessman shot dead at home, licensed firearm stolen
Jamaica Observer

WHEN gunmen attacked businessman Lloyd Chambers, his wife hoped he would have survived. But that was not to be.He died immediately and his licensed firearm, a Glock 17 pistol, was taken.“My heart is broken,” she...

Profile of a killer — Part 2
Jamaica Observer

The following is the social enquiry report filed by the Department of Correctional Services in the Home Circuit Court before Justice B Morrison on Thursday April 12, 2018. It provides details of the social enquiry carried...

Intence issues word of advice
Jamaica Observer

Intence believes that most acts of violence committed are as a result of broken friendships and betrayals.“To me, fake friends and family conflict is the main element or contribution to violence in Jamaica in terms...

Hitman Walle welcomes clampdown
Jamaica Observer

Singjay Hitman Walle welcomes the state of emergency imposed on the St Catherine North Police Division. “The violence was squeezing the life of Spanish Town. I remember back in the 90s, we used to have a lot of shows...

Third time's the charm? - Portmore beat Cavalier 3-0 to secure third straight RSPL final spot
Jamaica Gleaner

Portmore United's top striker, Jovan East, fired home a brace as he led the team to an easy 3-0 victory against Cavalier in the second-leg Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) semi-final at the Spanish Town Prison Oval...

CCTV surveillance programme gets private-sector support
Jamaica Gleaner

The national closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance programme, geared at improving public safety and security, is receiving strong support from members of the private sector who believe that the initiative will...

Why we can't do like them
Jamaica Observer

I often hear the comparison between Jamaica and the United States of America (USA) regarding successes in crime fighting or prosecution. The comparison is normally a negative depiction of our environment by virtue of...

Man claims he feared being raped by gay men in New Kingston
Jamaica Observer

A man who was this week dragged before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court for hitting a man with a rum cream bottle, claimed he was protecting himself against a group of gay men in New Kingston who had made a pass at...

Woman attacks boy for hitting dog
Jamaica Observer

 A woman who was involved in a cross case with a high schoolboy whom she hit with a stone after he assaulted her dog, is to be sentenced on June 14.Althea Bell pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm on...

Former female inmate accused of knocking out woman's teeth in prison
Jamaica Observer

 A former prisoner was taken before the court for reportedly punching out a woman's teeth at the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre during a dispute last December.Simone James, a 38-year-old resident of Montego...

Prison Oval showdown - Portmore, Cavalier hunt berth in RSPL final
Jamaica Gleaner

Title favourites for the 2017-2018 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) Portmore United have already put the disappointment of a last week's first-leg semi-final 0-0 draw with Cavalier behind them and are looking forward to...

The crime statistics speak for themselves
Jamaica Observer

In 2016 Jamaica had the world's highest violent death rate for females, and the sixth highest in total (www.smallarmssurvey.org/fileadmin/docs/U-Reports/SAS-Report-GVD2017.pdf). Our paradise island ranked overall below...

Give incentives to businesses affected by crime — YEA
Jamaica Observer

MEMBERS of the Young Entrepreneurs Association (YEA) are proposing that the Government provides incentives for small businesses affected by crime.

Kicked Out!
Jamaica Observer

An uncle now regrets testifying against his nephew, who is now serving a life sentence for a murder committed eight years ago.The 53-year-old said that he also regrets agreeing to help the prosecution in a murder trial...

Profile of a killer
Jamaica Observer

The psychiatric report on convicted killer Michael McLean was prepared by a consultant forensic psychiatrist and was relied on and referred to in the sentencing process of McLean last Thursday.

Security forces kill Most Wanted 'Ratty' Peterkin
Jamaica Observer

ONE of St James' Most Wanted criminals, according to the police, was shot dead yesterday during a confrontation with the security forces in Berkshire, St Elizabeth.

The years can never erase the images of our slaughtered loved ones
Jamaica Observer

This is a lightly edited version of the victim impact statement made by Sharon Mohamed, on behalf of her family, in the trial of Michael McLean, the 51-year-old businessman who was convicted of the February 2006 murders...

Stressed-out - mother seeking job
Jamaica Gleaner

QUESTION: I am 30 years old and I am seeking a job as an office attendant or housekeeper. I am stressed as I have a mother who has cancer to take care of, along with my two children. Their father got shot and is in a...

Prison Oval showdown - Portmore, Cavalier hunt berth in RSPL final
Jamaica Gleaner

Title favourites for the 2017-2018 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) Portmore United have already put the disappointment of a last week's first-leg semi-final 0-0 draw with Cavalier behind them and are looking forward to...

Ready for 'Ganja Day' - Second Scarce Festival, Innocent Plant Symposium and Cannabis Cup to mark the occasion
Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica will join the celebration of World Ganja Day on Friday with the second staging of the Annual Scarce Festival, Innocent Plant Symposium and Cannabis Cup at the Hope Gardens.The symposium will feature a Cannabis...

UPDATE: Ratty killed in fierce gunbattle
Jamaica Gleaner

There are reports that Ryan ‘Ratty’ Peterkin, the feared gang leader who evaded capture for months, was shot dead as he engaged members of the security forces in a fierce gun fight after he was tracked to a...

7 guns, 78 assorted ammo in two days
Jamaica Gleaner

A total of seven firearms and 78 assorted rounds of ammunition were seized by the police in separate incidents across the island over a 48-hour period this week. The police report that six people were arrested in...

JUST IN: Most wanted gangster killed
Jamaica Gleaner

One of Jamaica’s most wanted men, Ryan Peterkin, more popularly known as ‘Ratty’, was shot and killed during a joint police-military operation in Westmoreland today. The police, in a message posted on...

One of St James most wanted killed
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) confirmed a short while ago that one of St James most wanted, Ryan Peterkin otherwise called Ratty was reportedly cut down last night.The unit said...

UPDATE: Man killed on Red Hills Road identified
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have identified the body of the male that was found in the vicinity of 47 Red Hills Road in St Andrew this morning.Read: Man's body found on Red Hills Road, police cordon off area

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