Blind but not protected - Visually impaired vendor feels safe in Coronation Market
Jamaica Star

Sandra 'Angie' Vassell, a blind vendor at the Coronation Market in downtown Kingston, says she is not concerned for her safety despite a stabbing incident last Saturday that left a visually impaired man admitted to...

'Zoo Bug' in custody
Jamaica Star

Owen Allen, otherwise called 'Zoo Bug', of Brown's Lane, Granville in St James was taken in to police custody on the weekend.An appeal was made for Allen to turn himself in following the murder of teenager Tianna Clarke,...

Gangsters fighting for Riverton dump
Jamaica Star

The residents of Riverton City said they are imploring the gangsters to cease the gunfire in the Kingston 11 community.Speaking with THE STAR under anonymity, one female resident said the ongoing violence has forced her...

Warders spoil prison escape plan
Jamaica Star

Close to 200 inmates at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, popularly known as GP, had plans of escaping from the facility.Ricky Smith*, an inmate, told THE STAR that he was among the batch."The warder bwoy dem...

Chaka Demus bats for peace
Jamaica Star

Iconic recording artiste Chaka Demus has released a song, titled 'Love Is The Answer', which he says is a response to the rising crime and violence on the island.According to the platinum-selling artiste, music is a...

Petition started for Bounty to get back US visa
Jamaica Star

After an article last week where dancehall artiste Bounty Killer expressed that his inability to travel to the United States is affecting his career, a petition has been started by Jamaican rapper/producer Safaree Samuels...

I Atom hails 'father' Capleton
Jamaica Star

Reggae artiste I Atom is generating a huge buzz with her new collaboration single, 'Ganja Call', featuring dancehall star Capleton.The song stresses the medicinal qualities and the healing powers of the marijuana plant....

Ratigan cries for the nation
Jamaica Star

Cry for a Nation is dancehall artiste Ratigan's commentary on Jamaica's crime rate and his appeal for a change in the violent culture of Jamaica.The Portmore native told THE STAR that the motivation to write the song came...

JCF will be relentless in human trafficking fight, says senior cop
Jamaica Observer

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Anthony McLaughlin says that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be relentless in the fight against human trafficking, which he describes as a “scourge that continues to...

Social challenges, friendship and inspiration
Jamaica Observer

Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Our cheery office attendant, Miss M, is on two weeks' sick leave as a result of being injured in the melee following that horrible stabbing incident at the Coronation...

A house for McLeggon
Jamaica Observer

THE former policeman who was shot in the head while on duty in 1976 and is now suffering as a result is to receive help.The Jamaica Observer North & East had reported that the ex-cop, 74-year-old Lorenzo McLeggon,...

Lawrence signals Champs shot put intent
Jamaica Gleaner

There is a new contender for the Boys' Class 1 shot put gold medal at the ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships next month. It is Courtney Lawrence of Petersfield High School, the upset winner of the...

Ministers say Church active in fighting crime
Jamaica Gleaner

WESTERN BUREAU:Several ministers of religion, who were in attendance for the media launch of the Supernatural Encounter religious campaign's inaugural staging in Jamaica, have declared that, contrary to some beliefs, the...

Hanover JPs being trained to mediate
Jamaica Gleaner

Western Bureau:With crime, violence and other security concerns keeping western Jamaica under the microscope, the Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with the Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF), has embarked on a...

Stop blaming the police - Ombudsman
Jamaica Gleaner

Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown, says Jamaicans should stop shunting blame on to the police for the country’s high number of murders. Speaking on the topic “Violence in Jamaica: Who has the Power to...

Search under way for killer of 14-y-o girl in Granville, St James
Jamaica Gleaner

A probe is under way into the killing of 14-year-old Tianna Clarke, whose body was found in an abandoned house in Granville, St James.  Her body was found about 8:30 a.m. yesterday. It had wounds to the...

Alexis condemns killing of child in Annotto Bay
Jamaica Observer

People's National Party caretaker for St Mary South Eastern Dr Shane Alexis has condemned the brutal slaying of Kelecia Matthews, aged three, who was shot dead during a gun attack in the town of Annotto Bay last...

Woman who admitted to introducing contraband to serve 10 days
Jamaica Observer

Tameka Lee got the shock of her life on Friday when she was sentenced to 10 days imprisonment after she confessed to smuggling ganja inside a prison.Lee pleaded guilty to introducing contraband into a penal institution...

Jamaican remains calm in midst of horrific Florida school killings
Jamaica Observer

AMID the chaos at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week, Robert Runcie maintained the calmness that his office as superintendent of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) required.

Mitchell paints MoBay as 'accident waiting to happen'
Jamaica Observer

PRESIDENT of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell has described the western city of Montego Bay as “an accident waiting to happen”.Delivering the main address at the Rotary Club of...

Lowly BT looking to surprise Portmore
Jamaica Gleaner

Relegation favourites Boys' Town will continue their fight against the improbable - some say impossible - when they play away to leaders Portmore United at the Spanish Town Prison Oval.Last week, the former champions, who...

Nothing new on Sentence Reduction Days - Judiciary reacts to public criticisms of prison terms handed down to persons who plead guilty
Jamaica Gleaner

With judges coming under pressure over the prison terms handed down to persons who pleaded guilty on the recently introduced Sentence Reduction Days, the Criminal Case Management Steering Committee has issued a release...

Spiralling murder rate must be number one priority in 2018
Jamaica Observer

It is quite troubling that more than 1,600 Jamaicans lost their lives in 2017 due to crime.It is beyond politics and is a serious cause for concern that requires a multifaceted combined effort from every well-thinking...

Money, 40-leg and policeman
Jamaica Observer

Friends, anytime I dream about money (25) I get excited, I don't know who is going to bless me with the $93,000 the woman (36) had to hide around a corner and count out for me. Then, my friends, these crawly things called...

Ganja use and performance at work
Jamaica Observer

IN Jamaica, ganja is currently being used for recreational purposes, its purported medicinal value, and in religious practices.As its use has been widespread, the use of two ounces or less of ganja has been decriminalised...

Human rights disgrace!
Jamaica Observer

A total of 159 women and 54 children were murdered in 2017. This is in addition to the 129 women and 15 children that were murdered in the period January to December 2016.I have highlighted women and children because...

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