SOE fight - Bunting challenges PM on viability of security measure amid rising murder figures

The number of murders recorded nationally in the 10 weeks immediately following a declaration of a state of emergency (SOE) across three western parishes soared by 21 per cent when compared with the corresponding period last year, opposition Member...more..

More of Reid’s associates paid through CMU?

Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Mikael Phillips yesterday revealed that he has seen evidence where a member of Ruel Reid’s security team was being paid heftily through the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) as questions continue to mount over...more..

Church calls for collaboration to tackle crime

The Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC) has chided the Government for seemingly formulating and implementing crime-fighting ideas on its own without including or consulting with the Church or civil-society groups. A release yesterday from the JCC...more..

Sanguinetti basks in successes of hometown hero Godfrey Dyer

WESTERN BUREAU: “He was such a well-behaved boy, I never wanted him flogged by his mother,” were the words of affection from 95-year-old Pearline Sanford as she spoke glowingly of Sanguinetti’s living hero, Godfrey Glengoffe Dyer. Sanford, who...more..

Robbers continue to prey on early-morning joggers - Crooks drive fear into fitness buffs in dramatic Barbican chase

Members of a St Andrew-based fitness club had their early-morning routine brought to a dramatic halt yesterday as robbers pounced on the group, chasing them along the route in a frightful encounter. Allistair Thomas, who was among the group of...more..

Child molester’s sentence slashed

The nation’s second-highest court has slashed nearly 30 years off the 45-year prison sentence imposed on a St Catherine man who admitted to raping a 13-year-old girl he abducted while she was on her way to school. Carl Campbell, 46, will now have...more..

Editors' Forum | Why stand with Phillips? - Supporters say PNP president is the leader party needs right now

Questions have been raised about his viability as party leader and his prospects of winning a national election, but those who endorse People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips contend that he is the best man to move Jamaica forward...more..

Massive blaze consumes business, home

When a St Andrew resident received a call at work to return home urgently yesterday, her heart skipped a beat. She wasted no time in jumping into public transportation, only to discover on her arrival that a section of her house was ablaze. With...more..

News Briefs

Wayne Cameron to head Police Officers’ Assn Superintendent Wayne Cameron has been elected to be the new chairman of the Police Officers’ Association (POA). Cameron came out on top in the elections at the POA’s annual conference at the Iberostar...more..

Lockdown - Jamaicans go into hiding as news of sweeping deportation raids drives fear into immigrants

United States President Donald Trump’s announcement last week of impending sweeping deportation raids beginning on Sunday has rattled communities across the North American country, sending several undocumented immigrants, including Jamaicans, into...more..