No scrapping JCF - Disbanding the police force is unrealistic, say Montague, Finzi-Smith
Longstanding suggestions that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), which is believed to be ill-equipped and outdated to deal with current realities, be disbanded and reconstituted have been dismissed as a "utopian dream" by National Security...

Crime driven by social ills, says acting commish
Acting Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake has said that the Jamaica Constabulary Force was in the process of creating an anti-crime plan but that such an initiative would not work if the country's social ills are not addressed."We are currently...

Explosion rocks Mona High - Students, teacher rushed to hospital after experiment goes wrong
Several students and a teacher of the Mona High School in St Andrew were yesterday rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies following an explosion, reportedly from an experiment that had gone terribly wrong.The Gleaner understands that...

Michael McLean Trial | Accused admits he had cutting implements on day of killing
Michael McLean, the man on trial for killing four children and two women, has admitted that on the day of the slayings, he took a 12-inch knife, a chopper, a machete, a pitch fork, and a hoe from his home and placed them in his motor car. McLean,...

Ja's democracy alive and well - GG
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, who presided over a tripartite meeting with representatives of the executive, legislature, and judiciary, said that everyone agreed that the recent developments in the judicial branch of Government could have been...

Seaga to get special honour for contribution to Ja
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has signalled that the country will bestow a significant honour on his predecessor and mentor, Edward Seaga, for his sterling contribution to the development and modification of a range of national institutions.His...

Old Harbour cops mourn loss of colleague in motor vehicle crash
Great colleague, wonderful father, a fine sense of humour were some of the ways colleagues and friends of Constable Carl Bailey described him."It hurts to the core," said Sergeant Princess Bayliss, who is still having trouble accepting that Bailey...

Loneliness, neglect leading children into psychotic behaviour
Lack of adequate psychiatric services in Jamaica for children and the fact that many parents are too caught up in their professions have been cited by consultant psychiatrist Dr E. Anthony Allen as major contributing factors to youth harbouring...

'We are a crass society' - Prayer Breakfast beneficiary upset over treatment of the disabled
The National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee on Wednesday fulfilled its commitment to the Randolph Lopez School of Hope, handing over $450,000 to the institution that specialises in preparing mentally challenged individuals to function in a...

Peter Espeut | Home sweet home: Water grows on trees
As The Gleaner recognises Peter Espeut's 25 years as columnist with this publication, today, we continue a special series of articles from the natural resource manager and rural development scientist.Where does our drinking water come from? Why? The...