Jeep jeopardy - Soldiers, civilians at risk as JDF deploys vehicles without basic safety features
Scores of members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) are putting their lives at risk each day by driving around in Jeeps without some of the basic safety features for motor vehicles.But the army says that its members are trained to deal with the...

Despair in Denham Town - ZOSO peace dream becomes bloody nightmare for residents after police and soldiers pull out
The announcement by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on October 17 last year that Denham Town had been declared the island's second zone of special operations (ZOSO) was welcomed by the residents, who dreamt of a peaceful future after months of...

Overreach! - Businesses going too far in demanding ID pictures and TRN from customers using debit and credit cards
Struggling to deal with the incidents of debit and credit card fraud, locally, businesses are introducing several measures to confirm the identity of the persons presenting the cards.In addition to the long-established practice of requesting valid...

'Indecent proposal' - More criticism of Data Protection Act over parliamentarians exemption from provisions
A provision in the proposed Data Protection Act to exempt parliamentarians from culpability if they disclose personal data during a sitting of either House did not find favour with participants of a recent round table discussion on the legislation...

Expo's 'Jamaicanness' wows PSOJ boss
While expressing his joy at the quality of the products being displayed by small entrepreneurs at Expo Jamaica 2018, Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), has urged them to demand more from the government...

No ‘dissing’ the detainees - ACP rejects claims that inmates are frequently transferred from lock-ups by vindictive cops
Assistant Commissioner of Police Kevin Blake has rejected claims that rouge cops are moving prisoners from one lock-up to the next to lose them in custody. Blake was responding to claims from some Kingston Justices of the Peace (JPs) and human...

Lazy people! - Canadian politician apologises after labelling Jamaicans as unproductive weedheads
Faced with a social media backlash, Canadian Legislative Assembly member Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin, has backtracked on claims that Jamaicans are lazy and underproductive because of their excessive use of ganja.Smith-McCrossin, a member of the Legislative Assembly...

JUTC running ads against preaching on buses
The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is currently running advertisements in the media, appealing to lay preachers who attempt to win souls on the state-run buses to discontinue the practice.JUTC's Communications Manager Cecil Thoms told The...

Man who pulled gun in bank says he felt threatened by security
The man who caused panic at the National Commercial Bank (NCB) in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, on Thursday, brandishing his licensed firearm inside the institution, has claimed that he was physically assaulted by the bank's security and felt threatened...

FLOW's School Garden Project important life lesson in self-sustainability - VP
Lisa Bailey, vice-principal of the Mountain View Primary School, has hailed the recently launched School Garden Project as an important life lesson in self-sustainability and community development. Yesterday, FLOW Foundation launched the initiative...