DEAD HEAT FOR HERO An equal number of Jamaicans have recommended that reggae icon Bob Marley and folklorist and poet Louise ‘Miss Lou’ Bennett-Coverley be named national heroes. In an RJRGLEANER Group-commissioned Don Anderson poll, 29 per cent of respondents...

MoBay deputy mayor calls Jamaican expats cowards WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Deputy Mayor Richard Vernon has taken a swipe at Jamaican expatriates who seek greener pastures at the expense of developing their homeland. Vernon insisted that patriotic youths should stay in Jamaica and build their...

Critical mass of Jamaicans support criminals – Panton Retired Justice Seymour Panton has flagged citizens’ refusal to testify as fundamental to the failure of justice, declaring that a critical mass of Jamaicans support the perpetrators of crime. Discussing a longstanding bane of prosecutors and the...

$450m construction site shut down The construction of a $450-million apartment complex in Chancery Hall, St Andrew, has been halted on the orders of a Supreme Court judge who has given a first-round victory to residents who want regulatory approval permits overturned. Justice Kirk...

Commercial activities to cease at Blue Lagoon for reset All commercial activities are to be temporarily halted at Portland’s Blue Lagoon, which has been plagued by incidents of drug peddling, extortion, and illegal rafting, to allow for a more structured management system to be implemented. The decision...

Slain One Don accused turned new leaf – lawyer The alleged Clansman-One Don gangster who was gunned down in a drive-by attack Wednesday evening had been making positive strides to turn his life around, attorney-at-law Alexander Shaw has said. Andre Smith, 29, of a Watley Avenue, Kingston 11,...

PM courts consensus in battle against violence Prime Minister Andrew Holness is calling for greater enforcement of legislation to limit violence from state actors. Speaking at the launch of the National Commission on Violence Prevention at Jamaica House Thursday, Holness said such a reduction...

DBJ revs up COVID recovery loans for transport, entertainment sectors The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is making loans available to micro, small, and medium enterprises in the transport and entertainment sectors as they seek to rebound from the COVID-19 hit. The DBJ will make $500 million available for those in...

STROKE ALARM Jamaicans are being urged to rush to hospital immediately after the onset of a stroke amid worryingly slow response rates and revelations that a third of local victims die from the brain attack and its complications. There are also fresh concerns...

Community hero to villain? Kemar ‘Doggy’ Campbell, the man who earlier this year executed a daring rescue mission as a contractor was being electrocuted atop a light pole in Trench Town, Kingston, is being sought by sleuths probing a June 29 murder. Campbell was widely...