SOEs FIZZLE Jamaica is now on a “knife-edge”, according to Senate President Tom Tavares-Finson, following a legislative deadlock in the House of Representatives late last night, effectively putting a halt to the seven-police division states of emergency (SOEs...

Army, JCF urged to remove HIV barrier for recruits WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) is planning to step up its advocacy for the police force and the army to discontinue their practice of asking applicants to take HIV tests even as it pushes for other organisations to stop...

‘No pay, no work’ “Dem a pay thief and nuh want pay police!” were the words shouted repeatedly by a female cop at the entrance to the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston yesterday as hundreds of disgruntled police officers protested while awaiting news on their 40-...

Child thieves plague site The developers of a Corporate Area housing project have been forced to invest heavily in beefing up security with children being among thieves targeting the development, making off with windows and doors. William Lai, president and CEO of World...

Inconsolable grief Ear-piercing screams from mourners echoed in Havannah Heights, Clarendon, on Thursday as the bodies of three victims of the September 12 quadruple murder arrived at the Dynamic Church of God in the community. The sight of the two red and white...

Phone used to record accused admitted into evidence The prosecution in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial yesterday succeeded in getting one of the three cellular phones used to secretly record the conversations of alleged members of the gang, including its reputed leader Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan,...

Terrelonge entreats men to value, not victimise women Gender State Minister Alando Terrelonge yesterday called for more men to join efforts to eliminate violence against women in the society and be willing to participate in discussions about women’s protection. He lamented that toxic masculinity “robs...

UCASE, Carib Cement resolve dispute over profit sharing The Union of Clerical Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE) is reporting that the dispute with the Caribbean Cement Company Limited over its profit-sharing scheme has now been resolved. At a conciliatory meeting at the Ministry of Labour...

SOEs turn the screws A number of commanders have said that since the Government imposed states of emergency (SOEs) in seven police divisions two Sundays ago, more residents have been feeding them with information as the gangsters flee the space. The disclosure was made...

As corruption cloud hovers, Brown-Lawrence’s election future hangs in balance Fraud and corruption charges against Kim Brown-Lawrence, councillor for the Brown’s Town division in the St Ann Municipal Corporation, have not immediately disqualified her candidacy for the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as it fine-tunes...