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Belmont Academy makes big leap on 2017 high school performance index... May 22 is discount day for prisoners to get reduced sentence if they plead guilty... Tax officer shot dead in Manchester, boyfri
UWI professor: IMF rush costing proper oversight of legislation
Telecoms expert, Professor Hopeton Dunn, is of the view that the assessments of legislation could be compromised because of the pace at which the Government has to approve laws under the programme ...
Tivoli Enquiry: Nelson regrets West Kingston deaths during 2010 operation
An interim report from the Office of the Public Defender concluded that 76 civilians and one member of the Jamaica Defence Force were killed in the operation.
Thwaites tours Lannaman's preparatory school
Education minister, Ronald Thwaites says the Government will be assisting the Lannaman's preparatory school with books and other resources to recover from a fire that destroyed a section of ...
Murders up in St Thomas - police
According to the Acting Commander of the St Thomas police, Deputy Superintendent Charmaine Shand, says there has been a marked increase in murder for this year, in comparison to the similar period ...
DPP renews call for prosecutors to be given power to appeal verdicts
The call follows last week's decision in which a Westmoreland jury freed an alleged bigamist despite what appeared to have been compelling evidence.
Daryl Vaz walks free, case dismissed
Daryl Vaz's trial got underway in the Corporate Area Criminal Court this morning but the Crown was dealt a blow after the main witness said he could not recall the details of the 2012 incident.
Clarendon councillors among property tax delinquents
The administration of the Clarendon Parish Council is reporting that prominent residents of the parish, including councillors, have not been paying their property taxes.
TVJ criticised for muting Grammy gay tribute
Television Jamaica (TVJ) has been criticised by Gleaner online columnist Michael Abrahams for censoring a gay manís tribute after winning several awards at the Grammys two Sundays ago.
New US guidelines on drone use could influence Jamaica
As Jamaica gets ready to use drone technology in its crime fighting, the United States has announced new guidelines governing the use of the technology that could influence Jamaica's approach.
Meeting at Holmwood Tech over student killing
The Manchester Police are to meet today with the administrators of Holmwood Technical High School and the parents of a student who was killed over the weekend.
Agriculture society wants compensation fund for victims of praedial larceny
The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) is lobbying the government to establish a compensation fund for farmers who are victims of praedial larceny.
New praedial larceny prevention officer appointed
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has appointed a new praedial larceny prevention officer to address the crime, which costs farmers more than $6 billion annually.
Dwight Nelson faces more grilling as enquiry continues
Former national security minister, Dwight Nelson, will continue facing cross-examination when the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry resumes this morning.
Trial today for Daryl Vaz
Prosecutors have alleged that Daryl Vaz met with police Sergeant Jubert Llewellyn in a Corporate Area parking lot and promised him gold bars for not pursuing charges against St Andrew businessman ...
Legal council again rules to disbar former deputy commissioner
It had banned Owen Clunie in 2013 over allegations he failed to pay over $600,000 that he had received from a client to deposit on a property.
Tributes come in for Rev Glen Archer
Both Opposition leader Andrew Holness and spokesman on Education and Youth, Kamina Johnson- Smith, expressed sadness at the passing of the famed educator and coach.
JLP demands timelines from electricity enterprise team
Robert Montague says while ESET should be commended for the plan, it must outline timelines so that progress of the implementation can be effectively monitored.
St James police recover illegal guns, ammo
Two men were taken into custody in connection with the seizure. Their identities are being withheld at this time.
Police search for woman responsible for feotus dumped on river bank
Residents found the foetus among debris and called the police. The foetus was found with the umbilical cord and afterbirth still attached.
Glen Archer: A man committed to his purpose
The famed Spelling Bee Coach and educator died at 1:45 this morning at The University Hospital of the West Indies where he had been admitted for more than a month.
Negril health centre to be expanded - Health Minister
Ferguson made the disclosure during a tour of the facility. He says more details on the project will be provided at a later date.
NHT targets 6,000 loans for home purchase, repairs this year
The loans will facilitate the purchase, repair or construction of housing solutions.
Source: Gleaner/Power 106 News