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University professor Anthony Clayton has bemoaned the sharp rise in Jamaica's murder rate this year, charging that the spike in killings in 2017 was indicative of the failure of the Government to normalise hot spot communities as was done after the...

The Hanover police now have in custody two suspects believed to be responsible for Sunday morning's shooting at a fish fry where seven persons were shot and injured in Montpelier, Hanover.Information is that the two suspects were among the seven...

They were not wrapped and placed under a tree like the typical Christmas gift, but for the hundreds of Jamaicans who couldn't afford them, the custom-made hearing aids recently provided by Starkey Hearing Foundation (SHF) are almost like treasure.As...

The festivities that normally accompany the Christmas celebration have been replaced by fear and apprehension in several communities across this island where residents are living in the shadow of the gun.With more than 1,500 murders so far this year...

Noted psychiatrist, Professor Frederick Hickling, is convinced that some of Jamaica's most hardened criminals are courting death but instead of committing suicide they depend on rival gang members and police officers to end their lives."I think a...

The latest effort to restart commercial operations of the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) has collapsed due to the failure of Herzog Jamaica Limited to meet the deliverables of a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the...

Dr Sean Matthew, president of the United States-based Herzog International, has declined to comment on reports that a planned deal with the Government to revitalise sections of Jamaica's rail network has been shelved because his company failed to...

Visitors can expect a world-class, one-of-a-kind encounter when the Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience kicks off on January 18 at the multimillion-dollar renovated and rebranded St Elizabeth-based facility.For more than 265 years, J. Wray...

The Government has again signalled its intention to review the country's residential density zoning standards, but the Andrew Holness-led administration has still not given any timeline for this to be done.Almost eight months after he told...

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica's winter tourist cycle, whichcommenced yesterday, December 15, will be the largest in the country's history, with tourismminister Edmund Bartlett projecting a five per cent growth in stop-over arrivals.Bartlett was able to...
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