Portland murder suspect mobbed, shot in rescue attempt
A Portland man, who is suspected to have killed a man early Monday morning, was rescued by the police from an angry mob, but not before he was badly beaten. The man, who is believed to be a drug addict, reportedly fled the crime scene after...

Health Check | Maintenance deficiency still worrying
In 2015, then Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson, in response to several concerns raised about the status of public-health facilities, ordered an internal audit of the four regional health authorities to "determine safety and functionality of the...

UPDATED: Reject 'free-for-all' culture, says lawyer - Senior prosecutor lashes out at corruption, hustler culture
Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Jeremy Taylor has come out strongly against acts of corruption and the "free-for-all" culture, which, he said, is pervasive in Jamaica, noting that regulations and restrictions are often frowned upon by...

Funeral bloodbath - Gunmen turn weapons on mourners outside church
For some, it was a scene similar to what they had seen on television as gunmen armed with high-powered weapons yesterday sprayed mourners attending a funeral at the Kings Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church in east Kingston."Collection [offering]...

Pan Caribbean to start sugar production this week
Western Bureau:Following a slight delay, the Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) will get its 2017-2018 crop year at the Frome Sugar Factory going tomorrow, three weeks later than previously announced."We had to delay because of the weather ... ....

MoBay winds blow top-flight cruise ship back to Kingston
For the second time in a year, the Port of Kingston will host a top flight-cruise vessel when the MS Monarch makes an unscheduled visit to the capital city today.The vessel, formerly known as Monarch of the Seas and operated under Royal Caribbean's...

Cheers and tears as Knox College wins TVJ's All Together Sing
Clarendon’s Knox College High School is the winner of the 2017 Television Jamaica All Together Sing competition. Knox, located in the town of Spalding, was declared winner on Sunday evening during the grand finale at the TVJ studios in...

Cashing in on crime - Gov't could get $1.2b seized from suspected criminals
The Government could get a financial windfall from the Financial Investigations Division (FID), which is sitting on just over $1.2 billion in cash, money it has taken from persons suspected of being involved in criminal activities.The FID was...

Confronting a crisis - Police call top-level meeting to plan strategy to end St James bloodletting
Struggling to devise measures to stem the bloodletting in St James, where more than 310 persons have been killed since January, the leadership of the police force has scrapped its regular weekly review meeting tomorrow and instead summoned a high-...

'Living in a movie' - Harsh, murderous reality facing residents of St James
Western Bureau:While Montegonians were elated last week that 119 guns destined for the city were intercepted by border patrol agents in the United States, they remained concerned about whether similar shipments might have already entered the island...