11,000 detained, 400 charged - Opposition raises concerns with enhanced security measures; Gov’t cites reduction in crime
An opposition senator, citing official documents, has revealed that close to 11,000 persons have been detained by the security forces since the first state of public emergency was imposed in St James in January.Additionally, according to Donna Scott...

Was the money paid? - HIV-infected nurse yet to receive funds; law firm promises she will receive 'millions' by Monday
Up to press time yesterday, Lydia James*, the nurse who was infected with HIV while working at a hospital in central Jamaica over a decade ago, stated that she was yet to receive any compensation.However, the guarantee coming from Dixon and...

Chapelton Hospital to get US$1 million upgrade
Push Start Foundation, a United States-based entity headed by Clarendon native Beverly Nichols, is providing US$1 million for a major expansion and upgrade of the Chapelton Community Hospital in Clarendon.The work will include a new minor operating...

Pick your Parliament | Parliament must be a symbol of Jamaica's bold and inclusive development - GSA Architects
Over the next few days, The Gleaner will be publishing features on the five designers shortlisted for the new Parliament building to be constructed at National Heroes Park in Kingston. During the period, readers are invited to submit comments on the...

MoBay taxi man executed in front of students
WESTERN BUREAU:A group of students from Ryne Park in St James were exposed to real terror yesterday morning when a man who was a passenger in the taxi in which they were travelling alighted from the vehicle, pulled a handgun, and executed the driver...

Trinidad's war on crime continues after talk-show host shot dead
The media fraternity in Trinidad and Tobago has been plunged into deep mourning following the murder of former radio talk show host Ricardo Welch, known as the 'Gladiator'.He was gunned down at Parang Boulevard, Santa Cruz, yesterday morning, as he...

Saudis confirm journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside consulate - Eighteen persons held as suspects
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP):Saudi Arabia acknowledged early yesterday that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in a fight and said that 18 Saudis were being held as suspects.The overnight announcements in...

‘I need my money’ - HIV-infected nurse still awaiting funds, even after State disburses $10-million interim payment
"I've known only suffering these past few years, and I didn't call it down on myself. I was only doing my job." This is the plight of Lydia James*, a nurse and mother of five who has been living with HIV since September 2007 when she was stuck in...

NWC seeking sharp increase in some rates
The National Water Commission (NWC) is looking to pull in a further $34 billion in revenue annually by hiking the rates it charges its customers.The NWC has applied to the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) for a 23 per cent average increase in...

Jamaica clamping down on spiteful parents who abduct children and run off
Jamaican authorities are cracking down on the practice of one parent abducting a child and moving away with him or her as an act of spite against the other parent.Problems and solutions surrounding the matter have been items of discussion since...