Soft on squatting - Government-owned property adjacent to Parliament building occupied by squatters

Gleaner on May 27th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Squatters have taken control of a property under the nose of the island’s political leaders, despite their repeated declarations to address this epidemic.An undetermined number of families are now living on a government-owned property next to the…

more

Comment

War anywhere - MoBay gangsters take their deadly feud to Costa Rica

Gleaner on May 27th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Major gangsters who escaped the security forces dragnet in St James have made their way to Costa Rica, and it seems they have taken their bloody disputes to the streets of Limon, a port city on the Caribbean coast of the Central American country.The…

more

Comment

Disrespected & disillusioned - District constables uncertain of their status and demand better treatment

Gleaner on May 27th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

They have the power to arrest and daily carry out several other policing functions, but the country’s district constables (DCs) are uncertain of their status and are charging that they face discrimination daily.President of the United District…

more

Comment

Cameshia’s courage - District constable fights 16 years to prove she was unjustly dismissed

Gleaner on May 27th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

It was a 16-year-long battle, but Cameshia Gardener was convinced that she had been unfairly treated and was prepared to fight as long as necessary for justice.The former district constable was suspended without pay in 2002 and dismissed 14 years…

more

Comment

Ex-cop demands justice - Claims he was kicked out of the JCF because he issued a ticket to the daughter of a senior superintendent

Gleaner on May 27th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Everton Watson is adamant that for all of his 24 years in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), he carried out his duties without favour or affection, malice or ill will.But his time in the force came to an abrupt end last August, leaving him bitter…

more

Comment

Linstead killer to be sentenced July

Gleaner on May 27th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

It took a jury 40 minutes to find a St Catherine man guilty of killing four people, including a man who was shot after it was discovered that he tried to hide his mobile phone during a robbery.The seven-member jury voted unanimously to convict…

more

Comment

How to be successful in your first job

ProMotion Office on May 27th, 2018 | File Under Ads & Job Opportunities -

Comment

Cannabis: the new tobacco?

ProMotion Office on May 27th, 2018 | File Under Ads & Job Opportunities -

Comment

Peaceful ‘rat-a-tat-tat’ - Marching band contest engages St. James youth

Gleaner on May 27th, 2018 | File Under Entertainment News -

Marching bands, which have been a source of community strength, face high maintenance costs. There are small fundraisers and inter-community competitions such as Battle of the Bands and, more recently, Clash of the Bands in St James, which offer…

more

Comment

Communities under marching orders

Gleaner on May 27th, 2018 | File Under Entertainment News -

Marching bands have thrived for decades. The oldest of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean is the Montego Bay Boys and Girls Club Marching Band in St. James, which will be 76 years old in July. The marching band culture is part of the musical…

more

Comment