Ruel Reid’s ‘helper’ speaks …Says she was directed to open bank account for education ministry’s use but declares innocence

Gleaner on July 7th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The woman who has been identified as a household helper for Ruel Reid, the discarded education minister at the epicentre of a wide-ranging criminal investigation, has claimed she was naively enmeshed in bank transactions involving millions of…

more

Comment

Editors’ Forum | Banks and police partner to tackle electronic fraud

Gleaner on July 7th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Members of the banking sector and the police have joined forces to fight electronic and other types of fraud, which has resulted in financial institutions losing more than $750 million last year. In a Sunday Gleaner exposé in May, the Jamaica…

more

Comment

Editors’ Forum | Police commissioner’s seven-point anti-crime plan - JCF outlines intelligence and forensics-based strategy

Gleaner on July 7th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

A seven-point anti-crime plan – with heavy emphasis on intelligence, forensics, cybersecurity and anti-corruption, which will bring together the best minds to tackle Jamaica’s most debilitating problem – was on Thursday presented by Police…

more

Comment

Editors’ Forum | Ruel Reid probe very active, says Anderson

Gleaner on July 7th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson last week sought to reassure the public that the High Command has not been withholding information surrounding the investigations of former education minister Ruel Reid. “There is no intention to…

more

Comment

Beware of the ‘green-eyed monster’ …Professor warns of increase in murder-suicide cases

Gleaner on July 7th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

As Jamaica grapples with several murder/suicides and attempted murder-suicides in recent months that have ripped families apart, one local professor is warning that jealousy is a personality trait that should never be underestimated. Professor…

more

Comment

Editors’ Forum | Report missing persons immediately, urges JCF

Gleaner on July 7th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is once again urging members of the public to report missing persons immediately, dismissing the claim that persons have to wait 24 hours before doing so. “We have repeatedly said this, and internally we have…

more

Comment

Sun, Sea and sargassum

Gleaner on July 7th, 2019 | File Under More News -

Against the background of recent concerns raised by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett about the impending invasion of sargassum being a threat to the tourism industry, marine scientist Dr Karl Aiken has a suggestion. “Because of its effects on…

more

Comment

‘Dudus: The Extradition of Jamaica’s #1 Drug Don’ – Part 1

Gleaner on July 7th, 2019 | File Under More News -

As a self-confessed political animal, the machinations of the Government of Jamaica to delay and frustrate the extradition of Jamaica’s premier drug lord, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, was political theatre. Extradition, normally a trivial procedural…

more

Comment

Plastic out, bamboo in - St Ann’s Bay Primary School students get creative to save the environment

Gleaner on July 7th, 2019 | File Under More News -

Using bamboo to create some beautiful and creatively designed handcrafted items, students at the St Ann’s Bay Primary School are playing their part to save the environment. With assistance from parents and teachers, the youngsters showed that there…

more

Comment

Legal Scoop | Hold on there, Senator Lambert!

Gleaner on July 7th, 2019 | File Under More News -

This week’s Legal Scoop constitutes a column submitted by Ruel Gibson, attorney-at-law, on the recent pronouncements by Senator Lambert Brown on certain sections of the Trust Bill. The column is set out verbatim below. Recently, quite a stir was…

more

Comment