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Angella Hutchinson fought back the tears as she recounted yesterday how she contemplated taking her life and that of her then 10-year-old child after her teenage son was killed at the hands of the security forces in 2007.Hutchinson shared her...

With strict rules being imposed on participants in the inaugural staging of the Sumfest Heavyweight Sound Clash, patrons with whom The Gleaner spoke expressed displeasure at what may described as a 'watered down' clash.While admitting that certain...

Despite having "personal feelings" on a bill to amend the National Housing Trust (NHT) Act to withdraw $11.4 billion from the housing agency over the next four years for budgetary support, Leader of Government Business in the Senate Kamina Johnson...

Heavy helicopter presence over certain communities within the Corporate Area has been explained by Col Jamie Ogilvie, the man in charge of operations at the Jamaica Defence Force, as a method for deterring, detecting, and defeating criminals in...

Opposition Spokesman on National Security Peter Bunting is expressing serious concern over what he says is the lack of discipline and the strong resistance to the enforcement of law and order in the country.Bunting, addressing a forum on crime and...

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has recommended that the Parliament make it clear in law that knowingly transmitting a sexual infection is a crime.Assistant DPP Adley Duncan says that the offence exists at common law but that...

Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor, the man recently put in charge of the Community Safety and Security Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, is vowing to take back control of communities now under siege by criminals.McGregor told The Gleaner...

Government Member of Parliament Marisa Dalrymple Philibert has asked the finance ministry to look into whether judges who retired before this year's approval of retroactive salaries could get some benefit.But the Trelawny Southern representative has...

It should be mandatory for people convicted of using children in the production of pornography to register as sex offenders, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has recommended to Parliament.The offence is outlawed under Section 3 of the...

The much-talked-about hospital for Portmore, St Catherine, is still on the cards, insists Mayor Leon Thomas, with discussion around the subject said to be at an embryonic stage."The fact is that we have had no deep discussion about the issue, but it...
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