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Gary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer As deadly gang violence continues to rage across the island, leaving hundreds dead since the start of the year, a prominent security consultant is suggesting that the authorities are focusing on the wrong targets in their bid to break the back of vicious criminality in many communities. Police data point to […]

Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter MONTE CARLO, Monaco: It’s hardly a surprise, but for only the third time in history, two athletes from the same country have won international track and field’s top award, as Jamaican sprinting superstars Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were named male and female Athletes of the Year by the IAAF. The two, […]

Jay Z will keep his special line of holiday goods at Barneys New York despite the furor over the “shop and frisk” controversy at the store, he said in a statement Friday night. Jay had been pressured to drop the line with the retailer after two innocent African-American shoppers were questioned by police in separate […]

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency’s executive committee expects to examine the report from a two-day inspection trip to Jamaica, next week, Director General David Howman said yesterday. Howman said the report on gaps in Jamaica’s testing of its star athletes in the build-up to the London Olympics will likely be […]

The lead story in the Observer’s Tuesday edition, “Ganja gets gov’t protection”, is actually quite instructive in demonstrating our national need to come to some conclusion in this seemingly endless debate about what to do with ganja. The story, which we note did not break locally, reports that Cannabis Sativa, the botanical name for marijuana […]

ALVERA Coke, mother of reggae star Peter Tosh, died Sunday morning in her home parish Westmoreland at age 96. Ms Coke died one week after participating in celebrations marking her son’s 69th birthday. According to a post on the official Peter Tosh Facebook page, her family issued a statement Sunday that read: “The Peter Tosh […]

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