Tag: crime


President Trump Chimes In On The Act As 17-Year-Old Killer Gets “Big Up”

The 17-year-old shooter Kyle Rittenhouse who gunned down three protesters, two fatally, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was charged with homicide. However, he is being praised by Trump’s supporters, who described him as a patriot, hero, and a defender. Meanwhile, Rittenhouse’s attorney said his client acted in self-defense. According to press reports, Rittenhouse has become a cause célèbre on the right. Shortly […]


State Of Emergency — We Don’t Want No More At All!

Another motion has gone to Parliament to extend the states of public emergency (SOEs) in Jamaica. It seems this is becoming the primary strategy used by the Government to fight crime and protect the country’s populace. The fact is states of emergency ought to be a policy employed by governments during a disaster, civil unrest, armed conflict, or terrorist activity. […]


Prime Minister Holness Bullish On Crime

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is lashing out against criminal activities within Jamaica and has made it clear that his Government will not stand idly by while criminals create havoc in the country. “Let me make it absolutely clear – this Prime Minister and the Government will not relent against the criminals.” “So, if there is any expectation that if the […]


Chang Calls For Multisectoral Approach To Fight Crime

Jamaica’s Minister of National Security, Dr. Horace Chang, has recently called for a coordinated multisectoral approach to address some of the crime problems plaguing St. James. He noted that while the social-intervention programs undertaken by civil society has proved successful, a long-term strategic approach is needed to tackle the issue of criminality and social disorder in Montego Bay and other […]


Jamaica’s Opposition Party Barking Up The Wrong Tree

I have embraced crying mothers who have lost their children because our politicians put their personal agendas before the national good. I have no patience for injustice, no tolerance for government incompetence, no sympathy for leaders who fail their citizens. — Donald Trump Jamaica’s Parliamentary Opposition People National Party (PNP) seems to be in a mad rush to wrest back […]


Jamaica Bent On Crime Stop

Jamaica’s Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says the Government is intensifying efforts to disrupt organized criminal gang activity and restore law and order to affected communities. “Our policy position of dealing with gang leaders is to see them arrested, charged and incarcerated for their crimes against people and the State. We envision in the media, images of […]


Happy 100th, Mickey Spillane!

Crime novelist Mickey Spillane, born 100 years ago this March, was one of the best-selling authors in American publishing history. His signature character Mike Hammer became the prototype for the cynical, break-the-rules, drink-while-on-duty private investigator, while also managing to nab his perps without cellphones, computers, DNA testing, facial recognition software, and similar frills. And as for women, well……Mike’s personal admiration for the […]


Jamaica’s PM Announces State Of Emergency

Amidst the rising level of crime in Jamaica, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared a State of Public Emergency in the western parish of St. James effective Thursday, January 18. The Prime Minister made the announcement at a press conference held at Jamaica House. “Crime and violence in particular murders have been escalating in the parish of St. James. I […]


Jamaica — Christmas Or Crimemas?

Faced with the racist treatment that was meted out to black people in America, Festus Claudius “Claude” McKay, the Jamaican writer and poet, who was a seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance was prompted to write the well-known poem titled, If We Must Die. He wrote: If we must die, let it not be like hogs Hunted and penned in […]


Everald Warmington — The Right Man For The Security Portfolio

Today, Jamaicans are beginning to wonder whether the government’s approach to fighting crime is not mere pillow talk, kid gloves, and gimmicks. There has been no letup on crime despite the Government’s new anti-crime initiative dubbed zones of special operations (ZOSO), introduced over a month ago. The truth is the government is using a conventional approach to fight criminals who […]