Cop denies taking money, phone from accused

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AN assistant superintendent of police who had arrested some of the alleged members of the Uchence Wilson Gang yesterday denied knowing about US$500, $1,600, and three cellular phones that were reportedly seized from one of the accused.

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Dangerous docs

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There are more signs emerging of the danger being posed by doctors who dispense medication from their offices and bypassing pharmacists.Following the Jamaica Observer’s report last Sunday of the life-threatening risks being posed by doctors who operate their offices as full-time pharmacies, a number of people have shared horror stories of getting medication sloppily and sometimes dangerously packaged.

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Liberalisation of public transport system begins June 3

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THE public transportation system is to be liberalised as of June 3, the Transport Authority said in a release yesterday.Transport Minister Montague had announced in February that the liberalisation process would commence in May 2019; however, there was a delay because of the large volume of applications for renewals being processed by the Transport Authority.

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Water Vision

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THE Government is working to achieve 100 per cent access to safe, drinking water for all Jamaicans by 2030, while ensuring the sustainability of future supplies.The objective is in keeping with the National Development Plan, which aims to make Jamaica the place of choice to live, work, raise families, and do business.

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Cop, beauty therapist charged after man’s burnt remains found

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THE policeman charged in connection with the death of Vince Walcott, whose burnt remains were found on Rousseau Road in Kingston last year, is now before the court.The accused, Junior Hayles, who was assigned to the Kingston East Division, was jointly charged with 34-year-old Nicola Montague, a beauty therapist of Daytona in Portmore, St Catherine, with conspiracy to murder, following a ruling from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

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PM vows to tackle ‘unconventional threats’

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has declared that increased investments will be made to improve national security.Speaking last Friday at the opening of the new Lathbury Barracks Offices and Accommodation at the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Up Park Camp, Prime Minister Holness said the Government is recalibrating its efforts to restore order by making the necessary improvements.

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More companies urged to register for Corporate Challenge 2019

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ONLY 12 corporate companies have so far registered for the ‘Jamaica Moves: Get Moving Corporate Challenge 2019 Circuit III’ to date.Health Minister Christopher Tufton said the Government is seeking to build on the success of the Corporate Challenge, which was launched in 2017, as part of its ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign.

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PNP steps up call for Bernard Lodge audit

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THE Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is stepping up its call for a broad scale audit of the sale of lands in Bernard Lodge, St Catherine, despite last week’s announcement from Prime Minister Andrew Holness that he has ordered a comprehensive review of the project.This time it is the Member of Parliament for St Catherine South Fitz Jackson, who is leading the Opposition’s call for the audit.

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Police Pickle

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THE leadership of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is now in crisis mode as information surfaced yesterday that the three cops involved in the fatal shooting of a man at Chedwin Park, St Catherine Sunday morning, were driving a police service vehicle and carrying police-issued guns despite being on suspension.

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Beneficiaries of Guardian’s Keep it Alive 5K grateful

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BENEFICIARIES of this year’s Guardian Group Foundation Keep it Alive 5K night runs are expected to receive equipment vital to their day-to-day operations, following this year’s staging of the two-part event.

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