Westmoreland police list 10 most wanted

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SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland – The Westmoreland police have released the names of the parish’s top 10 most wanted men, and another four persons of interest. Head of the Westmoreland Police Division, Superintendent Gary McKenzie, told a press conference Saturday that one of the 10 is wanted for a triple-murder committed in the parish, while another is wanted for murder and being a member of a criminal organisation.The top 10 most wanted are:

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‘Disgraceful’

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“DISGRACEFUL” was how former Senator Navel Clarke described the treatment of his efforts to collect his gratuity from Gordon House, after three years of retirement.“I thought it was done automatically. I didn’t know I would have to apply or beg for it,” Senator Clarke, whose 23-year stint in the Senate ended in March 2016, told the Jamaica Observer in an interview.

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International Keloid Symposium organisers eye Jamaica

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ORGANISERS of the fourth International Keloid Symposium, which is expected to attract more than 100 medical professionals, have decided to host their annual event in Montego Bay, Jamaica.Scheduled for April 9-12, 2020 at Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, the decision was taken after local dermatologist Dr Patricia Yap attended and presented her ground-breaking research at the symposium in China earlier this year.

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Rebellious motorcyclists paying with their lives

Observer on May 27th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE Ministry of Transport’s Road Safety Unit is to launch a special focus on motorcycle drivers as the number of riders involved in fatal accidents across Jamaica continues to rise.Since the start of the year 55 motorcyclists have died in road mishaps. This is almost double the 28 fatalities involving bikers over the corresponding period last year.

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PHOTO: Roadside bath

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This man seems happy for the rain yesterday as he strips himself and has a bath on the side of the road in New Kingston. 

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PHOTO: Here I go!

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A young woman tries to avoid water getting into her shoes while crossing Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston following heavy rain yesterday afternoon. 

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Police step up operations in Westmoreland

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SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — The Westmoreland police have intensified its 90-day operation called Sustainable Public Safety and Public Order across the parish, which is currently under a state of public emergency (SOE). The three-month operation, which was officially launched over the weekend, is an addition to the division’s operation started earlier this year.The operation is aimed at sustaining order and safety across the parish.

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Photojournalist Errol Harvey is dead

Observer on May 27th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

RETIRED photojournalist Errol Harvey is dead.His death was confirmed last night by head of the Jamaica Information Service, where he worked for a number of years.Harvey died yesterday afternoon while awaiting a flight in Florida, United States, to return to Jamaica.He had gone to the United States to visit relatives.

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PHOTO: Children’s homes get special attention

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Sagicor Group Jamaica team members were out in their numbers on Labour Day, May 23, to lend support in beautifying the physical environment of four children’s homes across the island. The projects were: Reddie’s Place of Safety in Rollington Town, Kingston; SOS Children’s Village, Barrett Town, St James; Pringle’s Children’s Home, Carron Hall, St Mary; and St Augustine Place of Safety, Chapelton, Clarendon. The over 300 volunteers were busy painting, cleaning-up and clearing away overgrown…

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19 guns stolen

Observer on May 27th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Despite State security forces putting a lid on criminal activities in the parish of St James, now under a state of public emergency, criminals managed to make off with 19 firearms and about 150 rounds of assorted ammunition from a private security company.Police reported that the weapons, which were stolen between Thursday evening and Friday afternoon, include 15 revolvers and four shotguns.

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