Trelawny gets first traffic signals

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FALMOUTH, Trelawny —Amid growing concerns regarding safety at the intersection of the busy north coast highway and the roadway leading to Daniel Town, in Trelawny, the National Works Agency (NWA) has installed traffic signals at the location, at a cost of $11.5 million. The lights, which are the first such traffic signals to be installed in the parish, were commissioned into service last weekend.

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Govt MPs want Westmoreland road renamed in honour of Sir Clifford

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TWO Government MPs have expressed their desire to have the newly rehabilitated Maxfield-Ferris road in Westmoreland renamed in honour of Jamaica’s first native Governor General Sir Clifford Campbell.

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JCF fails to get support for new provisions in anti-gang law

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THE Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) yesterday lost its bid at a parliamentary joint select committee to have special provisions included in the anti-gang legislation for the declaration of criminal gangs, in order to enable the police to gather financial information from banks to shore up their case against these networks.

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PCJ to keep cops cool

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THE Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), through its Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme, will be carrying out air conditioning retrofit projects at three Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) locations at a combined cost of $126.5 million to improve energy efficiency and conservation at the facilities.

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Morris calls for international education order for the disabled

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ROSE HALL, St James Opposition Senator Dr Floyd Morris has called for a new international education order for persons with disabilities.Senator Morris, who is director of the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona, said that the global education order “must see Government placing a greater emphasis on the education of children with disabilities.

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Caution urged against ’sanitisation’ of evidence at fraud trial

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The defence in the Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial told the prosecution Tuesday that all individuals involved in the case should be reminded that they are bound by law to observe proper procedures and should not “sanitise evidence”.

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Man gets 62 years for rape

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC – Two weeks after he pleaded guilty to raping three people, including a seven-year-old child, Leon Jordan was yesterday sentenced to 62 years in jail for the offences.Justice Brassington Reynolds imposed the sentence on Jordan, who, between June 2012 and October 2016, raped the seven-year-old, a 14-year-old, as well as a 28-year-old woman.

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This is it!

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AFTER years of promises and the announcement of a number of grand schemes, residents of St Thomas yesterday witnessed a major step in the latest plan for the old Goodyear Tyre factory and applauded wildly as Prime Minister Andrew Holness vowed that this time there will be no false start.

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Rockfort under siege again

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Residents of Rockfort in east Kingston are once again cowering in fear as another round of violence rocks the community.But this time the residents say the fear is greater as there is no clear indication of where the gangsters are based and where the imaginary border lines have been drawn.

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This Day in History — June 27

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Today is the 178th day of 2019. There are 187 days left in the year. TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT2000: The United Nations releases a report that says AIDS has killed 19 million people worldwide. The report predicts the disease will wipe out half the teenagers in some African nations, devastating economies and societies. OTHER EVENTS1697: Elector Augustus of Saxony is named King of Poland, succeeding John III.

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