American firm looking at JamaicaEye

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SALT LAKE CITY, United States — An American firm is offering to introduce technology to Jamaica which it believes could provide a big boost for the Ministry of National Security’s JamaicaEye programme.The Austin, Texas-based Greenstar Products has had some preliminary discussions with local authorities and its president and COO Tom Wright says it wants to partner with Jamaica and Jamaicans with a range of products including security cameras.

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Caribbean observes World Tourism Day

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The Caribbean yesterday joined the rest of the world in observing World Tourism Day, emphasising the importance of the industry to the socio-economic development of the region.

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Police appeal to social media users

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THE Jamaica Constabulary F0rce has appealed to members of the public to be more responsible in their use of the various social media platforms. The constabulary’s Corporate Communication Unit, in a statement, said the appeal comes against the background of several instances in which reports about recent events have been untrue or misleading.

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Chang says social intervention has not tamed crime in St James

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MONTEGO BAY, St James – Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says social intervention programmes implemented in the violence-riddled parish of St James over the years have failed to reduce major crimes in the parish.

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Lower Chapelton to Rock River road closed

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THE main road from Lower Chapelton to Rock River in Clarendon was closed yesterday because of damage from this week’s heavy rains. Manager of communication and customer services at National Works Agency (NWA), Stephen Shaw said the decision to close the road was made when an inspection late yesterday afternoon revealed that a section of the road had broken away, while a retaining wall had collapsed.

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Apartment developers must provide adequate water storage, says NWC

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PRESIDENT of the National Water Commission (NWC) Mark Barnett is imploring developers to ensure that adequate water-storage facilities are in place for residents of apartment complexes.He told JIS News that under new measures put in place by the agency, in collaboration with the municipal corporations, developers will be required to ensure that residents have access to ample water supply in order to be connected to NWC systems.

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Bahamas lone Caricom state to report measles case

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WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — The Bahamas is the only Caribbean Community (Caricom) country reporting a confirmed case of measles up to the period January to September 25, this year.The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) said that a total of 6,541 confirmed cases of measles, including five deaths, have been reported in 14 countries and territories in the region of the Americas.

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PHOTO: Jamaicans protest outside UN

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A group of Jamaicans, who reside in the United States, protest outside the United Nations headquarters in New York this week against mining in the Cockpit Country. (Photo: Harold Bailey)

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Jamaica reiterates call for concessionary financing

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UNITED NATIONS (CMC) —Jamaica yesterday reiterated a call for concessionary financing for Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries, saying the present policy was severely hampering the socio-economic growth of the 15-member regional grouping.

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Keep the buggery laws

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — The St Vincent and the Grenadines Christian community says it rejects any attempt “to change or modify the godly values upon which the laws of our nation was founded” as it opposed any move to encourage same-sex marriages and changes to the existing buggery laws here.

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