‘Too much blood has been shed’

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THERE is yet another call for the Church to do more to help quell the crime and violence with which the country has been grappling. This time, the call has come from a member of the clergy.

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PNP hits the road

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LEADER of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) Peter Phillips and the man who challenged him in September and lost, Peter Bunting, yesterday put on a public show of unity telling supporters that the PNP intends to “rescue” the country from the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).

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Doc with $80-m needs list looking forward to help from Sigma Run

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DR Brian James, head of the department for anaesthesiology and critical care at Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC), is looking forward to what he describes as “the final leg of a 4×100 metres relay”, which will see the donations from the 2020 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run filling a void at the island’s paediatric hospital.

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Port Royal pier won’t burden public purse

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PRESIDENT and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) Professor Gordon Shirley says the country will have to absorb some of the capital costs of the cruise pier in Port Royal over the next four years, but that the development will not become a burden on the public purse.

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RADA defends farm road selection process

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REPRESENTATIVES of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) on Tuesday sought to give an explanation for issues raised in the auditor general’s report on its management of farm roads over the past five years, insisting that the selection process is based on established criteria for the rehabilitation programme.

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Witness tells of King Valley Gang’s revenge rapes

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THE star prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of eight alleged members of the Westmoreland- based King Valley Gang or Lawless Gang, in a highly controversial testimony, yesterday confessed to being involved in revenge gang rapes.In these incidents, the witness, who is a former member of the gang, said females linked to individuals with whom the alleged gangsters were feuding were raped at gunpoint and threatened with death.

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Gov’t announces another plan to get trains rolling again

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THE Government is to try a new approach to restore passenger rail service to Jamaica, almost 28 years after the trains stopped rolling. Minister with portfolio responsibility for information Karl Samuda on Wednesday announced a change in the approach to the privatisation of the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC), the State-owned company which operated rail service in Jamaica for several decades.

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MoBay chamber wants cameras to help fight crime in city

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) Janet Silvera is calling on the Government to move swiftly to install the promised CCTV cameras under the much touted JamaicaEye programme to assist with crime-fighting in the resort city.

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Court points to lavish lifestyle of main accused in Manchester fraud trial

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PORUS, Manchester — The Crown yesterday highlighted an alleged ‘lavish lifestyle’ of Sanja Elliott, the former deputy superintendent of road and works and main accused in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multimillion-dollar fraud trial.

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Pastor: Get rid of violence, corruption to realise Vision 2030

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BISHOP Conrad Pitkin said corruption, violence and other societal ills must be stamped out if Jamaica is to realise its 2030 vision to be teh place of choice to live, work, do business, and raise families.“I suggest to you that there are some challenges we must confront with a view of addressing them directly.

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