Lukewarm response to MoBay crime plan - Residents fed up with announcements; want collaborative effort

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Western Bureau: Violence-weary residents of St James are seemingly not enthusiastic about the latest crime strategy crafted by the Police High Command to combat the wanton lawlessness, which has resulted in more than 300 murders in the parish since the start of the year…

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Bartlett: Tangible change needed to stop murders

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While violence against tourists amounts to less than one per cent of all crimes committed in St James, it is still a concern that requires tangible change overall to effectively counter Jamaica’s international image as a crime-infested country, says…

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Plans being finalised to accommodate Christmas shopping and vending

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Indicating that changes are in the pipeline to accommodate Christmas shopping in downtown Kingston, Robert Hill, town clerk at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), said that a proposed meeting with members of the corporation and…

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Palmyra developer dies - Trotta hailed for assistance to Jamaican children

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WESTERN BUREAU:The man who built the multibillion-dollar Palmyra Resort and Spa, Robert Trotta, is dead.Trotta, who is credited with transforming the lives of some 11,500 Jamaican children with his ‘Book4Kids’ charity programme, transitioned at his…

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Aubyn Hill appointed EGC chief executive - Targets 2.3 per cent growth by next year

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The Economic Growth Council (EGC) will be looking to effect immediate economic expansion with three primary veins of focus to deliver 2.3 per cent growth by next year, says the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the council Aubyn Hill.Hill’s…

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Community feud caused shooting rampage at church - Family of dead woman claims she was targeted

Gleaner on December 12th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

One woman is claiming that her 20-year-old niece who was killed in a multi-victim shooting incident at a funeral in east Kingston on Sunday was being unfairly targeted.The shooting took place at King’s Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church, located…

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Flash flood watch extended

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The Meteorological Service has continued the Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of Hanover, St. James, Trelawny, St. Ann, St. Mary, Portland, St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew.

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Police reject latest wage offer

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Rank and file cops have rejected the latest wage offer from the Government. Representatives of the Jamaica Police Federation met yesterday with finance ministry officials to continue wage talks. But it’s understood that the only variation to…

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Fuel plant folly - Production stopped at $800m ethanol facility in favour of imports

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The Auditor General’s Department, in a case study of the operational performance of Petrojam Ethanol Limited (PEL), has said that it was not assured that value for money was obtained from investment amounting to more than $800 million in the local…

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Downtown Community feud caused shooting rampage at church… family of dead woman claims she was targeted

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One woman is claiming that her 20 year old niece, who was killed in a multi-victim shooting incident at a funeral in East Kingston on Sunday, was being unfairly targeted.

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