Building a better ZOSO - JDF amends measures for greater success in new zone

Gleaner on October 18th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

To ensure greater success in the second zone of special operations (ZOSO), the security forces have sought to improve elements of their operations, such as stricter control of movement and overall greater convenience for residents.According to Major…

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War on gangs - Second ZOSO to tackle Denham Town threats

Gleaner on October 18th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Twelve gangs wreaking havoc in Denham Town have been cited as the reason for the west Kingston community being declared the second zone of special operations (ZOSO).Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement yesterday during a press…

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PNP queries support for zones - Jackson says finance ministry has provided no funds

Gleaner on October 18th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Opposition spokesman on National Security Fitz Jackson is questioning the Government’s commitment to the zones of special operation (ZOSO), the crime-fighting and social intervention tool applied by the Andrew Holness administration.Jackson told The…

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All of us feeling crime, says Denham Town resident - … Special care taken in new ZOSO - JDF

Gleaner on October 18th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The young, the old, vendors and even parents taking their children to school - all were sent digging into their purses and wallets for identification as the second zone of special operations (ZOSO) brought movement to a crawl in sections of Denham…

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35% more guns seized since start of year

Gleaner on October 18th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The Ministry of National Security is reporting a 35 per cent increase in the number of illegal firearms removed from the nation’s streets up to October 17, compared to the same period last year.A total of 499 illegal weapons were collected over the…

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Social patients to leave Falmouth Hospital - To be observed by Infirmary Expansion Programme

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Western Bureau:The Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) is soon to be relieved of the responsibility of caring for the 10 social patients now occupying much-needed bed space at Falmouth Hospital, thanks to the timely intervention of Health…

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Queen should be tried for slavery - Henry

Gleaner on October 18th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Clarendon Central Member of Parliament Mike Henry has called for the British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, to be tried before her own court for the actions of Britain, which was one of the main colonial powers in the slave trade.Henry, a minister of…

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Nineteen safe communities by year end … says McGregor, as murders near 1,300

Gleaner on October 18th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Assistant Commissioner of Police Steve McGregor, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Community Safety and Security Branch, has outlined a series of measures law enforcement will be implementing to strengthen community safety in the face of the…

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Editors’ Forum | ‘Not fully free’ - Literacy specialists bemoan challenges to freedom of expression in Jamaica

Gleaner on October 17th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica continues to rank among the countries that most respect freedom of information in the world, gaining two places to eight in the recently released Press Freedom Index 2017 by Reporters Without Borders.But organisers of a Media and Information…

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From a grateful nation - Distinguished service, outstanding contribution, bravery recognised

Gleaner on October 17th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

A grateful nation recognised some of its outstanding citizens yesterday at the ceremony of investiture and presentation of national honours and awards at King’s House.Long and distinguishedservice, outstanding contribution and heart-stopping, life-…

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