Warning for women! - Men posing as taxi drivers on rape spree

Gleaner on February 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

More than 50 females have been raped and robbed over the last two years by men posing as taxi operators, and the police are urging women and girls to be extremely cautious while taking public transportation.According Superintendent Charmine Shand,…

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Punishing the pervs - More and more sexual offenders being convicted

Gleaner on February 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The conviction rate for sexual offences more than doubled last year, and prosecutors are reaping even more success so far this year, with at least 15 sexual offenders convicted last week in the Corporate Area alone.Head of the Centre for…

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Hired killers on the loose - Police targeting the masterminds as suspected cases of contract killings increase

Gleaner on February 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The police are taking steps to increase their rate of arrest of persons who are paying gunmen to carry out killings for them.Reports on the streets are that ‘killers for hire’ are now making big money across the island, despite some taking a low of…

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Cruel to ‘Corey’ - Widow of taxi operator killed in suspected hit on Campbell-Collymore angry and hurting

Gleaner on February 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Jewel Walters, widow of Winston ‘Corey’ Walters, the taxi operator who was shot and killed along with businesswoman Simone Campbell-Collymore in Red Hills, St Andrew, last month, is a broken woman.Weeks after the gun attack that ended her husband’s…

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Peaceful Portland - Residents put crime far down on their list of concerns

Gleaner on February 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Crime may be the major nightmare for residents of several communities across the island, but for residents of Portland, that is far down on their list of major problems.Roads and infrastructure,…

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Fighting crime a different way - UK-based criminologist urges Jamaicans to try non-traditional criminal justice model

Gleaner on February 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

England-born criminologist Craig Pinkney is adamant that while Jamaica has its unique problems, the island’s crime problem is not beyond solutions that have worked in some of the hardest communities in the United Kingdom and the United States.But…

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Flashback! - Danhai case still stalled as NHDC writes off more than $2b in Operation PRIDE losses

Gleaner on February 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

More than a decade after east Kingston businessman Danhai Williams and six others were charged with 87 counts of fraud involving the Operation PRIDE scheme operated by the National Housing Development Corporation (NHDC), there has been no new…

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JUTC faces $7b in losses

Gleaner on February 17th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The beleaguered state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) is projecting a dramatic increase in its loss from operations for the new financial year 2018-2019.For the new fiscal year, the bus company’s losses from operations are…

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Prosecutors close case in Michael McLean trial

Gleaner on February 17th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Prosecutors yesterday closed their case in the murder trial of Michael McLean, the man accused of killing four children and two women in St Thomas in 2006.However, the trial was adjourned early as McLean’s attorney, Carlton Colman, indicated in the…

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Don’t hide sex information from your children - JASL

Gleaner on February 17th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Blind trust has been cited as a big hindrance to some young people protecting themselves sexually and otherwise, a trend Hannalisa Morgan-Williams believes needs to be reversed.The targeted Interventions officer for the Kingston Chapter at the…

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