Big bill for gunshots - KPH spending $400,000 a day to treat victims of gunshot wounds

Gleaner on June 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Crime and violence have not only posed a serious threat to the security of Jamaicans, with an average of 28 murders per week and 672 killings up to June 17 this year, but taxpayers are paying a high price for gun conflicts. The Kingston Public…

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Gov’t backs China’s One Belt, One Road policy - Holness says if possible, Ja could join in near future

Gleaner on June 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau:Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared that the Government of Jamaica is supportive of the Republic of China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) economic policy and has an interest in becoming part of the initiative in the future.Giving…

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Golding, Malahoo Forte spar over Zone of Special Operations bill

Gleaner on June 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Opposition spokesman on Justice Senator Mark Golding and Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte yesterday locked horns during a special select committee of Parliament after the senator declared the Zone of Special Operations bill unconstitutional…

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Don’t trouble marriage with tougher rape laws, church groups warn

Gleaner on June 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Ignoring a priest’s charge that “Parliament does not meet to keep church”, six church groups and a lobby have warned lawmakers not to hurt the ’sanctity’ of marriage by imposing tougher marital rape laws.Among the churches are the Jamaica Union of…

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Government seeks to put national ID fears to rest

Gleaner on June 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Public fears that the much-talked-about National Identification System (NIDS), when passed into law, will not be as secure as intended, have been dispelled by the Government.Chief Technical Director in the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation…

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Service vehicle crash leaves cops hospitalised

Gleaner on June 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Two members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force were hospitalised yesterday in serious condition after the service vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a wall along Slipe Road in Kingston.Initial reports were that the driver of the service…

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Twice as bright - Alpha Primary Students Stand Out in GSAT

Gleaner on June 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Since birth, Shane and Shiane Barnett have done most things together, including preparing for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).The twin boy and girl, who attend the Alpha Primary School in Kingston, started out with grades that told them that…

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DPP and defence lawyer hail one-trial legislation

Gleaner on June 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn and Peter Champagnie, a defence lawyer, have said that it is an “excellent” move by the Government to propose changes to the law to empower courts to order convicted offenders in criminal matters…

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INDECOM wants powers to probe new MOCA

Gleaner on June 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Head of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Terrence Williams wants the oversight body he leads to have powers to probe cases involving officers in the proposed new Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA).At a…

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Dunkley remembered for service to country

Gleaner on June 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Former government minister Carlyle Anthony Cosmo Dunkley is being hailed for his long and dedicated service to country and party, following his death on Tuesday night at the age of 78. He died at the University Hospital of the West Indies.The…

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