Motorists unfazed by 10,000 traffic tickets per week - Road safety experts, police hope new law, better collaboration will help reduce offences

Gleaner on May 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Police and road-safety experts are hoping that the new Road Traffic Act will drive fear into deviant motorists, whipping them into line by making traffic tickets a greater deterrent to dangerous driving practices. With the police issuing more than…

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Residents, businesses call for permanent fix to Retirement fire nuisance

Gleaner on May 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau: Residents and members of the business community in St James are questioning the commitment of the authorities in preventing the outbreak of fires at the Retirement dump in the parish despite years of promises. Sections of St James…

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$9M money trail - Sydenham executive demands answers; president says they knew of controversial Petrojam donation

Gleaner on May 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Five weeks after a controversial $9-million donation from Petrojam hit the bank account of the Sydenham Citizens’ Association, nearly all the cash was removed in nine withdrawals of $900,000 each, a Gleaner investigation has revealed. The donation…

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‘It was just blood all over’ - Student killed, 26 injured in Portland crash

Gleaner on May 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

BLACK HILL, Portland: A Titchfield High schoolboy was killed and 23 children hospitalised when a 15-seater bus with almost double its capacity plunged over a precipice along the Black Hill main road in Portland yesterday afternoon. A female…

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Operation Restore Paradise gets cracking in MoBay

Gleaner on May 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Various government agencies involved in the Operation Restore Paradise now under way in Montego Bay, St James, are reporting a successful first day in their new push to restore law and order in the Second City. Yesterday, areas such as the Charles…

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Uchence Wilson Gang Trial | Wilson begged cops to free ex-girlfriend, tape reveals

Gleaner on May 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson was yesterday heard in an audio recording pleading with police personnel for his then girlfriend, accused Shantol Gordon, to not face criminal charges, claiming that she had no knowledge of alleged criminal…

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Chedwin Park cops remanded

Gleaner on May 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Following a ruling by the director of public prosecutions that they be charged last Friday, corporals Kirk Fraser and Ramone Scott were yesterday remanded when they made their first appearance in the downtown Kingston-based Home Circuit Court. The…

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Heart-wrenching! - Funeral director says ‘special kind of grief’ reserved for Shantae Skyers

Gleaner on May 20th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Tears, anguish and overwhelming grief permeated the Meadowvale Seventh-day Adventist Church on Chancery Street, St Andrew, which hosted the thanksgiving service for murdered eight-year-old Shantae Skyers yesterday, leading the funeral director at…

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Run away triggers Sex, ‘hype’ lifestyle and abuse influence children’s decision to leave home

Gleaner on May 20th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer Founder of Hear the Children’s Cry Betty-Ann Blaine has said that many children run away from home because of various factors such as abuse, the allure of sex and the desire to obtain things that their parents cannot…

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Road Safety Council out of fuel - Funding shortfall cripples public education campaign

Gleaner on May 20th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is $90 million short of the funds it needs to conduct a sustained and effective campaign to raise awareness about traffic crashes and influence driver behaviour to stem the carnage on Jamaica’s streets. With…

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