Crime Stop adds website to anonymous tipping options

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

In an effort to boost its efforts in helping the police crack more cases, Crime Stop has created a website dedicated to collecting tips. The website – 311tips.com – allows persons to anonymously submit tips in the form of text, photos, and videos…

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NO VISA LET-UP - Jamaica has long way to go before UK travel restriction lifted, says Ahmad

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

If it were up to Asif Ahmad, the British high commissioner to Jamaica, citizens of the former British colony would no longer require a visa to travel to the United Kingdom (UK). But since the legal requirement is out of his hands, the country will…

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Daughter says Baugh was the gold standard - Former politician, surgeon saluted in memorial service

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

An unwavering commitment to service and betterment of the less fortunate. That was the defining characteristic of Dr Kenneth Baugh, whether he was at home in the role of husband and father, in the operating theatre as a gifted surgeon, or on the…

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St Catherine, Clarendon account for nearly one in every three murders

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St Catherine and Clarendon account for nearly one-third of the more than 900 persons murdered across the island this year, Leader of Government Business in the Senate Kamina Johnson Smith has revealed. Jamaica has recorded just more than 950…

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Price: Don’t buy equipment from shady people - FLOW boss urges business operators to be wary as company battles theft

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WESTERN BUREAU: Stephen Price, country manager of telecommunications company FLOW, is urging business operators to shun questionable contractors selling equipment even as they try to secure deals to improve their energy efficiency. “A lot of you…

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Vilma Baugh: The strength and love of a woman

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Melanie Schwapp, the only daughter among three children for Kenneth and Vilma Baugh, yesterday used a tribute to her father to also pay homage to their mother. The two had been together as man and wife for 54 years until the death of the former…

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Brothers’ quarrel ends in beheading - Police urge accused killer to turn himself in

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Western Bureau: The community of Roehampton in St James was yesterday rocked by a gruesome murder when an irate man allegedly beheaded his younger brother in a machete attack. The dead man has been identified as 25-year-old Dale ‘Mash Up’ Hylton,…

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Businesses welcome extended hours under SOE

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Business operators in both Clarendon and St Catherine are pleased with the announcement by National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang that opening hours under the state of public emergency in the parishes will be extended to 11 pm. The operators…

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Phone call frenzy - Former Petrojam GM racks up $1m bill in a month

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

Chairman of Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) Dr Wykeham McNeill says the parliamentary oversight body will probe the $1 million phone bill racked up by former Petrojam boss Floyd Grindley. A document obtained…

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Light stays on CMU - PAAC demands update on controversial contracts

Gleaner on September 19th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

A parliamentary committee is demanding answers from the Education Ministry about the status of three multimillion-dollar contracts linked to allegations of irregularity at a number of agencies that fall under its remit. The contracts in question…

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