Lust for blood! - Overseas-based gangsters fuelling the murders in August Town

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Bloodthirsty gangsters living overseas with wads of cash are offering big money to have their enemies killed in mainly revenge attacks, in the volatile August Town, St Andrew, community.Sunday Gleaner sources say the foreigners are offering up to $…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | Talking peace - Corner meetings built bridges between factions in August Town

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The Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) has listed dialogue between rival gang members, community leaders, the police, and representatives of social agencies as a major springboard for peace in the historic community of August Town, St…

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BLOOD LUST! - Overseas-based gangsters fuelling the murders in August Town

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Bloodthirsty gangsters living overseas with wads of cash are offering big money to have their enemies killed in mainly revenge attacks, in the volatile August Town, St Andrew, community.Sunday Gleaner sources say the foreigners are offering up to $…

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Golding, Phillips reject call to scrap political ombudsman

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Despite a reduction in political violence in Jamaica since it was established, former Prime Minister Bruce Golding still believes there is a need for the Office of the Political Ombudsman.Golding, one of the first signatories to the creation of a…

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Training troubles - Operator defends unregistered school as former students voice tales of woe

Gleaner on September 23rd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

When Jermaine Beckford signed up at the A1 Training Institute to get certified as a security guard, he had no idea that when he completed his course his certificate would be useless.But Brown, like many others who have completed courses at the…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | Dunce & dangerous - UWI finds intelligent high-school dropouts leading illiterate youths in August Town

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A combination of smart, high-school dropouts and barely literate unemployed and youths provide a dangerous cocktail for much of the violence which has ravaged the historic St Andrew community of August Town, which is a stone’s throw from the…

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Right road - Police traffic boss welcomes plan to create Seaview Gardens bypass

Gleaner on September 23rd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Head of the Police Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB), Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, is anxiously awaiting the construction of the planned bypass to ease the flow of traffic being detoured from the Portia Simpson Miller…

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Wrecker worries - Taxi operators charge that wrecking companies are working with rogue cops

Gleaner on September 23rd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Wrecker compan-ies operating in the Corporate Area are facing renewed criticisms from taxi operators, who are adamant that they are colluding with rogue traffic policemen and eating away their profits.President of the Transport Operators Development…

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Holness warns of stricter governance of state agencies as IMF gives green light

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is warning that the management and running of all state entities will come in for intense scrutiny. Following a ringing endorsement of government programmes under the latest bi-annual International Monetary Fund (IMF)…

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‘Arm them!’ - Senator wants more Jamaicans to have weapons to defend themselves

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

A Government senator yesterday stopped short of suggesting that more “ordinary” Jamaicans be allowed to obtain licensed firearms.Kerensia Morrison, who was speaking in the Senate, said that “maybe the time has come” to consider giving “regular,…

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