FLA board resigns amid gun permit controversy

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The entire board of directors of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has resigned amid the controversy over the issuance of gun permit to people of questionable character. Information Minister Ruel Reid says the members of the board, chaired by…

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Traffic ticket amnesty begins today

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Tax Administration Jamaica says all its systems are ready for the start of the traffic ticket amnesty today. The amnesty for delinquent motorists was initially announced for July 1. However, it was delayed to allow for all systems to be put in…

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Firm on gay rights - US Embassy says LGBT equality still big on its agenda

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The Kingston-based United States Embassy has no plans to relent in its push for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons to be given due recognition in Jamaica.Following the departure of former ambassador to the island,…

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Monymusk factory facing uncertain future

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WESTERN BUREAU:Karl Samuda said his industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries ministry is yet to get an undertaking from Chinese firm COMPLANT, the parent company of the Pan Caribbean Sugar Company, if they will be willing to offset the cost of…

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Lonely Londoners - High prices push Jamaicans out of England’s capital

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Jamaicans are among hundreds of nationals being pushed further and further outside of London as Britain’s tightening economy makes it increasingly difficult for many to afford living there.”We have to live, but to live in this town here, you have to…

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Andre De Grasse out of World Championships after suffering hamstring strain

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LONDON, England:
Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse will miss the IAAF World Championships in London after suffering a grade two hamstring strain on Monday. 

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GIRL RAPED, BUGGERED AND LEFT FOR DEAD

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A 17-year-old girl is now battling for her life after she was raped, buggered, beaten, and left for dead in St James on the weekend.Reports from the Corporate Communication Unit (CCU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force are that the teenager was found…

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Farmer’s throat slashed, house set on fire

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Investigators in St Ann have launched a probe into the gruesome death of an elderly man whose throat was slashed and his house set ablaze in Madras in the parish.The dead man has since been identified as 62-year-old Willie Sawyers, a farmer of the…

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Third man charged with murder of female cop

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Detectives assigned to the Kingston Eastern Criminal Investigation Branch arrested and charged another man for the 2016 murder of woman corporal Judith Williams on Monday.Charged is 34-year-old Rohan Smith, otherwise called ‘Bull Dawg’, vendor of…

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Manchester men sentenced for ganja offences

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Two Manchester men have been sentenced in the St Catherine Parish Court  after pleading guilty for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act. They are 46-year-old Gary Edwards and 39-year-old Evol Taylor. Edwards was sentenced to nine months’…

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