MOCA hits marks - Agency focuses on key FLA employees; explosive letter alleges rampant corruption

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Police investigators are narrowing down on key employees at the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) in an expanding corruption probe at the scandal-hit agency, which remains without a board.The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA)…

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Thieves prey on KPH - Wheelchairs scrapped minutes after being donated to the hospital

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Unscrupulous individuals are endangering the lives of persons at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) as they steal the covers of manholes and parts of the wheelchairs used to transport patients.A fuming CEO of the hospital, Errol Greene, last…

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Thwaites, Reid laud - CSEC improvement

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Congratulations!That was the sentiment from Ronald Thwaites, opposition spokesman on education, as he joined Education Minister Ruel Reid in lauding the 2.5 percentage point increase in the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC)…

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‘We stand with you’ - Police chief gets expected support from unions

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Police Commissioner George Quallo, whose leadership the public defender has said is “severely compromised”, is fighting back and is now saying he has support for his stance on the controversial Tivoli review report from the two unions representing…

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Flood-prone areas could be impacted by Tropical Storm Harvey

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Jamaicans are being asked to brace for thunderstorms and potential flooding as the country could experience heavy rainfall associated with the outer bands of Tropical Storm Harvey.The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management and the…

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McGregor urges J’cans to befriend crime-fighters - SSP urges public to compliment and get to know police officers

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Senior superintendent of Police Steve McGregor wants Jamaicans to make a greater effort to get to know their neighbourhood crime-fighters and socialise with them. It is a strategy he is convinced will go a far way in improving the relationship…

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Spanish Embassy to open condolence book for terror victims

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The Embassy of Spain in Kingston will open a condolence book in observance of three days of mourning following the tragic terrorist events that left 13 people dead and hundreds injured on Thursday in Las Ramblas, Barcelona.”In the aftermath of the…

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Jamaica targeting UK diaspora for tourists

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WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica’s tourism officials are placing special focus on the UK diaspora market as the country positions itself to surpass its greatest Caribbean competitor, Barbados.”The diaspora represents 11 per cent of all arrivals and, globally…

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Ten persons struck by lightning at Mystic Mountain

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Ten persons are now being treated at the St Ann’s Bay Hospital after they were stuck by lightning at the Mystic Mountain tourist attraction in St Ann on Friday afternoon.Managing Director of the attraction, Mike Drakulich, confirmed the incident. He…

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Man beats lover with perfume bottle - Woman begs judge to have mercy on boyfriend

Gleaner on August 19th, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

A man who admitted to beating his lover in her head with a perfume bottle narrowly escaped a $50,000 fine or four months in prison, after his battered lover begged the judge to have mercy on him when they appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew…

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