Why Mount Salem has been declared first Zone of Special Operations

Gleaner on September 1st, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

It’s the home of 12 major gangs and the scene of 54 murders since the start of the year. This is Mount Salem, St James — a string of alleys, each with a unique identity and a mix of residents from different social classes.

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Why Mount Salem has been declared first Zone of Special Operation

Gleaner on September 1st, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

It’s the home of 12 major gangs and the scene of 54 murders since the start of the year. This is Mount Salem, St James — string of alleys, each with a unique identity and a mix of residents from different social classes. About 12 minutes away…

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No Gov’t bailout - Public funds will not be used to rescue closing private schools, says Reid

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Minister of Education Ruel Reid has cited changes in the education sector, including the increase in the number of available public-school places, as reasons for the closure of several privately operated institutions in recent years, warning that…

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Hospital, municipality at odds over social patients

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WESTERN BUREAU:The authorities at the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny say it is costing approximately $130,000 per day to care for the 10 social patients occupying much-needed bed space at the hospital, and they are expressing a desire to be relieved…

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$9m Benz gathering dust at finance ministry

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A 2017 Mercedes Benz luxury car, which was purchased by the Government at a cost of $9 million, has been parked at the central Kingston offices of the Ministry of Finance gathering dust, a whistle-blower has revealed.The finance ministry confirmed…

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Designer Dexter ‘3D’ Pottinger found murdered at St Andrew home

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Up to press time, police investigators were at the Yarico Place, St Andrew, residence of fashion designer Dexter ‘3D’ Pottinger, whose body was found in a state of decomposition yesterday…

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Kendal crash: 60 years later

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Renowned author and graphologist Beverly East was 19 when she heard hushed whispers about the disastrous Kendal Crash. Though her dad was living at home with the family, so grief-stricken was he by the event, he hardly spoke about it. Young Beverly…

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Manage your emotions, psychologist encourages high-school students

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As the adolescent years are usually accompanied by ‘raging’ hormones, students entering high school in a few days are being cautioned to manage their emotions and to avoid becoming fascinated with the physical appearance of the opposite sex.While…

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Another bloody day in Clarendon, 12-year-old killed

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The carnage in Clarendon continued yesterday with the killing of four persons.In the morning, the police were called to a crime scene on Sharpe Avenue in the vicinity of the country club, May Pen, where the body of an unidentified male, believed to…

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District constable’s colleagues shocked by killing, circumstances surrounding his death

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The killing of District Constable Roshane Walderston by a team of policemen on Wednesday night in Drewsland, St Andrew, has plunged some of his colleagues into a state of speechlessness and shock.Official police reports are that at approximately 10:…

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