Joint Force clears air… says ZOSO remains in Mount Salem

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The Joint Force of the Zone of Special Operations has rejected reports that it has dismantled its intervention in Mount Salem, St James. In a tweet Monday evening, the joint force sought to explain the removal of barricades and some of the security…

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Cash for guns - Holness announces reward programme, moratorium on weapons finds in Mount Salem ZOSO

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WESTERN BUREAU:Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced a massive national firearm recovery reward programme as well as a five-day grace period for illegal weapons found on premises in the Mount Salem community, which was last Friday…

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Hundreds of schools spruced up for new academic year

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Thousands of students and teachers will begin the new academic year today in much-improved surroundings.Education Minister Ruel Reid has indicated that 172 institutions were identified for repairs at a cost of $554.3 million under the school…

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Gov’t, Opposition spar over ZOSO hotline clash

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The Opposition’s zones of special operations (ZOSO) complaints number, announced through the media last Friday, has left some worried it could create confusion and stymie the efforts of the joint command to actively take on the concerns of citizens…

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What they had to say about the first zone of special operations being declared

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Last Friday’s declaration of Mount Salem in St James as the first zone of special operations by Prime Minister Andrew Holness triggered immediate reaction on social media.The hashtag #ZOSO began trending and was used to monitor the conversation…

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Avoid giving expensive phones to children - police

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Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, head of the Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), is pleading with parents to avoid giving their children expensive phones, thus reducing their susceptibility to attacks by criminals…

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Pedestrianisation of King Street a big part of downtown Kingston redevelopment

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Long-held ambitions to transform downtown Kingston appear to be finally taking off, with the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation leading the effort through plans to pedestrianise King Street.”The extensive work on the St William Grant Park…

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Facts on rendering

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Facts on renderingThe volume of offal, feathers, guts and other waste generated from the slaughter of a combined 85 million heads of cattle, swine and goat, as well as 5.9 million head of chicken and turkey processed each year, would create quite a…

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Underground economy could threaten Government’s prosperity agenda

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Signs showing the Jamaican economy is gaining growth momentum could be dashed if Government fails to adequately curtail the exploding underground economy, says Robin Levy, the deputy generalmanager of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.Levy, speaking at a…

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JLP says PNP seeking to hinder ZOSO success

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Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) General Secretary Dr Horace Chang is accusing the People’s National Party (PNP) of seeking to hinder the success of the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO) through its actions and statements instead of proposing…

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