Seven not 54 … Police correct Mount Salem murder numbers, fewer gangs than reported too

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The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has released corrected figures showing that since the start of year there were only seven murders in Mount Salem, St James and not 54 as Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake reported last week in seeking…

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Picture of hope - Missing for three years, Samunya’s family seeks closure

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Just over three years have passed since a sleeping three-year-old Samunya Bloomfield vanished from her Grove Farm, St Catherine, home in the late hours of the night.And while the events of June 20, 2014, remain a painful, unsolved mystery for…

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No ID, no access - J’cans will need National Identification card to access gov’t goods, services

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Under the Government’s proposed National Identification System (NIDS), Jamaicans without a National Identification Card (NIC) will not be able to do business with government agencies and departments when it is rolled out in 2019. Additionally,…

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Mt Salem grace period ends with just one gun

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WESTERN BUREAU:With just hours to go before the five-day grace period for illegal weapons found on premises in Mount Salem, St James, ended yesterday, it would appear that the offer, which was made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, fell flat as the…

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No ID, no access - J’cans will need National Identification card to access gov’t goods, services

Gleaner on September 8th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Under the Govern-ment’s proposed National Identification System (NIDS), Jamaicans without a National Identification Card (NIC) will not be able to do business with government agencies and departments when it is rolled out in 2019. Additionally,…

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Parents with resources should pay for child’s education - PNP

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The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has deemed woefully inadequate the level of funding currently being pumped into education and is suggesting, among other things, that persons with the resources pay for their child’s schooling.Speaking…

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A look at the damage from Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean

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ANGUILLAOne death was reported in the British territory of Anguilla, which also suffered extensive damage to the airport, hospitals, and shelters. Ninety per cent of the roads are impassible, according to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management…

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Picture of hope - Missing for three years, Samunya’s family seeks closure

Gleaner on September 8th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Just over three years have passed since a sleeping three-year-old Samunya Bloomfield vanished from her Grove Farm,St Catherine, home in the late hours of the night.And while the events of June 20, 2014, remain a painful, unsolved mystery for…

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Cornwall Regional chimney not a priority at this time - WRHA

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WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Ken-Garfield Douglas, the regional director of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), said the old chimney, which was part of the Cornwall Regional Hospital’s (CRH) problematic ventilation system, has been assessed but is…

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Chuck: Drug Treatment Court is alternative to incarceration

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Additional resources must be pumped into projects such as the Drug Treatment Courts to strengthen its infrastructure as an effective alternative to jail time, noted Justice Minister Delroy Chuck.”The Government places on record our continued…

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