FLA goes hunting - Agency seeks 3,000 licensed firearm holders not certified during recent amnesty

Gleaner on September 13th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) isworking with the police in a house-to-house search for licensed firearm holders who have failed to present their guns for inspection, renewal andcertification.In June, the FLA announced an amnesty to allow…

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UPDATE: One shot dead, four others injured in Spanish Town attack

Gleaner on September 13th, 2017 | File Under More News -

One man has been shot dead and four other people hospitalised with gunshot wounds after gunmen launched a brazen attack at the Spanish Town bus park in St Catherine, Wednesday afternoon. Most of the shooting reportedly took place around 1:30 p.m…

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World Bank executives to make two-day visit to Jamaica, to meet with PM other Cabinet members

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Eleven members of the World Bank Group (WBG) Board of Executive Directors will pay a two-day visit to Jamaica, from tomorrow to Saturday. The delegation, representing 98 member countries from the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, Europe,…

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Bank of Jamaica to call in one, 10, 25 cent coins

Gleaner on September 13th, 2017 | File Under Business News -

Cabinet has approved a proposal to withdraw the one-cent, 10-cent and 25-cent coins from circulation. Information Minister Ruel Reid told a post-Cabinet press briefing today that the move is pursuant to the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Act. The Act…

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JMA renews partnership with Bureau of Standards

Gleaner on September 13th, 2017 | File Under Business News -

The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Jamaica Bureau of Standards (BSJ), to position Jamaica as a highly competitive producer of goods and services. The JMA said it will continue to…

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World Bank group executive directors to visit Jamaica

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Eleven members of the World Bank Group board of executive directors will pay a two-day visit to Jamaica from tomorrow, September 14 to Saturday, September 16. The delegation, representing 98 member countries from the Caribbean, Latin America, North…

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We are heroes, too - Men want credit for helping to save Trench Town boy

Gleaner on September 13th, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

Alphonso ‘Vivian’ Coombs is of the view that if it wasn’t for his intervention and the assistance of another 19-year-old man, the heroic tale of Tremayne Brown’s rescue of Renaldo Reynolds would have been a totally different story.However, while he…

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Male killed while trying to buy ‘Yeng Yeng’

Gleaner on September 13th, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

A Kingston man was shot and killed on Rousseau Road within the vicinity of Maxfield Avenue, Kingston 13, late yesterday morning.The dead man has been identified as 22-year-old Darnel Gayle of Brotherton Avenue, Kingston 13.According to the police,…

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Poor family gives back after getting help

Gleaner on September 13th, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

After fire destroyed her house, and her husband left her with four children, a struggling Sherone Rankine Scarlett was left destitute, causing her to lose faith in humanity.But that faith was restored in a remarkable way recently when strangers…

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Deplorable Guy’s Hill post office closed

Gleaner on September 13th, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

Residents of several districts around Guy’s Hill in St Catherine have been denied the service of the post office following its closure by the health authorities.The facility was ordered closed by the St Catherine Health Department since August 31,…

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