Montague says cops with questionable records being promoted

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National Security Minister Robert Montague says he’s concerned that cops with questionable records have been rewarded with promotions in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

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Dr Jephthah Ford sentenced to six months in prison on corruption conviction

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Medical doctor Jephthah Ford has been sentenced six months in prison on each of two counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The sentences are to run at the same time.

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Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn has defended her decision to accept a plea of guilty to manslaughter from Denisha Gregory, the Manchester woman charged in the 2011 killing of her eleven-year-old brother. In 2014, Gregory was sentenced to four years in prison for her role in the killing of her brother, Tareek Gregory, in Harmons district, Manchester. 

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10-y-o gangsters - Specialist worried about high number of child thugs in schools

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Some of Jamaica’s 10-year-olds are not fully literate in numeracy and literacy, yet they already have a frightening command of how gangs operate and are replicating violent gangster behaviour in their primary schools.This revelation was made by…

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New child-protection agency formed from merger of CDA, OCR

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The problems of accountability and delays in dealing with child abuse cases are expected to come to an end after Floyd Green, state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, revealed that the Child Development Agency (CDA) and…

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Education ministry to lead crime fight - Reid

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Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid has charged his ministry, the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) in particular, to rescue the country from the crime epidemic.In his keynote address at the National Parent Month Media…

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Outcry over ‘light’ sentence for child killer - DPP says she would have asked for longer sentence

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Paula Llewellyn, the nation’s chief prosecutor, revealed yesterday that her office would have recommended a longer sentence for the Manchester woman who was handed a four-year prison term after she pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the gruesome…

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Mt Salem residents want to milk ZOSO fully

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WESTERN BUREAU:Clearly pleased with the stability that the zone of special operations (ZOSO) has brought to their community, some residents of Mt Salem in Montego Bay, St James, are quite pleased with the decision to extend the initiative by another…

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Samuda questions ‘Eat Jamaican’ campaign results; hints at shake-up

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Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda is threatening to shake up the status quo in his ministry. Promising to exercise his ministerial authority to effect change, he slammed the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) for…

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Gov’t getting ready to roll out PEP

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As the Ministry of Education prepares its systems for the roll out of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), which is set for implementation in 2019, Education Minister Ruel Reid said a massive sensitisation exercise has been planned for implementation,…

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