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Cops were barred from issuing permits to Palisadoes venue - source

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Police commanders were instructed last year not to issue any more permits for 7th Harbour, the venue for the New Year’s Day party that is being blamed for the traffic gridlock that shut down the highway leading to the Norman Manley International…

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No reprisals - PM urges church to preach against vengeance

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday urged the Church to use the pulpit to confront the issue of vengeance, which is responsible for many of the murders taking place across the island.Last year, at least 1,570 murders were recorded in Jamaica,…

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3 Haitians held in suspected guns-for-drugs bust

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Police Commissioner George Quallo is hailing the arrest of three Haitians in Clarendon on Tuesday as a major dent in the guns-for-drugs trade.The three were among five persons held by the cops during a series of special operations in the parish,…

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PNP appoints Colin Campbell to its secretariat

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The People’s National Party (PNP) is moving to strengthen its secretariat and has installed veteran politician Colin Campbell as its director of communications.Campbell told The Gleaner yesterday that the party is also strengthening its research,…

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Holness to set date for Vale Royal Talks

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General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Dr Horace Chang says the Andrew Holness-led Cabinet will on Monday discuss and set a timeline for the resumption of Vale Royal Talks between the two major political parties.Chang told The Gleaner…

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Bustamante Hospital in need of expansion

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Anthony Wood, chief executive at the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC), says that the addition of a new ambulance to the fleet at the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) will lead to better service delivery but noted that the lack of…

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Clarendon continues to bleed - Four killed in less than 42 hours

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After recording 168 murders last year, the second-highest murder total in the 19 police divisions, Clarendon has recorded a bloody start to 2018.Three days into 2018, The Gleaner has already confirmed four murders in the central Jamaica parish.The…

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Fight against cocoa disease intensifies

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Financing is now in place to allow the Plant Quarantine Unit in the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Fisheries to effectively ramp up public awareness and begin an aggressive vector-control programme in an effort to stave off a wipe-…

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Frosty pod rot ‘not a death sentence’

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Farmers must be made aware of the critical role they have to play if Jamaica is to successfully combat the frosty pod rot disease, which now threatens the local cocoa industry. That’s the word from Dr Elizabeth Johnson, country representative for…

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Late Gleaner columnist Egerton Chang a lover of gym and St George’s

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While he served his family faithfully, long-time Gleaner columnist Egerton Malcolm Gabriel Chang was a devotee of St George’s College, his alma mater, and also a fitness enthusiast. Chang, 66, a past managing director of Capital Betting and Wagering…

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