2017 murders by divisions … St James leads with 335 homicides

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The western Jamaica parish of St James reported 335 murders last year to record the highest homicide tally of the 19 police divisions. Portland, with eight murders, had the lowest figure for the year which saw 1,616 homicides in Jamaica –…

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Probing Justice | Appealing for judges - Shortage of blamed for pile-up of appellate cases

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Seven judges - three puisne judges, three acting puisne judges, and a master-in-chamber - will be sworn in to serve in the Supreme Court today, but that will do nothing to reduce the backlog of cases at the Court of Appeal, whose president has…

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Finally! - Judith Pusey heads to Supreme Court

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After nearly two decades in the lower tier of the country’s judicial system, Senior Parish Judge Judith Pusey is heading to the Supreme Court.Pusey is one of four parish court judges who will be sworn in as Supreme Court judges today, the Court…

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Trelawny, St Ann lashed by flood rains

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FALMOUTH, Trelawny:A number of areas in north Trelawny were flooded yesterday as a result of rains associated with a cold front affecting the island.The main road in the vicinity of the Long Pond sugar factory and the main road at Southfield near…

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Once there’s life, there’s hope - Slipdock Road residents trying to pick up pieces after New Year’s Day fire

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Since a massive fire destroyed practically everything they owned on New Year’s Day, residents of 1 Slipdock Road in east Kingston have had to make various sleeping arrangements for themselves, and with the Easter term scheduled to start in just a few…

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Western parishes urged to make 2018 cleaner

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Garnet Edmondson, regional operations manager at Western Parks and Markets (WPM), is appealing to residents of the four parishes served by the agency to start the year right by doing their best to ensure a cleaner, healthier, and more economically…

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JLP, PNP move to get registered

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The ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is first out of the blocks in submitting documents to the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) to register with the election oversight body as part of a legislative requirement.By next week, the People’s…

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NCU president calls for greater public support for JCF

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President of Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Dr Lincoln Edwards is calling on Jamaicans to offer increased cooperation and support to members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in 2018.He made the call as he addressed the annual devotional…

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$8 million worth of flood-exposed food destroyed in St James

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WESTERN BUREAU:Over the past month, the St James Health Department has seized and condemned $8 million worth of foodstuff that was exposed to floodwaters when sections of Montego Bay were inundated by heavy rains last November.Lennox Wallace, the…

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PNP urges Government to settle wage dispute with public sector workers

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The People’s National Party (PNP) has again called on the Andrew Holness-led administration to demonstrate “sincerity and respect required in the negotiations with the public sector workers”.  According to the PNP the…

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