Guns, no problem - Judges in western Ja blasted for ‘light’ sentences in illegal firearm cases

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Dozens of persons who were convicted for illegal possession of guns and ammunition in St James and three other western parishes last year got off easy, as High Court judges opted for suspended sentences and fines as low as $70,000, an explosive…

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Fiery nightmare - Tragedy strikes at Walker’s Place of Safety

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A caregiver at Walker’s Place of Safety for seven years, Jacqueline Gutzmore, was a dejected woman yesterday morning as she stared into space for long periods nearby the premises of the fire-gutted facility at the intersection of Lyndhurst Road and…

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Annakay was minutes away from 17th birthday

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She was so close.As Annakay Moreland waited anxiously for the clock to strike midnight to signal her 17th birthday, so, too, did her peers and caregivers who had big plans.”We the staff and the children were planning to sing happy birthday, probably…

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Quick Sandz - Head of East Kingston police first casualty of Palisadoes fiasco?

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Superintendent Robert Walker, who was blamed for the gridlock that shut down access to Norman Manley International Airport on New Year’s Day because of the party dubbed Sandz, was yesterday removed as the head of the East Kingston Police Division….

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Hypertension in children on the rise - More than 30,000 kids diagnosed with high blood pressure because of severe overweight

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Experts are expressing alarm after discovering that in 2017, close to 33,000 children ages 10-19 years, were diagnosed with elevated blood pressure due to obesity.Professor Alafia Samuels, director of the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research…

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PM requests review of safety policies at children’s homes; opposition leader sets up fund

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has asked the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to conduct a review of safety policies and procedures for children’s homes and places of safety.This comes after a fire destroyed Walker’s Place of Safety on…

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More rooms per acre in Kingston - NEPA approves development plans

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The provisional development order for Kingston and St Andrew now allows for 100 habitable rooms per acre in the community of Barbican, a 100 per cent increase from the specification set out in the 1966 order.This change comes as the National…

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RJRGLEANER honours outstanding achievements

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Veteran reggae crooner Hugh Beresford Hammond led a cast of four individuals and one organisation to receive the first batch of RJRGLEANER Honour Awards for their significant contribution to the quality of life in Jamaica during the last 12 months…

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Dispute over top car seller

Gleaner on January 17th, 2018 | File Under Business News -

German automaker Volkswagen had record sales of 10.74 million vehicles last year, but rival Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is disputing the title of world’s largest carmaker.Volkswagen’s sales rose 4.3 per cent from 10.30 million in 2016, when the…

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Bank of Jamaica temporary closure

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The Bank of Jamaica has advised that access to services at the Bank will be temporarily suspended on Friday, January 19, 2018 between 11 am and 1 pm to facilitate a staff function. Access to the building and all services will resume at 1:…

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