Prime Minister declares State of Emergency in St James

Gleaner on January 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared a state of emergency in St James. This means that extraordinary powers have been given to the security forces and some rights have been suspended. Members of the security forces may also search places without a warrant. 

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Prayer breakfast to focus on crime

Gleaner on January 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Reverend Astor Carlyle, head of the Webster Memorial United Church, is to deliver the main message at the annual National Leadership Prayer Breakfast slated for this morning at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.The breakfast has been…

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Police used-car drama worsens - Millions added to cost; vehicles still not delivered

Gleaner on January 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

After failing to account for how it spent $218 million in advance payment from the Ministry of National Security to import 200 pre-owned motor vehicles for the police force, the ministry revealed that it has partially terminated the controversial…

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Sentencing quarrel - Justice minister concerned about inconsistencies, top attorney calls criticism unfair

Gleaner on January 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has admitted that he has concerns about the disparity in the punishment being handed down by High Court judges even as one of the country’s top attorneys rushed to their defence.Chuck’s admission comes as the judiciary…

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‘We stand with you’ - Reid assures parents of wards killed in fire of government support

Gleaner on January 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Youth Minister Ruel Reid said the Government would make every effort to assist the parents of the two female wards of the State who perished in a fire at the Walker’s Place of Safety in St Andrew on Monday night.Reid, along with State Minister for…

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Holy Trinity bars students in move to improve discipline

Gleaner on January 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Several students of Holy Trinity High School in Kingston were locked out yesterday morning as the administrators moved to improve discipline at the institution.Principal Margaret Brissett-Bolt told The Gleaner that she arrived at school shortly…

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Siblings placed together after blaze at Walker’s Place of Safety

Gleaner on January 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Four sets of siblings who were temporarily displaced after a fire destroyed the Walker’s Place of Safety on Monday night are living together once again in three children’s homes across the Corporate Area.The hellish blaze at the Lyndhurst Crescent,…

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Quallo seeks 800 vehicles; ministry promises 400

Gleaner on January 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Police Commissioner George Quallo has submitted a request for more than 800 vehicles for the police force, but permanent secretary in the Ministry of National Security Diane McIntosh has indicated that only half of that number could be accommodated…

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The Joy of Appleton Estate

Gleaner on January 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The JOY Anniversary Blend Rare Jamaican Rum, special edition, produced by J. Wray & Nephew’s master blender Joy Spence, was sold out locally and internationally in record time…

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Campari committed to Appleton, says CEO

Gleaner on January 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Today’s grand opening of the new Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience in St Elizabeth, where the Campari Group invested more than US$7.2 million, is a mega testament of its commitment to the 269-year-old Jamaican brand.”It underlines the fact…

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