Early lockdown - State of emergency tightens grip on St James

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WESTERN BUREAU:Hopeful that the state of public emergency will ultimately restore law and order, business operators in St James, including the operators of informal street-side stalls, said that they were quite happy to comply with a directive from…

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Spanish Town under curfew - St Catherine North leads in murders so far this year

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With 12 murders since the start of the year in the St Catherine North police division, on Thursday night, the Government imposed a curfew in the hope of arresting the situation.The curfew covers sections of the Twickenham Park Road in the Jones…

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Closed for business - State of emergency tightens grip on St James

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WESTERN BUREAU:Hopeful that the state of public emergency will ultimately restore law and order, business operators in St James, including the operators of informal street-side stalls, said that they were quite happy to comply with a directive from…

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Subpoenas issued for defendants’ medical records in Mario Deane case

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WESTERN BUREAU:High Court Justice Vivienne Harris yesterday issued subpoenas for the medical records of Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, the inmates charged in connection with the 2014 death of Mario Deane, who died from injuries sustained while in…

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St Ann woman adamant she didn’t kill mentally ill man

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The St Ann woman convicted, along with her husband and three children, for chopping a mentally ill man to death, has revealed that she “feels bad” about the incident but remains adamant that she was not involved.The comments by Velma Dean were…

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Citizens must be first priority, says JHTA - as it supports the Gov’t’s initiative to tackle crime

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WESTERN BUREAU:In full support of the Government’s action to tackle crime in St James, the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) says that the safety of the country’s citizens must always be first priority.”Where that is assured, it creates…

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The train will return, tourism minister assures Appleton boss

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Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, on Thursday, assured Clement ‘Jimmy’ Lawrence, chairman of J. Wray & Nephew, that the first phase of resuscitation of the passenger rail service,…

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Ja signs double-taxation agreement with Italy

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The Jamaican Government and its Italian counterpart yesterday signed a double-taxation agreement aimed at advancing trade and investment between both countries.Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw said that the agreement would provide…

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A tribute of dignity - Kingsley Goodison recognises J’can, int’l music contribution

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Kingsley Goodison’s stint at Studio One with the late Clement Dodd, carried him through the period of work for hire, when musicians and performers were paid a flat fee for a recording, to the legal changes in the 1990s which enabled them to collect…

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‘Yardie’ named a headliner at Sundance Film Festival 2018

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Two of the four Jamaican actors cast in Idris Elba’s directorial debut, will head to the Sundance Film Festival, set for January 18-28 in Park City, Utah, for the world premiere of the feature film, ‘Yardie.’Based on the novel written by Jamaican…

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