MoBay’s grim reality - From ‘lotto scam’ to state of emergency

Gleaner on January 21st, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The state of public emergency now in place in St James was never the desired crime-fighting option of many stakeholders, especially the major tourism players in the parish, despite 335 murders last year and 269 in 2016.In fact, two years ago, during…

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Young & dangerous - Teenage gangsters driving up the crime rate

Gleaner on January 21st, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

A 14-year-old boy was among 58 teenagers arrested and charged with murder last year as juveniles figured prominently across Jamaica as either the perpetrators or victims of crime.Four 15-year-old boys, three 16-year-olds, and 14 who were only 17…

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PNP to tackle crime concerns at retreat

Gleaner on January 21st, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica’s staggering crime rate will be placed under the microscope today by the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) as it completes a three-day retreat of its shadow cabinet.The PNP’s shadow cabinet, has been in retreat since Friday, and the…

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‘We need your help’ - Security forces appeal to residents for info

Gleaner on January 21st, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

While claiming a successful first two days of operations since St James was placed under a state of emergency, the security forces are appealing for greater support in order to restore normalcy to the parish.”After the first 48 hours of the…

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Munroe backs state of emergency but urges … - ‘Remember the lessons of 2010′

Gleaner on January 21st, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Executive director of National Integrity Action (NIA) Professor Trevor Munroe is urging the security forces to learn from the lessons of 2010 as they carry out the state of emergency in St James.Munroe yesterday declared NIA’s support for the…

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Triple murder rocks Georgia, St Thomas

Gleaner on January 21st, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The constant mooing of cows in the yard in which three people were murdered, captured the sombre mood that pervaded the usually peaceful community of Georgia in St Thomas, yesterday.The victims were identified as 51-year-old farmer of Georgia David…

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Informers keeping each other safe in Bushy Park

Gleaner on January 21st, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Last year, Clarendon had the dubious distinction of finishing second on the list of most murderous police division in the island and the parish has started 2018 with more bloodletting.But Bushy Park, which is in the vicinity of the parish capital,…

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Curbing Clarendon’s crime - Residents point to unattached youths as main fuel for murderous fire

Gleaner on January 21st, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Eight murders in the first 14 days of this year, 168 last year and 135 in 2016, underscore the fact that residents of Clarendon are facing a crisis.Last Thursday, in the aftermath of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast and as Prime Minister…

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Shackelia’s journey for justice - Sister of cookshop operator killed in Orange Villa in 2014 battling for all Jamaicans

Gleaner on January 21st, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

For the last four years, every time the clock strikes 12:20 p.m. on January 20, Shackelia Jackson remembers the shout of “Nakiea!” by her aunt who screamed into her cellular phone on that fateful day in 2014.That was when Shackelia received the news…

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Shared Voices: Is Living Abroad Worth It?

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