Chuck says emergency review tribunal coming for St James

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says an emergency review tribunal will be established shortly to hear and consider appeals by persons who have been affected by the State of Public Emergency in St James. The tribunal will adjudicate on appeals…

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People-smuggling worry escalates! - US, local authorities partner to face down crime worth US$32b

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

With the strong backing of the United States, authorities in Jamaica are vowing to strengthen their efforts in combating people-smuggling as concerns grow over the shocking scale of the crime in the country.Even as Jamaica continues to make stride…

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Nigel Clarke favourite to replace Derrick Smith?

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Nigel Clarke, economic expert and confidant to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is emerging as a favourite to represent the Jamaica Labour Party ((JLP) in the pending by-election for the St Andrew North West constituency being vacated by Derrick Smith…

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Not arbitrary, Bartlett says Government action necessary

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

As Jamaica comes to grips with the fallout caused by travel advisories and the calling of a state of public emergency in St James, the country’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is reassuring visitors that the island remains safe.Quoted in a…

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NIA partners with justice institute to train cops

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

More than 50 police were trained in improving investigative and prosecutorial outcomes over the weekend, as part of efforts to increase the country’s conviction rate and secure justice for scores of Jamaicans.The two-day training seminar was funded…

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A servant of the people - Enid Bennett hailed for being trailblazer in politics

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Late former State Minister Enid Maude Bennett was eulogised by several of the nation’s leaders on Saturday as a true champion of the people who dedicated her life to the service of others.One after the other, at St Helen’s Catholic Church in…

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Walker’s had comprehensive safety plan, says child agency

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Walker’s Place of Safety had a comprehensive safety and security plan, in keeping with the 29 Standards of Care governing all childcare facilities across Jamaica, says the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA).The safety of children…

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Grange calls for greater support for pregnant teens

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports Olivia Grange urged Jamaicans yesterday not to turn their backs on pregnant teenagers, or teenage mothers.Grange was speaking during the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation’s 40th anniversary…

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State of emergency is the ‘absolute right thing’ - diaspora representative

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Head of the Jamaica Diaspora Crime Intervention and Prevention Task Force, Rupert Francis, says that the Government did the “absolute right thing” in declaring a state of emergency for St James.He told The Gleaner yesterday that there was…

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Crisis! - PSOJ boss knocks handling of crime data

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell has taken issue with how the police and other agencies of government catalogue and present statistics relating to crime.Mitchell, who has been pushing buttons over the…

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