Five murders a day - Outrage from civil-society leaders as 100 killed in first 20 days of new year, with 12 killed in 24 hours

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Civil-society leaders reacted with alarm and disgust after it was revealed yesterday that Jamaica recorded 100 murders 20 days into the new year.The latest statistics compiled by the police revealed, too, that a suspect was arrested and charged in…

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Don’t diss! - Derrick Smith warns that he will not endorse Nigel Clarke if he is parachuted into St Andrew NW

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Former Member of parliament for St Andrew North Western, Derrick Smith, has declared that he would be upset if the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) selects Dr Nigel Clarke as his replacement without following its constitution.Smith has made it clear that…

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House to examine regulations for state of emergency

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The regulations governing the state of public emergency that was declared in St James last Thursday by Prime Minister Andrew Holness are expected to be tabled in Parliament today, with lawmakers gearing up for a lively debate on the latest…

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St James residents blowing up JDF tip hotline

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The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Civil Military Cooperation and Media Affairs Officer, Major Basil Jarrett, has touted the army’s new tip hotline as an extremely valuable weapon in the war on criminality, with information received so far being very…

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Legal aid lawyers line up to defend state of emergency detainees

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The Legal Aid Council, in collaboration with Cornwall Bar Association, is to make available 19 counsel, including six senior lawyers, to provide representation for detainees under the current public state of emergency covering St James.Executive…

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Rifle seized in Flankers’ Rifle Lane

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WESTERN BUREAU:The ongoing state of public emergency in St James yielded more success for the security forces yesterday, as a rifle and handgun were seized in Flankers, which was under siege prior to the latest crime-fighting initiative to quell the…

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Nigel Sutton inducted into Campion College Hall of Fame

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Aeronautical engineer and NASA astronaut candidate finalist, Nigel Sutton, is to be inducted into the Campion College Hall of Fame.Sutton, along with Food for the Poor executive director Angel Aloma, joins an exclusive list of alumni to be inducted…

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Clarendon custos warns of ‘death trap’ on Sandy Bay road

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Custos of Clarendon, William Shagoury, is giving a strong warning on what he terms a “monstrosity” at the abandoned entrance to the toll road in Nineteen Miles, Sandy Bay.Speaking at a community church service recently in Longville Park, he appealed…

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DPP, Bar Association president continue to push sentence reduction initiative

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Two of the strongest advocates of the Sentencing Reduction Day initiative, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewellyn, and president of the Jamaican Bar Association, Jacqueline Cummings, are continuing to sing its praise, despite…

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Increase in water rate for sections of Spanish Town and St James

Gleaner on January 23rd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Can-Cara Development Limited (CDL) got the green light to increase its water rate by 27 per cent, and sewerage rate by 15 per cent, which is expected to take effect February. The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has, however, indicated that…

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