Gleaner Crime Forum | Guns galore in Sav - But no one is telling the Westmoreland cops

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Houses operating as gun shops, firearms and ammunition being sold from the trunks of cars in the Savanna-la-Mar Bus Park, and boats taking guns into the parish, docking near Wharf Road in Smithfield on a monthly basis, are just some of the…

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Funeral fears in August Town - Seven shot, four fatally, as gang war intensifies

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The police have promised to be out in their numbers in August Town, St Andrew, today with the funerals of two prominent community members scheduled to take place.Yesterday, residents in the community spoke in whispers following a quadruple murder…

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Gleaner Crime Forum | Pity the police - Stakeholders call for greater resources for Westmoreland cops

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Several stakeholders in Westmoreland have expressed fear that the police in the parish are becoming demoralised, and this could be affecting their ability to deal with the crime monster now stalking the parish.Since 2014, when 51 murders were…

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Prime minister satisfied with state of emergency in St James

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Western Bureau:Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed satisfaction with how members of the security forces have used the extraordinary powers given to them under the state of public emergency now in force in St James.”I think the members of the…

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PSC starts search for new commissioner

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The Police Service Commission (PSC) has started its hunt for the next person to head the Jamaica Constabulary Force.In a release yesterday, the PSC thanked Commissioner George Quallo for agreeing to serve and indicated that he would reach the normal…

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Breathalyser blues - Police numbers questioned as 2017 figures show fewer than 1% of motorists tested found to be drunk

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More than 22 years after Jamaica’s police were first provided with breathalyser machines to detect drunk drivers as part of efforts to reduce road fatalities, there are questions being asked about the effectiveness of the system.Only 14 of the more…

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Gangsters targeting the young - Teenage boys being lured into a life of crime

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There are more concerns emerging that adult gangsters have embarked on a recruiting drive for children, mainly boys, to become members of their gangs and introducing them to a life of crime from an early age.Dr Elizabeth Ward, medical epidemiologist…

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Unfair & untrue - Two ninth-graders push back after school is labelled violent

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Stunned by the disclosure of Education Minister Ruel Reid that their school was one of the four selected to be outfitted with hand-held and walk-through metal detectors to stem violent incidents, two grade nine students of Brown’s Town High…

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Not giving up on Manchester - Residents still positive despite crime uptick

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After recording a slight uptick in murders last year and three killings so far this year, with reports of migrant criminals roaming the parish, some residents of Manchester have started to express concern about crime in what were once peaceful…

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Letter change spells new day - Standards, advocacy part of Ja Federation of Musicians’ thrust

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Only one letter - the last - has changed in the initialism for the broad-based organisation represents persons involved in the business of music in Jamaica. However, it indicates a new leadership as singer Karen Smith has replaced long-time…

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