Police warn against buying tainted sheep meat

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The Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit in the Agriculture Ministry is warning members of the public, especially residents of Clarendon, to be cautions when buying meat. The warning follows reports by the Four Paths Police that seven sheep were stolen…

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New commish to tackle gun flow

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Newly appointed Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson says that improving morale among members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the deepening of its investigative abilities, among other things, will be critical targets…

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Long haul - Spanish Town residents urge Government to pump resources into former capital

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Some small business owners and residents in Spanish Town, St Catherine, are urging the Government to dedicate the requisite resources to fill the void after the state of public emergency is lifted.They said that recent precedence of special…

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No deal - Teachers give thumbs down to Gov’t’s latest wage offer

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The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) is heading back to the bargaining table in another attempt at shaking the piggy bank some more as they seek to get a better wage deal from the Government.This, after members of the General Council of its…

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PM to tackle growth and crime in Budget Debate today

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With a 16 per cent increase in the murder rate to date, compared with the similar period last year, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expected to address national-security concerns in his contribution to the Budget Debate this afternoon. He will also…

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Crime policy failure! - Phillips rips into Holness administration for declaring second public emergency

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Dr Peter Phillips, president of the People’s National Party (PNP), has charged that the imposition of a second state of emergency since the start of the year is the Government’s acknowledgement of its own policy failure in regards to combating crime…

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St Catherine state of emergency not expected to affect GSAT

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Based on expectations from some school administrators, as well as Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid, the state of public emergency in theSt Catherine North Police Division, should not severely impact general school operations or the staging of…

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Fear grips Denham Town residents as ZOSO enters final phase

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If it were up to 28-year-old Sarah Singer (not her real name), the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in Denham Town would still be in week one, a time when the security forces saturated, seemingly, every crevice and corner of the West Kingston…

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NHT to bring three housing schemes to Trelawny

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Western Bureau:The National Housing Trust (NHT) will be undertaking three housing developments in the parish of Trelawny during the next five years.The announcement was made at the recent official presentation of the Trelawny Local Sustainable…

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‘I am serving out my term!’ - Pearnel Charles Sr tells contenders for his seat

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Pearnel Charles Sr, veteran Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) member of parliament for North Central Clarendon, has said that while he has no objection to contenders showing interest in his seat, he objects “to people coming into the constituency while I…

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