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PM promises gov’t will get tough on owners of illegal guns, ammunition

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

The Government will be amending the Firearm Act to discourage the possession of and/or dealing in illegal firearms and ammunition, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced. According to the Prime Minister, there will be a number of new…

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Land rush - PM promises 20,000 titles over next three years

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

Charging that the People’s National Party (PNP) has been tinkering with land titling for years, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said his administration was far down the track in putting in place plans to register thousands of acres of land.In his…

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Land rush - - PM promises 20,000 titles over next three years

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

Charging that the People’s National Party (PNP) has been tinkering with land titling for years, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said his administration was far down the track in putting in place plans to register thousands of acres of land.In his…

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Dons to be placed on ‘watch list’

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

If the Andrew Holness administration has its way, dons and other criminal masterminds could be placed on ‘watch lists’ by the courts and subject to enhanced surveillance and other measures.The prime minister told his parliamentary colleagues…

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Clansman accused of over 100 murders in 15 months - ‘Blackman’ and relatives charged

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

Data presented by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) has indicated that the Spanish Town-based Clansman Gang is responsible for 103 of the 183 murders committed in the St Catherine North Police Division during the…

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Public engagement for NIDS regulations - prime minister

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

The Government has completed 90 per cent of the business processes required for the implementation of the National Identification System (NIDS), Prime Minister Andrew Holness disclosed during his contribution to the Budget Debate yesterday.The…

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Stakeholders expect no disruptions for GSAT

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

Everton Hannam, president of the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica, said he did not expect the ongoing state of public emergency in the St Catherine North Police Division to adversely affect students sitting the Grade Six Achievement…

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Bunting questions FLA probe in Manchester

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

Central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting is questioning the legitimacy of an investigation by the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), surrounding allegations of the discovery of an arms-manufacturing machine in Manchester.Yesterday,…

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Seven extradited to US since start of 2018

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

Seven wanted persons have been apprehended and extradited from Jamaica to the United States (US) since the start of the year. These individuals are wanted in the US for various offences, including lottery scamming, assault, drug trafficking and…

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US military expert shares cycle of success strategy

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

Any sustained strategy for dismantling transnational criminal activities in the Caribbean must have strong, effective follow-up sanctions that extend well beyond the seizure of illicit drugs and the arrest of small-time criminals, a senior United…

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