Any means necessary

Gleaner on March 28th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Amid the escalating murder rate, which has claimed more than 6,000 lives during the last five years, a regional research group has found that the number of Jamaicans willing to allow law enforcement authorities to “cross the line” in order to catch…

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Call for uniform definition of minor in proposed Data Protection Act - Definition of consent needs to be broader

Gleaner on March 28th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

A call has been made for a uniformed definition of the term “minor” during submissions to the joint select committee on the proposed Data Protection Act (DPA) 2017 this week.Patrick Lalor, advocacy officer for Jamaica Aids Support for Life (JASL),…

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Money launderers getting off the hook

Gleaner on March 28th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Describing the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) in Jamaica as a powerful tool to tackle money laundering, United States (US) Department of State officials have raised concerns that the legislation is not achieving its desired or intended results,…

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Girls, women to benefit from projects funded by US Embassy - Winning - women elated

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Three grass-roots projects aimed at providing much-needed assistance to women and girls in Jamaica were yesterday adjudged winners of the first Women’s Empowerment Pitch Competition, a project of the United States (US) Embassy.Approximately 40…

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IMF squeeze funding for environmental project

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The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) was following the orders of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and did not have a say in the decision to cut off funding to the Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica Campaign implemented by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET),…

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Political ombudsman to meet with ousted St Thomas councillor

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Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown has called ousted councillor for the Yallahs division in St Thomas, Dean Jones, to a meeting next week Thursday morning to discuss the outcome of the court case against him and whether he breached the…

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Call us before you go to the media - health minister

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Clearly peeved by the circumstances that led to the death of a child at the Black River Hospital in St Elizabeth last week, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton pleaded with Jamaicans who encounter challenges at public health facilities to first…

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Failure not an option, says new security minister

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Failure is not an option in the fight against crime, according to Dr Horace Chang, the new minister of national security, who takes over the portfolio at a time when the Government is moving to disrupt the sustained wave of murder affecting the…

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Jamaica Eye legality questioned

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The legality of Jamaica Eye - the latest crime-fighting effort of the Ministry of National Security, which works in tandem with private companies using CCTV images - was yesterday questioned during the sitting of the joint select committee hearing…

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Military rule - Jamaicans would put army in charge to curtail crime and corruption, says survey

Gleaner on March 28th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The majority of Jamaicans would support the temporary suspension of their rights and accept military rule under a coup in order to curtail high levels of crime and corruption.That is the finding of a comparative study of democracy and governance, as…

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