Jeep jeopardy - Soldiers, civilians at risk as JDF deploys vehicles without basic safety features

Gleaner on April 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Scores of members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) are putting their lives at risk each day by driving around in Jeeps without some of the basic safety features for motor vehicles.But the army says that its members are trained to deal with the…

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Despair in Denham Town - ZOSO peace dream becomes bloody nightmare for residents after police and soldiers pull out

Gleaner on April 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The announcement by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on October 17 last year that Denham Town had been declared the island’s second zone of special operations (ZOSO) was welcomed by the residents, who dreamt of a peaceful future after months of…

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Overreach! - Businesses going too far in demanding ID pictures and TRN from customers using debit and credit cards

Gleaner on April 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Struggling to deal with the incidents of debit and credit card fraud, locally, businesses are introducing several measures to confirm the identity of the persons presenting the cards.In addition to the long-established practice of requesting valid…

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‘Indecent proposal’ - More criticism of Data Protection Act over parliamentarians exemption from provisions

Gleaner on April 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

A provision in the proposed Data Protection Act to exempt parliamentarians from culpability if they disclose personal data during a sitting of either House did not find favour with participants of a recent round table discussion on the legislation…

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Expo’s ‘Jamaicanness’ wows PSOJ boss

Gleaner on April 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

While expressing his joy at the quality of the products being displayed by small entrepreneurs at Expo Jamaica 2018, Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), has urged them to demand more from the government…

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No ‘dissing’ the detainees - ACP rejects claims that inmates are frequently transferred from lock-ups by vindictive cops

Gleaner on April 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Assistant Commissioner of Police Kevin Blake has rejected claims that rouge cops are moving prisoners from one lock-up to the next to lose them in custody. Blake was responding to claims from some Kingston Justices of the Peace (JPs) and human…

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‘Rampage’ monstrous - on fun, hairy on logic

Gleaner on April 22nd, 2018 | File Under Entertainment News -

Of the infinite sources that could inspire filmmakers and captivate audiences, the last thing I ever expected was to see a full-length feature film about the video game Rampage. Sure, movies have been made on a simple premise before, but Rampage was…

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Freddie goes with merchandising - ‘Go Freddie Go’ support tour to span four months

Gleaner on April 22nd, 2018 | File Under Entertainment News -

Reggae legend Freddie McGregor did his first tour of the United States almost 30 years ago. That first outing was in 1989 with Dennis Brown and Lt Stitchie. With their tour manager being Copeland Forbes, the itinerary covered the four corners of the…

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Eminem marks decade without drugs

Gleaner on April 22nd, 2018 | File Under Entertainment News -

Eminem has been sober for 10 years. The Lose Yourself hitmaker took to his Twitter account over the weekend to announce that it has been a decade since he last touched drugs and alcohol. Alongside a photo of his sobriety coin, he wrote: “Celebrated…

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Gov’t to develop bunkering industry

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