Anthony, the friendly cop - Police constable brightens the day of many in Half-Way Tree

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More than a decade after he was abused by members of a police team, Anthony Taylor is trying his hardest to help change the image of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), and he is doing it from the inside.Having joined the JCF three years ago,…

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After ‘crazy gunfight’, police probing links to slain MoBay gangster ‘Bowza’

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Police crime-scene tape surrounding the three-storey apartment complex in Hatfield, St James, yesterday, was the only indication of the hours-long gun battle last Saturday that left notorious gangster Nico ‘Bowza’ Samuels dead and four policemen…

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Colbeck scheme poses no threat to Bodles

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Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry, has put to rest speculation that a large section of the Bodles Research Station in St Catherine is at risk of being carved up to facilitate The…

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‘Blame the parents!’ - Without guidance, Tel Aviv children becoming ’shottas’

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Unprepared for the task of raising a child, with little or no family support, parents in the central Kingston community known as ‘Tel Aviv’ have been blamed for much of the woes facing them.Participants at a Gleaner-RISE Life Management On the…

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‘Image Kid’ determined to make it big out of Tel Aviv - Street smarts fuel youth’s dream

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Though violence and badness continue to prove a glamorous lure for many young men in the central Kingston community called ‘Tel Aviv’, a 22-year-old who goes by the name ‘Image Kid’ is determined not to walk that road.”You live by the gun, you die…

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Common ground needed to fight crime - PM

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica has been in a state of emergency with murders and violence, guns, gangs and dons, for a very long time, and common ground is now needed to take on the country’s most pressing problem.Addressing the annual…

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Police getting more reports of revenge porn

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More and more victims of revenge pornography locally are moving to seek justice, with 28 cases reported to the police last year. This was a 75 per cent increase over the number of cases reported in 2016.Revenge pornography is a form of malicious…

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‘Portland Probe’ starting this week

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For years, Portland has been among the island’s most peaceful parishes. The trend is continuing this year with the parish reporting five murders up to April 21, to be second to Manchester (four) as the parishes with the fewest murders.But five…

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Less swotting, more critical thinking, UWI lecturer urges students

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Director of the School of Engineering at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona,Dr Paul Aiken, has warned that if students coming out of tertiary institutions are to become leaders of Jamaica, they must improve their problem-solving skills….

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PSOJ blasts MPs for "crass and boorish conduct" in Gordon House

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The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has labelled last week’s verbal clashes in parliament as crass and boorish, arguing that to have such conduct televised and occur in the presence of students and representatives of the…

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