Peace - Custos of Portland confident parish will retain status as safest in island

Gleaner on May 3rd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Custos of Portland Lincoln Thaxter is confident that the parish will retain its status as being the safest in the island despite a 150 per cent increase in murders so far this year when compared to the same period last year.With just five murders so…

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War - Seven murdered, eight injured in Westmoreland massacre

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Western Bureau:National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says that the gangsters responsible for the gun-slaying of seven persons in a 12-hour murderous rampage in Grange Hill, Westmoreland, on Tuesday night are animals that should be tracked down…

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Five murders in four months, alarming but …

Gleaner on May 3rd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Mayor of Port Antonio Paul Thompson has accepted that five murders in four months in the usually peaceful parish of Portland is alarming, but he doesn’t expect that number to escalate much for the rest of the year.”Because of what has unfolded over…

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UC Rusal ban halted for now, local stakeholders rejoice

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Local stakeholders of the bauxite operations owned by Russian company UC Rusal have welcomed news that yesterday, the United States (US) amended sanctions it had imposed on key figures in Russia, a move that could end the blacklisting of the…

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Parenting Commission targets underserved communities for Child Month

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Kaysia Kerr, president of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), says greater focus must be placed at the grass-roots level in promoting Child Month, which is celebrated annually in the month of May.Child Month 2018 is being observed…

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Schools across the island to be outfitted with ramps to aid disabled

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More schools across Jamaica will be outfitted with ramps to make them more accessible to the physically disabled, starting on Labour Day, May 23.Director, Donor and Partnership…

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Legislators question AG’s report of cost overrun on road programme

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Members of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament have contended that the auditor general’s claim of a cost overrun of US$2.71 million for a Jamaica Development Infrastructure Project for quantity surveyor services may not be painting an…

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Public defender wrong on SOE cessation - Gov’t senator slams Harrison Henry

Gleaner on May 3rd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Following a five-hour debate yesterday, the Senate approved a resolution to extend the state of public emergency (SOE) in St James for 90 days after a five-hour debate. The 16 senators who were present, like their colleagues in the Lower House on…

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World Press Freedom Day | A degree of freedom, but still a long way to go

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We are fortunate as Jamaicans to be living in a democracy showing signs of improving maturity with each election cycle.However, voter participation at anemic levels and an overbearing impression from inside and outside of the island that corruption…

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Tufton wants ’serious’ talk about impact of violence on health system

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said it’s time for “serious discussions” beyond anti-crime measures in light of the impact of violence-related injuries on the health sector. According to Tufton, Jamaica is now dealing with a…

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