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Gun Find - Eight firearms seized in six hours in St James

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  The security forces yesterday had arguably their best day since the state of public emergency (SOE) was imposed in St. James earlier this year when they seized four M16 assault rifles, four ballistic vests, four magazines and more than …

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Coconut growers expect good news from Shaw at AGM today

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Anticipation is high ahead of today’s annual general meeting (AGM) of the Coconut Industry Board (CIB) at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston where Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw is expected to…

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Unattached youth given chance at a fresh start

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Twenty-one at-risk youth have been given a second chance at making something of themselves by undergoing an education and training programme put on by The Voices For Jamaica Today Foundation.The programme, which had its launch on Wednesday, is being…

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Probing Portland | What’s right in Portland that we need to continue to keep the peace?

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Marcia Lawrence, resident”What’s right about Portland is the Portlanders themselves, and we just need to continue loving our parish to ensure that our crime rate stays low.”ï Errol Hanna, businessman”I’m living in hope.”ï Colin Bell, businessman”…

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Holistic approach needed to address wiper boys problem - ASP Garrick

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Holistic approach needed to address wiper boy problems - ASP GarrickThe Police say that they will continue to ramp up measures to rid the streets of men who make unwarranted offers to clean motorists’ windscreens, and unattached youth at large, but…

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That’s a wrap: Irvin Forbes leaves CVM after 20 years

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Irvin Forbes, a veteran journalist who was instrumental in shaping CVM Television’s former flagship programme, Newswatch, has left the station. He spent his last day in office on Monday after 20 years with the company.”I enjoyed working with a…

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Security expert: Police need boost in numbers to effectively tackle crime

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National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang’s assertion that the size of the Jamaica Constabulary Force in relation to the population is relatively adequate has been challenged by security expert Robert Finzi-Smith, who believes that the police need…

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Mario Deane’s mother relieved trial date is set

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WESTERN BUREAU:Mercia Fraser, the mother of Mario Deane, who died as a result of a brutal beating at the Barnett Street Police Station in Montego Bay in 2014, was relieved yesterday when the court ruled that three police officers implicated in his…

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NEPA Issues Sargassum Alert

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The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is alerting members of the public to expect an influx of brown seaweed along the country’s north coast in the coming days.However, NEPA says the seaweed, which have been spotted offshore, is a…

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Met Service Warns of Rain

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The Meteorological Service says there is a deep trough in the vicinity of Jamaica that will continue to influence weather conditions across the island for at least another two days.The Met Service says the forecast is for periods of light to…

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