NO SAFE HAVEN -

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The leaders of the Portland police have vowed to do everything in their power to keep residents safe, even as concerns mount about possible migrant criminals making their way into the usually peaceful parish.Four months into his role as head of the…

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Scripps to get double dose of Jamaica - Two locals to compete at Spelling Bee championships in US this month

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After placing third in the 2018 Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee Competition, Ardenne High School’s Assana Thompson is now set to make history by joining first-place winner Nathaniel Stone, of Glenmuir High School at the Scripps National…

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Soaring pilots’ journeys end - Aviation community mourns as two of their own, mechanic die in plane crash

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On May 11, Rojorn Campbell would have celebrated eight years since fulfilling his dream of becoming a pilot.But as he took to the skies in a Cessna 206 aircraft on a fateful Thursday afternoon last week from Sangster International Airport in Montego…

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Shift system warning - Adults losing ability to monitor children

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Attorney-at-law Andrea Mooreis warning that the shift system operating in some schools in Portland could create problems for the parish in the not-too-distant future.According to Moore, a vibrant neighbour-hood watch has helped to maintain a low…

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‘This can’t work’ - Pandohie cites faults in agricultural authority structure - … Business groups to speak out on JACRA

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The Government’s much-touted Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA), the umbrella organisation under which all former crop commodity services, with the exception of banana, are being subsumed, has no chance of working,…

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Second annual JN Group Expo a success - … Crowd surprises Tax Administration Jamaica

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The second annual Jamaica National Group Expo, held recently in Canada, has been hailed as a resounding success.Thousands of patrons entered the expo as soon as the doors were opened at 9 a.m. on April 28, in Brampton, as they sought to access…

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Riverton Meadows resident praises firefighters’ response to tyre blaze

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One resident of Riverton Meadows inSt Andrew is pleased with what she said was a robust response by firefighters, who struggled since Saturday night up to yesterday afternoon to put out a massive blaze in the community.Units from various fire…

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No way to two days - Government senator against proposal to give drivers time to produce licence

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Government Senator Charles Sinclair has rejected an opposition proposal that a two-day grace period be provided to motorists to produce their driver’s licence when stopped by the police.The proposed fine under the Road Traffic Bill is $10,000 on…

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Look to expand to Alberta, high commissioner urges - … Hunger in Canada for - info on Jamaica <I>- JN official

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Jamaican High commissioner to Canada, Janice Miller, says government agencies and private-sector companies in Jamaica should look to expand their footprint in Alberta, one of the fastest-growing provinces in Canada.Miller was welcoming guests and…

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Probing Portland | Pain in paradise! - Mother of murdered 20-year-old no longer enjoying life in ‘Peaceful Portland’

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With only five murders so far there this year, Portland, with a population of approximately 83,000, remains well below the national average of some 60 murders per 100,000 inhabitants.But the numbers are no comfort for the mother of one of the five…

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