Anti-gang boost - Parliament to set up committee to review law

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Acknowledging that Jamaica’s crime problem is fuelled primarily by gang-related activities, Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has indicated that Parliament will be asked to review the anti-gang law, formally titled the Criminal Justice (…

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West still bleeds - 118 murders recorded in four months despite security operations

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Western Bureau:Despite having a zone of special operations and a state of emergency in force in western Jamaica, the latest Jamaica Constabulary Force Periodic Crime Statistics Review continues to paint an ugly picture of the region, with well above…

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Rising oil prices a risk to growth - Wynter

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Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter has his eyes on the movement of oil prices on the world market as a result of geopolitical factors. Oil prices have risen 25 per cent since January, and the upward trajectory is already causing worry about…

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From the gully to principal - Arlene Bernard’s rise from poor beginnings to headmistress

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For a great portion of her life, Arlene Bernard, principal of the Maranatha Basic School in Waterhouse, St Andrew, was like a rolling stone, gathering no moss.Along with her mother, grandmother, and siblings, she did not have an assigned place to…

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More youth employment to come from National Service Corps

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More youth are set to gain employment through the National Service Corps Programme (NSCP) as the Government has disclosed plans to provide approximately $1.2 billion in budgetary support this year.”Last year, Mr Speaker, we put $200 million into the…

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St James state of emergency was unavoidable - Bartlett

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WESTERN BUREAU:Making his first public comment since the implementation of the state of emergency in St James in January of this year, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said that the steps taken were unavoidable. Parliament recently extended the…

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Iran-US standoff causing energy jitters - former JGRA head

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Jamaicans should continue to track developments and brace for fallout from Tuesday’s announcement by United States President Donald Trump that he intends to pull out of the Iran nuclear, Leonard Green, past president of the Jamaica Gasolene…

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Appointment of new UWI Mona principal to be formalised

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The University of the West Indies (UWI) has insisted that the final decision to appoint a new principal for the Mona Campus has not been taken, following The Gleaner’s report yesterday that Professor Dale Webber would take up the post on October 1…

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Cops in ZOSO wearing body cameras

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Body cameras are being worn by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force in the zones of special operations in Mount Salem, St James, and Denham Town, west Kingston, according to Assistant Superintendent of Police Dahlia Garrick.The Independent…

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FIFA World Cup 2018 exclusively on TVJ, TVJ-SN

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which begins in 35 days, will be exclusively live and delayed on TVJ, TVJ Sports Network in Jamaica, with extensive non-exclusive coverage on radio via HITZ 92FM, online on televisionjamaica.com, and via broadband on…

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