STICK-UP! - JPS demands millions to relocate post from site earmarked for Port Antonio Police Station

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The construction of a multimillion-dollar police station in Port Antonio, Portland, is reportedly being stalled by a Jamaica Public Service (JPS) utility pole that the company says it will have to be paid millions ofdollars to relocate.Assistant…

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Serial squatters - Living in squatting communities while offering for rent houses provided to them by State agencies

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Some squatters who were relocated by State agencies to formal communities, have since rented out the properties they were given and have gone back to live in the squatter settlements.Senior director for housing and land administration at the…

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Ministry to spend big on squatting census

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It has been estimated that a low of 500,000 to a high of one million Jamaicans are squatters.But to end the guesswork, the Government is preparing to spend $37 million to undertake a comprehensive census to determine the number of squatters locally…

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Blood trail links Cressa Lane with 77 Lane

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Police investigators across two divisions are following a trail of blood which is believed to link the four men killed in an alleged shoot-out with a group of cops in Old Braeton, St Catherine, last Friday, to the fatal shooting of two persons…

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Save the youths with music! - Southside wants a recording studio to occupy the minds of unattached youngsters

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Residents of the central Kingston community of ‘Southside’ are confident that music holds the key that could unlock the potential of several young men in the community and move them into a path of productivity.But the residents want the youngsters…

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No wrongdoing at Petrojam, says board

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The board of directors of the state-owned Petrojam Refinery has rejected claims of any wrongdoing, even as the entity faces an audit by the Office of the Auditor General.Just under two weeks ago, Opposition Spokesman on Science and Technology Julian…

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No wastage - Accountability high on legacy road projects - PM

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The US$164 million ($20 billion) Legacy Projects - Mandela Highway, Constant Spring Road, Three Miles (Hagley Park Improvement Project), and Barbican Square - must not be viewed as a waste of taxpayers’ money, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said….

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70 per cent of guns seized in JA in 2016 sourced in US

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Seventy per cent of the illegal guns recovered across Jamaica in 2016 were sourced in the United States, a report by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm (ATF) has revealed.The finding is based on traces the ATF conducted on 518 illegal…

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Four dead, one wounded in police operation in Portmore

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Uncertainty now looms over the circumstances that led to the police killing of four men and the wounding of another on Cressa Lane, Old Braeton, Portmore, in St Catherine.Unofficial reports are that at about 4:10 p.m. on Friday, the police received…

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No wastAGE

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The US$164 million ($20 billion) Legacy Projects - Mandela Highway, Constant Spring Road, Three Miles (Hagley Park Improvement Project), and Barbican Square - must not be viewed as a waste of taxpayers’ money, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said….

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