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Murders Down - PM says State of Emergency reducing rate of killings islandwide

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that the state of emergency (SOE) in St James has been instrumental in the reduction of the average daily murder rate across the island.All 52 members of parliament who were present yesterday voted in favour of…

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KingAlarm fires second employee

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A second KingAlarm security officer has been fired for improper conduct in a recent incident at Braemar Estate in St Andrew, during which licensed firearm holder Andrew Woolery was disarmed and physically assaulted.At a press conference last week…

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West Kingston ZOSO extended

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While the use of the gun to murder residents in Denham Town has been significantly reduced since the introduction of the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in October 2017, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that the propensity to commit violence…

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Jamaican students in Korea back Vision 2030

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Jamaican students attending South Korean universities are divided on whether Jamaica will achieve the goals set out in the Vision 2030 national development plan that seeks to bring the country up to First-World standards in the next 12 years.Vision…

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Jeju Island tourism product a lesson for Ja?

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Jeju Island in South Korea, although only a fraction the size of Jamaica, welcomes approximately 300 flights per day and 15 million tourists per year, a staggering number in any scenario. Tourism on Jeju Island accounts for approximately 70 per cent…

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Kartel’s attorney blasts trial judge

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Retired High Court judge, Justice Lennox Campbell, made prejudicial and improper comments and engaged in “imaginative storytelling” when he delivered his summation of the evidence in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, the attorney for the incarcerated…

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Appeal court gives hope to residents in dispute with JPS

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The Court of Appeal has given residents of Hope Pastures in St Andrew permission to challenge a decision by the Supreme Court that the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) cannot be compelled to provide electricity to their community through…

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Green: Jobs will go but skills are irreplaceable

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Not enough respect is being shown to skill-based careers in the changing job market where technology is altering the relevance of some positions, and a failure to adopt will place Jamaica at a disadvantage, warns state minister in the Ministry of…

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Koreans warming to reggae music

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The youthful population of South Korea are hungry for Western beats and have created their own brand of everyday music called K-pop, which has become a worldwide sensation over the years, thanks to groups such as BTS, Red Velvet, SHINee, Super…

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CDF Committee approves 40 projects ahead of summer break

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As Parliament’s Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee goes into summer recess, more than 40 projects were approved at yesterday’s sitting. But Chairman Everald Warmington criticised some projects brought for approval.A project from long-…

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