Criminals corrupt customs - Cops say crooks threaten agency’s integrity, giving workers bad name

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Criminals are wreaking havoc in the Jamaica Customs Agency, and the assistant superintendent of police assigned to the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC), Victor Barrett, has warned that the integrity of that…

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Waterhouse residents in - fear as gangsters clash

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Sections of the Balcombe Drive community in St Andrew are again cowering in fear following the murder of a man and the shooting of another in less than a week by rivalling thugs from the area.Head of the St Andrew South Police Station,…

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#VybzKartelAppeal | Prosecutors: Text messages show admission of murder

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A prosecutor yesterday urged a panel of Court of Appeal judges to treat a damning text message lifted from the mobile phone of popular entertainer Vybz Kartel as an “admission to murder”.”Between me and you a chop wi chop up di bwoy Lizard fine fine…

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Warren dismisses fresh allegations of convictions

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Acknowledging that she has received information alleging that she has additional convictions, apart from the 1995 crime that was reported, Carolyn Warren, the managing director of National Energy Solutions Limited (NESol), has dismissed the…

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Mona mystery - Police probing discovery of decomposed body in apartment

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Two men, a Jamaican and a Trinidadian, are now in custody as the police probe the gruesome find of a partially decomposed body in an apartment on Whalley Close in Mona, St Andrew.The police are awaiting the DNA results to establish the identity of…

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PHOTO | Sir John Golding Rehab receives prosthesis-making equipment

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | Exporters bemoan exorbitant cost, lengthy processes

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In addition to the exorbitant fees and expenses that they encounter, exporters believe that some of the processes have contributed to serious delays in turn around time for their clients.Richard Pandohie, deputy president of the Jamaica…

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UK gov’t to pump £55m into local agricultural sector

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Jamaica’s agricultural sector will in short order receive a £55-million (J$9.4-billion) boost by way of development assistance from the United Kingdom (UK).During an interview with The Gleaner recently, UK’s high commissioner to Jamaica, Asif Ahmad…

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Illegal cigarette sales booming in Kingston

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More than 55 per cent of the cigarettes smoked in Kingston are illegal, according to data from a 2018 Illicit Cigarette Trade Study conducted by Carreras Limited.Managing director of Carreras, Marcus Steele, speaking during a conference held at The…

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National rapporteur: Court delays hampering participation of human trafficking victims

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The Office of the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons (ONRTIP) has said that the delays in the justice system have negatively affected the participation of victims in the quest for justice. Human trafficking is the movement of people by…

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