UWI: No need to panic - Officials say campus remains safe despite body found in pond

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The leadership of The University of the West Indies, Mona, is scrambling to reassure students that the campus is still safe, following the discovery of a body on the campus. Panic broke out at the St Andrew-based institution early yesterday morning…

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MP stabbed 20 times - Investigators still piecing together Bloomfield murder clues

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Port Antonio, Portland: Senior detectives probing the killing of two-term member of parliament (MP) for Eastern Portland, Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, are reportedly following strong leads. A bloodied black vest was recovered along a pathway about 200…

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Joggers, beware! - Security experts sound warning as predators target lone wolves, gadgets

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There are renewed calls for persons who exercise outdoors to be more aware of their surroundings and take precautionary measures to ensure their safety, especially when jogging alone. The warning comes after a 56-year-old woman told our news team…

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Gays ostracised in prison – study

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Recently concluded research has found that opportunities for the rehabilitation of Jamaicans perceived to be gay, bisexual or transgender is basically non-existent in Jamaica’s penal institutions, as these individuals are isolated. The…

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Vanessa Kirkland murder trial | Prosecutor asks jury to ignore cop’s cries for Jesus

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Defence attorneys representing the three police constables charged with the 2012 murder of Vanessa Kirkland yesterday closed their case as the trial continued at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston. The defence has argued that the accused…

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Cop freed in 15-year murder case

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It was a tearful Mark Richards who exited the prisoner’s dock in the St Catherine Circuit Court on Monday after being told by Justice Lorna Shelly Williams that he was freed of murder more than 15 years after the charge was first laid…

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UK allowed to dictate terms of deportees’ return, says immigration attorney

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Well-known immigration and human-rights attorney Jennifer Housen has criticised the Government for accepting a planeload of 50 Jamaicans, who are to be deported from the United Kingdom tomorrow, and for its silence on the matter. “The…

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WPM wants at least 25 new garbage trucks

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Western Parks and Markets Waste Management Limited, which falls under the umbrella of the National Solid Waste Management Authority, says it is eyeing approximately 25 of the 100 new trucks…

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West accounts for one in every four murders since January

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WESTERN BUREAU: Despite more resources being pumped into security in western Jamaica, the region is continuing to grapple with its scary crime problem, as according to the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) latest Serious Crimes Report for…

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Bus driver shot during tussle with Spalding police, INDECOM launches probe

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The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is conducting a probe into the shooting of a bus driver by the police in Spalding, Clarendon this morning. It is reported that a police sergeant was seizing the driver’s Toyota…

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