Big boost for crime fight - Billions more to beef up police, army; $1b for cop cars, $3.7b for aircraft

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The Jamaican Government will be ramping up its fight against crime, rolling out new legislation geared at giving the security forces greater powers and allocating $9.2 billion more to the Ministry of National Security than fiscal year 2018-19. The…

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Gov’t sets sights on growth, squatting, reforming JCF

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The Andrew Holness administration has signalled that the enactment of new legislation to fight crime, increasing the capacity of the Jamaican economy to produce goods and services, and seeking to understand the extent of the squatter problem are among t

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Big boost for crime fight

Gleaner on February 15th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The Jamaican Government will be ramping up its fight against crime, rolling out new legislation geared at giving the security forces greater powers and allocating $9.2 billion more to the Ministry of National Security than fiscal year 2018-19.

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Chang backs increase in security spending

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The Doubling of the capital expenditure for the security forces for the upcoming fiscal year will significantly boost their capacity to curb crime, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has said.

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Pomp and pageantry usher in new parliamentary year

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Clad in their red and blue ceremonial dress, the men of the 2nd Battalion of the Jamaica Defence Force lined Duke Street in downtown Kingston yesterday to mark the start of the Houses of Parliament 2019-2020 year.

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JUTC projects $9b in losses

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The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), the beleaguered state-owned bus company, has projected that it will rack up operating losses of just over $9 billion for the upcoming fiscal year. The losses are the result of a $1.5-billion increase in the…

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Petrojam to spend US$37m to diversify operations

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The Andrew Holness administration intends to spend US$20 million to facilitate the commencement of construction of a vacuum distillation unit (VDU) at the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam in the 2019-2020 financial year.

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Western children’s hospital closer to reality

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The Ministry of Health is to complete designs and acquire the requisite regulatory approvals for the construction of the long-awaited 220-bed Western Children Adolescent Hospital in Montego Bay, St James…

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Alleged customs conman arrested

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The Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) is reporting that detectives have arrested a male suspect in relation to a customs scam. The police say the male allegedly posed as a Jamaica Customs employee and collected sums…

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Woman beheaded in Trelawny, suspect in custody

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Assistant Commissioner of Police Jermaine Delattibudiere, the officer in charge of crime for Trelawny, says a suspect is in custody in relation to the beheading of a woman in Clarke’s Town. The nude body of 59-year-old Valerie ‘Ms P…

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