Murders, crashes, suicides lead causes of deaths among youths in the Americas

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A new report by the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) has found that half the deaths of all people from 10 to 24 years old in the Americas are due to homicides, road traffic crashes and suicides. The report is titled ‘The Health of…

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Guns pouring into Westmoreland - Parish crime chief says every youngster in ‘Russia’ can get a gun

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Westmoreland’s porous borders are making the parish especially vulnerable to crime but the police do not have the capacity to rein in smugglers, says Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Carlos Russell. Addressing members of The Jamaica National (…

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Lawmakers, lawbreakers! - Legislators referred to DPP for breaches

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Over three calendar years, starting in 2014, sixteen current and former lawmakers from the two main political parties were reported to the nation’s top prosecutor for failing to declare income, assets and liabilities within the required time,…

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Uchence Gang Trial | Explosive testimony from former gang member

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Two high end vehicles, electronic devices and cash were among the items said to have been stolen from an upper St. Andrew home in 2016 as the crown’s first witness outlined one in a series of burglaries allegedly carried out by the Uchence Gang….

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Dengue losing its sting – Tufton

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is reporting that the dengue virus peaked around two to three weeks ago and that normality could return to the health sector in another month. The minister’s disclosure came yesterday in Gordon House where the…

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Poaching catch 25,000lb and rising

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Officers from the Fisheries Division will return to the Coast Guard base at Cagway, Port Royal, this morning, to continue their inventory of conch, lobster, fin fish and other marine products aboard the two Dominican Republic boats caught poaching…

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Tone it down, PSOJ tells political parties

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The tense political atmosphere in the high-stakes Portland East by-election, which is set for April 4, could spiral out of control if supporters of both the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) fail to adhere to the…

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Petrojam rejects reports of impending strike

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Petrojam Limited has moved to dispel reports of impending disruptions in the gasoline retail trade, following a message circulating via social media advising motorists to stock up on fuel because of possible strike action at the refinery. …

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Salada pushes back against new JACRA directive

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Instant coffee maker Salada Foods will meet with its regulator, the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA) , regarding new rules for bean content in its product formulations that the company says will hurt its bottom line….

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DBJ: Structure of JPS share listing still to be determined

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The listing of government-owned Wigton Windfarm is targeted for next month, and the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), is already weighing the next state assets targeted for divestment via the stock market, which includes the holdings in Jamaica…

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