Stun gun shocker - Tasers pour through Customs, sold openly, as women arm themselves against attackers

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Jamaican women are increasingly taking personal security into their own hands, arming themselves with generally non-lethal devices such as stun guns and pepper spray, even in contravention of the law. Though both items are restricted under the…

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Even hotels stealing light - Up to 40% of legitimate JPS customers creaming off energy; throw-up culture normalises crime among children

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Mid-level hotels are among unscrupulous customers that the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says it will be going after as the power provider moves to drive down electricity theft through its smart meter initiative. Last year, 89 persons were…

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Holness a ‘political juggernaut’ - Radar locked on Dayton Campbell’s NW St Ann seat

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Matthew Samuda, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) political magician who has engineered two by-election victories for the ruling party since the 2016 national polls, says that years of political defeat at the hands of the People’s National Party (PNP…

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FLA to get tough on security companies

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While members of the private security industry are clamouring for the Government’s outsourcing of non-operational police duties, the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has warned that it will be clamping down on rogue security companies that…

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PNP puts house in order as JLP targets seats

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Badly stung by two by-election losses in less than a year, which has reduced its numbers in the House of Representatives to 28 seats, the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says that it is not about to roll over and play dead as it eyes…

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Stun gun craze a hit at UWI

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As concerns mount over the safety of students attending universities in the Corporate Area, some are turning to tasers and pepper spray to protect themselves from hoodlums hell-bent on raiding their bags of valuables. Anna-Kay Graham*, 23, told…

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Carnival rules the roads

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As carnival fever sweeps the streets of the Corporate Area today, the police have advised the public that several thoroughfares will be closed, beginning at 6 a.m., to facilitate three road marches. Motorists can expect delays or detours along…

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#Carnival2019 | Bourne revellers … family takes to the streets

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Forty-one year old Michelle Bourne said having experienced the Carnival vibe from a road march years ago, she knew this year she had to allow her children the same experience. Bourne was seen chipping down Knutsford Boulevard with her three…

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#Carnival2019 | Bourne revellers … family takes to the streets

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Forty-one year old Michelle Bourne said having experienced the Carnival vibe from a road march years ago, she knew this year she had to allow her children the same experience. Bourne was seen chipping down Knutsford Boulevard with her three…

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#Carnival2019 | Feting without feathers but in stilletos

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From the Golden Bali to Red Hot Roses costumes, Xodus Carnival is a mass of feathers from the various bands under the Cosmopolitan theme. But some revellers came out to wine in their own costumes.  Jin Forde, hailing from Barbados, is the…

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