Smart cities a pipe dream for Jamaica?

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Last year, the Government gave a commitment to establish Jamaica’s first smart city, with the business district of New Kingston named the pioneer. However, urban planners and members of academia believe that while these aspirations are great, they…

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SOE heat on - Gun, ammo seized, dozens detained as operation picks up; cops vow to observe rights

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Western Bureau: Dozens of persons have been detained and at least one gun and several rounds of ammunition found as the security forces crank up their operations under a 14-day state of emergency imposed in three western parishes on Tuesday to get…

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Vaz defends role in land sale, Harrison stands firm

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A furious Minister of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz yesterday said he was unapologetic about his role in the controversial beach and land sale in St Ann, insisting that he was standing by the decisions he made to expedite the sale even…

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Golding: I had plans for No Man’s Land - MP wants mixed use of space to facilitate police HQ, other projects

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The announcement that a new police headquarters is to be built in No Man’s Land in South St Andrew has been well received by many residents and civic and business leaders, but the news stumped Member of Parliament Mark Golding. Speaking to The…

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Five men held in Hanover child’s murder probe

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A deportee who resides in Woodland district in the parish of Hanover is among five persons taken into custody in connection with the murder of 11-year-old Trisha Morris, whose body was discovered on Tuesday. The Gleaner was informed that the…

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Reneto Adams, Metry Seaga give police HQ plan thumbs up

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News of plans to build a new police headquarters in No Man’s Land, South St Andrew, has been like music to the ears of security expert and ex-policeman Reneto Adams. Adams said that the relocation should form the first step in having other state…

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I was not told about SOE, fumes Sav mayor

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WESTERN BUREAU: Savanna-la-Mar Mayor Bertel Moore was left fuming on Tuesday as he said that being head of the political directorate in Westmoreland, he should have been informed about the state of public emergency (SOE) implemented in the parish…

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Negril willing to take economic hit to tackle crime

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Western Bureau: Unlike counterparts in Montego Bay who are seemingly worried that the reinstatement of the state of public emergency (SOE) will impact their earnings, business operators in the resort town of Negril are seemingly more concerned…

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Important SOE guidelines

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In a bid to reduce the possibility for misunderstanding between the security forces, who are enforcing the state of public emergency (SOE) in Westmoreland, Hanover, and St James, ground rules have been released to provide guidance to the public….

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Opposition calls for independent commission into fatal shooting by alleged rogue cops

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The Parliamentary Opposition is calling for the government to set up an independent inquiry into Sunday’s fatal shooting of a businessman by alleged rogue cops in St Catherine. The three cops were attached to the police’s Mobile Reserve…

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