$400m fraud - Manchester funds siphoned balloon

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Prosecutors have confirmed that it is alleged that more than $400 million was swindled from state coffers by agents and affiliates of the Manchester Municipal Corporation, more than four times the amount that initial reports…

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Constable pepper-sprays senior ex-cop for disobeying order

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Retired senior police officer Altamont ‘Parro’ Campbell recently had a painful encounter with a traffic cop after he was pepper-sprayed for disobeying the constable’s order to get out of the SUV to be arrested. In a six-minute…

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Clarendon SOS | May Pen battlefield - Commerce crippled as fear grips Clarendon capital

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May Pen has become a prime battleground for criminals who use the bustling commercial hub as an OK Corral to carry out brazen daylight attacks like the Hollywood-style heist near Guinep Tree two Sundays ago. Many shoppers and sellers are avoiding…

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Clarendon SOS | Residents avoiding May Pen like the plague

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The high incidence of violent crime in the May Pen business and market district has sent jitters through business operators and shoppers in usually crowded streets, causing many to stay away altogether from the Clarendon capital. One business…

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Big gun, ammo find at MoBay wharf

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The Area One Contraband Enforcement Team, along with the Customs Department and the Freeport police, seized six illegal firearms and more than 1,500 assorted rounds of ammunition during an operation carried out at the Freeport wharf in Montego Bay…

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Sex predator teachers

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Teachers in Jamaican schools are coming under increasing scrutiny from the police over a spate of sexual assault cases in which students as young as 12 have been targeted by predators. Citing police statistics indicating that in Kingston and St…

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Fire chief makes pitch for second MoBay station

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WESTERN BUREAU: Even with yesterday’s groundbreaking for a new multimillion-dollar facility on Barnett Street, the western city of Montego Bay needs a second fire station, says Stewart Beckford, commissioner of Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB). Speaking…

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El-Faisal to be extradited

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The High Court has upheld a ruling by the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court, clearing the way for the extradition of controversial Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal to face terrorism-related charges in the United States. Parish Court Judge…

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88 years for murder - Siblings killed woman, children in 2018

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Two siblings who pleaded guilty to the 2018 murder of a woman and her two siblings have been sentenced to a total of 88 years in prison. However, they will only spend 36 years behind bars. Justice Lorna Shelly-Williams sentenced siblings Jamelia…

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Restore Hannah Town Police Station, residents plead

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Hannah Town residents are hoping that some of the funds set apart in the Ministry of National Security’s budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 will be used to reconstruct their burnt-out police station in a bid to rid the community of crime. The station…

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