Gov’t lost at sea - Foreign affairs, security ministers in the dark on alleged ‘slave-like treatment’ of fishermen

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Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith says the Government cannot call in officials from the United States Embassy to shed light on the alleged inhumane treatment meted out to five Jamaican fishermen by the US Coast Guard until she has…

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Witness says she was asked to cash cheque in her name

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A woman yesterday detailed for prosecutors how an official at the then Manchester Parish Council, whom she had befriended, telephoned her days before Christmas in 2015 to ask her to encash a cheque for him. The Manchester Parish Council has been…

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INDECOM urges cops to exercise more care with pepper spray, batons

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The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has raised an alarm over an increase in reports of assault by cops using non-lethal weapons such as batons and pepper spray. At a press conference at the agency’s New Kingston offices on…

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Portland gears up for rat fight

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Port Antonio, Portland: The eastern parish of Portland is arming itself to tackle a rat-infestation problem that has taken root especially in the seaside town of Port Antonio, the parish’s capital. “They are just about everywhere. You hear them…

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Robberies, break-ins up as murders decline in Westmoreland

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Western Bureau: Since a state of emergency was declared in Westmoreland on April 30, there have been four murders in the parish, Carlos Russell, the deputy superintendent of police with responsibility for operations in the Westmoreland Police…

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Church leaders blame demons, poor parenting for crime

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Members of the church community in Clarendon in bemoaning the crime situation plaguing the mid-island parish have said that the problem has been festering due to a lack of job opportunities and not enough positive role models and demonic possession…

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Activist knocks Church for anti-abortion stance

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The debate over whether Jamaica should amend the Offences Against the Person Act to make abortions legal in the country continued this week, with one pro-life activist telling Parliament’s Human Resource and Social Development Committee that the…

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JAS wants better produce in markets

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The effort given to ensuring that clean agricultural produce make their way on to supermarkets shelves and to tourists should also be made for food items sold to locals in parochial markets across the island, Lenworth Fulton, president of the…

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News Briefs

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Three held on illegal gun, scamming charges Members of the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch arrested two males and a female for breaches of the Firearm Act and the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions)…

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High alert activated for missing 11-y-o boy

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The police have activated a high alert for an eleven year-old boy who has been reported missing since Thursday. According to the Olympic Gardens Police, Tyreek King, of Bishop Avenue, in Kingston, was last seen at school shortly after 3 o’…

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