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Wrong target - DPP clears constable, puts senior cops, Gov’t in firing line for deadly police school foul-up

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There was a litany of blunders, some by senior cops, in the moments before and immediately after a 2013 mix-up with live and blank rounds at the police training school in St Catherine, resulting in a five cops being shot, one fatally, a document…

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Gov’t pilots new system to keep track of offenders in state care

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The Government is banking on a new electronic case management system being piloted in juvenile facilities to help keep tabs on persons in state custody, some of whom get lost in prisons. The project, which will get going with a training phase on…

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New radar to improve weather forecasting, says Thompson

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Jamaica’s obsolete radar system is set to be replaced by state-of-the-art equipment following yesterday’s signing ceremony for the design, supply and installation of an S-band Weather Radar System to boost the country’s ability to more accurately…

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Johnson Smith commits to thorough review after fishermen saga

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Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith has admitted that more could have been done to get updates on five Jamaican fishermen in 2017 after the Government issued a waiver of jurisdiction to the United States Coast Guard to transport the men…

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Editor’s Forum | No run-off fears in Canadian farm-work programme

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Canadian High Commissioner Laurie Peters has described the 53-year-old Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP), which sees thousands of Jamaicans heading north annually to boost farm labour in harvesting crops, as a “well-oiled machine”….

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Cheques found in kitchen, vehicle and gardener’s quarters in Elliott house raid

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Mandeville, Manchester: An investigating officer from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) yesterday revealed that a 2016 raid at the home of Sanja Elliott, one of the accused in the $400-million Manchester Municipal…

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Manchester High principal Jasford Gabriel wins JTA presidential elections

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Manchester High School principal Jasford Gabriel has won the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA’s) presidential election. He will be sworn in as president-elect on Monday, August 19 and will take the reigns as president in 2020. Gabriel…

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Mobay chamber president Winston Lawson to step down

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The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) is holding an emergency board meeting to select a replacement for incumbent president Winston Lawson who is expected to tender his resignation today. Lawson, who was re-elected…

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PM Breaks Ground for Morant Bay Urban Centre - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

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PM Breaks Ground for Morant Bay Urban Centre  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Wednesday (June 26), broke ground to start construction of the new Morant Bay Urban Centre in Springfield, …

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14 persons prosecuted for stealing water

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The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that 14 persons were prosecuted for various offences related to the illegal use of water in May. Additionally, the NWC says lawsuits are also being prepared for another 36 delinquents who have failed…

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