CARICOM presses Ja to pay more into Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility

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CARICOM partners remained adamant yesterday that Jamaica should make further payments to the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) after they were told ahead of one of the caucuses at the 40th Heads of Government Conference in St…

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Fewer J’cans migrating as Canada attracts more youth

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In 2017, fewer Jamaicans migrated to foreign countries in comparison to 2016, data from the 2018 Economic and Social Survey Jamaica (ESSJ) has revealed. Traditionally, Jamaicans have migrated to the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom and…

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Policing roadblock - Commish says legacy projects trigger worst time in history for traffic cops

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The top brass of the Jamaica Constabulary Force is yearning for the completion of the four multibillion-dollar legacy road projects and a return to normalcy as police officers have been experiencing serious challenges in laying down the law on…

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Commish confident fresh eyes can stem Clarendon’s rising crime

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In the first six months of 2019, Clarendon has already recorded more than half the 133 homicides it saw for the entire 2018, yet Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson is confident the parish can still end the year with fewer murders…

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DNA, ballistics testing boost expected to strengthen cases

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The country’s ability to speedily process DNA samples from crime scenes and speed up investigations will get a significant boost by year end, according to Judith Mowatt, head of the Institute of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine. Mowatt…

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Alleged sex assault victim disappointed at PAAC snub

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WESTERN BUREAU: Alleged sexual harassment victim Janelle Blair says opposition by some members of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) into hearing her testimony regarding reports of misconduct at the Edna Manley College of…

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Rethink cops’ use of pepper spray, urges public defender

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WESTERN BUREAU: Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry is urging lawmakers to take another look at the new Road Traffic Act with a view to making clear how and when traffic cops should use lethal and non-lethal weapons in their interactions with…

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Sept trial date set for accused baby thief

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WESTERN BUREAU: Melissa Harriot, the St James woman who allegedly stole a baby from another woman six months ago at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James, has been ordered to stand trial in the St James Circuit Court on September…

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Hanover cop accused of raping 15-year-old denied bail

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Hanover police constable 22-year-old Akeil Maxwell who is charged with the rape of a 15-year-old remandee has been denied bail. Maxwell was refused bail by senior parish judge Sheron Barnes pending the result of a DNA test when he appeared in Lucea…

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Fritz Pinnock takes leave of absence amid CMU corruption probe

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President of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Professor Fritz Pinnock, is to go on leave amid ongoing corruption investigations involving former Minister of Education, Ruel Reid, the Education Ministry and the University. In a statement…

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