St James residents urge authorities to step up fight to zap dengue

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WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of St James whose loved ones have been affected by dengue are demanding that more effort be put into tackling the illness even as the authorities ramp up efforts to battle the mosquito-borne virus. Megan Green, a resident…

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Cops nab Clarendon’s most wanted

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The police have revealed that several criminals wreaking havoc in the Clarendon Police Division have been arrested. Among them are two men who featured among the parish’s top 10 most wanted. They are 22-year-old Shevaughn Hall, otherwise called ‘…

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Lock-up jitters - Attorneys express concern about possible increase to detention time in new Bail Act

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Members of the local Bar have expressed concern about a soon-to-tabled Bail Act that could see an increase in the amount of time someone can be detained without being charged for a criminal offence. This comes following a statement yesterday from…

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Police to tour Corporate Area Sunday, fine-tune traffic plans - Opposition raps transport minister over jitters in transport sector

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Come Sunday, the police will embark on a tour of the Corporate Area to examine the tidying up of roadworks being undertaken and to make their final assessments ahead of Monday’s start of the new school year. The tour will guide their final plan as…

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Disabled still face great challenges despite Ja being first to sign UN charter

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In March 2007, Jamaica became the first country to affix its signature to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Seven years later, in 2014, Jamaica passed the Disabilities Act. However, that piece of legislation…

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Tapia touches down - New US ambassador arrives to take up duties

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Donald Tapia, the new United States (US) ambassador to Jamaica, arrived in Jamaica yesterday. He stepped out of the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston at 12:40 p.m. to kick-start his tour as the US’s chief diplomat in the island….

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Regional Briefs

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Calypsonian jailed as magistrate sings one of his compositions KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC): A magistrate has sentenced a 70-year-old calypsonian to four years in jail after he was found guilty of wounding his younger brother in the latest of…

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Ministry satisfied with back-to-school prep

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Minister with oversight responsibility for the education ministry Karl Samuda has said that schools are prepared for the new academic year, which commences on September 2. “The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is satisfied that all the…

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Dangerous monkey business - Experts warn of possible fatal infections from trade in non-native species after creature captured in St Andrew

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There are mounting concerns that some Jamaicans could be exposing the rest of the population to serious diseases and infections – and possibly death – by their self-serving insistence on smuggling exotic animals into the island. Dr Osbil Watson,…

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DNA guilt trip - St James criminals rushing to confess before test results tie them to crimes

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Western Bureau: Superintendent Vernon Ellis, the commander of the St James Police Division, says criminal suspects are now pleading guilty in court before the return of DNA test results with the hope of getting lighter sentences. Ellis told The…

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