PM reports murder tally reaches 948 so far this year

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A total of 948 persons have been murdered across Jamaica since the start of the year, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has told the Parliament. In addition, he says there have been 908 shootings. Holness did not give any comparative figures for the…

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Two dead, 17 injured in St James crash - 12 students, five adults hospitalised

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Western Bureau: TWO DRIVERS perished yesterday after a motor car got out of control and crashed head-on into a minibus along the Flankers main road in St James. Twelve students and five adults were also injured in the crash. According to…

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Alpart anger - Workers cry foul, union points finger at local managers for ills

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One of three unions representing the approximately 1,000 employees at the JISCO-Alpart bauxite plant at Nain in St Elizabeth has charged that many of the ills being faced by local workers there is as a direct result of the lack of input from their…

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Champagnie: Lawyers have duty to help fight crime

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The deaths of members of the local Bar since the start of the year serve as a sad reminder that lawyers are “not immune to the savagery of criminal conduct”, according to prominent attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie. Last Friday evening, attorney-at-…

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Recovery of Jamaica coral reefs shows nature can heal

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OCHO RIOS, St Ann (AP): Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean Sea from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of colour for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows. And…

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Lightning halts Manning Cup clash

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A bolt of lightning yesterday brought a dramatic end to a Manning Cup football match at the Stadium East field in Kingston after five players were affected, with at least two sent for precautionary medical treatment at hospital. The Group E…

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Old Harbour businesses feel SOE pinch

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Old Harbour is usually abuzz with activity going into the wee hours of the morning. With a host of restaurants, clubs and other businesses, it would seem as if the town never sleeps. That was until the state of emergency (SOE) was declared in St…

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St James courts battling juror crisis

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WESTERN BUREAU: High Court judge, Justice Glen Brown, yesterday bemoaned the perpetual problem of the low turnout of potential jurors to try cases in St James, when it was brought to his attention that only 13 persons obeyed the 31 summonses that…

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Ho Lung’s birthday wish is for J’cans to give to the poor

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The name Father Richard Ho Lung has become synonymous with the poor in Jamaica. Today, he celebrates his 80th birthday and he desires for Jamaicans to become more charitable towards the poor. Forty years ago, he founded the Missionaries of the…

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Opposition rejects request for three-month SOE extension, proposes 21 days

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The parliamentary opposition has signalled that it is not prepared to support a three-month extension of the state of emergency (SOE) in St Catherine and Clarendon. Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday afternoon moved a motion in Parliament…

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