SOE jitters - Debate on Clarendon, St Catherine security measure extension comes down to the wire

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The state of emergency (SOE) credited with stemming the bloodletting in Clarendon and St Catherine in the last two weeks was preserved for another month after some last-minute talks to find common ground on the floor of the House of Representatives…

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‘SHE’S NOT NASTY’ - Mother disappointed in AG’s response to claim involving dreadlocked child

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A response from the Government to a claim scheduled to be heard in the Constitutional Court on Monday has added to the distress to at least one of the parties involved. Sherine Virgo, mother of a then five-year-old girl who was blocked from…

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Noranda: We all want to protect Cockpit Country

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Self-declared defenders of the Cockpit Country yesterday marched on the nation’s Parliament yesterday to press home their opposition to potential mining in the biodiverse region which is a major source of water for western Jamaica. Led by Robert…

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Church firmly behind mayor on gay lockout

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WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Ministers’ Fraternal has come out in support of the decision by Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis’ decision to deny permission for the gay-rights group Montego Bay Pride to host a series of events at the Montego Bay…

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Samuda orders probe into fingerprint collection by schools

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The Ministry of Education has signalled that an investigation into the collection of fingerprints from teachers in public schools will be conducted immediately. “While the ministry understands the need for an accurate record-keeping system,…

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Business hours extended to 11 p.m. under Clarendon, St Catherine SOE

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National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has announced that the opening hours for businesses under the State of Public Emergency in Clarendon and St Catherine will be extended to 11 p.m. At present, some businesses are forced to close at 7 p.m…

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Trelawny escapee back in custody

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Romario Green otherwise called ‘Boo’, of Tharp Street in Falmouth, Trelawny, who escaped from the Falmouth Parish Court on Monday, is now back in custody. Green, who is charged with murder, conspiracy to murder and wounding with intent…

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Traffic cops on corruption charges granted bail

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Three cops attached to the police traffic department who alleged solicited $6000 from a motorist who committed a road traffic violation have each been offered $200,000 bail with one or two sureties. Constable Kevon Fairclough was charged with…

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ICE agents arrest Jamaican man in Connecticut, sparks protest

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The arrest of a Jamaican man by immigration officers in Connecticut as he left a courthouse sparked a protest by concerned residents about the action of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The CTPost reports that the Jamaican man had just…

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