Residents fear reprisals for Vineyard Town hit

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Residents of Mountain View are fearful that yesterday’s daring daylight murder of a reputed lieutenant of an eastern St Andrew crime lord could trigger a series of reprisals in the violence-plagued community. The incident took place at a medical…

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Extortion racket - Former corruption czar says politicians, dons, police fleecing contractors

Gleaner on October 24th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

In a stunning revelation yesterday evening, former Contractor General Dirk Harrison detailed how the pockets of local contractors are raided by politicians, the police, and dons although already faced with stiff competition from foreigners who…

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Bye-bye, Bustamante - St James mother thrilled that new hospital will save time and money

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WESTERN BUREAU: For Lisa Polack, yesterday’s groundbreaking for the new 220-bed Western Children and Adolescents Hospital in Montego Bay was a welcome development as she reflected on the difficulties she once faced making the long trek to the…

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Foote kicks out at cops - Slams ‘wicked oppressors’ for exploiting SOE powers

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WESTERN BUREAU: The Westmoreland police have been heavily criticised for breaching the constitutional rights of two men by ignoring court orders for them to be released. Western Jamaica attorney-at-law Don Foote is fuming that the police have…

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Why Dexter Street Gang case collapsed - DPP says ‘exercise in futility’ to rely on paper testimony of missing witness

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Without the main witness, believed dead, to testify against alleged members of the Westmoreland-based Dexter Street Gang, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has indicated that the case would not succeed. The alleged gangsters –…

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PNP row brews as Tomlinson, Banks jostle for power

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A deepening rift is emerging among People’s National Party (PNP) factions in the West Rural St Andrew constituency, which was vacated by Jennifer Housen, who last week blasted the secretariat for its administration of the seat. Rohan Banks, one of…

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One-of-a-kind deal for CMU’s Lawrence – president

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Jamaica Labour Party politician-cum-lecturer Othniel Lawrence was parachuted into a Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) consultancy that has been described by the interim president as a one-of-a-kind contract sealed by the institution. Parliament’s…

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Anxiety grips Westmoreland as case falls apart

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WESTERN BUREAU: The collapse of the gang trial against 19 people who were alleged to have made Dexter Street their headquarters of horror has rattled the nerves of residents and business persons in Savanna-la-Mar, fearful of a resurgence of…

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Police still await 50 cars from O’Brien’s

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More than two years after several missed deadlines by O’Brien’s International Car Sales and Rentals Limited to supply 200 pre-owned vehicles to the police force, and with a scaled-down arrangement to provide half that number, the Government is…

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DNA requested in UTech student murder

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WESTERN BUREAU: A DNA sample is needed from Rahjif Morgan, the man charged with the murder of University of Technology student Demar Stennett, in order for the case against him to progress in the St James Circuit Court. During Morgan’s brief…

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