Karate Georgie floored by son’s murder

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Western Bureau: Two weeks ago, storied ex-cop Clive ‘Karate Georgie’ Lawrence was in high spirits, having been presented with the Mayor of Montego Bay’s Special Award on Heroes Day for his service to St James over many years, building up a…

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Car thefts jump - But insurance companies’ data suggest police numbers are 49% lower than reality

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Despite ongoing states of emergency in six parishes, car thefts have climbed by 32 per cent, raising concerns among insurers that have to pay out hundreds of millions of dollars yearly in compensation. But those statistics are startlingly lower…

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$16m flowed into cane coffers per fortnight

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The shuttering of the Golden Grove factory in Duckenfield has dried up a crucial source of cash flow that kept poor families afloat, says one of the leading large-scale cane farmers in St Thomas’ sugar belt. Speaking to The Gleaner recently,…

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Former director replies to MOCA officer’s email

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Mandeville, Manchester: The police officer attached to the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA), who was responsible for finding a former director of the Manchester Municipal Corporation to testify in the multimillion-dollar…

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‘Death notice!’ - Prosecutors to pursue capital punishment for men who beheaded mother and daughter

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Jamaica’s top prosecutor has disclosed that she will be seeking the death penalty for the five men who are set to go on trial for allegedly beheading a St Catherine woman and her teen daughter in a double murder that stirred national outrage. The…

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Hanover MC throws rogue developers three-month lifeline - Building amnesty aims to restore order and improve revenue stream

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WESTERN BUREAU: Residents and business operators, including hoteliers who have been flouting building regulations in Hanover, have been given three months to get their affairs in order amid an amnesty and a stay of court action until next February…

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Manning’s student tops Caribbean in CSEC agri science

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For Manning’s School student Afrecia Samuels, being recognised as one of three top students in the region for agricultural science in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams came as a surprise. The 19-year-old student, who…

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Police attacked in dramatic removal of children from Yahweh compound in MoBay

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WESTERN BUREAU:
Members of the security forces came under attack today when they tried to execute a warrant to remove three children from the Qahal Yahweh compound in Norwood, Montego Bay, St James, today.

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More load shedding by JPS

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Sections of Kingston, St Andrew, St Ann, St James and St Catherine will today again be without electricity as the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has been forced to conduct load shedding. Customers in those parishes along with Trelawny and St Thomas…

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Petition launched to make Jamaican an official language

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A petition has been launched calling for the Government to grant official status to the Jamaican language alongside English. Among other things, the petitioner argues that all Jamaicans are united by one common language, Jamaican, adding that it is…

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