Officers shot in New Jersey standoff, school on lockdown

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police officers were shot Tuesday in the Jersey City standoff that left a neighbourhood, including a school, on lockdown, authorities said. Sporadic, heavy gunfire rang out over the course of at least an hour along a…

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Did Petrojam mislead Parliament, country? - Former GM says refinery submitted wrong salary in financial report; falsely claimed he resigned

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Former Petrojam boss Howard Mollison has testified that the scandal-scarred state-owned oil refinery falsely indicated in a 2016 report to Parliament that his salary was more than $15 million and recounted how he was immediately dismissed after he…

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$400m market fires - Vendors devastated as Montego Bay Old Fort razed

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WESTERN BUREAU: Nearly $400 million worth of damage has been left in the wake of market fires across Jamaica in the last five years, a worrying trend for municipal authorities that have grappled with safety and security concerns across cities and…

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Munroe: Ja could slip or stagnate on corruption index - NIA boss says not enough being done to tackle scourge in society

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Jamaica’s foremost anti-corruption non-governmental organisation, National Integrity Action (NIA), believes the country could further slip on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) or stand still when the watchdog’s 2019…

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State care is prison, says former ‘uncontrollable’ ward

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Twenty-six-year-old Moya Blackwood, who has been through the juvenile correctional system, yesterday appealed to the nation’s parents to refrain from using verbal violence against children, as they run the risk of creating menaces to society….

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Bailiff: I’m done with Daren Powell matter - Parish Court employee says attorney must decide next step

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The parish Court bailiff tasked with executing a warrant for committal on Jamaican cricketer-turned-politician Daren Powell has said that after several futile efforts to find him, the documents were returned to the attorney with instructions on…

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News Briefs

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Steer Town tense following double murder The St Ann community of Steer Town remains tense following an incident in which two male residents were killed at a beach in Mammee Bay in the parish on Sunday. Following the attack, WhatsApp messages have…

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Phipps shocked at death of legal giant Beverley Walrond

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Attorney-at-law Frank Phipps has expressed shock at the passing of his Jamaica-born colleague Lady Beverley Walrond, who on Sunday succumbed to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle overseas. “My wife and I are deeply saddened. The news of her…

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Water rates to go up in January

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The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is reporting that ​​rresidential and commercial customers as well as schools and condominiums will see an overall increase of about 4% in water rates as a result of its approval of tariff increases…

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Massive landslide in Gordon Town,St Andrew

Gleaner on December 10th, 2019 | File Under More News -

The National Works Agency is reporting that the main road to Guava Ridge in Gordon Town, St Andrew is now impassable due to a massive landslide. The agency says it is currently mobilising to have the corridor reopened. We want to hear from you!…

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