As Gov’t fumbles with body cams, a security company invests in hundreds

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WHILE THE Jamaican police force and the army have had a piecemeal and stop-start engagement of body cameras over the years, private security companies have gradually incorporated the video-surveillance equipment as a crucial backstop in monitoring…

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Used-car ‘free-for-all’ - Dealers lament rogue players profiteering while beating policy rules

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USED-CAR DEALERS who play by the rules are now being left behind, as a flood of new operators are employing deviant strategies to sell imported second-hand vehicles, reducing the industry to a free-for-all. “We are not happy and our members at…

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T&T COVID-19 ban splits ship worker wife, husband

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WESTERN BUREAU: Had it not been for COVID-19, Jamaica-born cruise ship worker Dujan Thomas would have disembarked the Disney Fantasy with his Trinidadian wife, Sabrina, when the vessel docked in the twin-island state recently. However, with the T…

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Exam rejig rankles principals, students

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School administrators and secondary-school students have criticised the decision to change exam dates, with the acting president of the Association of Principals and Vice Principals, Lynton Weir, expressing “serious concern” about performance…

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Smooth transition cited as work-from-home order elapses

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As the work-from-home order expired on May 31 and employees returned to physical workplaces on Monday, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC), Audrey Sewell, said that things got off to a smooth start at her…

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Tributes pour in as Alison McLean passes

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THERE HAS been an outpouring of praise and sympathy from local and international organisations in reaction to the passing of Alison McLean, former head of the Child Development Agency (CDA) and United Nations (UN) representative. She was 59. McLean…

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Battered US cities clean up, brace for more unrest

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WASHINGTON (AP): A country convulsed by violent protests picked up the pieces on Monday and braced for more trouble amid a coast-to-coast outpouring of rage over police killings of black people. President Donald Trump demanded that the nation’s…

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Garbage men stumble on foetus in trash

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Investigators attached to the Kingston Eastern police are investigating the gruesome circumstances surrounding the discovery of a foetus that was found on Monday wrapped in newspaper and placed in a black plastic bag inside a garbage barrel. The…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo | Aloun N’Dombe Assamba

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“This COVID-19 pandemic has affected our lives in so many ways. We hope that after we have settled down from this pandemic, we will become a greater people than we were before as a nation.” – Aloun N’Dombe Assamba Chief Executive Officer, COK…

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Two more COVID cases push tally to 590, gov’t reports 34 additional recoveries

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Jamaica has recorded two more COVID cases related to the Alorica call centre in Portmore, St Catherine increasing the country’s confirmed tally to 590. Both are from the parish of St Catherine.  In the meantime, there were 34 more…

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