State of Emergency declared in Kingston Western and Central Police divisions

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced a State of Public Emergency in the Kingston Western and Kingston Central Police divisions, initially for 14 days. According to the Prime Minister, the current state of crime in the divisions can spiral to…

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Grief and disappointment - Policemen’s murders spotlight tardy JCF death benefits, lax monitoring of criminal deportees

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THE FAMILIES of the two cops slain in Spanish Town, St Catherine, last Friday, are each entitled to a $14-million payout from the Government. But they could be in for a long wait as it usually takes years before the funds are disbursed, renewing…

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DON’T BLAME CLUNIS - • Retired cop says commanders sometimes have to make tough calls • Police Fed says no evidence senior cop disregarded advice in deadly operation

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One retired policeman has come to the defence of Superintendent Leon Clunis amid messages being circulated on social media alleging that the senior cop ignored a recommendation to “stand down” with plans for last Friday’s deadly raid in Horizon…

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Justice stalled - Multimillion-dollar project to free mentally ill inmates fettered

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A project that was rolled out three years ago to extricate hundreds of mentally ill persons who are languishing inside Jamaica’s prison system, some of them for decades, has stalled, with only a handful being released. The revelation comes amid…

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RISE UP! - Notice calls on J’cans to fight for Chambers, other inmates

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Former prison medic Dr Raymoth Notice believes that like millions of people around the globe now protesting against racial inequalities and police abuse, Jamaicans should take to the streets to send a strong message to the Government that it should…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo | Dr Alfred Dawes

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Do not let your guard down. We are still very much at risk; in fact, not just for this year, but we have a second wave of COVID-19 that can come next year in the northern hemisphere during the winter season, and that is when it could be devastating…

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Guyana, Venezuela border case heads to International Criminal Court

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(CMC): Former Minister of Foreign Affairs in Guyana, Carl Greenidge, has noted that Guyana is appreciative that its border case with Venezuela will go before the International Criminal Court of Justice (ICJ). The date set aside for the start of…

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Two imported cases of COVID-19 bring total to 617; recoveries remain at 420

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Two imported cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall total number of cases for Jamaica to 617.  The new cases are a 35 year-old man from St James and a 61-year-old woman from Kingston and St Andrew. They…

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Phillips accuses JLP of corruption at municipal corporations in St Ann and St James

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President of the People’s National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips has asserted that the leadership of the St James Municipal Corporation was seeking to undermine the minority caucus because of their efforts to expose corruption at the local…

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Gov’t clarifies travel measures for non-nationals arriving for non-business, non-tourism activities

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Non-Jamaicans arriving in the country tomorrow, June 15, until June 30, who are not tourists or travelling for business, will be tested for COVID-19, Jamaica House says.  The country’s borders are to reopen at midnight…

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