Chinese turn to facial recognition to hit back at robbers - System able to make match even if crook wearing a mask

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Western Bureau: With a number of their businesses being hit in multimillion-dollar heists in recent years, sometimes with deadly outcomes, members of the Chinese community in Montego Bay, St James, have turned to technology, including facial-…

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King Valley Gang Trial | 44-y-o looks forward to dinner with family, restarting farm after acquittal

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Copeland Sankey, one of the six alleged members of the King Valley Gang who were acquitted yesterday, said he is now anticipating rebuilding his business that was destroyed when he was wrongfully arrested by the police almost two years ago. The…

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ZOSO to dismantle armed gangs in August Town

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The dismantling of at least seven heavily armed gangs and the restoration of peace will be the major focus for the security forces in August Town, St Andrew, where a zone of special operation (ZOSO) was declared yesterday. The community, which is 4…

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Stop feeding the greedy - Panton stands firm on position regarding donations to parliamentarians

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“Unshakeable!” That’s how retired justice Seymour Panton described his stance in relation to parliamentarians who are used by individuals as a vehicle to distribute scarce benefits to their constituents. Panton, a former president of the Court of…

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McGregor: We will flush out thugs this time - Residents, politicians welcome security initiative

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The police are optimistic that the zone of special operations (ZOSO) declared in August Town, St Andrew, yesterday will solve the problem of gunmen plaguing the community once and for all. Senior Superintendent of Police Steve McGregor, who heads…

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Hunger strike - Prisoners protest death of fellow inmate after altercation with warders

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The authorities are trying to reduce tension at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre where prisoners have gone on a hunger strike in protest of the death of an inmate during an altercation with correctional officers last Saturday. The…

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Panton slams lawmakers

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Chairman of the Integrity Commission, retired Justice Seymour Panton, has slammed lawmakers for passing a statute that gives no clear directive to commissioners of the anti-corruption oversight body in relation to the filing of their statutory…

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Creary didn’t interview Grindley, admits Integrity Commission

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The Integrity Commission has corrected one of its damning reports on corruption at Petrojam to reflect that Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor Richard Creary did not interview Floyd Grindley for the post of general manager at the refinery. In…

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Llewellyn’s tenure to be extended by three years

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has recommended to Governor General Sir Patrick Allen that Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn retain her post for another three years despite objection from Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips, who…

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New St Ann’s Bay mayor to replace Belnavis today

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Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor Sydney Stewart is expected to be elevated today from deputy to mayor of St Ann’s Bay and chairman of the St Ann Municipal Corporation upon confirmation of the resignation of Michael Belnavis. Dalas Dickenson,…

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