A CRIMINAL’S NIGHTMARE - Cops reaping success from Chinese high-tech surveillance system in MoBay

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Western Bureau: The high-tech surveillance cameras equipped with facial-recognition software being installed by Chinese business operators across the Second City have already been reaping success. The devices, which can easily pick up faces up to a…

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Perilous prisons - Correctional facilities most dangerous for sick, mentally ill inmates

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More than 400 inmates have been injured in violent altercations inside Jamaica’s prisons since 2018, and more than half of them have had to be taken outside the facilities for emergency medical attention. Many did not survive. At the same time,…

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The dark side of justice - Men seeking compensation from Government for false imprisonment

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Four men who had a murder charge hanging over their heads for more than a decade before being acquitted are seeking compensation for the pain and suffering they went through as they waited to gain their freedom. The men – 37-year-old Damion…

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10 years before ZOSO success evident, says Shields

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It will take at least a decade for Jamaica to start seeing signs of irreversible change in crippling crime under the zones of special operation (ZOSO), says security expert Mark Shields. He said the overall plan must include long-term initiatives…

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Norwood keen on preventing COVID-19 spread

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WESTERN BUREAU: After almost two weeks of surveillance following an explosion of COVID-19 cases in their community, residents of Norwood in St James have expressed satisfaction with the efforts of the health authorities to stem further spread of…

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Protesters want more transparency from JPS

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A shocking electricity bill for more than $10,000 for a month he went without power was enough reason for Brian McPherson to join scores of other customers in protest near the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPS) New Kingston offices on Saturday…

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Bull Bay man tired of living like a rat

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Living “like a rat” for almost a month now has brought nothing but frustration to 48-year-old Rohan Lawrence. The roof of the humble board structure he calls home in Bull Bay, St Thomas, was damaged some time ago after a truck hit a light pole,…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo | Christina Ivey

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My post-COVID vision for Jamaica is an increased focus on supporting victims of sexual violence. The COVID-19 lockdown has emphasised how widespread of a problem it is. We need to create an environment where victims of sexual abuse feel empowered…

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Haiti records four new deaths from COVID-19

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jul 13, CMC –The death toll from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic rose to 139 after Haiti recorded four more deaths over the past 24 hours. The Ministry of Public Health said the French-speaking Caribbean Community (…

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4.1 magnitude earthquake rocks sections of Jamaica

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The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies has confirmed a magnitude 4.1 quake was felt in sections of the island at approximately 9:02 a.m. The earthquake’s epicenter was 10 km northwest of Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, with a…

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