JUST IN: Six men shot dead in Clarendon police-military operation, two soldiers injured

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Six men were this morning shot dead during a joint police-military operation in Effortville, Clarendon, law enforcement sources have revealed. The names of the men have not been released. It’s also reported that two members of the Jamaica…

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Man freed of murder charge after 100 court appearances - Matter should not have dragged on for so long, says Chuck

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It took 13 years and at least 94 court appearances before 10 judges and four prosecutors before a murder case against Lynford Allen was tossed for lack of evidence. It’s a situation Justice Minister Delroy Chuck admits should not have happened. Allen,…

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Burning rubber - Tyre woes bleed JUTC as maintenance issues put passengers in danger, reports reveal

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Hundreds of commuters were unknowingly risking their lives as the state-owned and taxpayer-burdening Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) battled poor tyre record-keeping and disregard for protocols, leaked documents have revealed. A struggle to…

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Corruption charges likely for five politicians

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Criminal charges now hang over the heads of five current and former lawmakers who have been accused of flouting Jamaica’s anti-corruption law. The Integrity Commission, Jamaica’s corruption watchdog agency, has revealed that the five – two current…

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Hair we go again - J’cans question ruling on 7-y-o dreadlocked student in Marley land

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“Really?” That was the reaction from the seven-year-old Kensington Primary School student after learning that her constitutional rights were not breached when the school refused her access because of her dreadlocks, two years ago. The ruling was…

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JFJ wants Education Act reviewed after ruling in case of dreadlocked girl

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Human rights lobby group Jamaicans for Justice says it is time to review Jamaica’s Education Act and the Education Regulations saying they are outdated and do not include any meaningful protection for children from arbitrary, unreasonable, and…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo| Helen Simpson

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I love the way we communicate. Our language is animated, descriptive and full of emotions. – Helen Simpson Quality Manager, Red Stripe

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NJ prosecutor to review death of J’can businessman

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Director of the New Monmouth Community Law Enforcement Unit, Christopher Decker, has committed to giving audience to the grieving relatives of deceased Jamaican businessman Rasheed Edwards. Edwards was found with a gunshot wound to the head inside…

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No KPH lawsuit, says Clunis family - Relatives of slain superintendent pleased with care despite unexpected tragic end

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The relatives of Superintendent Leon Clunis – the leader of the ill-fated Horizon Park police operation in St Catherine that saw him and two other cops murdered – are lauding staff at the Spanish Town and Kingston Public hospitals, where Clunis was…

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Update | Wanted men among six killed in Clarendon operation

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Two of Clarendon’s most wanted men 25-year-old Leon Rose, otherwise called Hitler, and 24-year-old Zemmar Nelson, alias Terminator Boy, were among six persons killed during a police-military operation in Buzz Rock, Effortville in the parish…

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