Two JDF soldiers arrested after gunfight with police in big ganja bust

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Two Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) corporals are now in custody at the Lacovia Police Station in St Elizabeth after a gunfight last night when they were intercepted transporting more than 2,000 pounds of ganja. The soldiers were held in…

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NINE GUILTY - Uchence Wilson, cronies to be sentenced next month

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Nine members of the Uchence Wilson Gang convicted of being a part of the criminal organisation in the trial which was concluded on Tuesday will be sentenced on November 30 revealed Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, as he completed his summation of the 19-…

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Gov’t eyes jobs, pumps $4.6b into road project

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The Government has earmarked $4.6 billion towards the construction of the new toll road from May Pen in Clarendon to Williamsfield in Manchester, which is expected to generate hundreds of jobs beginning this month. Finance and the Public Service…

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Guns in Chang’s cross hairs

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With the gun being the chief instrument in homicides in Jamaica, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says the Government intends to update legislation governing the circulation and use of firearms before year end. The announcement comes as…

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Mayor toasts successes as MoBay celebrates 40 years as city

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Western Bureau: Despite the many and varied challenges, including a worrisome crime problem, Mayor Leeroy Williams says Montego Bay, which is celebrating its 40th year of city status, has much to be proud of with incredible strides made in several…

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Record number of wards qualify for tertiary studies

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Western Bureau: The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is celebrating a record number of wards of the state qualifying to matriculate into universities, buoyed by outstanding performances in the Caribbean Examinations Council-…

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FIGHTING BACK - Nurses move to tackle domestic abuse, identify survivors for intervention

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For years, Lisa had tended to patients as a nurse, but in 2017, she found herself in need of care after her husband of more than 10 years stabbed her three times in the chest and shot her in her back in a fit of rage. Lisa, 38, said she knew her…

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Parents to get suicide awareness session to save stressed children

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In two weeks, the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), in partnership with Choose Life International, will commence its annual sessions to educate parents on the warning signs of suicide in children. Following the two suspected cases of…

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Drainage study needed to fix issues – Williams

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Mayor Delroy Williams has said that the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), which he leads, has been looking at ways to remedy a recurring flooding problem across sections of the Corporate Area when it rains heavily. He said a…

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Tensions rise as two killed in Spanish Town

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A heavy security presence was being maintained in sections of Spanish Town, St Catherine, yesterday following two murders within 24 hours. The police say they are yet to determine whether the incidents are related. However, it is believed that…

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