We need SOEs, say Chang, Anderson

Gleaner on October 16th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says that the heads of the security forces “see the need” for the declaration of a state of public emergency (SOE) to quell the spike in murders in the last few weeks. However, government action, seemingly…

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How corporals got busted in St Elizabeth operation

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Unaware to two Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) corporals as they drove off their Up Park Camp base in Kingston on Tuesday, they were under intense surveillance by army sleuths, who had been aroused to their ­shenanigans and had partnered with the…

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SOLDIERS, COPS TEMPTED - Chang says drug dealers enticing JDF, JCF officers with big bucks

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As the security forces make significant inroads into the local drug trade, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang said that the major narcotics dealers are dangling big money before members of the security forces to entice them to assist them…

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‘I want to be part of the solution’ - Child sexual abuse survivor wants to make mark in social work

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Shaneille Hall became an orphan at three years old and was placed in the care of her maternal family. She was learning to adjust to life without her parents and enjoying the joys of childhood when, at five years old, she was sexually abused by her…

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Pastor’s son facing stolen identity woes

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Western Bureau: St James taxi operator Tavarie Otis Vernon and his family are hopping mad after a police blunder led to his name and photograph being published in a local newspaper recently, claiming he had escaped police custody from the Cornwall…

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Don’t stigmatise us in COVID fight, urges youth leader

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Jamaicans are urged not to create an environment in which youth are stigmatised because they have been identified as the age group with the highest number of COVID-19 cases. Founder of the Balaclavia Youth Club, Jordan Dressikie, expressed his…

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Major road projects, but no major drainage work – Hunter

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The National Works Agency (NWA) is blaming Jamaica’s decades-old drainage problem for flooding and subsequent damage to roadways across the island after heavy rainfall. NWA Executive Director E.G. Hunter told The Gleaner that a master drainage…

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JPS billing calculations accurate, OUR finds

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The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) yesterday announced that higher consumption since March was a significant factor behind increasing electricity bills based on its probe into complaints by Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS)…

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Men urged to check for signs of breast cancer

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General Surgeon at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland, Dr Lincoln Cox, is urging men to check for breast cancer symptoms. He said that while the disease is rare in males, representing about one per cent of all cancer cases, it is important…

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St Andrew man charged in connection with gun attack at shop

Gleaner on October 16th, 2020 | File Under More News -

The police have laid charges against a man in connection with a gun attack at a shop along Payne Avenue, Kingston 11. Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Richards, otherwise called ‘Dabbi Dabbi’, of Kirk Avenue, Havendale, St Andrew, has been…

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