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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Big bill for gunshots - KPH spending $400,000 a day to treat victims of gunshot wounds
Crime and violence have not only posed a serious threat to the security of Jamaicans, with an average of 28 murders per week and 672 killings up to June 17 this year, but taxpayers are paying a high price for gun conflicts. The Kingston Public...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Gov't backs China's One Belt, One Road policy - Holness says if possible, Ja could join in near future
Western Bureau:Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared that the Government of Jamaica is supportive of the Republic of China's 'One Belt, One Road' (OBOR) economic policy and has an interest in becoming part of the initiative in the future.Giving...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Golding, Malahoo Forte spar over Zone of Special Operations bill
Opposition spokesman on Justice Senator Mark Golding and Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte yesterday locked horns during a special select committee of Parliament after the senator declared the Zone of Special Operations bill unconstitutional...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Don't trouble marriage with tougher rape laws, church groups warn
Ignoring a priest's charge that "Parliament does not meet to keep church", six church groups and a lobby have warned lawmakers not to hurt the 'sanctity' of marriage by imposing tougher marital rape laws.Among the churches are the Jamaica Union of...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Government seeks to put national ID fears to rest
Public fears that the much-talked-about National Identification System (NIDS), when passed into law, will not be as secure as intended, have been dispelled by the Government.Chief Technical Director in the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Service vehicle crash leaves cops hospitalised
Two members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force were hospitalised yesterday in serious condition after the service vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a wall along Slipe Road in Kingston.Initial reports were that the driver of the service...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Twice as bright - Alpha Primary Students Stand Out in GSAT
Since birth, Shane and Shiane Barnett have done most things together, including preparing for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).The twin boy and girl, who attend the Alpha Primary School in Kingston, started out with grades that told them that...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500: DPP and defence lawyer hail one-trial legislation
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn and Peter Champagnie, a defence lawyer, have said that it is an "excellent" move by the Government to propose changes to the law to empower courts to order convicted offenders in criminal matters...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500: INDECOM wants powers to probe new MOCA
Head of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Terrence Williams wants the oversight body he leads to have powers to probe cases involving officers in the proposed new Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA).At a...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Dunkley remembered for service to country
Former government minister Carlyle Anthony Cosmo Dunkley is being hailed for his long and dedicated service to country and party, following his death on Tuesday night at the age of 78. He died at the University Hospital of the West Indies.The...
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:03:01 -0500: Fed up! - Citizens angry about excessive fancy talk on crime that produces no results
Citizens who turned out on Monday for the launch of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute's (CaPRI) two-year project, designed to address national security issues, did not hesitate to direct their frustration about crime at a panel that included...
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500: The Bench prevails - Judges to get their money month end; $16m new yearly salary for chief justice
Judges who threatened an unprecedented legal fight with the Andrew Holness administration over outstanding salaries are expected to get their money by month end.The chief justice and the president of the Court of Appeal lead the way with their...
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500: 'Time to move on' - INDECOM boss tells complaining police force
With a chorus of complaints still ringing within the ranks of the police force regarding the powers accorded to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) to compel cops to give statements and to answer questions, the head of the...
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:11:32 -0500: Pass laws to punish sex buyers - Church
Members of some of Jamaica's fast-rising churches and the lobby group Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society have proposed that lawmakers pass laws to punish persons who buy sex.The church groups involved are the Jamaica Association of Full Gospel...
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Hundreds hungry for HOPE - Recruiters swamped as youths hunt job, training lifeline
Coordinators of the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme initially planned to target 500 young people, as they convened the first...
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500: CDF in record-setting half-hour sitting! - More than 30 projects approved in 30 minutes
More than 30 projects sent to parliamentarians at the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) committee of Parliament were yesterday morning approved in a record-setting, half-hour sitting.The sitting is usually an hour long.CDF Chairman Everald...
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Gov't, NGOs to pump millions into juvenile reform
The Ministry of National Security, in seeking to get juvenile offenders get back on the right side of the law, yesterday launched its We Transform Youth Empowerment and Reintegration programme.The programme, themed 'Save a Child, Save a Nation will...
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Police facing public pushback without ganja ticket books
Police personnel are complaining that the continued lack of ticket books for the enforcement of the revised ganja law is causing their authority to be questioned by some members of the public."While we have been arresting some persons, we are still...
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Peter Vogel trial | No forced entry cop
A police investigator testified yesterday that there was no sign of forced entry or exit at the home of former university lecturer Dr Peter Vogel on the night he was killed.Deputy Superintendent Webster Francis recounted that the house, located in...
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Tardy OCG! - Oversight body knocked for failing to submit annual reports
The hard-hitting anti-corruption commission of Parliament with responsibility for the monitoring and investigation of the award of government contracts, licences and permits has been thrown into the spotlight for its tardiness in submitting at least...
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

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