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Attacks on Lawmen: ‘A Disregard for Law Enforcement’

Attacks on Lawmen: ‘A Disregard for Law Enforcement’

Attacks on Lawmen described as disregard for law enforcement- Critics are describing Prime Minister’s recent statements implying that the state is under attack following recent assaults against lawmen as irresponsible.  Human Rights Activist, Lloyd D’aguilar’s describes the situation as  “not an attack on the state, but a coincidence” D’aguilar says the Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ comments might lead to a...

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Dr. Tufton: Citizens Must Take Greater Responsibility

Dr. Tufton: Citizens Must Take Greater Responsibility

“Citizens must take greater responsibility” – On Tuesday, March 17 Jamaica confirmed its first Coronavirus, COVID-19 related death. Today. One hundred deaths later the virus continues to spread across the island in the community transmission phase. On Tuesday, September 29, Jamaica recorded eight new COVID-19 deaths – the highest number of deaths in any 24 hour period. And...

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Jamaica: Threat Level against Police Raised To High

Jamaica: Threat Level against Police Raised To High

The Jamaica Police Federation (JCF) says its members are increasingly becoming the subjects of violent attacks and have increased the threat level against them to high, as a result of fatal shootings and numerous cases of assault. In a little over a week, there have been five noted incidents of violence against police… This includes...

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Soldier Killed in Anti-narcotics Operation

Soldier Killed in Anti-narcotics Operation

21-year-old private Reneil King was airlifted from the battlefield after being shot in the head by men who were reportedly loading cannabis on a boat in milk river, Clarendon sometime after 8 Thursday evening. A source says they waited desperately, to get the young soldier out of the bushes as he became unresponsive. King was...

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Jamaica: CSEC And CAPE Results Are Out

Jamaica: CSEC And CAPE Results Are Out

Results for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) are now available online. The exams took place at a time when learning was forced to go online amid the realities of the Coronavirus.

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Political Commentator Criticizes PNP Shadow Cabinet

Political Commentator Criticizes PNP Shadow Cabinet

The People's National Party (PNP) has named its long anticipated Shadow Cabinet, amid internal conflicts that continue to rock the organization. It is the view of one Political Commentator, that leader , Dr. Peter Phillips' picks for the Shadow Cabinet and Senate are not the best choice and his decision could have been influenced by internal differences.

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JLP’s Henriques Retains Clarendon Northwest Victory

JLP’s Henriques Retains Clarendon Northwest Victory

JLP’s Henriques retains Clarendon Northwest victory – The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for Clarendon, Northwestern, Phillip Henriques remains the elected member of parliament for the constituency following the ending of a magisterial recount at the Chapleton Family Court on Saturday, September 19. Henriques defeated the Peoples National Party incumbent Richard Azan by one hundred and...

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