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Mobay Chamber of Commerce Supports SOPE

Mobay Chamber of Commerce Supports SOPE

The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce (COC) is in support of the reinstated States of Public Emergency (SOPE). That is according to President Oral Heaven, who says the parish has seen the effectiveness of the security measures and notes the business community in the parish has been in support of the Enhanced Security Measures Act (ESMA). With Montego Bay...

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Double Murder Off Maxfield Avenue

Double Murder Off Maxfield Avenue

Two people are dead and another person injured following a gun attack in a section of the Corporate Area on Wednesday, December 7. According to police reports, the attack follows a gang feud linked to West Kingston. Despite the declaration of new States of Public Emergency (SOPE), criminals persist in their quest to end lives. Marlon Kerr was gunned...

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Crumbling Walls along Sandy Gully Heighten Fears

Crumbling Walls along Sandy Gully Heighten Fears

The Sandy Gully in St. Andrew serves as a major channel for water in the corporate area. However, the inhabitants of the gully bank in a section of Waterhouse are fearful as the rapid deterioration of the infrastructure could lend itself to their demise. A Section of the Sandy Gully has been in a deplorable...

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Opposition Calls For A Comprehensive Crime Plan

Opposition Calls For A Comprehensive Crime Plan

Chairman of the People’s National Party (PNP) Dr. Angela Brown-Burke is resolute on the views expressed by the Opposition regarding the Government’s approach to the use of States of Public Emergency (SOPE). She argues the SOPEs must not be used as a political football and that a more comprehensive approach to crime fighting should be...

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Crime A Concern Amid the Yuletide Season

Crime A Concern Amid the Yuletide Season

The country’s crime problem is still lingering in the minds of many Jamaicans heading into the season of joy. It will undoubtedly form part of considerations for shoppers rocked by the prevailing pandemic and rising inflation. Watch the full report for details: Watch more news: Major Stories | Breaking News | Latest Developments – CVM TV

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JAPSS: “Violence in Schools is a Reflection of Society”

JAPSS: “Violence in Schools is a Reflection of Society”

President of the Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (JAPSS), Linvern Wright, says a breakdown in the society has a major impact in the nation’s schools. He notes Jamaicans must consider the future they aspire have. Speaking with CVM LIVE, Wright says all hands must be on deck to better steer the youth. He noted the...

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TODSS Awaits Response from Transport Ministry

TODSS Awaits Response from Transport Ministry

Transport operators were not speared by the police officers in sections of the corporate area on Thursday, as they were issued additional traffic tickets. This comes over two weeks since operators staged a three-day protest calling for an amnesty for outstanding traffic tickets and to reform the ticketing system. President of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services...

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Prime Minister Speaks on Vale Royal Renovations

Prime Minister Speaks on Vale Royal Renovations

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says renovations to the Prime Minister’s official residence Vale Royal are underway. However, he says the process to make it an official landmark under the National Heritage Trust Act has been challenging. He was speaking in the Lower House Tuesday during the question-and-answer proceedings. PM Holness highlights that under the Jamaica National Heritage Trust...

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East Kingston Curfew Lifted, Strong Police Presence Evident

East Kingston Curfew Lifted, Strong Police Presence Evident

A curfew in effect in sections of east Kingston has been lifted at 8 Tuesday evening, however, heavy police presence will remain in sections of the division. The crime-fighting measure became necessary following an upsurge of violence in the area recently. Head of the East Kingston Division Superintendent Tommie Lee Chambers says the curfew which was imposed in sections...

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Security Guards Protest Over Slow Action Towards Wages & Benefits

Security Guards Protest Over Slow Action Towards Wages & Benefits

Security guards took to the streets of the corporate area over not seeing any action taken following a court ruling regarding the switch from contract to staff. The guards say the current treatment is unreasonable and is not beneficial to their lives and livelihoods. They are demanding urgent attention to their plight. Over a month since the...