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Councillor Blames Clarendon Flood on Drainage Issues

Councillor Blames Clarendon Flood on Drainage Issues

Councillor for the Denbigh Division, Joel Williams is calling on the government to repair the outdated drainage system in Clarendon. He explains that the heavy rainfall across the parish on Monday pushed debris into the town centre causing major blockages. Watch the full report below:

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ODPEM – Urges Caution Amid Flood Watch/Warning

ODPEM – Urges Caution Amid Flood Watch/Warning

Motorists are being urged to avoid the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine following reports of rock fall during the rain. Acting Director General at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Richard Thompson says despite the storm moving away Jamaicans can expect continued rainfall and flooding in some areas. He is reminding...

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DCP Bailey: 15 Mass Shootings this Month Alone 

DCP Bailey: 15 Mass Shootings this Month Alone 

Head of the Constabulary’s Crime Portfolio, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Fitz Bailey says domestic terrorism is a reality in Jamaica. He says while the country considers an amendment to certain legislations, it must be noted these are not normal circumstances adding there have been numerous multiple murders this month.  He was speaking shortly after gunmen sprayed bullets...

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Crawford: JLP Not Allowing Change, Misplaced Priorities

Crawford: JLP Not Allowing Change, Misplaced Priorities

Political firebrand and the Opposition’s Spokesman on Education, Damion Crawford struck a chord with party supporters chastising the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) for perceived misplaced priorities.  From the Negril welcome sign, which he likened to an old-time saving tin, to the recent land issues affecting farmers, Crawford says Jamaicans must insist on a Party that...

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New Firearms Act Expected to Deter Gun Crimes

New Firearms Act Expected to Deter Gun Crimes

From fines in the millions, imprisonment for life, to a gun amnesty and firearms registry, the new Firearms Act of 2022 is expected to significantly reduce gun crimes. Security Minister Dr Horace Chang, brought the raft of changes to the legislation on Tuesday in his Parliamentary address. Mere hours after Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson announced...

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Mahfood Demands Leadership on Crime, Lacks Faith in Government Over Time

Mahfood Demands Leadership on Crime, Lacks Faith in Government Over Time

One prominent businessman is demanding accountability and consensus from the nation’s leaders. He says for too long crime has been treated with little regard except for political gain or when it impacts persons directly. President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) John Mahfood says after 60 years of independence crime and corruption continue...

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PNP VP Nominee Levels Claims of Destruction At JLP

PNP VP Nominee Levels Claims of Destruction At JLP

As the political landscape heats up in anticipation for the local government elections, one Opposition Member of Parliament is accusing the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) of destroying the country. From allegations of lack of planning and claims of mismanagement the northwest Manchester Member of Parliament says it is time for a change. He rallied supporters at a...

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Man Kills Brother in St Thomas

Man Kills Brother in St Thomas

A St Thomas man is in custody and another dead, following a family dispute. The dispute comes as no surprise to residents who say the brothers have been at odds before, but the death is being met with disbelief.  Such was the case in Dalvey St Thomas, Sunday when a family dispute quickly flared resulting in...

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Opposition Demands Breakdown of CHOGM Spend Following Filing

Opposition Demands Breakdown of CHOGM Spend Following Filing

The Opposition is demanding transparency and accountability from the government of Jamaica regarding the spend for Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith’s campaign for Commonwealth Secretary General. This after a filing in the United States allegedly contradicts several aspects of the spend pertaining to PR firm, Finn Partners. ` The government of Jamaica should come clean with full disclosure of who paid...

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness Urges Citizens in Jamaica to Be Counted

Prime Minister Andrew Holness Urges Citizens in Jamaica to Be Counted

Jamaicans residing locally are being encouraged to cooperate with the census takers and stand among the counted in the upcoming population and housing census. Assuring that citizen’s data will be protected Prime Minister Andrew Holness insists the census data will be crucial in guiding policies. A tradition of over 178 years Prime Minister Holness says the...