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Request for Amnesty And $500M Loan for Transportation Workers

Request for Amnesty And $500M Loan for Transportation Workers

TODSS Asking for Amnesty And $500 Million In Loan for Transportation Workers: In recent times taxi drivers across the island have been striking for a fare increase. On Sunday, June 20, the president of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS), Egeton Newman said that is currently being discussed, however, he believes more importantly a...

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Another Body Found In Canal In Spanish Town

Another Body Found In Canal In Spanish Town

Investigations are underway into identifying the body of a man who was found in a canal early Sunday morning in Spanish Town. Residents say the canal has seen the bodies of many people and is calling on the relevant authorities to erect signs that would deter persons from swimming there.

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Police Commissioner: ZOSO A Possibility for Central Kingston

Police Commissioner: ZOSO A Possibility for Central Kingston

Police commissioner Major General Antony Anderson says although a ZOSO is on the table for implementation in central Kingston at some point, there are many other strategies with the ability to stagger the ongoing crime. His response comes after continued protests and calls from stakeholders to implement the special crime-fighting measure to stem the wave of violent...

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Wright Causes Seating Stir in Parliament

Wright Causes Seating Stir in Parliament

The seating of Westmoreland central Member of Parliament, George Wright created some heat in the Parliament on Tuesday, June 15. The Opposition Leader, Mark Golding is by no means receptive to the view of Speaker of the House, Dalrymple Philibert that Wright, a minority MP, belongs on the opposition benches.  Leader of the opposition People’s...

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Private Tutor’s Mediation Was Successful

Private Tutor’s Mediation Was Successful

Josiphiah Gediliah, a teacher of the Prescilla’s Preparatory School in Green-Wood St. James received the green light to resume classes at her home on Monday, June 14. Gediliah recently took to social media to lament alleged harassment from her neighbours is reporting good news. This after her private tutoring allegedly led neighbours to report her to her landlord,...

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St. Thomas Has Jamaica’s Highest Cases of Child Labourers

St. Thomas Has Jamaica’s Highest Cases of Child Labourers

Though Jamaica had the lowest number of child labour cases within the Caribbean in a 2016 survey, however, the pandemic has seen more children having to fend for themselves. At present just over 56 thousand children are a part of the illegal child labour system, enough to fill the national stadium one and a half times. 160 million children worldwide are...

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No Justice for Janitorial Supervisor Injured on the Job

No Justice for Janitorial Supervisor Injured on the Job

Delroy Laing, a former janitorial supervisor hired by the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) is imploring for financial and legal support after an accident on the job left him paralyzed. The incident that took place almost a decade ago has drained him of any hope and money he had on his quest for justice. He claims he...

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Private Tutor in St James Ostracized by Community Members

Private Tutor in St James Ostracized by Community Members

Josiphiah Gediliah, a teacher of the Prescilla’s Preparatory School in Green-Wood St. James took to social media voicing her frustration after her neighbours allegedly reported her to the Ministry of Education for her private tutoring practice within her home. The teacher says the Ministry of Education and the police have been called to her home on more than...

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Police-Resident Relationship Boosts Case Clearances in Central Kingston

Police-Resident Relationship Boosts Case Clearances in Central Kingston

Law enforcers at the Central Kingston Police Station are lauding their continued efforts and the growing partnership between residents for improvements in crime-fighting there. The communities have long been plagued with violence, hampering business, and fuelling panic. Since the start of the year, thirty-one (31) people have been murdered within the constituency and the cries for...

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4 Shot in Rae Town, Fishing Business on Pause

4 Shot in Rae Town, Fishing Business on Pause

In recent months the community of Rae Town in Kingston has recorded several murders linked to gang warfare and reprisals. It has not only caused a decline in especially residents relying on fishing but also left many anxious The drive-by shooting Wednesday resulting in the injury of four people is the latest happening prompting residents to call for government intervention.