Month: January 2018

Timeline: The 2017-18 Police Car Procurement Fiasco

Background to the issue The impasse between the Government of Jamaica and contracted car provider, O’Brien’s International Car Sales, has lasted for almost a year now. O’Brien’s was contracted to provide 200 used cars to the Jamaica Constabulary Force but has

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Timeline: The Western Jamaica ‘Light Sentences’ Debate

Background to the Issue Senior investigators within the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have drafted a document which reveals that judges in St James, Westmoreland, Hanover, and Trelawny are opting more for fines, suspended sentences, and probation orders for persons convicted

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Timeline: St James State Of Emergency 2018 (#StJamesSOE)

Background to the Issue With 335 murders in 2017 alone, St James has become a veritable crime hotspot in Jamaica. To date, the parish has presented a major challenge to police operations, so much so that Prime Minister Andrew Holness has

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6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell State of emergency in St James Why St James state of emergency took so long Judiciary backfires at ‘light sentences’ criticism No new taxes in upcoming budget Steel Pulse founding member dies Confiscated ship fetches

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A Closer Look at All Jamaica’s States of Emergency

Did You Know? Since its Independence in 1962, Jamaica has had a total of six states of emergency. Here are some interesting facts you probably didn’t know about them: Since Independence, Jamaica has experienced a total of six states of

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Infographics: What Jamaicans Should Know About States of Emergency?

The term ‘State of Emergency’ has become a buzzword in Jamaica, especially since the Tivoli incursion of 2010. Here are four useful infographics that explain what Jamaican citizens should know about them. A Closer Look at All Jamaica’s States of

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St James State of Emergency 2018: What Did They Say? An Almost Verbatim Reproduction of Statements at the Press Briefing

After reports of increased military presence in the parish of St James on the morning of Thursday, January 18, 2018, a press briefing was called at Jamaica House at 12pm, where Prime Minister Andrew Holness declared state of emergency in

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6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell Major military operation taking place in St James National Prayer Breakfast focuses on crime Sentencing quarrel escalates Police used-car drama gets worse Primary school teacher charged with sexual relation with student Carey Brown loses legal

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6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell East Kgn head moved after Palisadoes fiasco Bolt promises $1 million to burnt-down Walker’s Place of Safety Western Ja sentences for illegal firearm possession too light North-South highway toll increase effective Monday NEPA wants stiffer

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Our Future On Fire: 3 Instances of Fires at Places Of Safety in Jamaica

Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre – May 2009 On May 22, 2009 there was a fire at the Armadale Juvenile Correctional Facility in St. Ann, in which seven young girls died. Five girls perished in the fire and two girls died subsequently from

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