Category: Crime and Security

Traffic Charges in Jamaica






Robert Montague, Jamaica’s minister of national security, recently made the announcement in Parliament that the Government would offer motorists traffic ticket amnesty as of July 1, 2017. The amnesty will run for 60 days thereafter. Below is a list of








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What Are ‘Zones of Special Operations’? – In Layman’s Terms






‘Zones of Special Operations’ has been a buzz phrase in Jamaica recently. These ‘zones’ were part of a Bill proposed by Government in an effort to tighten security in the nation. What inspired the Bill? The first half of 2017








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#Infographic: What is Preventative Detention (in layman’s terms)













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#diGDebate: Preventative Detention in Jamaica






In a press conference at Jamaica House on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that as part of its effort to deter crime, and especially domestic violence, the police would be implementing preventative detention. What is preventative detention? According to








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#Infographic: By The Numbers: Jamaica’s 2016 Crime Statistics






At her first press conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 to announce her 90-day crime-fighting plan, acting commissioner of police, Novelette Grant, issued a press release detailing some of the accomplishments of the Jamaica Constabulary Force in 2016. The press








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The Next 90 Days: The Full Text of Novelette Grant’s Crime Fighting Plan






Acting Commissioner and chief of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Novelette Grant, announced her 90-day crime-fighting plan at her first press conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Below is the full text of the section of her press release dealing








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#Infographic: Domestic Violence in Jamaica by the Numbers (2016)






Tracking the numbers and cases for domestic violence in Jamaica from 2010-2016.








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#Infographic: Signs of Juvenile Involvement in Gang Activity













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#Infographic: 5 Ways to Stay Safe This Christmas






Everyone comes out during the Christmas season: shoppers, vendors, watchers and robbers. Here are five ways to stay safe as you go about the hustle and bustle of this holiday season.








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The Complete Research Resource for Info on Jamaica






How many times have you heard somebody ask, “Where would I find information on …?” or “How do I find out …?” It’s about time someone put together a list of where to find different kinds if information on Jamaica. Well,








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