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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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#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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#diGDebate: Curtail Jamaicans’ Civil Liberties?

On Sunday, January 8, 2017, The Sunday Gleaner published an opinion column by Ian Boyne titled ‘Is Holness Tough Enough?‘. Boyne used his column to call on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to have the courage to implement the extraordinary measures

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