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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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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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What We Know So Far About Jamaica’s First Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO)

On Friday, September 1, 2017, in a press conference at Jamaica House, Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced the nation’s first Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO): Mount Salem and its environs. The St James communities will remain a ZOSO for the

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7 People Who Had A Pretty Bad Year

The year 2015 has been rough for many Jamaicans, what with a constantly escalating crime rate, high unemployment levels, a water shortage crisis, ailing health system and mosquitoes threatening our lives. However, some have had it worse than others, as

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 26, 2015

Come Sit With Me, Dr Dawes – Health Minister Invites Former JMDA Head To Discuss Concerns. Health Minister Horace Dalley has invited immediate past president of the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association (JMDA), Dr Alfred Dawes, to sit with him after the outspoken

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 9, 2015

PNP Considering Lennox Lewis’ Wife For East Hanover. Violet Lewis, the wife of former world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis, is being considered by the People’s National Party (PNP) as a replacement for Dr D.K. Duncan as its candidate in Eastern

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 27, 2015

What Gangs? – Thwaites Questions Accuracy Of Reported Criminal Cliques In Schools. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites, backtracking on his recent description of uncontrolled students as ‘leggo beasts’, yesterday went a step further to condemn reports that students are forming gangs within

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