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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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Timeline: ZOSO 2 (Denham Town) – Jamaica’s Second Zone of Special Operations

On October 17, 2017, Denham Town was declared Jamaica’s second zone of special operations (#ZOSO) by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in a press conference at Jamaica House.  In continuation of our tracking of the operations as it unfolds, we’ve decided

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Timeline: Tracking #ZOSO – Jamaica’s Zones of Special Operations – from Inception to Execution

Much has transpired in Jamaica since the suggestion of what is now being called #ZOSO: Zones of Special Operations. The suggestion was first made by Government as a crime-fighting measure near the start of 2017 after an alarming increase in

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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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#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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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 27, 2016

Clinics Under Gun – MoBay Violence Putting Pressure On Public Health Facilities But Cornwall Regional Coping. The rampant, violent criminality in Montego Bay, St James, is squeezing the lifeblood out of the public health system in the parish, but…Read more at

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