Tag: crime

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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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 26, 2016






Holness Declares ‘Results Soon’ In MoBay Crime Fight. Following a tour of sections of crime-ravaged St James yesterday, during which he met with the top leadership of the security forces and key…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Burke To Step Down – Robinson








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 2, 2016






‘Bolt More Popular Than Pele’ – Brazilian Navy Captain Reveals Why J’cans Wooed To Train At Base. Luiz Serrano, the naval officer responsible for Jamaica’s training base in Rio de Janeiro, believes that even in Brazil, Usain Bolt is more








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 15, 2016






You Must Trust And Support The Police – SSP Nesbeth. Senior Superinten-dent of Police Marlon Nesbeth, head of the St James Police Division, said residents of crime-plagued St James need to trust the police and give them their support in the…Read








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 7, 2016






Target: Crime – Gov’t To Redirect ‘Unprecedented’ Resources To Fight Murder Wave. The Government has announced that it will be pumping massive resources over a three-year period into the national security apparatus to reduce the wave of murders that has been








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 5, 2016






‘This Is War’ – Mobay Interests Argue Over Call For State Of Emergency. Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams has stirred up a hornet’s nest among Montego Bay stakeholders with his dismissive stance against the imposition of a state of emergency as








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