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6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 18, 2015

‘Frightening’ – St James Murders Top 200, Mobay Chamber Boss Wants Cops To Do More To Stem Violence In West. With St James crossing the 200-murder mark this calendar year, business leaders have suggested that more creative steps be taken to

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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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Murder By The Numbers – 1 Every 7 Hours

Up to Monday, November 23, the number of homicides committed in Jamaica since the start of 2015 stood at 1,116. Broken down, that means that one person is murdered every seven hours, according to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). This means

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

Murders Near 800 – Ja Records 20% Jump Over Corresponding Period Last Year. Figures obtained by The Gleaner show that 775 persons were reported killed up to Monday, a 20 per cent increase when compared with the 643 murders reported over

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 8, 2015

Heat On Commish! – Public Unimpressed With Top Cop Rating Of Himself. New crime-fighting chief Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams has been accused of overreaching and overrating himself even as Jamaicans are being urged to give him more time to

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 7, 2015

Police Chief Gives Himself Perfect Score Amid Soaring Murder Rate. Jamaica’s chief crime fighter, Dr Carl Williams, has given himself full marks on the success of his 10-month tenure as police commissioner, as the murder toll shot past the 600

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 3, 2015

Stop Counting Bodies – Commissioner Wants All To Help Fight Crime Instead. As the murder tally races towards the 600 mark in the first seven months of 2015, Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams said he would be outlining how the

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