Tag: state of emergency

diG4U: Check out our Timelines!

Here at diGJamaica, we have a commitment to ensuring that the average Jamaican has a more-than-average understanding of the news. As a result, one of our most popular initiatives has been our TIMELINES, which follow events surrounding popular, topical and/or

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Timeline: St Catherine North State of Emergency

On Sunday, March 18, 2018, Prime Minister Andrew Holness declared a state of public emergency in the St Catherine North Police Division (especially Spanish Town, Linstead and Bog Walk). The basis for the declaration was the spike in murders in

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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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A Closer Look at All Jamaica’s States of Emergency

Did You Know? Since its Independence in 1962, Jamaica has had a total of six states of emergency. Here are some interesting facts you probably didn’t know about them: Since Independence, Jamaica has experienced a total of seven states of

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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

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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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The History Of General Elections In Jamaica – Part 2

Jamaicans are gearing up to head to the polls for the island’s 17th general parliamentary election on February 25. Each week, we will be taking a look back at the previous elections that have helped shape the Jamaica we know

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 4, 2015

Babies Thrown Lifeline – EU Ambassador Commits Millions To Neonatal Care. Describing as a tragedy the deaths of 19 premature babies who were infected with klebsiella and serratia bacteria during four outbreaks at two of the island’s major public hospitals, Ambassador

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6 Things You Need To Know Today: May 2, 2013

At Long Last – Public Defender Delivers Interim Tivoli Report, Recommends Enquiry. An interim report into what Public Defender Earl Witter describes as a “siege” of Tivoli Gardens during a state of emergency in May 2010 has called for a thorough

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