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1. Anti-Gang Boost – Parliament To Set Up Committee To Review Law
Acknowledging that Jamaica’s crime problem is fuelled primarily by gang-related activities, Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has indicated that Parliament will be asked to review the anti-gang law, formally titled the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisations) Act. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Despite having a zone of special operations and a state of emergency in force in western Jamaica, the latest Jamaica Constabulary Force Periodic Crime Statistics Review continues to paint an ugly picture of the region, with well above 100 murders occurring during the first four months of the year. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies (UWI) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) are looking to improve access to climate change research that can, among other things, inform policymaking in the region. This, with a new publication called the Caribbean Science Series, launched in Jamaica recently to showcase a variety of scientific papers that cover diverse climate change-related themes, many of which feature scenarios of a higher than 1.5 degrees Celsius increase in temperature. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Having broken the league’s single game scoring record in her first match of the season for the West Coast Fever, Sunshine Girls shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is now aiming to dominate this year’s Australian Suncorp Super League competition. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Jamaica’s senior women’s team took a big step towards qualifying for the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Challenge series final round after blanking Guadeloupe 13-0 in their opening Group B game at the Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, yesterday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
A date has been set for Dream Entertainment’s newest venture – Dream Weekend Cruise. Slated for March 10-15, 2019, the excitement level is almost at fever pitch. Cabins are expected to be sold off quickly when pre-sold tickets go on sale today. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.