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Register child porn convicts as sex offenders, urges DCS

It should be mandatory for people convicted of using children in the production of pornography to register as sex offenders, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has recommended to Parliament. The offence is outlawed under Section 3 of the...

Nation of indiscipline! - Bunting blames dysfunctional culture for widespread support for unruliness

Opposition Spokesman on National Security Peter Bunting is expressing serious concern over what he says is the lack of discipline and the strong resistance to the enforcement of law and order in the country. Bunting, addressing a forum on crime and...

Integrated assault on violence against children takes shape

After two previous attempts, the draft National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and Violence (NPACV) was unveiled yesterday, with a pledge for the final document to be produced within the next six months. Minister of State...

Heavy helicopter presence over certain communities - Mapping them out before the security forces move in?

Heavy helicopter presence over certain communities within the Corporate Area has been explained by Col Jamie Ogilvie, the man in charge of operations at the Jamaica Defence Force, as a method for deterring, detecting, and defeating criminals in th...

90 per cent of files destroyed in Coroner’s Court fire replaced

About 90 per cent of files destroyed in a 2015 fire that engulfed the Coroner's and Special Coroner's Courts have been reconstructed. Chief Justice Zaila McCalla, said 67 of the 77 active files, which were destroyed, have been replaced. She info...

Get cracking! - Golding urges Gov't not to linger with new corruption body, questions hang over Cabinet's powers

The Government, former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has said, should not delay establishing the single anti-corruption agency with prosecutorial and investigative powers, following yesterday's Senate approval of the enabling legislation. "I see no...

Coffee production to be introduced in school curriculum

Cabinet is looking into the possibility of setting up a coffee academy to commence production within schools in Jamaica. Addressing yesterday's post-Cabinet media briefing at Jamaica House, Minister of Education Youth, and Information Ruel Reid s...

INDECOM wants resources to probe possible wrongdoings in Specialised Zones

Head of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Terrence Williams is expressing hope that the Government will respond favourably to the commission's appeal for investigators and other resources, which will allow them to properly ...

Trial of ex-cop | Prosecutors claim teen was executed, defence says soldiers are lying

The prosecutor in the murder trial of a former police constable yesterday charged that the teenage boy he is accused of killing was "executed" because he had become a "bother" to the policeman and his colleague. To bolster this assertion, prosecut...

Prominent MoBay businessman executed by shottas

The Montego Bay business community was thrown into mourning yesterday afternoon when prominent 52-year-old businessman Winston Chue, of a Westgate Hill address, was murdered gangland-style on Miriam Way in the downtown section of the western city....

Billions for Zones roll out

The Andrew Holness administration has pumped an additional $2.574 billion into the Ministry of National Security to assist in rolling out the Zones of Special Operations crime initiative, which is intended to target communities rocked by rampant c...

Future of NSWMA depends on feasibility study, says Gordon

The future of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is dependent on the outcome of the feasibility study being done by the Waste to Energy Enterprise Team, says Audley Gordon, the authority's executive director. In addition, Gordon...

'We truly lost a giant' - Medical fraternity mourns loss of gynaecology guru

The medical community has been sent into shock and sadness by the death of consultant obstetrician-gynaecologist Vary Anetta Jones-Leslie, 62, who died in the Cayman Islands Hospital yesterday. She was struck down by a taxi after deplaning. "I've ...

Making Jamaica a 'smart destination'

Jamaica's thrust to become a 'smart destination' just got closer with the introduction of big data analytics by Digicel Business and leading global tech firms Avaya, HP Enterprise and Buddy Platform. Unveiled to the tourism sector during the Sma...

Back-to-school treat and health fair for Clarendon church

The yearly back-to-school giveaways put on by the Free Town Church of God of Prophecy in Clarendon has seen the church impacting children in the Free Town, Sandy Bay, Bodles and Longville Park communities, and this year will be no different. Th...

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