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The Financial Investigation Division (FID), the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) and the police, have been called in to investigate the matter involving Acting Permanent Secretary in the Education Ministry Dr. Grace McLean and the Joint Committee for Tertiary Education (JCTE).
 
Education Minister Fayval Williams on Thursday afternoon tweeted a news release which stated that, following the recommendations from the Auditor General, she referred the matter to the Chief Technical Director in the FID on October 7.
Several people have been detained for questioning in connection with last week's deadly shootout in downtown Montego Bay, St. James.

The Firearm Licensing Authority, FLA, has launched an investigation into the circumstances in which Maroon Chief, Richard Currie, had what appeared to be a shotgun strapped to his back during a confrontation with the police.

An eight year boy was shot dead by gunmen in Content, York Town, Clarendon on Sunday morning.

Karl Samuda, MP for St. Andrew North Central, has expressed grave concern about the fact the peace process in Park Lane has suffered a major setback with Saturday night's deadly attack by gunmen.

Investigators believe the shooting of seven people stemmed from an intra-gang dispute.

Two brothers were among three persons killed.

Mr. Samuda said that it was only recently he had praised the community for maintaining peace for an extended period.

“Absolute disappointment” was how the MP characterized his reaction to the shooting, adding that “it is going to take a lot of internal discussion and understanding of the specific reasons that led to it,” in order to restore peace to the traumatized community.

Nevertheless, he said he was committed to the endeavor, “to see if we can have the matters settled down again begin to enjoy the sort of peaceful atmosphere that had prevailed for such a long time

Following the shooting some residents of Park Lane moved out of the community.

Senior Superintendent of Police James Forbes will return to his high-profile job this Wednesday following advice late last week from the Police Service Commission that he has been reinstated after being freed of corruption charges.

Wednesday, 14 April 2021 12:43

Dog Paw Freed By Supreme Court

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Reputed Gang Leader, Christopher Linton, has been freed by the Court of Appeal.

One of two police officers who were charged following a multi-million dollar robbery in Hellshire, St Catherine two years ago, has been freed.

Monday, 19 April 2021 11:27

Covid-19 cases climb to 43,890

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Jamaica confirmed 206 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, taking total infections since the start of the pandemic to 43,890. 
Monday, 19 April 2021 11:22

Kingston Businessman Charged With Son's Murder

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Detectives assigned to the Half-Way-Tree Criminal Investigations Branch have
laid Murder charges against 64-year-old Delton Knight, businessman of Great House Circle,
Kingston 6 for the shooting death of his son at their business place on Gordon Town Road,
Kingston 6 on Monday, April 12.

Government and Opposition Members of Parliament continue to fiercely debate the Holness administration’s push to name Portmore Jamaica’s 15th parish.

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