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Thursday, 07 November 2019 22:08

Special Security Measures Coming For Christmas - Chang

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The security forces will be rolling out several new measures over the next eight weeks in an effort to ensure that Jamaicans enjoy a safe festive season.

Thursday, 07 November 2019 17:07

Slight increase in murders despite SOEs

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There’s been a marginal 0.6% increase in murders this year compared to last year, according to crime figured acquired by the Jamaica Times website.

Minister of National Security, Dr. Horace Chang is affirming that the security forces are moving swiftly to capture the perpetrators of the brazen and cruel murder of a man this morning (November 6) while he was dropping off his child at the Cornwall Gardens Basic School in Mount Salem, North West St James.

Tuesday, 05 November 2019 16:19

Would-be robber disarmed, firearm handed over to cops

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One firearm and several rounds of ammunition were handed over to the Harbour View Police on Monday, November 4 following an attempted robbery on Harbour Drive, Kingston 17.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (November 4) held bilateral talks with the President of the People’s Republic of China His Excellency Xi Jingping in Shanghai.

Sunday, 27 October 2019 17:47

Another Gun Murder in St Andrew

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Detectives assigned to the St. Andrew South Criminal Investigations Branch are probing the shooting death of a man on Maxfield Avenue, Kingston 13 on Saturday, October 26.

A curfew has been imposed in a section of the Kingston Eastern Police Division. The curfew began at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25, and will remain in effect until 6:00 p.m. Monday, October
28.

The boundaries of the curfew are as follows:

NORTH: Along Deanery Drive from the intersection with Fourth Avenue to Mountain View
Avenue;

EAST: Along Mountain View Avenue from the intersection with Deanery Drive to Langston
Road;

SOUTH: Along Langston Road from the intersection with Mountain View Avenue to Fourth
Avenue;

WEST: Along Fourth Avenue from the intersection with Langston Road to Deanery Drive.

During the hours of the curfew, persons are required to remain within their premises, unless
authorized by the person in charge of the curfew.

Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, has committed to provide support to the police in an effort to reduce crime and public disorder in the Vineyard Town and Mountain View communities. This was outlined earlier this evening when he visited the scene of the recent shooting at the Deanery Road Medical Centre in Vineyard Town.

“This area is of particular interest to the government and we will continue to do whatever is necessary to dismantle the criminal networks and gangs that plague the community and surrounding areas”, said Minister Chang.

He furthered reassured the residents in the community that the JCF is working assiduously to restore public order and safety in the community. “The members of the constabulary force and the defense force remain relentless in their pursuit of these criminals and will utilise all the resources available to apprehend them”, the Minister said.

Minister Chang also visited St. Theresa Preparatory School which is adjacent to the medical centre, and then went on to the Vineyard Town and Mountain View police stations.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) reported that at approximately 10:00 a.m. October 23, an unknown assailant entered the medical centre and opened gunfire, leaving dead of a Mountain View address, 42 year-old Clifton Brown. Five others including a pregnant woman and a four-year-old boy were injured during the shooting.

The Ministry of National Security and the JCF are working hard to ensure that there are no reprisals as adequate resources have been deployed. If you have any information on the recent shooting, please report it to the nearest police station or contact Crime Stop Jamaica at 113.

 

History was created in Junction St. Elizabeth on Wednesday, October 24 as the Government commissioned the first ever piped water system in the parish.

Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:07

We Still have Work to Do – Minister Vaz

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Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister and Chairman of Jamaica’s National Competitiveness Council, the Hon Daryl Vaz has welcomed the movement of four places in the recent Doing Business Report published by the World Bank.

The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has implemented drug control measures, in keeping with the recommendations of the Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM) to tackle drug abuse and the illicit trade.

Acting head of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch, Senior Superintendent Gary McKenzie, said the police are now trying to locate Chad Ingram of a Central Village, St Catherine address who they suspect was driving the taxi when it veered off onto the sidewalk of Eastwood Park Road and slammed into a male and a female pedestrian.
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