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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.
Forty-two year old Clifton Brown, a man who is said to be the right hand lieutenant of a don based in the Mountain View area, allegedly carried his child to the doctor at a Vineyard Town medical facility, because the child's mother was not available to do so. 
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 21:30

Government continues with Master Plan for Bernard Lodge

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will address the concerns raised by stakeholders on the proposed integrated development of the Bernard Lodge Area.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 21:14

Bolt, Christian to receive humanitarian award

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WORLD record holder and eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt and Glenford Christian, founder and chairman of Cari-Med Group of Companies, are expected to be bestowed with the 2019 International Humanitarian Award on Friday in New York City.

Thursday, 17 October 2019 21:57

Narcotics Police Nab Six for Drug Offences

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Six persons were arrested by the Narcotics Police between the hours of 6:00p.m., Monday, October 14 and 6:00 a.m., on Tuesday, October 15 as over JMD 5 million
worth of illegal drugs were seized in separate incidents.