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Mobile Apps Being Developed to Improve Policing

National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, says the Government is developing three mobile applications (apps) that will revolutionise policing in Jamaica. The Minister made the disclosure during the Jamaica Police Federation/Ministry of National Security scholarship awards ceremony at the Girl Guides Association of Jamaica headquarters in Kingston on October 19. He noted that the apps […]

‘Amazing Dads’ Documentary Miniseries Launched

The Bureau of Gender Affairs in partnership with Men of God Against Violence and Abuse (MoGAVA), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and the Management Institute for National Development (MIND), have launched a new miniseries titled ‘Amazing Dads’ which aims to promote positive stories about fathers in Jamaica and mobilise men to be productive members of society. […]

Farmers urged to sign up with RADA

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, has re-emphasised the need for farmers to officially register with the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) in order to benefit from State programmes. Addressing farmers at a National Irish Potato Stakeholders’ Seminar in Claremont, St Ann, last Wednesday Hutchinson said […]

New Firearm Licensing Authority Board Appointed

National Security Advisor, Major General (Ret’d) Antony Anderson, has been appointed Chairman of the new five-member Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) Board. The appointments were confirmed by National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, during a press conference at the Ministry in New Kingston on Friday (October 20). The other members include retired Puisne Judge, Justice Marva […]

Selector on murder charge granted bail

Bail in the sum on $1,000,000 was offered to a disc jockey when he appeared in the Manchester Parish Court yesterday. Asaunie Roberts, 29, is charged with the murder of Kirkland Satchell and the wounding with intent of Noel Dawkins. Senior parish judge Desiree Alleyne, following an application from his attorney Able-Don Foote, granted Roberts […]

University Graduates Urged To Pursue Political Office

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green is calling for more university graduates to pursue political office. Noting that this is part of his ‘Jamaican Dream’, Mr. Green said the country needs its brightest people to serve in Government. The State Minister, who was addressing the Honours Convocation ceremony […]

Partially burnt, headless body found

The Denham police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the body of a male that was found in Hopeful Village, Arnett Gardens, Kingston 13, on October 3. The body is of brown complexion, medium build and is about 162 centimetres (5 feet 4 inches) long with a tattoo of a cross and the word […]

Cyber Security Awareness Day is October 25

The public is invited to participate in Cyber Security Awareness activity day at the Police Officers’ Club on Hope Road in St. Andrew on October 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The day’s activities will get under way with an opening address by Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, […]

Brother beats pregnant sister

A 29-year-old man was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment after wounding his pregnant sister in the head because she scolded her son. Courtney McLarty pleaded guilty when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday. McLarty told the court: “I came in from work and saw my six-year-old nephew crying and asked […]

Senate Approves Amendments to Processed Food Act and Regulations

The Senate, on Friday (October 20), approved amendments to the Processed Food Act and Processed Food (General) Regulations, 1959, during its sitting at Gordon House. The amendments aim to remove export certificate requirement of entities to facilitate implementation of the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA), a web-based system platform designed to transform the Jamaica […]