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Cops following leads in KingAlarm guard's murder

The police are pursuing all possible leads as they seek to bring to justice the person or persons responsible for the death of a KingAlarm guard who was shot while on duty in Portmore, St Catherine, last Thursday. The deceased, Lincoln Graham, was shot by armed men after he reportedly challenged a group of armed […]

Nice Christmas breeze blowing in Manchester

Like other families in Epping Forest, Manchester, the Baileys have already begun to feel the Christmas breeze. They were in the process of painting their house when THE CENTRAL STAR stopped by last week. Plans are also being made for Christmas dinner. “Family from abroad come home, and we go to church concerts, enjoy ourselves, […]

HAJ to Ramp Up Land-Titling Programme in 2019

The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) will be ramping up its land-titling effort come 2019. “The drive now is to get more titles in the hands of Jamaicans,” Senior Public Relations and Marketing Manager, Richard Jones, told JIS News. “The Government is making a big push to have more Jamaican land title owners, so we […]

Suppliers of Pesticides Must Comply with Labelling Regulations – BSJ

Story Highlights Executive Director of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Stephen Wedderburn, is calling on suppliers of pesticides to comply with the regulations governing proper labelling, to prevent poisoning from improper use and handling of these chemicals. Mr. Wedderburn, who was speaking at the recent Pesticides Control Authority (PCA) annual awards dinner at the […]

Retired DCP Cites Link Between Domestic Violence and Crime

Story Highlights Retired Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Novelette Grant, says there is a link between domestic violence and crime in Jamaica. “As a country, we need to recognise that domestic violence is the underbelly of general crime and violence, especially gang violence in Jamaica. We are not making that link,” she said. Ms. Grant […]

Gov’t Committed to Protecting Human Rights

Story Highlights Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, says the Government remains committed to protecting the human rights of Jamaican citizens. “Jamaica’s commitment to human rights promotion and protection has not waned. Currently, we are State party to seven of the nine core international human rights treaties,” she […]

Custos says there will be Harsh Penalties for Unethical JPs

Custos of St. James, Bishop the Hon. Conrad Pitkin, says there will be harsh penalties for Justices of the Peace (JPs) who are inclined to be unethical in carrying out their duties. Speaking at a recent Specialised Training for Justices of the Peace at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James, Custos Pitkin said that […]