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Admiral Bailey Charged For Fraud

Jamaican entertainer Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey was today slapped with several fraud-related charges, according to police. Reports are that about 10:30 a.m., Bailey attended the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) offices and attempted to renew a passport in the name Micheal George Sullivan. During the renewal process his true identity was revealed; subsequently, investigators from PICA detained him. He was ...

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Businessman Gets Life For Murder of Pregnant 14-Year-Old Girl

Fashion designer and photo studio operator 37-year-old Cornelius Robinson, who pleaded guilty to the murder of 14-year-old schoolgirl Santoya Campbell, was sentenced to life when he appeared in the Westmoreland Circuit Court yesterday. Robinson will become eligible for parole after he spends 25 years behind bars. On Tuesday, January 27, Santoya’s body was found in garbage bags under a bridge, ...

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Jamaica To Be Among The First To Eliminate Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) says Jamaica is on track to be among the first countries in the world to reach targets for the elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission. The country’s status will be confirmed later this month, once the Ministry of Health submits its country report to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), UNAIDS ...

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‘I Am Sorry,’ Says Andrew Holness

Opposition leader Andrew Holness has apologized to the two senators he removed from the upper house, an action now deemed unlawful and unconstitutional. Mr .Holness used pre-signed undated resignation letters to oust Arthur Williams and Dr. Christopher Tufton who had spoken out against him in the leadership race that he won. Holness described the situation as a “regrettable embarrassment” and ...

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Bruce Golding To Give Evidence at The Tivoli Enquiry

Former prime minister, Bruce Golding is expected to give evidence, when the much anticipated West Kingston commission of enquiry resumes this morning. Mr. Golding headed the government when the United States requested the extradition of then fugitive Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke which led to a series of events to include a state of emergency. Coke is currently serving a 23 year ...

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Freddie McGregor’s Mother Has Passed Away

The mother of Big Ship Veteran Jamaican Reggae Singer Freddie McGregor passed away yesterday. She was 98 year old. The circumstances surrounding her passing is still unknown. The Big Ship head is expected to leave the island today for shows in Toronto.

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Queen Ifrica’s Mother Has Passed Away

Rastafarian reggae singer Queen Ifrica is now in mourning after the death of her mother yesterday evening. Queen Ifrica is now in Montego Bay where her mother lived, sharing the difficult moments with relatives and close family friends. Her mother passed away just hours before her father Derrick Morgan performed at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Jamaica Sees A Big Drop in Police Killings

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is reporting a big decline in fatalities resulting from police operations. Terrence Williams, Commissioner of INDECOM, disclosed the latest figures at a press conference yesterday morning. The figures show that, from July to October in 2013, there were 31 fatal police shootings. For the same period last year, the figure declined to 7.

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Jamaica Crime Rate Decreases Compared To January 2014

While murders continue to pose a challenge for the Jamaican police, data shows a double digit reduction in shootings and rapes in January. There was a 16% drop in shootings and a 35% decline in rapes when compared to January 2014. Aggravated assaults were down 6% while robberies & break-ins recorded a 3 & 14% reduction respectively. 67 illegal guns ...

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Jamaica’s Murder Rate in January Up By 31%

There was a 31% increase in the number of reported murders for the first month of the year. Data contained in the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Periodic Serious and Violent Crimes Review for January shows that 97 murders were recorded. This was up from 74 during the corresponding period in 2014, a trend reflecting an average of more than three murders ...

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