Tag Archives: Peter Bunting

Ganja Law Passed By The House Of Representatives

The much anticipated amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act was last-night passed in the House of Representatives. The debate on the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill, often referred to as the ganja law, was piloted in the House, by Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting. The Bill was passed with five amendments in the Senate on February 6, piloted by Minister of ...

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China Harbour Donates Motor Vehicles To Police

China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Limited donated two motor vehicles — a Toyota Hiace bus and a Toyota pickup — to the Jamaica Constabulary Force to boost Force’s capacity to provide traffic management and security along the North/South leg of Highway 2000. The vehicles are the first of six being provided by CHEC. Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting expressed ...

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Jamaica Murder Rate Down 16%

Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting, is reporting that murders are down 16% so far this year when compared with the similar period last year. He says overall there has been a 17% reduction in all serious and violent crimes. Bunting further explains that when police killings and homicides are combined, there were 27 fewer persons dying violently each month ...

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US To donate J$45m For Police Body Cameras

The US government has committed US$400,000 (J$45.4m) to purchase body cameras for the Jamaican police, moving the long-anticipated project one step closer to reality. Meanwhile, Minister of National Security Peter Bunting, who made the disclosure recently, said Jamaica and the US have settled on specifications for the cameras and that the procurement process is already under way. In the aftermath ...

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Gov’t Ministers Rack Up j$5m in Cell Phone Bills

It has been revealed that the Jamaican government has spent more than ja$5 Million on cellular phone charges in eleven Ministries between July 2013 to June of this year for Cabinet Ministers and their juniors. In records obtained through the Access to Information legislation, it was discovered that some Ministers have been racking up phone bills, some with six figure ...

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Supreme Ventures Donates J$7m To Ebola Preparation

President of Supreme Ventures Limited Brian George this morning handed over approximately ja$7 million to Minister of Health Dr. Fenton Ferguson for equipment and protective gear to aid in the country’s Ebola preparedness and response activities. The presentation was made at Jamaica House in Kingston and Dr. Ferguson was joined by Security Minister Peter Bunting and Minister of Tourism Dr. ...

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Jamaica’s Murder Rate Down By 18%

Jamaica has recorded an 18% reduction in murders for the period January 1 to September 24, according to police statistics shared by the Government yesterday. A total of 714 murders were reported, compared to 871 for the same period last year. Yesterday, National Security Minister Peter Bunting, while encouraged by the reduction, said the numbers were still too high. Bunting ...

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No More Arrests For Small Amounts of Ganja

Security Minister Peter Bunting last night announced that cops can no longer arrest people for possession of a small amount of ganja but must, instead, serve them with summonses. The announcement came just minutes after the constabulary announced that six cops had been suspended and interdicted for their role in the beating death of 31-yearold Mario Deane. Bunting, in a ...

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Peter Bunting Speaks on PNP Members Implicated in Lotto Scam

MINISTER of Security Peter Bunting, this morning, declined to comment on the possibility of a political fallout stemming from a raid on the homes of two People’s National Party (PNP) councillors by the Lotto Scam Task Force. Addressing journalists this morning at the Jamaica House press briefing, Bunting said that would he would comment only in the capacity of security ...

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Find Out if You Have Unpaid Traffic Tickets

The National Security Minister is inviting motorists to check if they have outstanding traffic tickets so that they can take advantage of the amnesty now on. The amnesty, which began on July 1, will end on December 31 and applies to motorists with traffic tickets issued before September 21, 2010. During the amnesty, an offender who pays the fine in ...

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