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Cops injured in murder-suicide stand-off

NASSAU — Three police officers were shot and dozens of others ducked gunfire while trying to extract a woman who was killed by a neighbour who eventually took his own life in a Bamboo Town community shortly after midnight yesterday, according to pol

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Consultant: MPs deserve pay increase

PORT OF SPAIN — Active consideration is being given to increasing the salaries of Members of Parliament.
This is one of the issues raised in a document prepared by consultant Anthony Staddon titled Activities on Strengthening Parliamentary Practice

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Peacemaker killed in cold blood

PORT OF SPAIN — One of the things Wayne Ollivierra visioned the most was peace in the community where he lived.
He was an active member of the Gonzales Village Council and always sought to develop new strategies that would encourage the youths in t

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More illegal migrants held in The Bahamas

nassau — One day after a Haitian woman drowned and scores of other illegal Haitian migrants were apprehended in an illegal smuggling attempt on New Providence, dozens more illegal Haitian migrants were caught entering The Bahamas yesterday. Royal Bahamas Defence Force Public Relations Officer Lt. Origin Deleveaux said that 62 migrants were apprehended at Cistern […]

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Win for Maxwell

REGION — A high court judge has dismissed the constitutional motion filed by suspended deputy chairman of the Integrity Commission, Gladys Gafoor, challenging the decision by President George Maxwell Richards to appoint a tribunal to investigate complaints made against her by fellow members of the commission. The decision of Justice Vasheist Kokaram has effectively cleared […]

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Stage set for war of words

ST JOHN’S — The calypso quarter finals, beginning tonight, should make for even more interesting competition now that the war of words between two of the country’s top calypsonians has reached boiling point. The battle features reigning monarch Keithroy De Bear Morson and former holder of the title, Trevor Zacari King, who are tent-mates at […]

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Software to track the homeless

KINGSTON — The Board of Supervision of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development has acquired software that will help to track and develop a database of homeless Jamaicans.
The Client Service Tracker technology is a Microsoft acc

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Tax body disputes corruption claim

KINGSTON — The Tax Administration Jamaica says it views as “unprofessional, very unfortunate and grossly unfair” a claim by head of the Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent of Police Radcliffe Lewis, that corruption appears to be a way of life wi

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Enough of crime wave

t&t president speaks out against social ills
PORT OF SPAIN — President George Maxwell Richards yesterday used his authority as head of the Parliament to speak directly to the politicians and the nation, focusing on the themes of equal opportuni

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Marley fans up in arms

KINGSTON — Reggae fans reacted with disgust yesterday to reports that a newly discovered, blood-sucking parasite had been named after the legendary Bob Marley.
A chorus of “Why? Why would they do that?” was heard around Half-Way-Tree, Kingston, as

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Bahamian authorities arrest 75 Haitian migrants

NASSAU — As Bahamians celebrated Independence Day yesterday, scores of undocumented Haitian migrants arrived on a dilapidated sloop off the southern coast of New Providence, and one woman drowned attempting to make it to shore, authorities reported.

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Cops hold robbery suspects

KINGSTON — There was high drama in Kingston yesterday as police chased alleged robbers travelling in a Daewoo motor car through the streets of the Jamaican capital, ending with the arrest of three men and the seizure of a 9mm gun and 10 rounds of am

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Former reporter denied bail

PORT OF SPAIN — Bail was again denied to former Express crime reporter Akile Simon when he reappeared in the Tunapuna Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with possession of arms and ammunition.
Magistrate Gail Gonzales said she was not willing to

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Gibbs ready to work with Warner

PORT OF SPAIN — Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs yesterday said he was looking forward to working with National Security Minister Jack Warner to plan a way to improve the Police Service and assure the safety and security of all citizens.
A statemen

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Police after prisoner's BlackBerry

KINGSTOWN — St. Vincent cops are on the hunt at Her Majesty’s Prisons for a BlackBerry smartphone, which they believe is being used by a prisoner to make posts and upload photographs on social networking site Facebook.
It is suspected that the acco

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Rescued!

JAMAICA POLICE FREE THREE HOSTAGES FROM APARTMENT SIEGE; arrest four men
KINGSTON — Four hostage takers were collared by the police last evening after they held three women captive in an apartment inside the Haining Mews housing development in Ne

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Jack: Peaceful nights in troubled spots

PORT OF SPAIN — National Security Minister Jack Warner yesterday disclosed that persons living in crime hot spots have been having peaceful nights within recent times.
Speaking after a meeting with the Police Service Commission at its Queen Street,

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