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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared a state of emergency in St James. This means that extraordinary powers have been given to the security forces and some rights have been suspended. Members of the security forces may also search places without a warrant. 

The Trump administration in the United States has banned Haitians from applying for temporary visas to work seasonally in the country. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has given notice that Haitians, as well as nationals from Belize and...

The police say they arrested a man last evening in Duhaney Park, St Andrew after seizing a firearm and several rounds of ammunition. The Hunts Bay Police say a Springfield 9 millimetre pistol and seven 9 millimetre rounds were found at a...

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has reduced the policy interest rate – the rate offered on overnight placements with the Bank – from 3.25 per cent to 3 per cent effective today, January 18. The adjustment reflects the Bank’s assessment...

Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, says the police-military operation in the parish is needed to curb the crime problem in St James. Mayor Davis is calling for residents and other stakeholders to support the crime-fighting measure....

With 2017 revenues running $13 billion ahead of target, Finance Minister Audley Shaw says he will not be introducing any new taxes in the 2018/2019 budget.  Addressing a Mayberry Investors Forum at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston on...

The Court of Appeal has delivered a severe blow to the latest attempt by Carey Brown to keep his job as Executive Director of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO). In a decision handed down earlier...

A major military operation is now under way in St James. The details of the operation are not immediately available. However, it is in response to a surge in shootings and murders in the western parish. The latest incidents occurred three hours...

The president of the Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (MSME) Alliance, Donovan Wignall, says tackling the country’s crime problem will require greater accountability from police personnel in supervisory roles across police divisions...

It was the gathering of the usual faces this morning for the 38th Annual National Leadership Prayer Breakfast at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston. Pastors and politicians, police and presidents of peddlers among those praying amid the...

NEW DELHI (AP): India successfully test-launches a long-range nuclear-capable missile on Thursday from an island in the Bay of Bengal. The test, the fifth of the Agni-5 intercontinental ballistic missile, was made from a mobile launcher, and "...

A St Thomas teacher is to appear in court on January 24 for having sex with his student, who is a minor. He was charged by the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) yesterday. CISOCA says the accused allegedly...

Detectives assigned to the St Catherine Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) have charged a primary school teacher for having sexual intercourse with one of his students. He was charged with having sexual...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is adamant that something more has to be done to curtail crime now threatening the proper functioning of the country and he is warning that tougher measures are coming.

Chairman of Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) Dr Wykeham McNeill has summoned senior technocrats from the Ministry of Finance and Jamaica Customs to the next meeting on Wednesday.
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