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High tech crime plan

High technology including drones, could see St. James losing its reputation as the parish with the highest crime rate. Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Area One, Paul Ferguson, is scouting for partners among the civilian population to make it happen as a drone costs up to US$4,000.
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Rotarians encourage others to give back

The Rotary Club of Montego Bay Sunrise, was recently on hand at the Fairview Towne Centre in Bogue, Montego Bay promoting their club and activities. This was all part of activities to mark Rotary awareness day. ...
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Church saved from inferno

Quick response from the St James Fire Department prevented a church in Montego Bay from going up in flames in the early hours of Sunday morning....
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Gov’t moving to expedite title delivery

The Government is moving to distribute over 45,000 certificates of title which are ready for delivery to property holders, islandwide....
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Diaspora helping national development

State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Arnaldo Brown, has hailed the significant contributions being made by Jamaicans in the Diaspora to national development....
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Homeless after suspected arson

“Any help in any way you can will be grateful because I’m on the streets.”...
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CRAFT VENDORS AND PARISH COUNCIL SQUARE OFF

In the aftermath of a major demonstration by scores of disgruntled vendors of the Harbour Street Craft Market at the entrance of the St James Parish Council’s Union Street Montego Bay offices on Wednesday morning into afternoon, a major deal has been brokered. ...
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HI-PRO HELPS FARMERS FIGHT BEET ARMYWORM

The islandwide infestation of crops by the Beet Armyworm has resulted in a $150 million loss of revenue to farmers.  This pest has been most pervasive in the parish of St. Elizabeth....
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JDF UNVEILS NEW UNIFORM

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) on Wednesday, January 14, unveiled a new Digital Combat Uniform (DCU) to replace the Disrupted Pattern Material (DPM) (camouflage) that soldiers have worn since 1992....
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Green Pond Primary and Infant School fights back - MP considers offering reward for information

Whenever food items are delivered to the Green Pond Primary and Infant School in Cornwall Court St. James, like clockwork they can bank on the canteen of either the primary or infant department, or both being broken into by thieves. But, according to the Member of Parliament for St. James Central, Lloyd B. Smith, enough is enough....
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Juveniles charged with murder of retired nurse

The two teenage boys who were nabbed on the weekend in connection with the New Year’s Eve murder of retired nurse Hyacinth Hayden at her home in Greenpark, Trelawny, have been charged. ...
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CCCJ offers new Associate Degree in Logistics Management

A new Associate Degree in Logistics Management is among a slew of new educational programmes, which have been initiated by the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ)....
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BLOOD BANK GETS MOBILE COLLECTION UNIT

The National Blood Transfusion Service, ‘the Blood Bank’, has received a much needed Mobile Blood Collection Unit. ...
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Boxing Day crash claims young life

When other parents were gathering with their children to celebrate Boxing Day and the Christmas holiday season, the family of 20 year-old Tamansha Saunders, affectionately called ‘Tammy’, was left mourning the life of a promising young woman killed in a motor vehicle accident....
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New space for craft vendors

Fifteen shops fully refurbished after being ravaged by fire, were handed over to craft traders at the Old Fort Craft Market and Heritage Centre in Montego Bay on Tuesday, (December 23), by Minister of Tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill....
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Llandilo Phases 5 and 6 get electricity

Electricity has been supplied to more than 60 houses at Llandilo Phases 5 and 6 in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland....
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Dr. Barrie Hastings quits - Over 50 years of professional, community service

The “Good Physician Award” from the Medical Association of Jamaica in 2009, captures the most well known part of the life of Charles Barrington Hastings in 13 compelling words: “Outstanding contribution to the Practice of Medicine in Jamaica through professionalism and volunteerism.”...
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Model cop dies in crash

The Area One police was thrown into mourning last Friday after a 20 year veteran of the force was killed, when her vehicle plunged over a precipice along the Long Hill main road in St. James....
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Montego Bay airport workers thanked

As Jamaica welcomes the start of the 2014/2015 winter tourist season, Customs and Immigration workers as well as Red Cap Porters at the Sangster International Airport (SIA) in Montego Bay, St. James, have been lauded for their continued commitment to the local tourism industry....
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Wray’s Q is the key promotion extended to Jan.

Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum’s Q Is The Key promotion, has been extended by 18 days until Sunday, January 18, with additional prizes added to the ground-breaking campaign. The new date for the final draw for the jackpot prizes of two WIHCON homes will be on Friday, January 23. ...
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