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Custos: We can’t go back to living in fear

WESTERN BUREAU: Bishop Conrad Pitkin, the custos rotulorum for St James, is calling for immediate action to be taken to stop the growing murder tally in the parish, which he says is renewing fear among residents. Pitkin was speaking at the 38th…

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Third man held in 8-y-o’s murder probe

Investigators have taken a third man into custody in relation to the murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers of Sterling Castle Heights, St Andrew. This brings to three the number of persons now being questioned by investigators. “One other man is…

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Buju raid to shake up T&T police unit

The Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit (OCIU) of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is to be overhauled after a search of the hotel room of reggae artiste Buju Banton (real name Mark Myrie), who was in the twin-island republic for a show,…

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Shaw urges farmers to ramp up pumpkin production

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw is urging farmers to grow more pumpkins as he has found a market for the produce. Addressing the 2019 staging of the St Mary Agri-Expo at Gray’s Inn Sports Complex in Annotto Bay…

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JET keeps talk going to save Cockpit Country

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has ramped up its public-awareness drive on the Save the Cockpit Country campaign with the release of a new set of public service announcements ahead of Earth Day, which was observed across the world yesterday….

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JAS to move off Gov’t books in two years

WESTERN BUREAU: Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, J.C. Hutchinson, has announced that in the next two years, the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) will become a non-government agency and will have to finance…

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J’can businessman still missing in T&T

One week after his disappearance, police are continuing their search for 30-plus-year-old Jamaican businessman Yohan Chin, who was abducted from his home in south Trinidad on Sunday, April 14, by men pretending to be cops. The police say they…

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J’can businessman still missing in T&T

One week after his disappearance, police are continuing their search for 30-plus-year-old Jamaican businessman Yohan Chin, who was abducted from his home in south Trinidad on Sunday, April 14, by men pretending to be cops. The police say they…

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News Briefs

Children’s safety takes spotlight Labour Day The nation will focus on projects related to children’s safety for Labour Day 2019. The May 23 public holiday, usually geared towards encouraging citizens to undertake projects to uplift communities,…

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Chang wants to ease Rastas’ entry into legal ganja industry

Western Bureau: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang is supporting the Rastafarian community’s view that it would be an injustice to demand that they pay the exorbitant fees to get a medical cannabis licence, being the true pioneers in…

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