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Get rid of the dons - Adams says they are key to crime
SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT Reneto Adams, Head of the Crime Management Unit (CMU), yesterday suggested "getting rid of 25 main dons" to resolve the country's crime problems. SSP Adams was responding to questions from Janet Nosworthy, counsel for the...

Arms smugglers should be hanged - Phillips
NATIONAL SECURITY Minister Dr. Peter Phillips yesterday advocated the hanging of persons convicted of importing and distributing high-powered weapons and ammunition, and petitioned the private sector to become stronger participants in the struggle...

FINSAC's non-performing loans sold
THE PORTFOLIO of non-performing loans held by FINSAC Limited through its subsidiary Refin Trust has been sold to Jamaica Redevelopment Foundation, Inc. a subsidiary of Beal Bank Inc. from the United States, Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. Omar...

Gleaner/Don Anderson Poll - Simpson Miller best, Davies worst Minister
PORTIA SIMPSON Miller has been rated by a sampling of Jamaicans as the best performing Minister, while Finance and Planning Minister Dr. Omar Davies is seen as the worst in the Cabinet. These are findings of a poll conducted between January 10...

'Fly the gate' by April, says 'Butch'
EARLY ELECTIONS would help ease the crime situation, says Air Jamaica chairman Gordon 'Butch' Stewart. According to the business mogul, tourism is still suffering from the fallout of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, and he...

Commissioner to revoke gun permits
FOLLOWING THE completion of an audit on firearm licences, it has been recommended that the permit of at least 20 firearm holders be revoked. According to Police Commissioner Francis Forbes, he has moved to revoke the licences amid questions about how...

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