New police post finds favour with lawyers

Several prominent attorneys yesterday welcomed a move by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to create a new post that will have responsibility for streamlining criminal prosecutions involving the police.

Scared - Scammers selling off assets cheaply

SUnder pressure, lotto scammers in western Jamaica are reportedly selling off their expensive assets cheaply in a bid to fall below the radar of the security forces, who have been pursuing them relentlessly in recent months.

Government trying to keep mad cow disease at bay

Following the discovery of cattle with the dreaded mad cow disease in California, United States, earlier this week, Jamaica's veterinary service, in collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health, is assessing the situation to ensure Jamaica's food chain is safe.

JCF creating vetting unit

Sticking to a promise to clean up its image, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is in the process of establishing a central vetting unit that will screen members who are up for promotion or appointment to sensitive posts.

Citrus growers offered juicy deal

THE CITRUS Growers Association (CGA) on Thursday rejected an offer from a Trinidad-based company for the outright purchase of the Juciful brand, opting instead for a deal with local company Trade Winds Citrus Limited under which it will retain ownership of the brand.

'Jamericans' pour out to see Portia in Flatbush

It was a near mob scene outside the Lennox Road Baptist Church in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, New York, on Wednesday as Jamaicans there lined up for more than three hours to hear from Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, who was visiting the area for the first time since she took office.

Police Area II honours ACP Derrick Shand - Long-serving officer retires month end

ON THURSDAY, April 19, the Area II Police Sports Club gave ACP Derrick Shand, area officer for St Mary, a plaque for his sterling contribution to the community. The beautifully designed trophy was the latest of the many awards and honours the long-serving lawman has received over the years for policing and community service.

Shortage of doctors hampers health care at Connors

SEVENTY-THREE YEAR-old Caleb Watson of Connors, a deep rural community in west central St Catherine, suffers from high blood pressure. So he relies greatly on getting regular blood pressure and other medical checks at the Connors Health Centre. However, he said the absence of a doctor at the facility - built in the early 1970s - since 2007, has been posing a challenge.

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