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Purples Help To Feed Thousands At Christmas

The importance of giving back, especially during the festive season, has not been lost on the famed 'Purples' of North Street, who, on Thursday, after sitting their end-of-term exams, turned out in their numbers to help feed more than 2,000 poor Jamaicans across the island. "At Kingston College (KC), it is service above self," 18-year-old Ricardo Ricketts told The Gleaner during the Food For The Poor and Salvation Army's annual Christmas treat at Emmett Park in Kingston. The crop of lower sixth-formers who sprang into action as early as minutes after 10 a.m. readily served hot meals and beverages to the large, and, at times, demanding crowd....

Wanted Man Held In Grange Hill

One of the five men listed by the police last month as the main crime producers is in custody this evening. He is Davion Brown, otherwise called Baltie, of Grange Hill, in Westmoreland. The police say Brown was held with an illegal firearm during an operation in Grange Hill yesterday. Investigators say he is wanted for a murder that occurred along Great Georges Street in the parish in August. According to investigators he is a person of interest in several crime committed in western Jamaica, including shooting at the police. The other four men, Charles Hamilton, Ryan Peterkin, Kniko Walters and Shaneil Luton, remains on the run.

Christmas Cancelled – Dunkirk Residents Ready To Scrap Festivities Despite Promise Of More Police

Scores of children in the east Kingston community of McIntyre Villa, better known as 'Dunkirk' will have little to cheer about this Christmas as warring factions have made the area so hot that not even Santa Clause is being welcomed. But Deputy Superintendent Christopher Brown, crime chief for the Kingston East Police Division, is seeking to allay the fears of the residents and has vowed that cops will be patrolling the area to allow them to go about their normal business. "Christmas can't cancel, because Christmas is about peace, joy and goodwill to all men. So whatever activities the police is doing to ensure there is peace, joy and goodwill ...

Criminals Killing The Joy – Crime-Ravaged Communities Face Muted Holiday Celebrations

The festivities that normally accompany the Christmas celebration have been replaced by fear and apprehension in several communities across this island where residents are living in the shadow of the gun. With more than 1,500 murders so far this year, residents in the violence-plagued communities in St James, Westmoreland, Hanover, St Catherine and the Corporate Area are entering this week's preparation for Christmas in a sombre mood, as criminals continue to make their lives hellish. Last week, our news team visited two St Andrew communities where residents have been left more concerned with survival than celebra...

Fish Fry Promoter Charged After Seven Persons Shot, Injured At Event In Hanover

The Hanover police say they are following strong leads into the circumstances that led to seven persons being shot and injured at a fish fry in Montpelier this morning. Reports from the Sandy Bay Police are that about 1:15 a.m., a dispute developed between two of the patrons and firearms were drawn. The dispute escalated and a shootout ensued after which seven persons were found suffering from gunshot wounds. They were taken to hospital and are undergoing treatment. One has since been released. Consequently, the promoter of the event, who was not issued with permit, has been charged for breaches of the Noise Abatement Act and the Spirit ...

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Phase: Handover

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Phase: Implement

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Phase: Planning

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