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Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics

PARIS, France (AFP) — Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in the oceans, environmentalists say the world is waking up to the need to tackle plastic pollution at the source.Stories on social media of giant seas of floating waste or a beached whale found in Indonesia with six kilos (13 pounds) of plastic in its stomach are bringing plastic pollution into the spotlight.

15th, December 2018, 01:24pm

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: The PNP will be stronger for voting against SOEs

Dear Editor,I commend the People's National Party (PNP) for its brave decision to vote against an extension of the States of Public Emergency (SOE).As I commented months ago, this should have been done earlier in the interest of the Jamaican people. Even if it hurts the Party politically, this, I would argue, would be only in the short term. The Opposition will be stronger for it.

15th, December 2018, 01:24pm

Retired cop found dead in Constant Spring

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The police have confirmed that a retired police officer was found dead in his car behind the Constant Spring Market last evening.When contacted, the police's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) said that it was a case of sudden death.The CCU did not identify the deceased or disclose how long he was in the police force.

15th, December 2018, 12:24pm

Panama musician arrested for ganja at Sangster Airport

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A musician from Panama was arrested and charged with several breaches of the Dangerous Drug Act after he was nabbed with several pounds of ganja at the Sangster International Airport in St James yesterday.The musician, 53-year-old Maurice Larman from Panama City, was charged with possession of ganja, dealing in ganja and attempting to export ganja.

15th, December 2018, 12:24pm

PNP seeks assurance from security forces to remain in SOE areas

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of National Security, Fitz Jackson says that he has received an assurance from Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson that the joint command will maintain its presence in St James and other areas where a state of public emergency has been declared to curtail crime.

15th, December 2018, 12:24pm

Knives and gangs: What's driving Britain's broken boys to crime?

After a long day at work, Tilisha Goupall returned to her London home, made dinner and switched on the TV, just like any other night. It was after 10.30 p.m. that she realized her 15-year-old brother, Jermaine, was more than an hour late home from the movies, so she sent him a message on Snapchat. He never read it.

15th, December 2018, 11:54pm

Reigning champ loses e-Prix thriller

Portugal's Antonio Felix da Costa ushered in a new era for Formula E by holding off reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne to win the inaugural round of the 2018-19 season in Saudi Arabia.

15th, December 2018, 11:43pm
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