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Bring back the peace – August Town residents wish for return of 2016 unity | News

Alicia Barrett STAR Writer In 2016, the war-torn rural St Andrew community of August Town achieved the unthinkable, zero murders. Residents may have felt that their community was on its way to becoming as crime free as Accompong in St Elizabeth. That maroon community has not had a murder in …

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Maxfield Avenue residents say SOE ineffective | News

On Wednesday night, gunshots barked through sections of Maxfield Avenue, leaving the St Andrew community on edge. When the smoke cleared, the bullet-riddled body of an unidentified man was found with his hands bound and mouth gagged in an abandoned yard, while detectives searched the area for clues. Unfortunately, that …

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Gov’t Says Residents Near JISCO Alpart Plant To Be Compensated Over Dust Nuisance

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, says compensation will be provided to residents living near the JISCO Alpart Bauxite Plant recently affected by dust nuisance. Minister Vaz, says he expects this to happen as soon as tomorrow. Residents in surrounding communities on …

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‘We need help!’ – New Haven residents beg for intervention from MP | News

New Haven in St Andrew is plagued by a throng of issues, among them being bad, dug-up roads that give rise to immeasurable dust during the dry time, and damaging floods during a rainfall. Blanch Allen has been living in the community for over 10 years. She told THE STAR …

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St. Elizabeth Residents Storm JISCO in Protest of Dust Nuisance

Residents of several surrounding communities broke down the gates of the JISCO plant in St. Elizabeth on Monday. They were venting their dissatisfaction with the dust nuisance from the plant. They are demanding compensation for their suffering. Councilor for the Myersville division, Layton Smith, says added to the poor management …

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‘We tired a it’ – Ackee Walk residents left distraught after another shooting | News

The wretched reality of living in Ackee Walk has become almost unbearable for resident Sherene Brown. Brown, 47, told THE STAR that she has lost four family members to gun violence in the small community since 2009. “Gunman kill me son in 2015. Two years ago, gunman kill me brother …

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