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Weekly Round-up: Major crimes down… Cabinet changes coming… Alleged gang leader, mother killed

Sunday, August 19, 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government on Monday welcomed statistics suggesting that major crimes were down by 16.8 per cent between January 1 and August 11, compared to the same period last year.

However, the total of 797 murders recorded for the period represented increases of 55 over the same period in 2016; 68 on those reported in 2015; and 99 for the same period in 2014.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Wednesday admitted that since the resignation of science and technology minister Dr Andrew Wheatley he has considered changes in his Cabinet with the appointment of a new minister to take over the portfolios formerly overseen by Wheatley.

And an alleged gangster and his mother were killed in Hanover on Wednesday night when gunmen entered their home and shot them multiple times.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

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Major crimes down 16.8 per cent

Confused, incompetent JLP Government can't manage, says Phillips

If you live in a glass house you don't throw stones, PM tells PNP

Cabinet changes coming

PNP calls for Montague's removal from Cabinet

Holness describes depreciation of J'can dollar as 'growing pains'

Economy grew by 1.8% April to June quarter — PIOJ

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN! J'can singers remember icon Aretha Franklin

Mayor says Negril supermarket owner addressing issues

Media should exercise responsibility commensurate with press freedoms — Reid

Man chopped to death, another injured as woman flees raging lover

Killed by dogs

Teen girl stabbed to death in St Elizabeth

NWA working with cops, health dept to stop vandalism of traffic signals

Relatives shocked at how 13-year-old girl met her demise

Alleged gang leader, mother killed in Hanover

Tallawahs condemn St Lucia franchise to 14th-straight CPL loss

Black car Bolt's only demand on Aussie football foray

Clovis toon