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Weekly Round-up: Pre-owned police car saga… US woman murdered in St James… 3 J'cans for reggae Grammy

Sunday, December 03, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — In the news this week, on Wednesday news surfaced that a private company was in January awarded a $426.9-million contract to supply 200 pre-owned motor vehicles to the Jamaica Constabulary Force and has to date delivered only 30, causing embarrassment to the Government.

In response, the Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips on Thursday called for an audit into the activities between the Security Ministry and the private contractor and also suggested that the Office of the Contractor General intervenes in what he described as a breach of the Government procurement guidelines.

Meanwhile, an American woman was found dead with her throat slashed in bushes near to the Long Hill main road in St James on Saturday morning.
Three Jamaicans – Morgan Heritage; Chronixx and Damian Marley — have been nominated in the Best Reggae Album category of the 60th Grammy Awards, slated for January 2018.

See story links below:

Contractor to supply used cars for police falls short

PNP, PSOJ urge PM's intervention in Montague's used car initiative

Holness knocks INDECOM, pledges legal cushion for police

INDECOM hits back at PM

Activities in ZOSOs to be maintained until normality is restored — PM

Communities outside ZOSO exposed to criminals, says PNP gen sec

Three J'can acts in Grammy runnings

JFF probing FLOW Super Cup matches

Bolt statue to be unveiled Sunday

Gunmen rob three little children of their dad

Police identify American murdered in St James

Moravian pastor pleads guilty