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Jamaican Police End 'Sick-Out'


Jamaican police have returned to work after staging a "sick-out" in protest of stalled salary increases.

Police union leader Corporal Hartley Stewart said Wednesday more than one-fourth of the nation's 8,000 officers took part in the protest.

He said they returned to work after the Minister of Finance and Planning, Omar Davies, agreed to discuss salary issues with union officials. Stewart said the meeting is scheduled for July 25.

With a population of more than 2.6 million, the Caribbean nation has one of the highest murder rates in the world.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.
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