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Sleuths in the Clarendon Division arrested and charged a man with the murder of a Kingston woman just 24 hours after her body was discovered in bushes along Sevens
Road in the parish on Monday, November 25.

Clarendon’s crime officer, Deputy Superintendent Anglin, who led the investigative team, said the team worked tirelessly following up on leads and completing the necessary paperwork to lay the
charges.

“They showed true commitment to their oath of office and to the people of Jamaica,” he said.

The accused, 31-year-old Simester Ellis, otherwise called ‘National’, of Buck Common district in Clarendon, was charged with the murder of Nadia Nicholson, whose decomposing body was
found by residents about 3:30 p.m.

Ellis was picked up on Tuesday, November 26 during an operation in May Pen in the parish. Investigators say several items of probative value were seized during the operation, and have
pledged to continue to explore all leads.

Ellis was charged after being interviewed in the presence of his attorney. His court date will be announced later.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:03

High Grade Summit to Begin Thursday

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This year’s Canex Investment Summit will focus on reducing barriers and finding ways to boost the legal cannabis trade between Canada and Jamaica.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 20:29

Klansman Murderer To Be Sentenced December 11

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A man accused of killing a woman and her daughter in Lauriston St. Catherine has been found guilty on both counts. The jury deliberated for two hours and 27 minutes before returning with a unanimous verdict.

He will be sentenced on December 11. His three co-accused who pleaded guilty to the same crime will also be sentenced that day.

Charmaine Rattary and Joeth Lynch were shot, chopped and beheaded by gunmen who invaded their home on July 19, 2011.

Investigators said they were killed by members of the Klansman gang.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 15:11

FAME FM DJ VENOM DIES IN BIKE CRASH

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FAME FM disc jockey Raymond ‘DJ Venom’ Peart and a University of Technology student Abigail Rowe have been killed in a motorcycle crash.

Yard man no play wid people. That was the reaction of most Jamaicans to a news clip  making the rounds of social media that reported that a 60-Year-old Miami man with a heavy Jamaican accent  --- was forced to shoot and kill a gunman who had broken in to his van early Monday morning.

 

Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Karl Samuda has ordered an investigation into an incident in which a teacher at the Pembroke Hall High School allegedly threatened a student with physical harm and "murder".

 

Friday, 22 November 2019 12:10

Spanish Town player wins 45 million

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Supreme Ventures says its Lotto jackpot of $45 million was won last evening. The winning numbers are 06, 10, 11, 12, 21 and 33. The bonus ball was 13. Supreme Ventures said the lucky ticket was purchased at JJ Mobile Phone & Company in Spanish Town, St Catherine. This is the second Lotto jackpot hit in seven weeks. The previous winner copped $277 million on October 12, the second largest jackpot in two years. The winner will have 90 days to come forward with the winning ticket in order to begin the process to claim their multimillion-dollar jackpot.
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 01:47

Senior citizen chopped to death

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A 67-year-old woman was last night chopped to death at her home in Porus, Manchester, police say. The deceased woman has been identified as Evadney Gayle, a retiree. Police reports are that shortly after 7:00 pm, a relative stumbled upon Gayle's body and alerted them. On their arrival, Gayle was seen lying in a room with several chop wounds and her throat slashed. The scene was processed and the body removed to the morgue. Manchester has recorded 36 murders since the start of the year.
Saturday, 16 November 2019 15:30

Mobile Reserve cops convicted of murder

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Two policemen, assigned to the now disbanded Mobile Reserve, have been convicted of the 2008 shooting death of Omar Andre Marshall in central Kingston.

Constables Christobel Smith and Garrett Davis were found guilty for the offences of manslaughter and murder respectively in the Home Circuit Court on Thursday.

 The court heard that Marshall was shot nine times inside his yard at 16 Blake Road on October 9, 2009.

 

Two goat thieves were killed  in the rural district of Middlesex in St Ann. On Tuesday, residents of Middlesex, a community between Guy's Hill and Moneague, saw three men travelling in a Toyota Probox motorcar with what appeared to be a goat.

Social media influencer and comedienne Ivany Wright, who goes by the handle Ivany Most Wanted on Instagram was shot several times in upper St. Andrew last night but survived the attack.

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