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Thursday, 28 November 2019 14:37

Tesha Miller's no-case submission ruled out

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Justice Georgiana Fraser denied a no-case submission by Tesha Miller's attorneys, ruling that the reputed gang leader has a case to answer.

Thursday, 28 November 2019 14:32

Two farmers shot dead outside club in Trelawny

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Two farmers were shot dead yesterday morning and another is battling for life in hospital after gunmen went berserk outside a nightclub in the normally quiet farming community of St Vincent, Trelawny.

Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Karl Samuda, on Wednesday met with the board of Pembroke Hall High School in St Andrew in a bid to broker an amicable solution in the wake of last week's viral video of a teacher at the institution berating a male student, including threatening to kill him, before ordering him out of her classroom.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 19:17

Hondurans Caught With Ganja At Sea Arrested

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THREE HONDURANS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH BREACHES OF THE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT

The Narcotics Police have charged three Hondurans who were intercepted
off the coast of Westmoreland and found with over two million dollars worth of ganja.

They are:
 31-year-old Humberto Cirilo,
 27-year-old Cristyfor Elliot and
 36-year-old Andes Hopkin all of Guanaja, Honduras.

The three are charged jointly with the offences of :

 Possession of Ganja
 Dealing in Ganja
 Taking Steps Preparatory to Export Ganja
 Conspiracy and
 Use of Conveyance.

The men were arrested on November 19, about 9:00 p.m., when the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF)
Coast Guard intercepted a vessel off the coast of Negril, Westmoreland. The vessel was searched
and 656 pounds of compressed ganja were found. The Narcotics Police were contacted and the
men were subsequently handed over to them. The drugs have an estimated street value of 2.62
million JMD.

The men are scheduled to appear in the Westmoreland Parish Court on Tuesday, December 03,
2019.

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.