Confirmed: Milk River residents kill robber





A man was attacked and killed by residents in Milk River, Clarendon last night after he attempted to rob a group of persons at gunpoint at a house in the Crooks Gate Community. An alarm was raised and he was chased, stabbed and beaten to death. A firearm was taken from the body.



  
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Manchester United routs QPR at Old Trafford

Manchester United claimed their first win of the season with a convincing 4-0 win at Old Trafford in English Premiership action. They were home debuts for four of the recent United signings, and it was their record signing who scored the opening goal as his flighted freekick found the back of the net. Ander Herrera made it 2-0 after a pass from Rooney in the 36th minute, and it was 3-0 when Rooney slotted in at the near post on 44 minutes. Juan Mata then made it 4-0 in the 58th minute as United marched away with all three points.
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CAPI launches Mario Deane challenge

CAPI launches Mario Deane challenge
Local lobby group Citizens' Action For Principle and Integrity has launched the Mario Deane J$1,000 challenge, which calls on persons to contribute a JA$1000 in aid of the family to lay to rest their son with the dignity he deserves. Mario Deane, a 31 year old construction worker who was fatally beaten in custody after arrested for a ganja spliff, will be buried on Sunday, September 21 at the Mount Salem SDA church in St. James. Recently, the family, with the approval of their attorney, Miguel Lorne, refused the government’s offer to assist in their son’s burial. The initiative by CAPI has received the family's blessings. A copy of the complete press release can be viewed below.
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Moscow calls on US to release members of Cuban 5

Russia has urged US officials to release the remaining Cuban five members from custody and has supported international efforts calling for their release. Russia's Foreign Minister Aleksandr Lukashevich described the detention of the Cuban five as an American double standard in the field of human rights and tackling terrorism. The Cuban five are five Cuban intelligence workers accused of working undercover in Florida to prevent planned terrorist attacks against Havana by persons opposed to Fidel Castro located in the US. Two of the members were released, but three remain in hospital after they received life sentences.
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St. Catherine businesswoman hospitalised after being shot 7 times

A 44-year-old Woman was hospitalised on Friday after a gun attack at her business establishment along the Old Harbour Bay main road. Reports are that explosions were heard coming from a wall located near her shop, and during a search the Woman was found suffering from gunshot wounds. The Woman who had been reportedly shot seven times, was rushed to hospital, where she has been hospitalised. Police are investigating the incident.
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Jailed mechanic escapes police custody in St. James

21-year-old mechanic Feline Ferguson who was jailed for house breaking and burglary escaped police custody in St. James yesterday. Reports at that around 8:45 am, Ferguson was being transferred from the Barnett Street lockup to take part in a video identification parade. Further reports are that while he was waiting in the holding area, to be transported back to his jail cell at the Barnett Street lockup, he allegedly escthrough an unlocked window. Ferguson was last seen wearing a white merina, and a pink shorts.
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Charles Town maroons win UNESCO award

Charles Town maroons win UNESCO award
The Charles Town Maroon Council received the UNESCO Award of Excellence for Handicraft in the Dutch and English Speaking Caribbean for its Bench Drum. According to a release from the Culture Ministry, a three-member jury which met in Curaçao to evaluate 26 entries from several countries for the Award, said it chose the Bench Drum “for its craftsmanship and cultural content.”
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Man found dead in St. Ann

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FHC creates special loan product for 'Re-Birth Parents'

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Fatal crash in Trelawny

Cleo Dobson a resident of Wakefield in Trelawny died in a motor vehicle collision in the parish yesterday morning. The crash took place sometime after 3 am, when Dobson was driving a Blue Toyota Corolla station Wagon, along the Bounty Hall main road heading to Wakefield, when he reportedly lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle overturned, and Dobson and other passengers received several injuries. Dobson died on the spot, while other injured passengers were taken to hospital, where they have been admitted.
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Pilot in ill-fated plane asked to descend before contact lost

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Jamaica Mad to Raas!

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J$3 Million Phone Bill for Government Minister ?

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"24 Things I wished I knew before getting pregnant"

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