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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Man mowed down by JUTC bus near Cross Roads

An unidentified man was mowed down by a bus operated by the Jamaica Ubran Transit Company (JUTC) bus near Cross Roads, Kingston today. Information surrounding what led to the incident is unclear. The condition of the male pedestrian is also unknown. If you have further details post.
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PNP expresses support for Canadian people

The People’s National Party in a press release today, expressed their strong solidarity with the people of Canada in the wake of the attack and shooting at their Parliament yesterday. The PNP says while details are not yet all publicly known this display of “proximity terrorism” and attack on the tenets of Democracy symbolizes the modern threat by which any society and democracy can be faced. The people of Canada the PNP added are great friends and partners of Jamaica. Not just through the Commonwealth relationship but as home to many in the Jamaican Diaspora. A copy of the press release can be viewed below.
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CDC to monitor all travelers from Ebola nations

Federal health officials in the US said Wednesday that they would begin monitoring all travellers who come to the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations
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Triple murder victims in Bog Walk identified

Three men who were shot and killed by armed men in a section of Bog Walk, St. Catherine yesterday have been identified. They are 70-year-old Traffic Warden, Matty Taylor. 51-year-old Patrick Cummings, and Warren Noel. Two of the victims are said to be residents of Portland, who were in the area to purchase Jelly Coconuts, when they were cut down.
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‘Duppy’, ‘Monkey Man’ among four being sought in East Kingston shooting

Police have named a number of men they believe are linked to yesterday’s shooting incident which left three persons dead in Rockfort, East Kingston. The men were identified as Paul Waite o/c “Pappy”, and three other men only known by their aliases as, ‘Duppy’, ‘Monkey Man’ and ‘Jah Boukie’. Police have appealed to the men to turn themselves into custody as soon as Police. Failure to do so the Police stated will result in lawmen being forced to go in search for them. No further details were released by the Police on the sort of search they would be conducting. At 7 pm last night, several persons were shot by armed men along a section of St. John’s Road in Rockfort. Three of the victims identified as 32-year-old Adean Strawn, 31-year-old Terrence Dixon, and 32-year-old Loxley Brown o/c “Ricky”, were pronounced dead at hospital.
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Isolated Ebola patients threaten to break out of shelter over lack of food

Several persons being quarantined with Ebola, have issued a threat to break out of isolation over the lack of food according to a report by the state radio in Liberia. A total of forty-three persons were placed in quarantine following the deaths of four people from Ebola near the Liberian border. Those in quarantine claimed that the provision of food was halted by the UN’s World Food Program. A press officer from the WFP said these claims would be probed.
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Jamaica correct to bar Muslim leader – T&T Security Minister

Trinidad and Tobago’s Security Minister Gary Griffith says the decision to deny entry to Jamaat al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr must be hailed as national security takes precedence over everything else. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bisseasar endorsed his comments and stated that Jamaica had its own national security, and she believes actions taken to bar Abu Bakr were not influenced by any words coming from the twin-island republic.
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Ananda Alert activated for 15-yr-old St. James teen

15-year-old Nyoka Craig of Sunderland district in St. James, has been missing since Thursday, October 9. She is of dark complexion, stout build and is about 168 centimetres (5 feet 6 inches) tall. Contact the Amity Hall Police at 804-6432, Police 119 or Hear the Children’s Cry 929-0431, 294-8123, 294-8124, 822-0483, 294-8125.
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WICB denies calling off tour of India

A media release issued by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), today advised that, contrary to media reports, it has taken no decision to discontinue the ongoing tour to India. In the short media release, the WICB added that it will make a further statement following the conclusion of the Fourth One Day International against India which is in progress. Earlier today news emerged that the West Indies players decided to pull out of their tour of India over a dispute between the players, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), and WIPA. The dispute saw the West Indies players blasting WIPA President Wavell Hinds after claiming he “hoodwinked” them while singing a MoU. India’ Cricket Board, stated that it was left shocked by the West Indies players decision, and threatened to take legal action against the WICB, while seeking actions from the governing cricket body the ICC.
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CAPI describes J$4M price tag on Bakr deportation to T&T as ‘Scandalous’

CAPI describes J$4M price tag on Bakr deportation to T&T as ‘Scandalous’
Local lobby group Citizens’ Action for Principles and Integrity (CAPI), in a press release issued today, called on National Security Minister Peter Bunting and/or Minister of Information Sandrea Falconer to clarify reports that it costs the Jamaican taxpayers approximately JA$4,000,000.00 to deport controversial Trinidadian Muslim leader Yasin Abu Bakr to Trinidad and Tobago. CAPI’s co-convenor Dennis Meadows asserts that while the lobby group supports the National Security decision taken by the government to deport the Muslim leader, however, if the reports hold true, it questions why it was necessary to return Mr. Abu Bakr on a private flight at great costs to taxpayers. “By reports, Mr. Abu Bakr arrived on a Caribbean Airline flight and would have had a return ticket. We find it unfathomable and scandalous that the government would expose the country to such costs, against the background of other cost-effective options, at a time when the government is operating in a tight fiscal space,” said Meadows. A copy of the press release can be viewed below.
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Over 100 Children receive scholarships from GraceKennedy Money Services

Over 100 children of Migrant Workers, are to receive scholarships valued at J$1.35 million courtesy of GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS), through its Western Union brand. In a brief presentation ceremony recently held at the company’s New Kingston office, the company presented scholarships to some of the recipients who are children of Jamaicans enrolled in the Migrant Worker Programme in the USA. Children of migrant workers in Canada will receive their scholarships later this year. A copy of the press release can be viewed below.
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Ananda Alert issued for 14-yr-old Lyssons District girl

Fourteen-year-old Akera McKay of Phillips Avenue, Lyssons district, St. Thomas, was reported missing on Monday, October 13 has returned home. She is said to be in good health. Editor’s, kindly take all necessary actions to have Akera McKay removed from all future missing persons’ publications and broadcast.
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Quake strikes near Cayman

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck around 91 miles south southwest of Grand Cayman yesterday morning. The quake struck at a depth of 25 km, and according to earthquaketack.com this was the seventh earthquake in the Cayman Islands region for this year. There were no reports of damage or injury.
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Man linked to Bog Walk quadruple murders, shot dead by Police

33-year-old vendor Shamar Solomon o/c “Pretty Pants”, a man who is linked to the shooting death of four persons in Bog Walk, St. Catherine was reportedly shot and killed by Police. According to the Police, they were conducting an operation along Sarah Street in Allman Town, Kingston sometime after 3 am, when they were allegedly fired upon by Salmon, and they took evasive action and returned fire. Salmon was fatally shot. Police stated that they have been following strong leads into the robbery of the four men who were transporting the payroll of CHEC employees. The men were gunned down by armed men, and close to J$2 million was stolen. Lawmen stated that some of the stolen funds were recovered.
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Jamaica Mad to Raas!

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When did it come to this? Where do we begin to look for answers? Turns out that these are deep rooted psychological problems. And what the good Professor Hickling has concluded, might in fact be right. Jamaicans are mad people.
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Successful Asian Leader says former Jamaican PM – “Ruinous”

Successful Asian Leader says former Jamaican PM – “Ruinous”
"(Jamaican) professionals felt they had no future"
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Controversy in London

The 30th Olympiad is very much underway and of course with big Games come big controversies. I have highlighted just a few of the notables below.
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9.63s - Asafa's Pain

  9.63s was the time that flashed on the clock inside the stadium in London. Less than 10s after the starter fired the gun, the Men’s
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Will Usain's 'Mobot' Pose After Winning the 4x100m Relay At The London 2012 Olympics Cost Him?

Trademarking a Pose, Can you? - Image and Branding The famous Mobot Pose - In honour of Mo Farah One of the biggest issues in the world
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J$3 Million Phone Bill for Government Minister ?

J$3 Million Phone Bill for Government Minister ?
A Cabinet Minister racked up an over JA$3 million cellular phone bill with taxpayers having to pony up the cash soon. The massive bill was
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"24 Things I wished I knew before getting pregnant"

So, I’m browsing the internet minding my own business when I stumbled upon new research which shows that women lose 90% of their eggs at
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