Confirmed: Teen shot dead by police in Mountain View





19-year-old Romarko Wilson was shot and killed by the police on Jarrett Lane in Mountain View, East Kingston yesterday evening. No details have been released by the police as to the circumstances in which he was fatally shot. Resident yesterday mounted roadblocks in protest and have claimed that the 19-year-old was killed cold blood.



  
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ZJ Wah Wa enters not guilty plea in Lottery Scam probe

Popular Jamaican disc-jockey Deon-ville O'Hara o/c 'ZJ Wah Wa' pleaded not guilty after being indicted in a Federal Case probing a Jamaican Lottery Scam which targets elderly victims in Dakota and elsewhere in the US. Three of O'Hara's co-accused have agreed to plead guilty, they are: Shannon O’Connor, James Simpson and Mikael Gillette. All three signed plea agreements this week to conspiracy charges, and each of them face a maximum penalty of 40 years behind bars, the newsdakota.com reported.
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Portmore residents upset over prolonged power cuts

Several residents in sections of Portmore, St. Catherine are livid after they were left without electricity for several hours this week. A number of residents stated that they have been without electricity since Tuesday, and have vented their disgust with posts on Social Media. In a press release yesterday, the Jamaica Public Service (JPSCo), stated that its teams were working to restore supply to the affected customers as soon as possible. It added that the outages were due to the effects of contaminants on the company's power lines, including salt from the sea spray and wind, which they stated have remained on sections of the distribution network, as a result of the extended drought period.
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Petition launched by activists to overturn Uganda anti-gay law

A petition has been launched by Ugandan activists in the constitutional court to overturn an anti-gay law imposed this year by the government. The law signed by Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni sees homosexuals facing life in prison sentences for the promotion of the gay lifestyle. Activists have argued that the law violates the constitutional right to privacy and dignity as well as the right to be free from discrimination.
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Ceasefire deal crumbles after two Israeli soldiers killed, one reportedly taken captive

A 72-hour ceasefire to which the United Nations and United States stated that Israel and Hamas had agreed on, collapsed just two-hours after it began. Two Israeli soldiers were killed during clashes in southern Gaza, while another soldier identified as Second Lieutenant Hadar Goldin is feared by the IDF to have been kidnapped by Hamas during an exchange of fire. Media reports in Israel stated that Hamas confirmed the soldier's abduction, and they declared that their move was done before the start of the ceasefire.
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Ebola outbreak beyond Govt control – Liberian official

A health official in Liberia is claiming that the current Ebola outbreak now gripping the country is beyond government control. Tolbert Nyenswah told CBS News, that the situation is now a humanitarian crisis. Over 700 persons have died in several West African countries with more than 320 known cases in Liberia alone.
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12-yr-old boy found hanged in St. James

12-year-old Jabari Irskine was found hanged at his home in Fairfield Estate, Granville, St. James on Wednesday. Sometime after 10 pm, a family member stumbled upon the boy's body which was found hanged in a closet from a bag strap around his neck. Police have launched a probe into the death of the St. James under-15 cricketer.
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Facebook suffers outage

Facebook suffers outage
Some users of the social media networking site Facebook had difficulties accessing their accounts as the website suffered an outage today. The outage began at 11 am Jamaica time, and several users reported that they saw this message during attempts to access the site "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can." This latest outage comes after Facebook suffered a 30-minute outage over a month ago.
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Jaheel Hyde clinches gold in 400m Hurdles

Jaheel Hyde of Jamaica claimed gold in the men's 400m hurdles final at the World Junior Championships today. Hyde sped to gold in a time of 49.29s the fastest time in the world this year for a Junior Athlete, and a new National Junior Record. The Wolmer's Boys' standout athlete win at today's final, followed his 110m hurdles victory in 2013. Meanwhile Bahrain's Ali Khamis Khamis (49.55s), TIm Holmes (50.07s) of the USA, were second and third respectively.
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O'Hara wins Bronze medal in 200m race at World Juniors

Jamaica's Michael O'Hara grabbed another medal today, after he finished third in the men's 200m race at the World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon. O'Hara clocked 20.31s to finish behind winner Trentavis Friday of the USA who claimed Gold in 20.04s, and Nigeria's Ejowvokoghene Divine-Oduduru in 20.25s for Silver.
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Police High Command express condolences after Female Cop dies

The Police High Command expressed condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Woman Constable Camille Spencer who was attached to the Falmouth Police Station in Trelawny. According to the Police, about 6:20 p.m., on Wednesday, July 23, while on duty Woman Constable Spencer complained of feeling ill. She was taken to the hospital where she succumbed this morning, whilst being treated. A force chaplain has been assigned to the family to offer counseling during their time of grief.
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Jamaican gets 11-year sentence for rape in British Virgin Islands

39-year-old Jamaican Raymon Harrison who was found guilty by a jury of the rape of an underage girl was sentenced to 11-years behind bars. Harrison a married father of four children, was also found guilty of possession of child pornography, and rape of an underage girl.
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Taliban insurgents halt buses kill 14 civilians

Passenger buses travelling in western Afghanistan were stopped by Taliban militants, and 14 Shiite civilians were shot to death on the side of the road. Governor of the western Ghor province says three-minibuses were stopped by the Taliban who then questioned passengers. After they identified 14 Shiite civilians they shot them to death.
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Rally in support of Palestinians banned in Paris

A planned protest in support of Palestine set for today in Paris, has been banned by French officials according to the AFP. Bernard Cazeneuve, the French Interior Minister, stated that the ban on the planned protest was correct, after violence broke out during a rally held last week. Tensions in Paris are high in response to the current hostilities between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
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Man stung 1,000 times by killer bees in Texas

Man stung 1,000 times by killer bees in Texas
A man was stung 1,000 times by killer bees as he was mowing a lawn in Wichita Falls, Texas, USA yesterday. The Africanised killer bees attacked the man who is street department worker by trade and also stung two of his coworkers who attempted to come to his aid. The USA Today reported that the man is in good condition at a hospital in Texas.
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Jamaica Mad to Raas!

Image courtesy of  www.ridoutphoto.com
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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