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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Belize bishop speaks out against concert featuring Alkaline

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Belize, Bishop Dorrick Wright has spoken out against a planned concert this weekend by Jamaican artist Alkaline.
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Bird hunters charged for breeches to wildlife act

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Jamaican wanted man arrested in New York

Dennis Donovan also known as Spooner who has been wanted by the Jamaican police for a 2006 murder has been captured in the United States. According to reports from the Gleaner it is understood that Kennedy was arrested by US Marshals in Brooklyn, New York, last week. It is understood that he has been charged with illegal re-entry. The St Andrew North Police revealed then that Kennedy was wanted for the murder of Richard Barrett on December 21, 2006 along Constant Spring Road.
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UWI to collaborate with Canadian NGO on research into private security in Latin America

University of the West Indies (UWI) through its Institute of International Relations (IIR) has had discussions on a collaborative research with a Canadian NGO Project
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Illegal firearms, ammunition seized in St. James

Six illegal guns and 64 rounds of ammunition was seized in a section of Rosemount, St. James this morning by the Police. According to the
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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

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Jailed mechanic escapes police custody in St. James

21-year-old mechanic Fahdeen 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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Beet army worm infestation down to less than 5% in St. Elizabeth

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Body removed from sea in St. Ann

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American visitor reported missing in Trelawny

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Jamaica Mad to Raas!

Image courtesy of  www.ridoutphoto.com
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Controversy in London

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9.63s - Asafa's Pain

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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 ?

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"24 Things I wished I knew before getting pregnant"

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