Unconfirmed: Man chopped to death in Trelawny





A man was chopped to death by unknown assailants in the community of Litchfield in Trelawny this afternoon. Information on what led to the fatal attack on the unidentified man is unknown. A crowd has now gathered at the scene and the Police have been summoned to the area.



  
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500 pounds of ganja seized by police in St. Elizabeth

A total of 500 pounds of Ganja was seized by detectives from the Area 3 Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) in St. Elizabeth yesterday. The Ganja which was seized during two raids has a street value of J$1.7 million. According to the police, between noon and 4 pm, its teams conducted operations in Brae's River, and Burnt Savannah, where the Ganja was seized. No arrests were made in connection with weed seizure.
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One of two men held following robbery attempt in Cross Roads

One of two men accused of carrying out a robbery at a business establishment in Cross Roads, St. Andrew yesterday was held by the police, while a Security Guard was shot during the incident. The Cross Roads Police are reporting, that sometime after 10 am, the two men, one of which was armed with a gun, went to the location and ordered the business operator to hand over all cash and valuables. An altercation ensued, and a Security Guard stationed at the location intervened, and he was later shot, The men reportedly left with an undetermined sum of cash and other valuables. A police team who was in the vicinity, responded, and one of the men was accosted, and the stolen items was recovered. A .38 revolver was also seized in the incident. Meanwhile, the Security Guard who was shot, has been hospitalised in stable condition.
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Motor-vehicle crash leaves two dead in St. Elizabeth

Two persons died in a motor vehicle crash which took place along a section of the Holland Bamboo main road in St. Elizabeth yesterday afternoon. One of the dead persons has been identified as 33-year-old Marlon Bennett a resident of Lacovia, who was the driver of the Toyota Corolla vehicle involved in the crash. The crash took place sometime after 2 pm, when a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction attempted to overtake several vehicles. Bennett swerved to avoid a collision, and slammed into an embankment, before crashing into a bus stop, and overturning. Bennett died on the spot, while five other passengers in the vehicle were rushed to hospital, where the unidentified woman died.
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Holness blasts Govt for 'lack of vision'

Former Education Minister Andrew Holness on Sunday lambasted the government for lack of vision and a failure to articulate a coherent economic development policy. Addressing delegates of the JLP’s Area Council 3 in Central Manchester, Mr. Holness spoke about the link between a country’s education policy and the implementation of an economic development policy. He stated that ‘the quality of the education a child receives, will impact the quality of human resource input in the economy’. Holness added that this is why this is why the JLP administration key education policy was for every child to be entitled to free education, 'This is a right which the JLP will give the Jamaican people. If we must become prosperous and grow our economy, every child must be educated to the highest standard,’ Holness said. A copy of the press release can be viewed below.
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Autopsy on Mario Deane to be conducted

Autopsy on Mario Deane to be conducted
A long awaited autopsy on the body of Mario Deane who died while in the custody of the police, after his arrest for a Ganja spliff is slated to be conducted today. World renown pathologist, Dr. Michael Baden who arrived in the island yesterday is to conduct the autopsy this morning, after he offered his services, to aid the family of Mr. Deane. Mario Deane was arrested while on his way to work on August 3, for a Ganja spliff. The 31-year-old man succumbed to his injuries at the Cornwall Regional Hospital after suffering a beating at the Barnett Street lockup in St. James. The police claim Mr. Deane was allegedly beaten by cellmates following a dispute over a bunk bed.
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Russia reviewing strategy in response to Nato moves

Russia has revealed that it is to review its strategy as the tensions in Ukraine continue to rise, and in response to Nato beefing up its presence n eastern Europe, according to a top Russian official. Escalating tensions with Russia, Nato , and the US would be factored into Moscow's strategy, Mikhail Popov a Kremlin adviser stated. Yesterday Nato stated that it would beef up its presence in eastern Europe to provide protection its members.
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Tropical Storm Dolly heading to Mexico

Tropical Storm Dolly heading to Mexico
At 4:00 a.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Dolly was located near latitude 22.6 degrees north and longitude 94.8 degrees west or about 320 kilometres east of Tampico, Mexico. Dolly is moving towards the northwest near 20 kilometres per hour and this general motion should continue this morning. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected by this afternoon. On the forecast track, the centre of the Dolly will approach the coast of Mexico within the warning area by tonight and move inland by Wednesday morning. Maximum sustained winds are near 75 kilometres per hour, with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours until Dolly makes landfall. Tropical Storm Dolly is not a threat to Jamaica.
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Several inmates gain CSEC passes

A number of prison inmates who sat the Caribbean Secondary Examination Council's (CSEC) math and english exams registered passes in the subjects. A total of 25 inmates took the exams with 20 male inmates from the Tower Street Adult Correctional Facility, and five females from the Fort Agusta Correctional centre. Fifteen male inmates took the math exam, with 13 registering passes, while 18 took the English exams, with ten receiving a passing grade, and one registering a distinction. Five female inmates only sat the Math exam, with two registering passes.The initiaive is a joint venture by Stand Up Jamaica a local human rights body, the European Union (EU), the Ministry of National Security, and the Department of Corrections.
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Two international lawyers give support to Michael Deane family

Two international lawyers give support to Michael Deane family
The family of Mario is getting the backing of two international lawyers in their plight to get justice following his death at Barnett Street Lockup in St. James. Jazmine Rand an attorney who represented the family of Trayvon Martin the unarmed black teen shot dead by George Zimmerman, and Benjamin Kromp who is involved with the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed teen shot dead by Police in Ferguson, Missouri will both be lending support to the Deane family. According to the police, Deane who was arrested over a Ganja spliff, died after being beaten by inmates at the Barnett Street lockup over the use of a bunk bed.
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Suspect held after man chopped to death in New Harbour Village H/Scheme

A male suspect was held shortly after the chopping death of a man at the New Harbour Village Housing Scheme in Old Harbour, St. Catherine yesterday. The deceased has been identified as 26-year-old Horace Reid. Unconfirmed reports are that Reid was reportedly chopped to death by the suspect said to be his partner following an alleged dispute, at around 10 am. Residents managed to nab the suspect as he attempted to flee the area, and he was handed over to the police who were summoned to the location.
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Peaceful protest over Mario Deane's death set to be held in New York today

Peaceful protest over Mario Deane's death set to be held in New York today
Members of the Jamaican diaspora are set to stage a peaceful protest in New York today, following the death of 31-year-old Construction Worker Mario Deane who was in police custody. The protest which is to be held at the Jamaican Consulate located at 767 3rd Avenue New York, is slated to get underway at 11 am and end at 12:30 pm. Deane was arrested for a Ganja spliff, and according to the police, he died after being beaten by inmates over the use of a bun bed at the Barnett Street lockup in Montego Bay, St. James.
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Mechanic shot dead in Montego Bay

25-year-old Brenton Drummond o/c "Max" a mechanic of a Tank Top, Sign, Orange District in St. James was shot and killed by unknown assailants in the parish yesterday. Around 1:25 pm, several explosions were heard in the Orange District area, and a search was launched. Drummond was found dead, while another man was found suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital, and admitted. Police have linked the shooting of the men as a reprisal for an earlier shooting which left one man dead in the parish on Monday.
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Illegal firearm seized in Mandeville

The Police seized an illegal firearm in New Green district, Mandeville, Manchester on Monday, August 26. Reports from the Mandeville Police are that a team of officers conducted an operation in the area when an unoccupied premise was searched. The search revealed one Taurus .38 revolver. No arrest was made in connection with the seizure.
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26-yr-old man dies in Westmoreland crash

26-year-old Clarendon resident, Rayon Collie died in a motor vehicle crash along a section of Bay Road in Westmoreland yesterday. Collie was reportedly driving a Toyota motorcar along the thoroughfare sometime after 1 pm, when he collided with a Honda Fit. The Clarendon resident died on the spot, while the driver of the Honda fit was admitted in hospital.
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Jamaica Mad to Raas!

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J$3 Million Phone Bill for Government Minister ?

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