Accused gang member had reported robbery

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An alleged member of the Uchence Wilson Gang, who the trial previously heard had set up a robbery at a farm where he worked in St Catherine, had reported the robbery, claiming that three masked men took three rifles and ammunition from the house on the property.

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Morris: Liberalise education system for students with special needs

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OPPOSITION Senator Floyd Morris has called for the education system to be more accessible to students with disabilities.Speaking recently at the launch of Dr Charmaine Gooden Monteith’s book, Inclusion of students with special needs in the regular classroom, at the Jamaica Teachers’ Association’s offices on Church Street in Kingston, recently, Morris said he believes that the education system is closed to persons with incapacities.

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Reward boosted in search for J’can suspect in US killing

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VERMONT, United States (AP) — The cash reward for information on the suspect in the killing of a Vermont woman last year has been increased.The US Marshals Service announced Monday that it is now offering up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of Leroy Headley, 37, who they said has ties to Jamaica, where he is originally from, and across the US and Canada. The service had previously offered US$5,000.

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PHOTO: World Cup BOUND!

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Marilyn Allen (centre), winner of the Jamaica Observer Reggae Girlz Ultimate Fan Promotion, is overjoyed on being presented with her prize, an all-expense-paid trip for two to France to watch the Reggae Girlz opening Group C match against Brazil on June 9 in the Fifa Women’s World Cup. Allen, who was also presented with other prizes by sponsors yesterday at the Observer head office on Beechwood Avenue in St Andrew, said it was an “amazing feeling” to be given the opportunity to…

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Water problems affecting 35,000 Corporate Area residents

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THE National Water Commission (NWC) says approximately 35,000 customers are being impacted by the current water shortage across the Corporate Area.The NWC has been the subject of countless complaints for the past several months, stemming from consistent water lock-offs in several communities for long periods.

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Petrojam defends pricing mechanism

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SOME members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have suggested that Petrojam should consider having its pricing mechanism technically analysed by an independent body, in order to reassure players in the petroleum market and the wider public that the process is transparent.

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Sykes warns ganja smoking in Supreme Court cells must stop

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CHIEF Justice Bryan Sykes yesterday warned police officers at the Supreme Court that if they do not put a stop to prisoners smoking marijuana in the holding area, he will have them removed and take the necessary actions himself.“It really needs to stop,” the judge said during the Uchence Wilson Gang trial in the Home Circuit Court, after the stench of marijuana surfaced again inside the court following the lunch break.

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‘Im-mobile’

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A new-look special police unit should be operational by the end of this year as part of major changes being implemented in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

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Jamaican-born QC granted bail in corruption, conspiracy charge

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Queen’s Counsel Vincent Nelson, who is facing charges of corruption and conspiracy in connection with an alleged series of financial transactions involving legal fees during the period of the UNC-led People’s Partnership Government’s term in office, was yesterday granted bail in the sum of TT$100,000.

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This day in History — May 3

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Today is the 123rd day of 2019. There are 242 days left inthe year.TODAY’S HIGLIGHT1494: Columbus discovers Jamaica. OTHER EVENTS1660: Peace of Olivia is signed, ending war between Brandenburg, Poland, Austria and Sweden.1765: The first US medical school, University of Pennsylvania, is founded.1791: Polish Parliament approves Europe’s first modern constitution.

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