Residents set fire to man said to be linked to murder of eight-year-old schoolgirl

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Sterling Castle St Andrew residents, angered by the murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers, this afternoon set fire to a man killing him. They have accused the man of being involved in the killing of the little girl.

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MP condemns mob attack, murder of man accused of killing eight-year-old girl

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The St Andrew West Rural Member of Parliament, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, has condemned the mob attack and killing of 26-year-old Miguel Williams in the community of Sterling Castle. The man, accused of being involved in the killing of eight-year-…

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Killer hunt on - Cops vow to crack case as search for missing 8-y-o ends in tragedy

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The Area Five police are probing leads that a man in custody may be linked to the grisly discovery of the body of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers in the Sterling Castle Heights area of Red Hills, St Andrew, yesterday. Skyers’ disappearance since…

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‘Historic’ clash - Custos, mayor square off over heritage sites in Falmouth

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Trelawny Custos Paul Muschett and Falmouth Mayor Collen Gager are at daggers drawn over the heritage sites in the north-coast town, which has seen a significant boom in tourism and commercial activities over the last decade. Under the Jamaica…

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Government ready to declare more ZOSOs

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Moments after the Andrew Holness administration signalled that it was on the verge of rolling out its signature anti-crime measure – the zones of special operations (ZOSO) – in other communities, one opposition lawmaker pleaded for a section of his…

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State entities sued for Riverton dump fire

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Eight residents of Kingston and St Andrew have taken legal action against three government entities for what they claim are breaches of their constitutional rights after they suffered a range of illness related to the March 2015 fire that scorched…

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No human rights blemish on my watch – Holness

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Less than a week after the Constitutional Court ordered that the National Identification and Registration Act (NIRA) be struck from the books, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has signalled his personal commitment to ensuring that his administration…

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PSOJ: We are tired of devaluation - President calls for pegging of local currency to US dollar

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Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) President Howard Mitchell is calling for the abolition of the current foreign-exchange management programme and for the Jamaican dollar to be pegged to the US currency. Speaking at the Jamaica…

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Two men arrested in relation to murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers

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The police’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) has confirmed that two men were taken into custody today in relation to the murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers. CCU says they are to be questioned. Skyers’ body was discovered in…

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Gas prices to go up $3.07 Thursday, diesel climbs by $1.30

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Gas prices will be going up again this week. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 and E-10 90 will go up by $3.07. E-10 87 will sell for $136.53 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $139.36 per litre. Automotive…

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