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  1. Man killed outside Hanover school, student shot
  2. Double murders rock Portland
  3. Jamaica to become Caribbean LNG hub
  4. West Kingston tense after shooting
  5. Hospitals get failing grade
  6. Trump begins staff selection process

gun1. Man killed outside Hanover school, student shot

A man was shot and killed and a child injured in a shooting incident outside the gates of a Hanover school this morning. The man was reportedly shot multiple times at the gate of the Churchill Primary school in Santoy, Hanover, about 8 o’clock this morning. A child was reportedly shot in the mouth and was rushed to hospital. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Double murders rock Portland

The lives of Garfield Foster and Kenton Myers were snuffed out by alleged gunmen who riddled their bodies with bullets in a heavily populated neighbourhood in that community. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Jamaica to become Caribbean LNG hub

With Jamaica’s first natural gas-fired powered plant, the newly created facility at Bogue in Montego Bay, now completed, the Government is now looking at plans to construct an even bigger plant in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine, which would make the island the hub for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Caribbean region. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. West Kingston tense after shooting

The upturn in violence in West Kingston has resulted in the shooting of five persons on Bread Lane yesterday morning, leaving the area tense. There has been an uptick in violence in west Kingston since Friday’s shooting of a son of convicted drug kingpin, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke and two others. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

poll-box5. Hospitals get failing grade

Fed up with the poor treatment experienced at public hospitals, Jamaicans continue to give the country’s public health-care system a failing grade, revealed a recently conducted survey of the health sector. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Trump begins staff selection process

President-elect Donald Trump named Republican Party chief Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff and conservative media owner Stephen Bannon as his top presidential strategist, two men who represent opposite ends of the unsettled GOP. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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