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  1. Soldier killed in Hanover crash
  2. Roadwork sparks fear
  3. Did rodents cause soldiers’ mystery illness?
  4. Four killed in St James, one in Clarendon
  5. Woman found murdered in boyfriend’s home
  6. CreditInfo Ja to access utility companies’ database

1. Soldier killed in Hanover crash

The police have identified the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) member who was killed in a traffic crash in Hanover, yesterday afternoon, as Private Stephen Hewitt. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Roadwork sparks fear

Three months before the widening and upgrading of a 2.4 kilometre section of Marcus Garvey Drive, residents of Greenwich Farm, a community which the road passes, are demanding that an overhead pedestrian crossing be part of the project, apparently lacking faith in the efficacy of the more than half dozen control lights planned for the roadway. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Did rodents cause soldiers’ mystery illness?

The Health Ministry has ruled out influenza as the cause of the illness affecting Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) recruits and is now investigating rodents as the possible source of the infection. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Four killed in St James, one in Clarendon

With the police indicating that the nation has already surpassed the 1,192 murder toll recorded up to December 23 last year, Christmas Day saw four more persons cut down by gunmen in the St James community of Hendon, Norwood. According to reports, shortly after 7 p.m. three men and a woman were shot dead and a second woman injured at a shop in Hendon.‎ See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Woman found murdered in boyfriend’s home

Tears of sorrow and deafening screams flooded the usually quiet community of Arcadia in St Thomas yesterday as family members, neighbours and friends mourned the death of 19-year-old Tashoy Barrett, whose body was found inside her boyfriend’s home. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. CreditInfo Ja to access utility companies’ database

CreditInfo Jamaica, one of three credit bureaus operating locally, is finalising arrangements that could allow local utility companies to share information with it about their customers. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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