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  1. Local Muslim leader blasts Trump
  2. Women assaulted and abused by loadermen
  3. J’can man gets 48-yr sentence in US
  4. INDECOM probes fatal shooting
  5. Woman dives to death in falls
  6. Some NWC facilities out of operation

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1. Local Muslim leader blasts Trump

A leader of the Muslim community in Jamaica has ripped United States President Donald Trump, declaring yesterday that the American commander-in-chief’s decision to temporarily bar entry to nationals from “terror-prone” countries was an act of “undoubted discrimination”. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Women assaulted and abused by loadermen

It is like negotiating an obstacle course for many females who have to seek public transportation at bus parks and hubs across the island as the so-called ‘loader men’ and conductors push, pull, and sometimes, force them into vehicles. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. J’can man gets 48-yr sentence in US

According to media reports in Aurora, Colorado, Shane Campbell, 26, a Jamaican man has been sentenced to 48 years in a United States prison for killing his girlfriend’s three-year-old daughter because she soiled herself. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. INDECOM probes fatal shooting

A probe has been launched by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) into the fatal shooting of a man by the Portland police this morning at Light house road in the parish.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Woman dives to death in falls

The St Thomas police are currently investigating the circumstances under which a 23-year-old woman died at Reggae Falls in Seaforth, St Thomas, yesterday. The woman has been identified as Javanna Russel from Yallahs in the parish. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Some NWC facilities out of operation

National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that several of its facilities are now out of operation because of electrical problems. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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