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  1. Body found in McCooks Pen Canal
  2. 40,000 more speeding tickets issued by police so far
  3. Cops nab most wanted ‘Dreama’
  4. JPS plans storage facility to reduce power outages
  5. More security for St James Parish Court
  6. Caribbean disaster agency monitoring flood events in Ja

1. Body found in McCooks Pen Canal

Investigators from the St Catherine North Police Division are now at a canal in McCooks Pen, St Catherine where the body of a man was found this morning. Reports are that about 7 a.m. residents stumbled upon the body and summoned the police. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. 40,000 more speeding tickets issued by police so far

The Traffic Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force is reporting that the number of speeding tickets issued up to June 9 this year is 21 percent more than for the similar period last year. It says traffic cops issued 233,309 speeding tickets or 40,048 more than they did up to June 9 last year. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Cops nab most wanted ‘Dreama’

One of Jamaica’s most wanted is now behind bars and could be charged with murder by tomorrow. He has been identified as 36-year-old Audley Duvall otherwise called ‘Dreama’, of Boscobel Housing Scheme in St Mary. Duvall was listed as wanted at a press conference at the Office of the Commissioner of Police on Tuesday, June 13.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. JPS plans storage facility to reduce power outages

Power utility Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) plans to build a 24.5-megawatt facility to store energy as a safeguard against power outages. It’s described as the first of its kind in the Caribbean. JPS plans to build the facility next year, but no cost was disclosed up to press time. It will act like a giant battery that charges when solar- or wind-energy plants generate energy. It then kicks into action, the less power these renewable plants generate due to cloud cover or low wind speeds. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. More security for St James Parish Court

Head of Operations for the St James Police, Deputy Superintendent, Gary McKenzie, says the police will be paying closer attention to potential threats to defendants who attend the St James Parish Court. The commitment follows an incident last Friday in which a man was shot and killed moments after leaving the courthouse. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Caribbean disaster agency monitoring floods events in Ja

Ronald Jackson, head of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), said that his organisation has taken on a ‘monitoring’ role in light of recent flood events that have severely impacted Jamaica. The island experienced severe flooding on the weekend following sustained rainfall. It was the second event in about a month. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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