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  1. Ja needs no Robin hoods, declares Holness
  2. Shaw explains $8.34m cell bill on Twitter
  3. Forensic pathologist says teen was alive wen shot again
  4. When criminal cases collapse
  5. PAAC wants business plan for MoBay Convention Centre
  6. Six win all-expense-paid trip to Bolt’s last strike

 

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1. Ja needs no Robin Hoods, declares Holness

In declaring that criminal organisations are adamantly seeking to run a parallel state, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has once again come out in defence of the recently passed Zones of Special Operations Bill, voicing confidence that crime and violence will be reduced in areas where dons and criminals thrive as a result of its implementation. See full story on The Gleaner website.

2. Shaw explains $8.34 cell bill on Twitter

Embattled Finance Minister Audley Shaw has disclosed more information as he seeks to explain his $8.34 million in cell phone bills in a year. In posts on his official Twitter account this afternoon, Mr Shaw reiterated that the bulk of the money was for data charges. He said when he queried about excessive charges on his bill, he was told that they were attributable to data roaming charges billed at US$8 per megabyte. See full story on The Gleaner website.

3. Forensic pathologist says teen was alive when shot again

A forensic pathologist has testified that, Ravin Thompson, the teenage boy who was shot during a joint police-military operation in Whitfield Town, St Andrew in 2007 was alive when he was wounded a second time. According to Dr S N Prasad Kadiyala, a post-mortem examination revealed that Thompson was shot three times and died from the cumulative effects of the three bullets. See full story on The Gleaner website.

4. When criminal cases collapse

No one alive in Jamaica in September 2012 will easily forget the national outrage that greeted the rape of an eight-year-old girl and four others in Irwin Point, St James. Neither will one quickly forget the collective sigh of relief when it was revealed that two men would pay for the crime. See full story on The Gleaner website.

5. PAAC wants business plan for MoBay Convention Centre

Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) has asked the Tourism Ministry to submit plans for moving the Montego Convention Centre into profitability. The centre has been operating at a loss since it opened in 2011. See full story on The Gleaner website.

6. Six win all-expense-paid trip to Bolt’s last strike

Loxley Tulloch is a neighbour of the legendary Usain Bolt in the Corporate Area, but the avid track fan has never seen the sprinting phenomenon blaze down the track in ‘live and living colour’. However, that will change soon, as the shipping executive and his wife are preparing to jet off to London, England, to attend the 16th IAAF World Championships, August 4-13, and to see Bolt perform in his final hurrah. See full story on The Gleaner website.

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