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  1. Court challenges police statement in arrest of irate mom
  2. Disbarred lawyer Brady avoids eviction
  3. Cops kill three in Salt Spring
  4. OCG gets state-of-the-art equipment
  5. Ja joins world for Antibiotic Awareness Week
  6. Rebel Salute promises awesome 25

1. Court challenges police statement in arrest of irate mom

The Court Management Services has challenged a claim from the police that the instructions to arrest the mother of a seven-year old boy who was allegedly assaulted by older boys last week in Trelawny came from a nearby court. The Court Management Services said that there was no such order from the presiding judge or the court in relation to the matter. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Disbarred lawyer Brady avoids eviction

Disbarred attorney Harold Brady narrowly avoided eviction from his rented home in the upscale St Andrew community of Cherry Gardens yesterday minutes before bailiffs were set to move in with two court orders. A team, under the supervision of Oswald Sherriah, bailiff for the Supreme Court, gathered outside Brady’s home shortly after daybreak yesterday armed with an eviction order and an order for the seizure and sale of items found inside. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Cops kill three in Salt Spring

Residents in the volatile Salt Spring community in St James are now seething as they are hotly disputing the police’s version of an incident in which three men were killed in an alleged confrontation with the lawmen early yesterday morning. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. OCG gets state-of-the-art equipment

Forensic recovery of evidence data centre devices that can extract data from computers and smartphones, along with other critical pieces of equipment to aid in the fight against corruption, were yesterday handed over to the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) by the United States Embassy. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Ja joins world for Antibiotic Awareness Week

Jamaica will join other countries globally to observe World Antibiotic Awareness Week from November 13 to 19 under the theme ‘Antibiotic, the End of an Era’. Senior veterinary biochemical analyst at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Georgette Thompson said the focus is to raise awareness of the need to preserve the power of antibiotics through appropriate use and highlight the impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to food and animal industries and the health sector. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Rebel Salute promises awesome 25

As the organisers of Rebel Salute get ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary, conceptualiser of the annual event, Tony Rebel, says he wants patrons to walk away from the next staging having experienced more than just a stage show. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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