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  1. Grammy nomination for Chronixx, Jr Gong, Morgan Heritage
  2. INDECOM unfazed by Holness’ criticism
  3. Ja to negotiate services agreement with Dom Rep
  4. Gruesome family killing recalled by witness
  5. Accused in Mario Deane cases returns to court tomorrow
  6. Another child killed in St James

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1. Grammy nomination for Chronixx, Jr Gong, Morgan Heritage

Chronixx, Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley and Morgan Heritage are the Jamaican nominees for Best Reggae Album in the 2018 Grammy Awards. Chronixx’s Chronology, Marley’s Stony Hill and Morgan Heritage’s Avrakedabra are up against Common Kings’ Lost in Paradise and J Boog’s Wash House TingSee full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. INDECOM unfazed by Holness’ criticism

Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), Terrence Williams, is demanding clarity from Prime Minister Andrew Holness for a statement he made on Sunday at the Jamaica Labour Party’s 74th annual conference at the National Arena, where he suggested that the agency demoralises members of the police force by their overzealous manner of conducting investigations. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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3. Ja to negotiate services agreement with Dom Rep

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said a new air services agreement is to be negotiated between Jamaica and the Dominican Republic to complement a soon-to-be-signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on multi-destination tourism. Holness made the declaration during his press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister this afternoon after meeting with President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina Sanchez to discuss bilateral, regional and multilateral issues. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Gruesome family killing recalled by witness

A frail, elderly father yesterday gave evidence detailing how a St Ann woman, her husband and their three children cornered his mentally ill son inside a house in the parish and chopped him repeatedly until he died, before using a piece of rope to drag his body into the streets. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Accused in Mario Dean case returns to court tomorrow

Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, the inmates charged with murder in connection with the death of Mario Deane, who died from a brutal beating sustained while in police custody in 2013, will make their next appearance in the St James Circuit Court on November 29. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Another child killed in St James

The killing of yet another child has lifted the spine-chilling murder count in St James to 296 since the start of the year, leaving many residents paralysed with fear as it would appear that the police are powerless to stop the marauding gangsters, who continue their rampage with impunity. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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