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  1. More police for MoBay this Christmas
  2. Sav hospital expansion to begin next year
  3. Ian Boyne hospitalised
  4. RJR Gleaner dominates PAJ awards
  5. Diaspora in shock over death of Lowell Hawthorne
  6. Bolt statue unveiled

1. More police for MoBay this Christmas

Commissioner of Police George Quallo says the number of security personnel patrolling the streets of Montego Bay and surrounding communities in St James will be scaled up significantly to maintain order leading up to the Christmas season. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Sav hospital expansion to begin next year

The chronic shortage of space at the Savanna-la-Mar Public Hospital will soon be a thing of the past as plans are in the pipeline for a new block to be constructed, the hospital’s chairman, Eric “Busha” Clarke, has said. The new block will take the bed count past 300 and ease the pressure on the Type B facility which, despite a 40 per cent increase of the population size in the town, has not been expanded since it opened to the public in 1964. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Ian Boyne hospitalised

Veteran journalist Ian Boyne was yesterday hospitalised after suffering what the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) called a medical emergency. It was not immediately clear how serious his condition was. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. RJRGleaner dominates PAJ awards

Journalists from the RJRGLEANER Communications Group dominated the 2017 Press Association of Jamaica Awards on Saturday night, taking the top prizes of ‘Journalist of the Year’ and ‘Young Journalist of the Year’ in addition to 14 category awards. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Diaspora in shock over death of Lowell Hawthorne

The Jamaican diaspora was jolted Saturday evening as news of the death of the renowned CEO and founder of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, Lowell Hawthorne, circulated throughout the community. Hawthorne, 57, who migrated to the United States (US) in 1981, shot and killed himself at his New York office on Saturday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

Bolt

6. Bolt statue unveiled

Sprint legend Usain St Leo Bolt has been immortalised in bronze with the unveiling of an eight-foot statue in his likeness at Jamaica’s National Stadium yesterday, depicting his trademark ‘To the World’ stance. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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