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  1. Tufton defends decisions re CRH
  2. Develop rural towns to address urban drift – McKenzie
  3. Commonwealth Games updates
  4. 70-y-o businessman shot dead
  5. Seize assets of farm terrorists – JAS
  6. Gleaner names new reader ombudsman

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton

1. Tufton defends decisions re CRH

Despite calls for his resignation by the parliamentary Opposition for allegedly mishandling the ongoing health crisis at Cornwall Regional Hospital, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has insisted that the ministry acted responsibly when it was first discovered that mould was the source of the contamination affecting the facility. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

2. Develop rural towns to address urban drift – McKenzie

Jamaica’s urban centres, like those in other English-speaking Caribbean countries, are fast becoming overpopulated as a result of the movement of people from rural areas, thus putting a strain on social amenities and physical infrastructure, says Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

3. Commonwealth Games updates

Defending champion Kimberly Williams produced a lifetime best to win gold with her last attempt in the women’s triple jump final at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

Javon Francis produced a strong late charge to win bronze in the men’s 400m final at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

4. 70-y-o businessman shot dead

The Portland police are searching for clues to hunt down the killers of 70-year-old businessman Lloyd Chambers. Chambers last night became the fifth person to be murdered in the eastern parish since the start of the year after he was shot at his home in Windsor Castle district. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

5. Seize assets of farm terrorists – JAS

The community of Raymonds in Clarendon is still reeling from the gruesome killing of two goat farmers who were found on Thursday with their throats slashed and machete wounds over their bodies. The farmers – 74-year-old Altimond Harrison of Raymonds District in Hayes and 55-year-old Vincent Hudson of Bog District in Lionel Town were found in bushes in the Community. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

6. Gleaner names new reader ombudsman

As part of its continued commitment to resolve all public complaints relating to its content, The Gleaner has named a new reader ombudsman. He is retired High Court judge, Justice Roy Anderson, who assumed duties on April 1. Anderson is a past student of Titchfield High School in Port Antonio, Portland; the University of the West Indies; London University and Georgetown University in the United States. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

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