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  1. Too many idle hands in Red Hills?
  2. Local investors urged to get into tuna
  3. Injuries halt McLeod’s run
  4. PSOJ CEO resigns
  5. St James gangster killed
  6. Feluke returns

1. Too many idle hands in Red Hills?

Small businesses along Red Hills Road, St Andrew, are reeling from the negative impact the recent upsurge in violence is having on them. Pointing out that there are too many idle hands in the communities in the area, they are demanding that the relevant authorities apply a serious approach to fixing the social ills across Jamaica. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Local investors urged to get into tuna

Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw is urging local and foreign investors to launch out into what he has described as the “blue economy” and invest in canned tuna for the export market, which he said is valued at approximately US$400 billion in the Western Hemisphere. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

Omar McLeod

3. Injuries halt McLeod’s run

Leg injuries have forced Jamaica’s hurdler supreme Omar McLeod off track. McLeod, the World and Olympic champion in the 110-metre hurdlers, has suffered injuries throughout the outdoor season and last raced in July. Though he will miss this week’s Diamond League finals, McLeod is on the mend and looking ahead to next year. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. PSOJ CEO resigns

Jennifer McDonald, the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), has resigned. PSOJ President Howard Mitchell made the announcement yesterday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. St James gangster killed

A man who the police described as a top-tier member of the notorious Big Yard Gang, which is based in Granville, St James, was shot and killed by unknown assailants who pounced on him in the early hours of yesterday morning in the often volatile community. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Feluke returns

On September 24, a year to the day of his Healing concert, Denver ‘Feluke’ Smith will host the launch of his seven track EP – Insight. This anniversary event, is not just a matter of picking up where he left off. “I’d say it’s understanding what I’m supposed to do,” Feluke told The GleanerSee full story on The Gleaner’s website.