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dig-knife1. Suspect in JC student killing charged, court date set

The suspect in the killing of 14-year-old Jamaica College student, Nicholas Francis, has been charged and is set to appear in court on Friday. The Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) of the police force, via its twitter handle, announced this afternoon that Quacie Hart has been charged for the killing of the student. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Hundreds protest violence against children outside JC schoolgate

Hundreds of students of the Jamaica College and other stakeholders this morning staged a peaceful protest in front of the Old Hope Road-based institution against violence against children. The protest follow last week’s stabbing death of 14-year-old Nicholas Francis a third-form student, he was killed on a bus during an attempted cellular phone robbery.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

dig-red-stripe3. Five Points Trading Company pushing Red Stripe overseas

As global beer giant Heineken seeks to cement the Red Stripe brand in the North American market, Heineken USA has launched Five Points Trading Company to drive the effort. With plans to begin marketing and branding activities as of January 1, 2017, Five Points Trading Company represents a new venture aimed at incubating a select range of popular global beers, including Red Stripe, in the US market. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.


4. Clinton refuses to be sidetracked by new FBI email probe

Hillary Clinton vowed Sunday that she would not be “knocked off course” in the election’s final days, as she sought to push past a new FBI email enquiry in a sexting probe that delivered a late jolt to her race against Republican Donald Trump. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Another quake shakes Italy

Another powerful earthquake shook Central Italy on Sunday, sending panicked residents running into piazzas, raining boulders onto highways and toppling a Benedictine cathedral and other historic edifices that had withstood several recent quakes. There were no immediate reports of deaths. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Australia to ban asylum seekers arriving on boats

Australia on Sunday announced plans to ratchet up its tough policy against refugees by banning any asylum seeker who attempts to reach its shores by boat from ever visiting the country. A previous government introduced a policy on July 19, 2013, banning refugees who arrive by boat from Indonesian ports after that date from ever being resettled in Australia. See full story on Gleaner’s website.