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  • Woman's body with throat slashed found in igloo in Manchester

    Police are probing yet another murder of a female, after a young woman’s body was found with its throat slashed inside an igloo along the Winston Jones Highway in Manchester on Tuesday morning.

    The Mandeville Police made the macabre discovery about 1:25am, after a mobile patrol team saw a grey Toyota Starlet motorcar parked on the roadway with the front doors open.

    Checks were reportedly made and the body of the female, with its throat slashed, was found wrapped in a sheet inside a cooler box on the backseat.

    The scene was processed and the body removed to the morgue pending identification and post mortem examination, according to the police.

    The body of the victim is described as being of brown complexion, medium build, about 168 centimetres (5 feet 6 inches) long, with tall, natural hair.

    The woman appears to be in her late 20s, the cops said.

    Detectives assigned to the Manchester Criminal Investigations Branch are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the body.

    The Police are asking anyone who can assist in identifying the woman’s body, or who has information that can assist in their investigations to contact the Mandeville CIB at 876-962-2832, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest Police Station. Persons may also call Crime Stop at 311 or 811.

    The gruesome discovery comes less than a week after the killing of a 14-year-old girl in Trench Town, St Andrew triggered outrage across the nation.

    Yetanya Francis, a student of Kingston Technical, was killed after she went missing on Thursday night. Her charred remains were found the following day.

    Prime Minister Andrew Holness expressed outrage at the incident, saying: “The thugs who murdered 14-year-old Yetanya Francis have no place in the Jamaican society we are seeking to create.”




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  • Bullas To Be Removed From Schools - Tufton Appeals For Support Of Teachers To Help Students Eat Healthier


    Several food items, including the popular bulla cake, will be affected by the collaborative effort of the ministries of education and health to remove products high in sugar content from local schools as part of a campaign to promote healthier eating among students.

    Education Minister Ruel Reid made the announcement while addressing yesterday's final day of the three-day Jamaica Teachers' Association's (JTA) 54th annual conference in Montego Bay, St James.

    "Only two per cent of our schools have their own canteens, so Nutrition Products Limited will be reorganised to support the delivery of lunches by providing the resources, or material, for you to provide the meals, only in those schools that don't have canteens," Reid told school administrators.

    "Bullas and all those things will be withdrawn, generally, from the market, and it (approved food items) has to be whatever products are very much consistent with the Government's nutrition policy. In terms of sugar content, the manufacturers will get a standard they will have to operate with."

    Since 1973, Nutrition Products Limited has been providing public schools with meal items, including bulla cakes and bag juices, under the education ministry's portfolio.

    In a short presentation before Reid spoke, Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton appealed to the JTA delegates to support the overall effort to promote a healthier lifestyle and dietary choices in their schools.

    "The ministries of education and health will have to get all the critical stakeholders, teachers being part of that, to help us provide the guidance necessary to our young people as the first line of defence to combat lifestyle ailments," said Tufton.

    He continued: "An announcement was made around sugary drinks in schools and the introduction of the Jamaica Moves programme, starting in the next school year. The message from you is going to be absolutely critical in supporting the success of this new programme that we will embark on as part of the preventative approach to health care."


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  • King Alarm fires one guard in apartment shooting

    KINGSTON, Jamaica -- King Alarm has dismissed the female security guard who was seen kicking a licensed firearm holder last Monday at an apartment complex on Braemar Avenue in St Andrew.

    King Alarm managing director John Azar said she was one of three officers who was sanctioned by the company.

    Two other male officers involved in the incident, one who was seen slapping the man, has retained an attorney and are to face a disciplinary hearing.

    The third guard, who was the supervisor, was sent on suspension for failure to take charge of the situation on the day.

    Azar made the disclosure at a press briefing this morning.

    More information later.


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  • Pastor warns of the dildo 'DEMON'

    A pastor has issued a stern warning to Jamaicans who have got caught up using dildos and other toys for sexual pleasure. Apostle Andrew Scott of Greater Works International Fellowship said the use of dildos can attract demonic forces into homes.

    Scott told The STAR the use of sex toys among Christians is very widespread. He said that based on a survey he conducted, single and married women have introduced these toys in their homes and marriages and now have issues.

    In a recent televised sermon, Scott implored women and couples to desist from using dildo stating that not only is it unholy but it is a marriage breaker.

    “It can cause them to lose feelings for the natural function of a male and to accept the unnatural, which is the dildo. That woman could find that she loses interest in having intercourse the natural way, and now begin to explore other unnatural ways, for example, cherries, strawberries, whipped cream and other enticing treats to add to the female genitals,” he said.

    The minister stated that it is impossible for a male to compete with a sexy toy and as a result, a lot of men are now taking sexual enhancement drugs to match up to a dildo.

    "Using a dildo, she can go for as long as she wants. The body usually experience a climax within 10 - 20 minutes and then recovers. With the dildo, there is no cooling down as it can run for hours and even days until the battery dies. A man cannot compete with a toy that uses batteries that lasts for hours,” he said.

    Scott stated that when a man falls short in the bedroom because he is unable to perform like the dildo, he is often shunned by his partner and this can often leads to a breakdown of the marriage.

    “It is my understanding that some pastors may have influenced their members to use these sex toys as an alternate to comfort women in their time of loneliness, and because of lack knowledge, these pastors did not know that this lifestyle and practise came about [because of] two sisters who were harlots, Aholah and Aholibah. This lifestyle comes with spiritual consequences,” he said.

    He is encouraging single women not to be tempted to use dildos to quench their sexual thirsts but to meditate on the Word of God, and to wait until they find a suitable husband.


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  • Alleged robbers shot by Licensed Firearm Holder in Half-Way Tree




    Robbers after going on a rampage of robberies in the half way tree area were put to a halt Thursday the 5 of July when a licensed firearm holder shot two of the 3 robbers who attempted to rob his business place.


    One of the injured robbers subsequently succumbed to his injuries whilst the other is in police custody and another escaped. This series of robberies started three weeks ago when a store on the clocktower plaza was held up at gunpoint by the same 3 robbers than the week after another store was held up and gunpoint by the same 3 robbers on the Half Way Tree Mall


    Reports are that a team of police officers was close to the location, and responded to an alarm that was raised.

    A shootout ensued and the two men were hit.

    A firearm was reportedly recovered by the police.

    The injured men have been admitted in hospital under police guard.

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