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  • Mechanic crushed to death in Maverley freak accident

    A man was crushed to death in a freak accident in the North Western St Andrew community of Maverley on Saturday.

    Reports from residents are that, at about 3:30 pm, the man, who is yet to be identified, was carrying out repairs under a vehicle when the car jack malfunctioned.

    The incident took place in a section of the community called Elma Crescent, close to Washington Boulevard.

    "He used the jack to hoist the vehicle and was under the car carrying out repairs. Based on what we heard, the car jack broke and the vehicle fell on his head," said one frightened resident.

    Residents said, by the time they heard of the incident, and rushed to help, it was too late.

    "By the time we heard of the incident, he had already died. The impact alone killed him instantly," one alleged eyewitness told Loop News.

    A team of police are now on the scene investigating the matter.

     

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  • Women need pepper spray to fight rapists - Activist wants ban lifted

    Women's rights advocate Latoya Nugent is calling on the Government to lift the ban on pepper spray because of the increase in the number of abductions and murders of women and children since the start of the year.
    "I would want the Government to lift the ban, but not without the necessary precautionary measures. Because I understand that it can do a lot of damage and some persons may not know how to use it," Nugent said.
    Nugent said: "I would like to be able to carry a pepper spray in my bag."
    Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security Pearnel Charles Jr admits that the law should be evaluated in context of the country's evolving circumstances.


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    "We have to start understanding the justification for the ban in those circumstances, and assess whether in our current circumstances that justification is still relevant," he said. "Any protective device or mechanisms that would make our women feel safer must be considered."
    Charles said he is also prepared to discuss the matter with his colleagues at the ministry.
    With more than 25 women being killed by their spouses or exes in 2016, coupled with jaw-dropping fear of abduction that has been gripping the nation since the beginning of 2017, THE STAR understands that women have been arming themselves with pepper sprays.
    A Corporate Area-based company that sells protective devices, including pepper spray, advertises the product on its Facebook page. One of its operators said that there is a need for women to be able to protect themselves.
    "Police can't be everywhere so what they could do is encourage females to have protective devices," the operator said.
    However, Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay insisted that pepper sprays are still illegal, and the police will confiscate them if they are found on persons.

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  • Conductor disarms cop in Spanish Town bus park

    High drama erupted inside the Spanish Town Municipal Bus Park on Thursday afternoon after a bus conductor allegedly relieved a policeman of his service pistol inside the busy transport facility.

    The incident took place a little after 3:00 o’clock in the heart of Spanish Town, resulting in a public spectacle as persons on the scene ran for cover in all directions.

    However, other lawmen on the scene chased down the conductor with the pistol, and took him into custody while retrieving the weapon.

    There was no indication of any shooting having taken place between the loss and recovery of the firearm.

    Details on what led to the incident are unclear.

    The conductor now faces criminal charges relative to breaches of the Firearms Act.

     

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  • Man hammers lover after kids told him she cheated

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    t Catherine man is to be sentenced after pleading guilty to using a hammer to strike his lover, Sashanie Valentine, in the back of her head.

    Christopher Harrison pleaded guilty in the St Catherine Parish Court to charges of unlawful and malicious wounding.

    "Your Honour, mi guilty wid explanation,” Harrison declared.

    “Yu see, every time mi ago work mi dawta and son always ah say she a carry in man pan mi bed. Mi wuk hard fi provide fi mi family and ah dat she do," he said, trying to justify his action.

    The court heard that a section of the woman’s head became swollen as a result of being struck February 1.

    Harrison is to be sentenced April 19. As a result, Senior Parish Judge Tara Reid-Carr ordered the taking of Harrison's fingerprints and a social enquiry report into his background.

     

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  • Pastor tells Church Members to drink Anointed Rat Poison and now 5 are dead

    According to Popular UK Website Unilad This priest tried to prove his congregation were above death by feeding them rat poison and the results were disastrous…

    Priest Light Monyeki from Soshanguve, South Africa, took it upon himself to prove his follower’s were superhuman and immortal, with a seriously dangerous stunt.

    The priest declared to his congregation they should not fear death, as they will not die, before proceeding to pour bottles of water contaminated with rat poison into their mouths…

    He said:

    We do not need to proclaim faith because we are believers. Death has no power over us.

    Horrifyingly, many of his followers ran forward to take a fatal drink from the treacherous bottle.

    The priest took a swig from the poison fluid before pouring it down the throats of his loyal congregation.

    Disastrously, yet predictably, the members of his church started to complain of stomach pains and by the evening, five of them were tragically dead.

    A further 13 more were taken to hospital for the ingestion of the lethal drink, but despite all of this Monyeki allegedly denied responsibility.

    Surely he’s not referring to his poison drink as a ‘good thing,’ as I do not see how this could be possible in any way considering it killed five of his members…

    The horrendous incident has sparked a police investigation, but no arrests have been made at present.

    This is extremely dangerous and beyond stupid.

    It’s sad to think his followers put so much faith and trust in him, which ultimately cost them their lives…

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