Man shot and killed in suspected hit in South Trelawny

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A man was shot and killed in Thompson Town, Southern Trelawny on Tuesday by an unknown assailant. He was shot in the stomach by the gunman who attacked him at about 10:45 am while he was at a family home in Thompson Town. The dead man has been identified as Donovan DaCosta of Thompson Town,...

Jackson Town man shot and killed: Lotto scamming material found

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A 31 year-old unemployed man was shot and killed in the district of Jackson Town in east central Trelawny parish on Monday, February 5. Residents summoned police after gunshots rang out in a section of the community at about 3:30 pm. When the police arrived, they found Damian McFarlane, also known as “Blacks” of Jackson...

Sister stabs sister to death in South Trelawny

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A young lady is dead and her sister in custody during a regrettable family dispute that occurred in South Trelawny. The deceased is 19-year old Kimberly Crawford of Stettin, near Albert Town, Trelawny. Reports are that at about 9 o’clock this morning, both siblings were at home when a heated dispute developed between them. This...

Man linked to killing of Jamari Reid shot dead in Duanvale, Trelawny

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First Murder in Trelawny for 2018 The first man killed in Trelawny parish for 2018 was wanted for questioning in the murder of upcoming singer Jamari Reid. He was found last Saturday morning with gunshot wounds in the community of Gravel Hill in Duanvale. Body Identified He has been identified as Omar Edwards, also known...

Jamaica 2017 Murders by Police Division & Parish: St James remains on top

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2017 Murders by Police Division The police have released the 2017 statistics for murder by police division. As expected, the murder capital of Jamaica remains in St. James, with 335 recorded homicides for the year. Ironically, its capital city Montego Bay, is known as the tourism capital of Jamaica. Contrasting St James and Portland Contrast...

Prime Minister declares State of Emergency in St. James

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STATE OF PUBLIC EMERGENCY In a Jamaica House press conference a short while ago, the Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Honourable Andrew Holness declared that “the parish of St. James is now under a state of public emergency.” RISE IN MURDERS This is as a result of the rising murder figures in the parish, which...

Prime Minister calls in the army: major military operation underway in St James

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There a is major Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) military operation underway in St. James as the government grapples with murder statistics generally recorded only in war torn countries. The latest initiative is in response to a surge in shootings and murders in the western parish, known as the murder capital of Jamaica. The latest incidents occurred...

Trelawny records first 2 murders of 2018 on successive days

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Just when it looked as if Trelawny was doing so well, the inevitable occurred on Saturday. Duanvale The bullet riddled body of an unidentified man was found at about 11am Saturday morning in Duanvale. No motive has been established for the killing and up to the time of writing, the identity of the man was...

Reduction in murders 2017, but major crimes on the increase in Trelawny

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The good news for Trelawny is that murders reduced from 26 in 2016 to 21 in 2017. The 19% reduction in murders has been offset by the bad news. Major crimes in the north coast parish have seen an increase in 2017. According to Superintendent Dwight Powell, who is in charge of Trelawny, this was...

Person of interest held in the killing of a Trelawny woman in Runaway Bay

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The St Ann police have held a person of interest in relation to Saturday morning’s murder of a woman in Runaway Bay. The woman, identified as Melissa Nelson (aka ‘Picky’) from Salt Marsh in Trelawny was shot dead while a man was shot and injured in the Bellair Housing Scheme in Runaway Bay about 1:30...