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ONLY IN JAMAICA: Father and two sons graduate together; father and two sons killed together — AMAAAZING!

On Monday, November 13, this newspaper reported that a 55-year-old father and his two sons were shot dead in Ebony Park, Clarendon, on Sunday night.
Harven Burke (centre), his wife Dr Olivene Burke (left)
 and their three children (from second left) Kamol, Kemoi
 and Kaedi at The University of the West Indies,
 Mona graduation last weekend. His mother,
Verona Martin, is in the background.
As rare as that occasion was, the Sunday edition of the newspaper reported an even more unlikely occurrence — the graduation of a 53-year-old father and his two sons together from The University of the West Indies (UWI) two weekends ago.
For those who might have missed it, police reports said gunmen went to a shop in a section of the Ebony Park community, called Board Villa, where they robbed patrons of money and other possessions.
The heartless gunmen then left the shop and proceeded to a house in the same yard, where they held at gunpoint, robbed and then fatally shot Clifton Scott and his sons, 37-year-old Clifton Scott Jr and 20-year-old Orville Scott.
In the other event, a singularly spectacular achievement, Harven Burke, a regional field officer at the Jamaica Observer, received his Master of Business Administration; his son Kemoi, 28, was right behind him in getting his MBA, while a younger son, Kamol, 23, graduated barely an hour before, with Bachelor of Science in Operational Management. more

IN JAMAICA: Accused killer of Manchester cop, Corporal Melvin Smith charged with murder

Thursday, November 16, 2017
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Manchester police have formally charged a 22- year-old man for the murder of Corporal Melvin Smith in this south central town on the night of October 27.
Corporal Melvin Smith
Supt Wayne Cameron, head of the Manchester police, named the accused as Kemar Bennett, otherwise called 'Sparta' of Settlement in Williamsfield, Manchester.
Cameron said Bennett was pointed out in an identification parade last Friday and was formally charged Tuesday night. In addition to murder, Bennett has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm, wounding with intent and robbery with aggravation.
Two additional charges of robbery (unrelated to the murder) have also been laid against Bennett, including one just 25 minutes before Corporal Smith was killed. The same establishment, a gaming lounge on Ward Avenue, was targeted in both cases, Cameron said. more

Listen to Peter Lloyd's reggae cover of John Lennon's 'Woman'

International recording artist Peter Lloyd is releasing a reggae version of John Lennon’s ‘Woman’ on the 24th November available worldwide. Peter Lloyd is well-known in Jamaica mostly for his music and also due to his notable acting career featuring in Walt Disney’s Return to Treasure IslandThe Mighty Quinn starring Denzel Washington and Prelude to A Kiss starring Meg Ryan and Alec BaldwinPeter Lloyd has also performed at dozens of festivals worldwide including Nottingham Carnival (UK)Reggae Jam (Germany)Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival (Jamaica)One Caribbean Music Festival (USA)Sunrise Reggae and Ska Festival (Germany).
Peter Lloyd - Woman
Peter Lloyd
Described as the ‘Love Messenger’, and with his love and respect for women, Peter Lloydalso believes that love is the ‘greatest revolution’ that creates unity. His Rastafarian philosophy has influenced his music and he states that the purpose for his music is to heal the world.
Peter Lloyd tries to give back to society as much as he can through philanthropy delivering his message through a programme called Yutes Rise, where he inspires the students through a reggae/motivational workshop and live performances. Peter Lloyd has already been featured on ReggaevilleCNN’s Roots: Our Journeys Home, and the Jamaica Observer. Producing a refreshing sound and paying homage to this John Lennon original,Peter Lloyd teamed up with legendary Jamaican producer and saxophonist, Dean Fraserwho has worked with the likes of Dennis BrownSly and Robbie, and Joe Gibbs. Having been on the international circuit for some time, Peter Lloyd has performed in over 20 countries.
To accompany this cover of John Lennon’s classic, Peter Lloyd will have a music video due to be premiered in November. From Jamaica to London and the rest of the world, there isn’t much that this highly accomplished individual can do if he sets his mind to it, spreading the message of love on the world stage.

NEW MOORE ACCUSER: ‘HE DIDN’T PINCH IT, HE GRABBED’ Sixth Roy Moore Accuser Comes Forward, Says He Groped Her In 1991

By Nick Visser 11/16/17
A sixth woman has accused Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual harassment, and two other women have come forward with allegations of misconduct by the judge while they were young women working at an Alabama mall.
Tina Johnson told the news outlet she was groped by Moore during a meeting at his law office in 1991, when she was 28 years old. She said she went to see Moore to sign over custody of her then 12-year-old son to her mother, who was also in the meeting, and that as soon as she walked into his office, Moore began flirting with her.
“He kept commenting on my looks, telling me how pretty I was, how nice I looked,” she said in her account. “He was saying that my eyes were beautiful.”
She described the event as uncomfortable before noting that at one point during the meeting Moore moved around his desk, sat inches from her and asked questions about her young daughters. When the meeting ended and Johnson turned to leave, she said Moore grabbed her buttocks.

TERROR ATTACK: Half The People Killed In The Texas Shooting Were Children The victims were as young as 18 months and as old as 77.

By Nick Visser, Lydia O’Connor, Roque Planas, Willa Frej, and Doha Madani
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas ― Around half the people killed in Sunday’s mass shooting were minors, including at least one child under age two.
Of the 26 people who lost their lives at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, 12 to 14 of them were children, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt said Monday morning. 
The tragedy in the small community near San Antonio marks the worst mass shooting in the history of Texas, with deceased victims as young as 18 months and as old as 77 years
At least 26 people― around half the church’s membership according to one estimate― were killed when a lone gunman opened fire on worshippers a little before noon on Sunday, officials said. Several families are grappling with multiple deaths and injuries ― the Holcombe family, for instance, lost eight people from three generations. more

West Kingston ZOSO Widens - Denham Town Zone Grows To Include Neighbouring Communities

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson
Members of the Jamaica Defence Force and the
 Jamaica Constabulary Force on Little King Street, the new
boundary of the second zone of special operations in
 downtown Kingston.
Seven months ago, residents of Hannah Town in Kingston were cowering in fear after gunmen sprayed at a birthday party on Hannah Street, killing one man and seriously injuring six others.
Yesterday, they were still wary, but far less fidgety as the security forces officially expanded the second zone of special operations (ZOSO) to include communities closely neighbouring Denham Town - the area initially declared by Prime Minister Andrew Holness last month. "It was expanded based on operations and intelligence assessment with regards to the areas around Denham Town," said Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Corporate Communications Unit.
"The information suggested that persons are moving from Denham Town into some areas and seeking refuge in those spaces," Lindsay added. "We want to maintain the integrity of the zone of special operations, and because of that, the recommendation was made to the prime minister and it was approved."
Yesterday, a release from the ZOSO Communication Centre listed an area called 'Shooters Hill' among those the expansion had covered. "The new border has now pushed the boundary at Albert Street further westward to include Water Lane. The new western boundary is Little King Street," the release read. "On the northern side, the boundary is pushed northward from Greenwich Street to Blount Street." more