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Thirty-three-year-old Dwight Huggins shot and killed by police in St Catherine, Jamaica today

 Sunday, September 19, 2021

A probe has been launched into the fatal shooting of a man by the police in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

Thirty-three-year-old Dwight Huggins was shot on Friday night off Old Harbour Road. 

The police say a weapon was recovered. The police report that about 11:30 p.m., cops were in the area searching for a robbery suspect.

Huggins was seen by the police and he reportedly brandished a handgun and challenged the party. The police took evasive action and Huggins was shot during the exchange.

According to the police, a Glock pistol containing several rounds of ammunition was seized from Huggins. He was taken to the Spanish Town Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Independent Commission of Investigations and the police's Inspectorate Branch are probing the matter.

- Rasbert Turner

Miss Universe Jamaica semi-finalists selected Sunday, September 19, 2021

 Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sixteen semi-finalists were yesterday selected to participate in the Miss Universe Jamaica pageant. The elimination process, which took place at the AC Hotel Kingston, saw 21 hopefuls — from a field of more than 70 who applied — reduced to 16. These 16 semi-finalists also include the five regional queens.
The 16 semi-finalists in the Miss Universe Jamaica pageant share a moment with
 representatives of the AC Hotel Kingston

However, after another elimination round, which will be done on October 2, only 10 will go through to the finals, which is scheduled to be held virtually on October 30.

Mark McDermoth, national director of Miss Universe Jamaica, said the novel coronavirus pandemic has affected sponsorship for this year's staging of the pageant.

“It's another pandemic year for us and so we are having to do things differently. It's a challenge. The biggest challenge is not having sponsors on board because everyone's feeling the pinch of the pandemic. And so you are now having to be creative more than ever,” said McDermoth. MORE


A young man's revenge over cancer 'He is my head boy' says mom as Calabar deputy Anthony Parker aces eight CSEC subjects despite medical setback

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Anthony Parker, Calabar

At age 15, Anthony Parker missed almost one year of school while he battled acute lymphatic leukaemia.

Parker had to sit out three terms — the last two terms of grade nine and the first term of grade 10 — at Calabar High School and grappled with severe hair and weight loss. His mother feared that he would've died.

At 17 he sat his Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations while undergoing treatment, and scored six ones and two threes, sending him and his family into celebration mode. But last Monday all the pain he endured in the past three years was eclipsed when Parker learnt that he has been selected as a deputy head boy for the 2021/2022 academic year at Calabar High School.

Anthony and his mom with awards

“I am very happy, but definitely not surprised. I worked hard for it so I know it was going to be either the head boy position or a deputy. I envisioned myself as a head student from grade seven. I have been a student leader from my very first year at Calabar. more

Jamaica's SHENSEEA début on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

SHENSEEA's début on the Billboard Hot 100 chart makes her the first Jamaican female dancehall artiste to score an entry on the prestigious table in 17 years.

Shenseea

 

Pure Souls, her collaboration with American rapper Kanye West, and which also features rapper Roddy Ricch, entered the chart at number 52 on Tuesday.

She was pleased with her latest accomplishment.

“I am honestly over-elated! I intended to make the charts, but to say I saw it coming so soon would be far from the truth. I am truly one of God's favourites to be receiving big blessings in my career in such a short space of time. I'm on a mission to take this worldwide, as I've said countless times, and to see it all manifesting makes my heart skip a beat. I've been waiting my whole life to experience moments like these,” Shenseea told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.

Shenseea

Pure Souls is from Kanye West's 10th studio album titled Donda, which debuted on the all-