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Newspaper photographer Rudolph Brown was pepper sprayed by an overzealous police officer as he attempted to photograph a scene where cops were attempting to apprehend a man for littering in Cross Roads yesterday. In a subsequent release, the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) called on the Police High Command and INDECOM to launch an immediate investigation into reports of the unprovoked assault by the police.

Should Etana have refused the US$5,000 grant she received from the government as part of an Artiste Tour support programme for reggae artistes?

The state seems unable to stop murders even with an increased military and police presence in battle-torn communities. Case in point: a man was shot and killed by gunmen in Denham Town, West Kingston on Tuesday night.

Justice may be served for an elderly couple who were killed last month in a crime that shocked the nation. Police say a man has been held in connection with the double murder of an elderly couple in Retreat, St Thomas last month.

Dancehall artiste Spotlight is in a spot of bother with his girlfriend after rumours that he was having an affair with fellow artiste Macka Diamond emerged last week. The deejay flew up to the United States to try to set things right with his girlfriend, but got a frosty reception from his amor. 

  Masicka is one of the hottest artistes in the game as his They Don't Know is a favourite on all local mix tapes and burning up the Internet with almost a million spins in only two weeks. 

Yesterday, the House of Representatives approved a resolution put forward by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to extend the state of public emergency in St James.

    Reggae icon Bob Marley's only Grammy nomination came in 2002, more than two decades after his death for best Long Form Music Video. Though the main reason the music legend most likely did not win prior, was that a reggae category wasn't added until 1985. Over the years, there have been many debates about winners and talk about a Marley lock on the top award with Ziggy Marley notching no fewer than seven notches, Stephen Marley three nods, and Damian Marley three as well. This year's debate over Damian Marley's win over Chronixx's deserving bid got the team  thinking about other albums that were perhaps overlooked over the years.   

Hundreds of terrified students fled to the auditorium of St Jago High School in Rivoli, St Catherine and hunkered down in fear as shots rang out before 11 today. 

Cherry Gardens was the subject of a major sting operation recently as a man who is wanted in Florida for allegedly committing multiple sexual offences involving minors was held in the upscale community. The man is now facing extradition to the United States.

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