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Weekly Round-up: US to help Ja if Venezuela cuts oil… Boy's body found in shallow grave… Women's bobsleigh medal?

Sunday, February 11, 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica — United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on his one-day visit to Jamaica on Wednesday assured that Washington would assist the island in overcoming any fallout arising from supporting efforts to promote democracy in Venezuela.

Tillerson also lauded the Government for the progress made in combating lottery scamming and said that the US Government would continue to support Jamaica's security forces and criminal justice system.

The education ministry dispatched a trauma team to the Spanish Town High School in St Catherine on Tuesday following the murder of a 17-year-old student of the institution.

The boy's body was found with stab wounds to the head in a shallow grave Sunday night, two days after he was reported missing.

And, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange on Thursday said she is confident of a podium finish for Jamaica in the Bobsleigh competition at the Winter Olympic Games, which started in South Korea on Friday.

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US ready to help

US lauds Jamaica on progress in combating lottery scamming

PM announces date for St Andrew North Western poll; Nomination Day is Feb 12

Hayle says she has strong backing of Phillips

EOJ in preparation mode for by-elections

House approves stiff new penalties for bad road users

Government now wants MoBay operations called 'enhanced security measures'

Police Federation wants Harriott to go

Another attempt to hear Trafigura application set for today

Father's name on birth certificate will make it smoother for NIDS

Omar Collymore captured in St Elizabeth

Son allegedly chops father to death in Clarendon

Cops identify man reportedly stabbed over taxi fare

St James cop charged after removing bike from police compound

Scorpions crush USA to snare first win

Clovis toon