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Jamaica: Policeman, wife dead in murder-suicide

Investigators say a Jamaican police officer appears to have shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force says the 31-year-old Spanish Town policeman apparently fatally shot Latoya Campbell-Thompson at their home late Saturday, a day before her 28th birthday.

Early Sunday, detectives found the corpse of Constable Davian Thompson in a nearby drainage gully with a gunshot wound to his head. He was clutching a revolver.

Thompson was on temporary suspension from the police force for his involvement in a shooting incident last year. Details of that shooting were not immediately available.

Tonique Williams: We want to beat Jamaica – Golden girl speaks on Bahamas’ past, present and future

She may have retired in 2008, but the competitive spirit still seeps through the veins of Bahamian 400 metres standout Tonique Williams.

What is also true is that despite stepping off the track, Williams, who has won 12 medals for The Bahamas at the junior and senior international levels still feels very strongly about the ever-growing Jamaica/Bahamas rivalry – particularly at the age group level. Read more

Invasive Lionfish On The Decline In Jamaica After National Campaign To Save Reefs

Jamaica is reporting a big decline in sightings of lionfish, the voracious invasive species that has been wreaking havoc on regional reefs for years and wolfing down native juvenile fish and crustaceans.

Some four years after a national campaign got started to slash numbers of the candy-striped predator with a mane of venomous spines, Jamaica’s National Environment and Planning Agency is reporting a 66 percent drop in sightings of lionfish in coastal waters with depths of 75 feet (23 meters). Read more