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Weekly Round-up: Westmoreland bloodbath… Fiery Trelawny crash… Deadly nightclub fire… Windies slump to 9th

Friday, May 04, 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The security forces blanketed sections of Westmoreland on Wednesday and by Thursday, arrested 13 gangsters in the aftermath of a bloody onslaught in which seven people, including two children, were killed and at least 12 were wounded in separate gun attacks.

Meanwhile, the country surpassed 100 road fatalities with Sunday's death of a woman in a five-vehicle collision on Mandela Highway in the vicinity of Plantation Heights in St Andrew.

And, three exotic dancers died as fire ravaged a nightclub in Trinity, just outside Port Maria, St Mary early Thursday morning.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

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13 gangsters held

Police/military operation underway in aftermath of Westmoreland massacre

Seven dead, 10 wounded in Westmoreland attacks

Westmoreland killings put pressure on hospital

Gunmen pressure hospital

Unemployment at record low 9.6%

DPP calls for changes to the anti-gang legislation

PM says Gov't will find every single measure within law to fight crime

House approves more time for state of emergency; Senate expected to give nod today

Gov't says further SOE extension depends on advice of security forces

Off-duty cop shoots at windscreen wiper, injures motorist

Three perish in fire at Port Maria night club

Wisynco withdraws lawsuit against Heart Foundation

Heart Foundation says it was prepared to oppose Wisynco's lawsuit

Fiery crash in Trelawny claims 3

Woman dies in five-vehicle Mandela Highway crash

Four men found in shallow Clarendon grave were shot dead

Obeah rumours led man to stab JP 16 times

Two more accused in cloning of top cop's credit card

Windies slump to historic low in Test rankings

Another Windies slip

Elaine Thompson to compete in 100m at Doha Diamond League

Calabar's 'Penns' achievement a rare feat

Clovis toon