Farmer found dead in Trelawny
Ground has been broken for an integrated community targeted at low-income families, first-time homeowners, and public-sector workers at Dunbeholden, St Catherine.
Dubbed the Catherine Estates housing development, the project will provide 850 duplex studio units with an average size of 273 square feet and 800 detached one-bedroom starter homes at 367 square feet, with areas for expansion.
The National Housing Trust will be providing 100 per cent financing for the houses.
The housing development is scheduled to be completed within 54 months and will be developed in six phases, with 14 clusters. Each cluster will be served by essential community amenities such as sidewalks, grocery stores, recreational spaces, and have easy access to public transportation.
Lands will be reserved for the building of a primary school, secondary school, church, police station, health centre, and commercial facilities.
The Clarks Town police have commenced an investigation into the death of a farmer who was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds and his head partially severed on a property at Walker Piece, Cockburn Pen, Trelawny, on Wednesday.
The deceased has been identified as 45-year-old Dean Hutton of Kinloss district in Clarks Town.
Reports from the police are that Hutton left his house at about 4:30 p.m. in order to collect water with the intention of giving it to cows that he raised in an area known as Water Peak. However, when he failed to return home, his common-law wife, who made several failed attempts to reach him via cell phone, alerted the police. With the help of residents, the lawmen searched the area and found his body lying face down in a pool of blood. His neck was reportedly partially severed, and he had what appeared to be gunshot wounds to the abdomen. The scene was processed and the body later transported to hospital, where Hutton was pronounced dead.
The Trelawny police have indicated that they are now in search of a man who they believe can assist them in their investigations.