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Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Golding deniesgreen card claims

Prime Minister Bruce Golding has rubbished claims made by a United States-based media entity that he currently holds a green card visa.

A release from the the Office of the Prime Minister stated yesterday that while noting that he had applied for and obtained a green card as far back as 1978, Golding said the alien registration card was surrendered when he deferred his plans to do postgraduate studies in the United States and to return to Jamaica to support the Jamaica Labour Party in its preparations for the elections that were held in 1980.

Man held in Sav murder probe

WESTERN BUREAU:

A suspect has been held and two others are being sought in connection with the murders of two men during separate incidents in the town of Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, yesterday.

The Gleaner understands that Damian Hart turned himself over to the police shortly after he was named as a person of interest in their investigations.

The other suspects are Troy McIntosh and Dwayne Drummond of Russia addresses in Savanna-la-Mar.

Reports are that about10:30 a.m., Glendon Barrett, a 27-year-old resident of Ricketts Street, Savanna-la-Mar, was shot and killed by a gunman along Great George Street.

It is said that later, at 11:55 a.m., while the police were processing Barrett's crime scene, a 35-year-old higgler was gunned down nearby at his stall. He was named as Mark Duhaney.

Investigators have theorised that Duhaney might have witnessed Barrett's murder. No motive has been established for his death.

At press time, the Westmoreland police had increased its police presence and patrols in Savanna-la-Mar.