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Published:Sunday | April 1, 2012 | 12:00 AM

JPS gets new head

Close to five months after its president and CEO resigned, the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has found a new head.

Shelly Tomlin - a corporate lawyer out of New York - is the new president and CEO of the light and power company.

The attorney will assume the reins of power at a time when energy is one of the hot-button issues in the country and livid Jamaicans continue to lash out against the high cost of electricity, as well as call on the Government to end JPS's monopoly.

The former president and CEO, Damian Obiglio, resigned in November last year after a five-year stint with the company.

Detainee to be charged

Police are to lay charges against an accused being held in custody for the beheading of 55-year-old Burnett Thomas of St Ann.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Carlton Wilson, the commanding officer for the parish, confirmed Friday evening that the suspect should be charged soon.

"We expect that he will be charged soon," said SSP Wilson.

The suspect is said to be a man who resides on the premises where the deceased lived.

Thomas' headless body was discovered in his house last Sunday morning. The body also had several stab wounds.

Teen missing

Thirteen-year-old Malica Washington of Grants Pen Avenue, Kingston 8, has been reported missing from home since Friday, March 30.

She is of dark complexion, slim build and about 160 centimetres (5 ft 3 inches) tall.

Reports are that Malica was last seen at home about 4 p.m., but has not been seen or heard from since.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Malica Washington is being asked to contact the Grants Pen police at 755-1597, Police 119 emergency number, or the nearest police station.