Father of missing UWI student says he cries a lot until he feels weak

Jasmine, who is in her first year at the UWI, is visually impaired.
She has not been seen or heard from since last week Thursday when she boarded a taxi at the Irvin Hall gate of the St Andrew-based university some time before 10 p.m.
“Mi crying from Thursday night, mi hoarse, mi eyes dem come een like dem swell,” father Dean told Beyond the Headlines host Dionne Jackson Miller on Radio Jamaica Friday afternoon.
The pain is compounded by the memory that Jasmine’s mother died recently.

Jamaican Music JACAP Board Member Dean McKellar Shot Dead

The entire incident proved too much for a co-worker and fellow music consultant, Teddy Laidley, who also operated out of the Dumbarton office where Dean worked as a music data analyst. McKellar’s day to day tasks centered around his specialty of educating artistes on the correct procedure as it relates to royalties.
Laidley told the Jamaican Star, “He was the specialist in that area. He saw to it that they were registered and could help them to track their payments. He and I also taught a course, The Business of Music, at the Media Technology Institue. Dean joined me in 2013 when I went on tour and asked him to sit in, and we have been doing it together since.”
Other big names in the music industry paid their respects and praised Dean for the work he has done so far. “McKellar’s death left a void in the industry that will be hard to fill. Dean McKellar was a shining star and one of the most respectable, humble, knowledgeable and helpful persons in our Jamaican music industry. His untimely and tragic death is a major loss, especially in the area of intellectual property rights management. May his soul rest in peace,” mentioned JACAP board member Augustus ‘Gussie’ Clarke while speaking to the Star.

The Star published reports that mentioned that Dean stopped at a shop to grab a cylinder of gas in his hometown of Paisley district in Border, St Andrew. While speaking to a friend, a car approached the scene and opened fire, taking aim one on Dean, who had his back turned to the road. Both men were hit and rushed to the hospital, where the JACAP man later succumbed to his injuries. Meanwhile, the friend was treated, having being shot in the leg.

Last week an american with jamaican parentage was shot dead in los angelese near his home and the music fraternity mainly hip hop and rap stars of which he was well known were left devastated.
It seems, now, that Pop Smoke had a feeling that something was going to happen… The 20-year-old was scheduled to perform in Brooklyn the weekend before his death but canceled the concert at the last minute.

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