North Korea’s Supreme leader Kim Jong-Un received 100 percent of the votes from his constituency in a parliamentary poll, showing the “people's absolute support and profound trust,” North's official KCNA news agency said. He ran uncontested in elections to the Supreme People's Assembly (SPA), which is held every 5 years. Each of the nearly 700 constituencies had only one state-sponsored candidate on the ballot. Kim can now add parliamentary deputy to his list of accolades, which also include Supreme Commander of the armed forces and chairman of the powerful National Defense Commission. The supreme leader’s younger sister, Yeo-jong, also secured an influential position in government ranks following Sunday’s elections.
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake was detected off Northern California, some 64 km west of the city of Eureka, the US Geological Survey reported. The quake struck at a relatively shallow depth of 6.9 km. There was no tsunami alert issued following the quake. There have been no calls about damages or injuries in Humboldt County, which includes most of the populated areas near the quake, say local officials.
The Kingston and St. Andrew Major Investigations Taskforce has released composite sketches of two men who are suspects in a double murder committed on Friday February 14, 2014.
The victims are Demar McKenzie, otherwise called “Biggs”, and 17-month-old Threjan Harvey who were shot and killed about 10:00 pm in McIntyre Villa, Kingston. 16.
The Police are asking anyone with information that can assist in locating these individuals to contact them at 967-3377, 948-1329, Crime Stop at 311, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest Police Station. Persons may also submit information at www.tipsubmit.com, through Twitter @JamaicaConstab or our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/JamaicaConstabularyForce.
The Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 12-year-old Sadekie Dunkley of Mahagony Hill district, in Dalvey, St. Thomas, who has been missing since Thursday, March 6.
He is of fair complexion, slim build and is about 135 centimetres (4 feet 5 inches) tall. No photograph was provided for this report.
Information received is that about 9:00 p.m., relatives realized that Sadekie was not at home. A search of the community was conducted, but that as well as all other efforts to contact him, proved futile.
When last seen, he was wearing a red T-shirt with a pattern on the front, grey shorts and multi-coloured sneakers.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Sadekie Dunkley is being asked to contact the Golden Grove Police at 982 – 2733, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest Police Station.
A curfew is slated to be implemented for children in the parish of St. Thomas by the Police. This was announced a Senior Police Officer in the parish of St. Thomas on Sunday, March 9, 2012 where it was revealed that any child seen in public will attract queries from the police as the reasons they are not at home, or are being monitored by their parents. The senior police official also revealed that they would address children loitering in the Bus Park.
Three male Barbadian citizens were taken into custody after the seizure of over 600 pounds of Ganja near Bridgetown yesterday. The Drug Squad, along with the RSS Marine and the Barbados Coast Guard conducted an operation eight nautical miles off Needham's Point, Bridgetown, where a 24-foot boat was intercepted. A total of 607 pounds of Ganja were found in 14 polythene bags, 1 net bag, a bucket and two black plastic bags were seized along with the boat.
An unidentified man is now dead and a female vendor has been hospitalised following an attack at the Papine Market and Arcade in St. Andrew yesterday. Reports are that the attack took place at 2 am, when the assailants gained access through the roof and several shots were heard after the two victims were attacked. Both were taken to hospital, where the man succumbed to his injuries, while the woman has been admitted. A motive for the brutal attack has not been established.
An asteroid is will be passing earth and even though it will come closer than the moon, astronomers say it will pose no danger. The newly discovered asteroid, called 2014 DX110, will hurtle between the moon and Earth on Wednesday. DX110 will pass an estimated 217,000 miles from Earth. That's approximately nine-tenths of the distance between the moon and Earth. The asteroid is an estimated 45 to 130 feet across.
Facebook Inc is in talks to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million, according to media reports. The high-flying drones would give Facebook, the world’s No.1 Internet social network, the ability to beam wireless Internet access to consumers in undeveloped parts of the world, according to the technology blog TechCrunch. TechCrunch first reported the deal late on Monday, citing an anonymous source. The effort would help advance Facebook’s Internet.org effort, aimed at connecting billions of people who do not currently have Internet access in places such as Africa and Asia. Facebook declined to comment. Titan Chief Executive Vern Raburn declined to comment on whether Facebook was buying the company or a large order of its planes.
Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting says Cabinet has approved a merger of the Jamaica Constabulary force (JCF) and the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) through the incorporation of the members of the ISCF into the JCF. The incorporation of the ISCF into the JCF means Jamaica will have a single police force which will, among other things; result in an increase in the number of police personnel engaged in frontline crime prevention and control activities. The merger will be effected during the 2014/2015 financial year. Minister Bunting noted that the merging of the two forces has been recommended by the Wolfe Report of 1991 as well as five separate reports and studies since.
One person is now dead and four others injured in a motor vehicle collision along the Braco main road in Trelawny yesterday. Reports are that sometime after 4 pm a white motorcar collided with a truck. The driver of the motorcar died on the spot. His identity is unknown. Four other persons were taken to hospital, their conditions are unknown.
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller left the island this morning (March 5) on a one day visit to Venezuela, where she will participate in ceremonies to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of the former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The events will include a military parade, a religious service and a cultural programme. The Prime Minister, who is accompanied on the visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Sen. Hon AJ Nicholson, returns to the island this evening. While off the island, Dr. Hon. Peter Phillips, Minister of Finance and Planning will be in charge of the Government.
With four weeks to go before March 31, the Transport Authority is appealing to owners and operators of public passenger and commercial vehicles to come in and renew their road licences for the 2014/2015 year. The call was made by Manager, Finance and Planning, Transport Authority, Mr Karey Rowe. Mr Rowe explained that all road licences expire on March 31 each year and in order to have a smooth transition, licensing begins six weeks prior to the expiry date. He said the Authority is encouraged by the overwhelming response that resulted in 1,000 road licences being renewed on the first day of the 2014/2015 licensing period, February 17, up from just under 300 for the corresponding period last year.
A shooting incident took place between Main Street and Villa in Mandeville, Manchester this morning. Details surrounding the incident are unknown. There have been no immediate reports of casualties. If you are in the area post what you see and hear.
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