Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has appointed the following four persons to serve as the selected members of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), effective March 1, 2014. They are the Hon. Dorothy Pine McLarty, OJ, Mr. Earl Jarrett, CD, the Hon. Mr. Justice Karl Harrison (Ret'd), CD and Professor Alvin Wint. M. Justice Harrison is a retired Court of Appeal judge and Professor Wint is Professor of International Business and Special Advisor to the Vice Chancellor of University of the West Indies. They join Mr. Jarrett and the Mrs. Pine McLarty, both of whom served on the previous ECJ, and replace the two selected Commissioners who were not available for reappointment: Dr. Herbert Thompson CD and the Hon. Mr. Justice Clarence Walker, CD.
A man has been taken into police custody following the seizure of Cocaine, gun and ammunition seizure in Exchange District, St. Ann. Reports are that police conducted an operation on Compound Street, Exchange District in St. Ann yesterday morning where a location was searched and one .357 Taurus revolver, one .38 cartridge, five .357 cartridges, and six small packets of cocaine were seized. The identity of the man is being withheld pending further investigations.
29-year-old Ian Mostoah o/c "Bad Indian" has been charged with the murder of Melburn Rowe a mechanic in the Mountain View Avenue, East Kingston area. Reports are that on January 27, 2014, Rowe was at his garage located in Mountain View when a motorcar with several occupants stopped at the location. The men alighted and shot the mechanic to death. Investigations were conducted and the accused was arrested and charged.
A man accused of incest and sexual assault of his seven-year-old daughter is to face the Spanish Town RM Court in St. Catherine today. The man whose identity was not released in order to protect the child was arrested last month after a probe by the police into allegations was conducted. Reports are that the accused has been having sexual intercourse with his 7-year-old daughter over a period of time. The incident was then reported to police, by the child's mother who does not reside with her daughter. A medical examination revealed that the child was subject to molestation. Police arrested and charged the accused man; the child now in the care of a relative.
29-year-old Asha Cole the man charged with the rape of a 69-year-old woman at an infirmary in St. Mary was remanded in custody, when he made his first appearance. Cole a Labourer, was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. The Tryall resident is slated to appear in court on April 4. Cole was positively pointed out in an identification parade held on February 28, 2014 and was then charged with rape and indecent assault. A disciplinary hearing into the rape of the elderly woman at the infirmary is set to get underway tomorrow.
34-year-old Taxi Operator Gary Wright of Brigade Street, Black River was charged by the police with possession of crack cocaine and ganja in the parish of St. Elizabeth. Wright was charged after four pieces of crack cocaine and ganja weighing 6 pounds were seized at a premises on Wednesday. A joint police team carried out raids in several areas in Black River on Wednesday, and during a search of a location at 9 Brigade Street, the illegal substances were seized. He was then charged with possession of, dealing in crack cocaine and possession of ganja. The 34-year-old man is to appear in the Black River RM Court on Friday.
38-year-old Watchwell resident Arthur Williams has been charged for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act after he was nabbed with 1,000 pounds of Ganja by the police last week in St. Elizabeth. Reports are that on February 28, members of the Area 3 Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) and the St. Elizabeth Police conducted an operation in Watchwell at 7pm. During the operation, two men were seeing fleeing a gully on the approach of lawmen, however officers held one man. Police seized over 1,000 pounds of Ganja in the operation. Williams was taken into custody and underwent a question and answer session, before he was charged with possession of, dealing in and taking steps to export Ganja. The Watchwell resident will appear in Court later today.
Stoke City upset visitors Arsenal 1-0 to put a dent in the London side's race for the English Premiership title at the Britannia Stadium. Arsenal were poor in possession and when Mike Jones pointed to the spot after defender Laurent Koscielny, it was converted by Johnathan Walters in th 76th minute. There was controversy early in the game when Charlie Adam was seen on replays stamping on Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud. The Gunners wasted a great chance to equalise when second-half substitute Yaya Sanogo missed a gilt edged chance in stoppage time. The result sees Arsenal now four points behind Chelsea who won at Fulham.
Chelsea took advantage of Arsenal's defeat at Stoke to stretch their English Premiership lead to four points after they claimed a 3-1 win at Fulham. A second half hattrick German midfielder Andre Schurrle led the blues to maximum three points in the race for Premiership crown. Johnny Hetinga grabbed a consolation goal for Fulham who now face a fight to stave off relegation as they sit at the foot of the table with 21 points, while surge ahead with 63 points.
21-year-old Toni-Lyn Blackburn who was charged in connection with the shooting of a 36-year-old teacher was further remanded when she appeared in the Port Maria RM Court on Thursday. When the matter was mentioned, the Court was informed that the crime scene report was still not ready. Blackburn who surrendered to the Police on September 24, 2013 has been charged with attempted murder, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, shooting with intent, and robbery with aggravation in connection with the incident. Reports are that Blackburn, shot the Free Hill Primary School teacher twice at the Pagee Beach before stealing his motor vehicle in September 2013.
Luis Suarez, second-half substitute Raheem Sterling and captain Steven Gerrard gave Liverpool a 3-0 win at Southampton in their charge for the English Premiership title. Liverpool took the lead after 16 minutes against the run of play when Suarez scored. Sterling who came on in the second half for Brazilian midfielder Coutinho, scored with his first touch, as Suarez right side pass was put into the net by the Jamaican-born winger to extend Liverpool's ;lead at 2-0. Suarez then was felled in the penalty area, and Gerrard made no mistake from the spot for a resounding 3-0 win. The win sees Liverpool climb above Arsenal into second with both on 59 points, but the Anfield side having a better goal difference, while Southampton are on 39 points and in ninth place.
A probe has been launched by the police following the discovery of a bullet-riddled body in Spring Mount, St. James on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as 26-year-old Security Guard Jermaine James. Reports are that sometime after 1 pm, residents stumbled upon the bullet-riddled body of the Security Guard, and alerted the police. James was taken to hospital, where his death was confirmed. A motive for the fatal shooting is unknown.
Fees for several services provided by the Registrar General's Department (RGD) will be increased as of March 3, 2014. According to the RGD, the increase in fees is part of efforts to stay viable and increase service delivery. The price increases will see Birth, Marriage and Death certificates being moved from $650 to now cost $1,500 and each additional cover will move from $100 to $500. Seven-day fees for the certificates will increase from $500 to $1,000; Express service fees will move from $1,500 to $2,500. Meanwhile customers who access online services will still be charged the current rate until 11:59 on March 2.
A Winchester Rifle was seized by the police in Christiana, Manchester yesterday. Reports are that at 7 am, the police were conducting operations along a section of Wildman Street when a search was done in the back yard of a premises and the rifle was discovered. No one was arrested in connection with the find.
When did it come to this? Where do we begin to look for answers? Turns out that these are deep rooted psychological problems. And what the good Professor Hickling has concluded, might in fact be right. Jamaicans are mad people.
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