JPS is reporting that since the start of the year, a total of 711 persons have been arrested for the illegal abstraction of electricity, as at October 15. The Company in a press release reported that it has been carrying out multiple operations across the island, with the support of the security forces, in addition to conducting meter audits and account investigations. The parishes with the highest number of arrests for electricity theft are St. James with 128 arrests, followed by St. Elizabeth with 118 arrests and St. Catherine with 112 arrests. Meanwhile last week, a community radio station owner/operator in St. James, was arrested when a meter bypass was found powering the small media entity. The radio station had been disconnected since February of this year, for an outstanding balance, but was discovered this week to be receiving supply, via an illegal connection. A copy of the full press release from the JPS can be viewed below.
38-year-old Tyrone Cunningham o/c "Rat" a vendor from a Over River address, was fatally stabbed in the parish of St. James on Friday. Sometime after 9 am, Cunningham and another man were near the Charles Gordon market, when both got into a heated exchange, and a knife was brought into play. Cunningham was stabbed several times which resulted in him falling to the ground. He was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police are now seeking a male suspect in connection with the incident.
An illegal gun with several rounds of ammunition, was seized by Police attached to the Spanish Town Police Station in the Old Capital. According to the Police, sometime after 6 am on Friday, lawmen were conducting an operation along a section of Old Harbour road, when they spotted a man acting in what they described as a suspicious manner in the vicinity of the McCooks Pen Post Office. Police say the man ran, and lawmen gave chase. An alleged gun fell from the man's waist, and he managed to elude the Police. Lawmen reportedly recovered the gun, which was Browning 9mm pistol with five rounds of ammunition.
Around 22 persons mostly women and children were chopped to death during an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in the second such attack within days, one government official confirmed. Yesterday's attack took place in the town of Eringeti, which left 10 women, 8 children and four men dead according to a local government official. Several of the children, al jazeera reported, had their heads "bashed in against walls". The attack is being blamed on the Ugandan rebel group, Allied Democratic Forces which has terrorised the area for decades.
45-year-old Sharon Bartlett the head cook at the Manning's School in Westmoreland, died after being hit by a motorcar near the institution on Friday. sometime after 7 am, Bartlett was attempting to cross the thoroughfare, when she was mowed down by a motorcar, and sustained head injuries. she was taken to hospital, where she later died.
Several high school students have been hospitalised after their school bus was involved in a crash while they were on their way to the Boscobel Air Show in St. Mary. The circumstances that led to the crash are unknown. Some of the injured students have been taken to the Port Maria Hospital. if you have further details post.
A woman who was reportedly involved in a fight with another woman was allegedly shot by a police officer in a section of Port Antonio, Portland yesterday. The incident took place along Harbour Street in Port Antonio. Full details surrounding the incident are unknown. The status of the woman who was shot is also unclear. If you have further details post.
One suspect is now in police custody in connection with the October 9 shooting death of Jeffers Ferguson the reputed leader of the Jungle 12 gang in August Town, St. Andrew. The suspect identified as Omar Shaw was shot and injured during an alleged confrontation with the Police along a section of Lyndhurst Road yesterday morning. Shaw has been hospitalised under Police guard.
South African Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius is slated to know his fate this week, when he faces sentencing on October 13, in a Pretoria Court.The sentence hearing began today where a psychiatrist revealed that the athlete has become 'broken man' during his counselling sessions. Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide or manslaughter in the fatal shooting of his then girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The track star who is also known as the "Blade Runner" could receive a maximum sentence of 15 years in jail.
500 kg of cocaine was seized during a joint operation between Colombia, and France, Colombian officials have revealed. A speed boat traveling from Colombia to the Dominican Republic was intercepted and the large amount of drugs were reportedly found. Three Colombian national allegedly found on the boat were arrested and taken into custody.
Olivia 'Babsy' Grange the member of parliament for Central St. Catherine, is to challenge West St. Thomas member of parliament, James Robertson for the JLP Deputy Leadership position of the Area 2 Council. Ms. Grange confirmed in a CVM TV News interview that she would be challenging for the position, after being asked by Everald Warmington if she was interested in vying for Area 2 Council Deputy Leader. The St. Catherine Central MP, also stated that she was vying for the position as there are not enough Women in powerful positions in the party.
Cavalier SC continued their good start to the Red Stripe Premier league season with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Harbour View and increased their lead atop of the table to six points.
Former National Under 20 player Oshane Jenkins netted the all-important goal in the 68th minute as Cavalier jumped to 14 points courtesy of their fourth win from six games. They had beaten Sporting Central, Montego Bay United and Humble Lion for an impressive unbeaten start.
It was Harbour View's second defeat from five games and they slipped two places to seventh on five points with a lot of work to do despite being this early in the season.
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Police have identified four men who were shot to death in a section of Bog Walk, St. Catherine yesterday afternoon. They are Carlton Scott, Courtney Cobourne, Greg Harris, and Kirk Anthony Foote. The men reportedlu had just the offices of CHEC with the payroll to deliver to employees, when they were ambushed along a section of the Bower’s Hill main road by gunmen who shot them to death. There are conflicting reports as to the amount of funds the gunmen made off with. Police are probing the incident.
One man is feared dead following a motor vehicle crash along a section of the Mandela Highway in St. Catherine last night. Details surrounding the motor vehicle crash which took place sometime after 11 pm are unclear. If you have further details on this crash post.
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