The Hanover police seized four firearms and several rounds of ammunition yesterday (April 21, 2019).
Reports are that about 1:10 PM, a team of police carried out an operation at the Santoy cemetery on Church Hill road, Green Island.
The search yielded one Intratec sub-machine gun, one Taurus pistol, one mini Taurus pistol one Smith and Wesson pistol and seventy-six 9 mm rounds of ammunition.
Head of the Hanover police, Superintendent Sharon Beeput, said with several social events scheduled to take place throughout the parish during the holiday period, the operations were part of plans to ensure the safety and security of residents and visitors alike.
Superintendent Beeput said an intense investigation is now underway to find suspected persons in relation to the seizure.
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PM Holness announces scholarships in honour of former Prime Ministers
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that his administration will be offering several scholarships in honour of Jamaica’s former Prime Ministers.
Speaking to members of the Jamaican diaspora in Atlanta, United States on Friday (April 19, 2019), Mr. Holness said the Government is putting a lot of effort into making sure the country’s education system is aligned with government’s economic priorities.
In this regard, several scholarships will be offered in key areas necessary for economic development.
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Wanted men named in connection with shooting of Police Constable
by Donique Weston
The St. James police have listed two men as wanted in relation to the shooting of a police constable in St. James, yesterday (April 21, 2019).
The men are 23-year-old Brandon Stora, otherwise called ‘Cha Cha’, of Paradise Housing Scheme, in Norwood, St. James and Steve Earle, otherwise called ‘Pedro’, ‘Monster’, ‘Forehead’ and ‘Shane’, a welder of Hendon, also in Norwood, St. James.
The Police Constable, who is assigned to the Freeport police station, was shot and seriously wounded, near his home, in Hollywood, Norwood, St. James about 9:00 AM yesterday.
He was shot several times in the upper body and is in stable condition in hospital.
Citizens are being reminded that it is not only an offence to harbour criminals and provide a safe haven for them, but it also places the lives of family and friends at risk.
Brandon Stora and Steve Earle are being asked to turn themselves in to the Montego Bay police by 12:00 PM, on Tuesday, April 23.
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Man shot dead by cops in Westmoreland; angry residents protest
by Patrice Walters
The Westmoreland police have reported that the man who was shot and killed by cops in the Ashton community yesterday (Apl 20) had opened fire at the cops and the fire was returned.
This contrast with claims from residents that 26 year old Steve Grey, also called Urkel, or Shemar, was shot in cold blood.
Commanding officer for the Westmoreland police division, Superintendent Gary McKenzie, said based on reports, the cops were conducting an operation in the community, when they observed a group of men, whose actions aroused their suspicions.
One of the men ran on the approach of the cops.
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Dr Chang hails Rastafari movement significance to Jamaica
by Patrice Walters
Minister of National Security Dr. Horace Chang says the Rastafari movement has been a very important part of Jamaica’s history, and that 56 years after the Coral Gardens incident, the movement must be given the respect it deserves.
Describing the 1963 Coral Gardens atrocities against Rastafari as one of the most horrific incidents in Jamaica’s history, Dr. Chang said while Rastas are a minority, they played a significant role in the country’s development and should never have been treated that way.
He said Rastafarians were the first set of people to assert their identities and be proud to do so after colonialism erased the identity of black people, making them mere slaves.
Dr. Chang said Coral Gardens was a reflection of the system of abuse inherited from colonial masters, and that 57 years after independence, Jamaicans must recognize that they are a black society and accept themselves as one people.
He said Rastafarians are fully deserving of any compensation they receive, resulting from the Coral Gardens incident.
Meantime, lecturer at the University of the West Indies Mona, Dr. Michael Barnett, has expressed hope that Rastafarian survivors of the 1963 Coral Grdens massacre will receive their compensation soon.
Dr. Barnett noted that many Rastas who survived the atrocity, have since died without being compensated.
He said every effort must be made to ensure that the remaining survivors are compensated, before it is too late.
Dr. Barnett said the matter is urgent, as most of the elders are suffering, and now need the funds to take care of their failing health.
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Chris Gayle despite slamming another half-century was unable to prevent Kings XI Punjab going down by six wickets to the Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.
The left-hander, in his 65 minute stay at the crease, hit six fours and 5 sixes on his way to 69 off 37 balls to lead the KIngs to a defendable 163 for 7.
Mandeep Singh also added 30 while Sandeep Lamichhane (3-40) led the Delhi attack.
There were 2 wickets each for Kagiso Rabada and Axar Patel.
Chasing 164, Shikar Dhawan (56) and captain Shreyas Iyer (58) set the platform by adding 92 off 62 balls for the second wicket. But once Dhawan fell, Capitals slipped from needing 28 off 24 to needing six off the last over with five wickets in hand. Iyer though held his nerve and hit the winning boundary off Sam Curran with two balls to spare.
Earlier, Gayle’s half-century gave Kings XI a breezy start and took them to 50 for 2 at the end of the Powerplay. But Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and David Miller managed just 21 off 23 between them, and once Gayle was dismissed, and Mandeep Singh failed to step up, Kings XI had to settle for 163 for 7.
Delhi with Saturday’s result moved into a tie for second place with the Mumbai Indians on 12 points while Kings XI Punjab are 4th on 10.
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