Si Boops Deh, Go Run Go Nyam Him Out – Wicked Act No Matter What, But Remember Consequence

Does the end justify the means?  Relativity always seem to apply depending on the nature so one size shoes does not fit all.  I will say this though……………term ‘sugar daddy’, the line from one of our favourite dancehall tune, ‘si boops deh go run go nyam im out’ means something relative.

I am not going to address the morality of sleeping with a married man.  Wi dun know whether it is right or wrong and I will not be your judge in man woman affair.  What I will do, however, is drop my 2 cents an who nuh like it a suh.  Yes, yes, there is always exception to the rule but get this straight right now.

If you are 10 years and older to that of your significant other, spouse, matey, one drop, you better believe it is not for love in many instances.  Do not confuse good, bad, in between sex with LOVE.  Sex and money are tools that many in society use as sharp weapons to inflict maximum confusion to the mindset of those who foolishly believe that they can own a WOMAN or MAN.  As such love never plays a role in their pursuit.  The boopsie or sugar daddy often times married is not seeking to divorce his wife of 15+ years and over.  What they seek is to enlarge their egos by proclaiming that their money has enabled them to set up the youngster with a view to demanding ownership over their life.  The youngster makes a choice to agree to the terms initially believing that after some good sex, and perceived fidelity the terms can be changed.  Truth of the matter it hardly ever goes to plan as the male EGO is larger than common sense and practicality.  One thing is for sure when you decide to enter into this kind of mega fest, ensure you are prepared for the consequence especially if your boopsie/sugar daddy displays the ownership role from day one.

There will always be a next time as long as the EGO becomes the main determining factor into man/woman affair saga.  Did this 24 year old deserve to be murdered in this fashion?  NO…………..Did the wife deserve to be humiliated in this fashion NO…………….Did the killer deserve to be killed??????  I leave the public to make that determination.  Understand though, not every killing is a murder!!!!!!!!!!!

When it comes to the truth between lovers, love triangle, only those involved really know how di ting set.  The bystanders, family, friends, new mate will only hear one side of the equation and truth therefore becomes manufactured.  What is factual even when there are holes in a story of this nature is that sex and money were somehow involved.  I will end on this note.  I am a firm believer of this.  If u caan tek bun, den mek sure u nah give it.  Caas all wen u a pay fi it, u mus prepared fi get it once u a give it.

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WHY KILL LOTOYA?

Family of slain St Elizabeth hotel worker still baffled by brutal slaying in Santa Cruz

(Jamaica Observer) Sunday, July 23, 2017  312 Comments

Paulette Brown remembers Lotoya Williamson as a friendly, loving little girl

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — It’s a question that is tormenting family members and friends. Why, they ask, would anyone have chosen to kill, even hurt, Lotoya Williamson?

The hotel sales representative, native of Knoxwood, south-west St Elizabeth, who would have turned 26 on August 18, was shot dead by businessman and ex-politician Warrenton Barham at the commercial centre of Santa Cruz on Monday, July 17.

Barham, a losing candidate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) for the Siloah Division in parish council elections of 2007 and 2012, was in turn shot dead by a policeman after he allegedly refused to drop his weapon and appeared to be lifting it in a threatening manner.

“Nobody deserves this, especially not my daughter. She was such a harmless, fragile person who wouldn’t hurt anyone,” Williamson’s grieving mother, Sophia Smith-Sharpe, told the Jamaica Observer during a visit to the family home in Knoxwood on Thursday.

“She was not only beautiful on the outside… she was even more beautiful on the inside,” said Smith-Sharpe, who arrived home on Wednesday from Florida after hearing of her daughter’s death.

Similar sentiments came from residents of the Knoxwood community. Antane Ricketts, described Williamson, affectionately called “Sashan”, as a “very quiet person … I hardly ever hear her talk and I have known her over 10 years…”. He reflected that, “I believe the truth dead… because both parties are dead but I don’t think is because she do wrong why she is dead.”

Paulette Brown, a close friend of the family, remembered Williamson as a “friendly, loving, little girl”, who was “humble, quiet, not talkative…”

When reached by telephone, a co-worker of Williamson spoke of her disbelief at the death of someone whom she described as a “top sales representative” and a “very nice person”. Williamson was happy and welcoming to others but also “reserved”, the co-worker said. “She was always punctual, if I were to tell you that Lotoya was late one day, I would be lying,” she said.

Giving details of her daughter’s life, Smith-Sharpe said Williamson is the second of her six children. She attended Knoxwood Basic School, Mountainside Primary, and Newell High.

On leaving school, Williamson did a HEART/NTA training course followed by a year-long course in hospitality and tourism at Bethlehem Moravian College in Malvern. Before doing the course at Bethlehem, Williamson had worked for a time at the Table Top Restaurant operated by Barham and his wife, just metres from where she would eventually die.

Williamson landed a “good job” (as a sales representative) just over a year ago and had been doing very well, Smith-Sharpe said. She described her daughter as a hard-working, “very ambitious” young woman, who set goals for herself.

Responding to rumours that her daughter may have been killed because of the gift of a motor vehicle, Smith-Sharpe told the Sunday Observer that her daughter “bought the car” after securing a bank loan.

Other sources, including the police, told the Sunday Observer that the car in question was bought with loan financing from a leading bank.

Smith-Sharpe confirmed that on the day of her death, Williamson — driven by her boyfriend in the car she had acquired less than a week earlier — visited her hairdresser in the same plaza in which Barham’s restaurant is located.

Smith-Sharpe said she was told by the young man that as he waited for Williamson, while seated behind the steering wheel, Barham approached and spoke in praise of the car’s condition.

He then leaned on the car and started asking questions including who was the owner? Where was she? Having got answers, Barham is said to have returned to his business place.

He would return sometime later and again lean on the car. Shortly after that, sometime after 4:00 pm, Williamson is said to have left the hairdresser and walked towards her car. On seeing her approach, Barham walked to meet her and spoke.

Williamson did not respond but walked past him towards the car. Smith-Sharpe said she was told that Barham followed her daughter asking questions. “He was asking her, ‘So what happen? Whose car is this?’ She said, ‘it’s my car,’ and he said ‘when did you get this car’ and she said ‘one day last week’.”

By now, Williamson’s boyfriend started asking “what’s going on?”

Williamson told him “don’t say anything, I will handle it…” But by now the conversation between Barham and Williamson had turned angry and ugly. He allegedly pulled his licensed gun and started to fire.

Smith-Sharpe told the Sunday Observer she was told that Barham’s last words to her daughter before he started triggering his gun were: “Yu know you are a very pretty girl?”

The first shots were apparently not aimed at Williamson, but at her boyfriend. Williamson shouted a warning to him to “run!” ringing in his ears the young man ran for his life, taking evasive action as he did so.

Barham then allegedly turned his weapon on the young woman, shooting her in the leg as she attempted to scramble away across the back seat of the car. She came out the other side of the car, but fell. Barham allegedly shot her in the face, killing her.

It was at that point that he was challenged and shot by the police officer who had run to the scene having been startled by gunshots.

On Thursday, Smith-Sharpe said she was getting “very little sleep”, but was surprised at how “strong” she was bearing up. She credited her response to “the Almighty God” and the inspiration of her dead daughter. “She (Williamson) never liked to see me cry,” she said.

She told how her daughter had sent her a loving WhatsApp message just the day before she died.

She also spoke of how her daughter’s boyfriend was traumatised. He had been constantly crying and had to be taken to the doctor, Smith-Sharpe said.

“I am trying to help him to cope, I tell him that Sashan doesn’t want him to cry…” said Smith-Sharpe.

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Godeh Lisa…………Beg U Nuh Bawl Out Nuh Plastic Rice Sinting!!!

U dun know sey a  jerk u ago jerk an mi feel good sey u deh pon dat deh platform.  Clearly you enjoy the kitchen Ms Hanna so much so that I can safely say you will ensure crush Mayor De Blasio winning streak and bring that trophy back a yard…

Some distraction is needed from the Roc, politics and all the mayhem that is taking place, I say big up uself for taking us on this journey.  Once you are a chicken lover, the good ole jerk 9 times out of 10 will be an all-time favourite on any menu.  Many of us appreciate and respect the boundaries, cultures, demographics that Reggae music has and continues to cross.   Impacting, influencing we can feel a sense of pride that when reggae music is mentioned our Island, Jamaica is the first country you think of.  The masters of reggae music were born and bred on the Roc, just look at the choices below.  I can safely say those who fell in love with reggae music and became influencers in their own right will attest to be influenced by those in JA.

Lisa just focus pon di jerk chicken and bring home the trophy an nobada mek dem distract u bout plastic rice.  A chicken u up deh fi deal wid, deal wid it proper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NY Mayor De Blasio takes up Lisa’s challenge

(Jamaica Observer) Saturday, July 22, 2017 23 Comments

 Lisa Hanna

With his city among the most diverse in the world, New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio should have tastes to match.

Tomorrow, de Blasio squares off against Lisa Hanna, Miss World 1993 and Jamaican Member of Parliament, in the Celebrity Quick-Fire Challenge, at the annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival.

The event takes place at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens.

The mayor is a two-time champ, having previously won the Dutch Pot Trophy in 2013 and 2014. He defeated actor Leon and Miss Jamaica Universe 2014 Kaci Fennell on those occasions.

According to de Blasio, he has been a fan of jerk before it went mainstream in the ’90s.

“I first tasted jerk food at the Caribbean Parade on Eastern Parkway in 1989, during (David) Dinkins’ mayoral campaign. Favourite jerk I’ve ever had is at Jerk City Restaurant on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn,” he told Jamaica Observer by email.

Elected mayor in 2014, de Blasio is married to Chirlane McCray who has West Indian heritage. A big reggae fan since his college years, he and his wife attended a Bunny Wailer concert at BB King Blues Club and Grill in Times Square last year.

He lists the following as albums he would listen to on a long flight:

The Harder They Come Soundtrack 1973;

Live! Bob Marley and the Wailers, 1975;

Babylon by Bus, Bob Marley, 1978;

Handsworth Revolution, Steel Pulse, 1978;

96 Degrees in The Shade, Third World, 1980;

Live in Essen, Black Uhuru, 1981.

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Empathy, Culture and Indiscipline Must Never Be Confused – Sorry Bunch Of Governors

Don’t know about you………….I am tired of those charged to lead, use the ‘culture’ as an excuse to allow indiscipline, lawlessness and indecency to prevail in the nation.  What does enforcement mean to you????   If you work, you must PAY something, plain and simple.  The debate or concern should be how much.  The small man, small business operator with no staff but one, has to pay their way.  Failure to do so, will see them on the streets.  No empathy, no ease up…………….Why?????

What makes you any different from the person who has to pay their bills as their business cannot be operated on the streets of JA?  How do you know they are better off than you?  They choose to become a disciplined person operating within the parameters of the law while you choose not to.  We must stop this damn foolishness by giving a pass to those who live on the ‘entitlement train’.  That train has limits, in fact that train must be halted in order to overhaul itself and cater to those who are desperate for aide.  The aged,  the sick, the unwanted children, the disabled, the abused in care, those trying their best yet falling short and need some leniency.  Persons who get up each and every day and do their hustle on government streets must PAY.  In like manner you charge and collect, you must hand over an amount.

A brilliant idea are these robot taxis I admit. They do provide a valuable service.  It is time we stop depicting pop down looking, haul up an pull down images to give credence to this ‘poor man an eat a food’ ism.  We do this country a disservice by doing so.

Individuals wishing to provide this service should build their hand carts to specifications as outlined by the KSAC and it should be painted.  The fee is extremely reasonable and while it may not be a money making operation, any amount that can contribute towards the ministry’s utility bills should be a welcome.  If you do not abide by the rules and regulations then you must suffer the consequence which should be a stiff fine and up to 6 months imprisonment. 

Absolute rubbish to believe you have no options in the capacity of governance.  Our culture is not one of indiscipline and lawlessness.  People on a whole will make poor choices, will break the law, however, consequence always follows.  Your role should be to implement measures, that will pose as a deterrent.  If there is anyone big and bad as to believe those do not apply to them, then let them pay the piper.  Where there is chaos, anarchy is on the bench waiting to spring into action. If those in the position to govern are afraid to do so, then employ those who are not afraid to carry out their mandate.  Anything less, is going to leave this country with only pipe dreams in its mission.

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Robot handcarts!

Cart pushers turn their backs on KSAMC and $3,500 fee

(Jamaica Observer) Sunday, July 16, 2017

 A handcart man displays the licence plate that has now become history, as he goes past St William Grant Park in Kingston. (File)

ZERO.

That’s the number of handcarts registered with the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) for 2017.

The corporation, in an effort to regularise market commerce throughout the city, mandated in 2013 that all cart operators register and license their carriages. Some 600 operators responded and became licensed for that year, but did not return thereafter.

The lack of renewal of licences therefore means that there are currently no legal handcarts operating within the market district of downtown Kingston. There also exists another form of illegal operators who opt to sell produce from their carriages — an act the policy did not legitimise.

But despite these issues, Commercial Services Manager at the KSAMC Gary Robotham believes that the policy has not failed.

“The benefits of the policy are still there, which is the maintenance of order, security, safety, and accountability,” he stated. “So while the compliance, if you looking at it from a numbers standpoint, [is low]…because some would not have re-registered, the mere fact that there are those who have and they are still conducting themselves in a particular way, there is still some benefit being had for the municipality.”

Robotham highlighted that despite not renewing their licences, some cart operators still have the plates displayed on their carriages, which proves advantageous to customers whom he said would “have some form of recourse” when hiring plated carts.

“So if you can say I used plate with number 006 and he stole my goods, or I gave him five bags to take from the market and I only received three when I got to my vehicle, once you have called the KSAMC we are able to, from our information from the registration, tell you name, contact number, address, and we can encourage such an individual to the police,” Robotham explained.

He stated that the challenges were as a result of “the indiscipline in the society”.

To address the issue of what the council describes as markets on wheels, Robotham said the corporation embarked on a public education campaign in an effort to deter consumers from supporting the mobile vendors, but failed.

“Maybe we did not do as good a job as we wanted to do but we didn’t get the type of buy-in from the shopping public, because if those shopping are partnering with us in the way that we would want those partnerships, then the public would not be buying from those that are selling [from carts], because that’s one of the biggest deterrent. If some illegal taxi is aware that by being illegal persons will not be taking that taxi, he will be encouraged to go and operate legally and/or not operate at all. The same applies with the selling from the handcarts,” the KSAMC official told the Jamaica Observer.

“What we got though was by way possibly of our culture is a lot of empathy towards [the operators]. [So persons were saying] these are poor people, these are small people, and these are people looking a hustle — that type of thing. This empathy part, I think compromised that which we were trying to achieve,” he said.

City Inspector Alrick Francis, who manages the enforcement aspect of KSAMC’s mandate, told the Sunday Observer that the handcart policy was never a big “revenue earner” for the council.

He argued that the initiative was implemented to regularise and be of benefit to the operators, reasoning that, this is in part why the municipality has not been hard on cart operators in recent years, as it relates to licence renewal.

“In 2013, one of the thinking behind the registration of the handcart operators is that the whole thing was to maintain public order, but it was a win-win for both the operators and the customers. Mr Robotham spoke to the fact that persons have information on those who will be engaged to convey their goods, but what we did also was that we met with the owners and operators of the handcarts at the conference centre and also vendors,” he explained.

“We brought in TAJ (Tax Administration of Jamaica), NHT (National Housing Trust) the credit unions, the banks to assist them (vendors and cart operators/owners) to save and help them with how they can contribute to the NHT, to receive grants and loans. So all of this was not just a matter of we want to register handcarts, but it is to see just how much we can assist these persons and get them in the frame of mind that they are business operators and they must operate as such, and how we could assist them in getting there,” he continued.

He argued that being registered has proven beneficial to the merchants, who sometimes will request letters from the corporation to prove the legitimacy of their occupation to embassies and financial organisations.

Additionally, Francis noted that when the policy was implemented, it allowed for some operators to receive identification implements for the first time, as “some of them didn’t have an ID or TRN”.

As to why they have not continued to register or renew their licence, he reasoned that is has to do with society’s culture, wherein whenever the Government introduces a policy, it is almost always viewed as “…you want to stop a man’s bread… [and] the Government wants to make money”.

“But what has not been communicated is that the initial fees that were charged were heavily subsidised then by the council, because it was never really a revenue earner. It was about how we can maintain public order,” the City Inspector said.

“We’re trying to see how we can maintain public order in the city; and it’s not to be brutal or be draconian, but it’s to reach these vendors and operators of handcarts to see how we can collectively come up with solutions so that it is a win – win for everyone, while maintaining the public order,” Francis added.

The rules and regulations for KSAMC handcart operators outline that only those operators carrying goods will be registered to operate within the market district; cart operators caught selling merchandise from carts will have their licence revoked and carts seized.

Cart operators were to have renewed their licences annually at a cost of $3500 — with $3,000 for registration and $500 for licence plate rental.

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Oh Me Oh My Wi Dun Fah – Police A Scam Police?? – Are You Serious??

A wah ago happen to wi di people wen di crime pon di Roc beyond tun up!!!!!!

Money has become the living God as such, the lines are not even blurred as they are criss crossed.  Justification for all that is bent has become the order of the day yet we wonder why corruption remains as is.  Our culture is no longer solely ackee n saltfish, jerk chicken, dancehall, and reggae music, rather we must include banana republic style governance.  Just think about it, and forget how we look, live, drive and our academic achievements.  How can you live in a country where crime is at an almost high?  Or better still, fear as a result of the brazenness of our crime being on amber alert, when the very same ones charged to eradicate are at odds with each other??

If your juniors are aware of your nefarious deeds, what exactly do you expect them to do in the name of law and order?  When the crime is within force, what measure does one use to differentiate between moral and immoral?  How can an island so small, where the grapevine extends from the man in the street to higher up be as oblivious to moonlighting with gains of its own?  The implication, perception of this piece of reporting puts the JCF in more than an unfavourable position with the citizenry.  How can you trust an entity when they do not trust themselves?  How can effective policing, community development, true engagement by all sectors be achieved if the very entity has no credibility?  How are we able to protect each other?  When the uniform no longer garners respect, then the person wearing the uniform will be left to unpredictable elements.

I do believe it is a sad day for this country if the findings in this report are true.  I suspect we have a shortage of law enforcement officers to police this crime infested island, and equally a shortage of persons lining up to join the force.  Our days are indeed dark and as we have been reminded before, seek ‘Divine Intervention’ as we tread on evil ground.

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Cops ‘robbed’

Rank and file JCF members accuse senior officers of pocketing funds for special duties

(Jamaica Observer) Saturday, July 15 2017 –  86 Comments

 (Graphic: Rorie Atkinson)

RANK and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are crying foul over their superior officers’ alleged insistence on assigning them to perform duties for private entities during regular work hours, and allegedly pocketing the payments.

In fact, instead of superior officers informing rank and file members that they are detailed for private duties, which are termed “special duties”, the Jamaica Observer has learnt that the police officers are informed by the promoters of the events for which they are assigned to work.

According to the JCF’s policy for the Extra Work Programme, police officers are allowed, to a limited extent, to engage in certain jobs while off-duty.

But disgruntled officers are claiming that senior officers are not adhering to this policy.

“We were not briefed prior to turning up at the locations. We turn up at the locations and we were given a brochure. When we reached the locations, we are ordered around by civilians who are telling us what they expect from us whilst we are there, and [who] provide us with meals after the function,” a source, who is a constable, told the Observer, adding that the meals are part of the payment plan.

The source, who described the practice as a “scam”, said officers are assigned to these events by their superiors during work hours in order to “cover up” the “scam”.

The source also said that when the event is a paid duty, the organisers would normally provide refreshments for police officers as part of the payment package, which allegedly includes cash after the event is concluded.

But the source has alleged that over the last six months, police officers have been detailed for private duty under “disguise”, adding that they were never paid. The source said, however, that they received meals.

In addition to that, the source said after they discovered the “scam”, they were never paid.

According to the source, police constables are paid $650 per hour for special duty while police officers at the rank of corporal and sergeant are paid $850 and $1,050 per hour, respectively.

The Observer has been reliably informed that at least 30 police officers have fallen victim to the “scam”.

The cops, who raised concerns that they are unable to fulfil their mandate whenever they report to work and are detailed to perform private duties, are appealing for intervention from the police high command.

“How are we supposed to fight crime when we have so much criminals [among] us? All they do is scrape for themselves and stop all the allowance that the junior officers are to get,” a disgruntled officer said.

Yesterday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Clifford Blake told the Observer that the practice is wrong and should not be happening.

“It is a breach of the policy because the private work policy is a policy of the organisation, and if it stipulates that persons not be detailed, that would be a breach of the policy,” Blake said.

He explained that any private entity desirous of having the service of the police can make an application to the superintendent in charge, and then it is approved by his office.

“It is based on the availability of persons who are actually performing beat duty and persons who are on day off or persons on vacation leave. It cannot work for persons during their regular work hours,” Blake said.

Blake, who was unable to speak to possible sanctions yesterday, said the Police Service Commission has a range of sanctions to apply to officers who are in breach.

The deputy commissioner also told the Observer that he will be looking into the allegations raised by the rank and file officers.

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