Lordhavemercy!!! – This Is All Wi Need Yahso!!!!!

ISIS………………….resident alien or citizen oono need fi pay attention once u born a Jamdown.  Whether oono lef dis country at 1 day ole, oono is a born Jamaican and if u head start tun away wey other country nah spit pon u, a yard u shall return.

There is nothing we could do to prevent this man from being deported from the UK to the land of his birth.  However, do you not believe that this individual should have been monitored?  Do we know how to monitor any terrorist group as to the likes of ISIS?  Do we not understand that ‘religion’ does not care about your race, creed or culture, and so when one chooses to evangelize, they will seek far and wide from a 2×4 if that is the only space they have to operate out of?

How it is the USA is able to seek extradition on this man and we had him here free as a bird to roam, prowl and do what they do to advance their cause?  Lordhavemercy ISIS people nuh joke an dis lickle Island dun in a hole, but at least, nowhere nuh bomb up.  Wi nuh ave nuh badie a put on suicide bomb an a walk round teking out all an sundry.  This is a story worth following up and I sincerely hope money does not hold up this parade.

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Al-Faisal to face charges of recruiting would-be terrorists for ISIS

(Jamaica Observer) Saturday, August 26, 2017 (19 Comments)

This 2010 Observer file photo shows Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston after he was deported from Kenya.

CONTROVERSIAL Jamaican-born Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal was yesterday arrested on an extradition warrant in Kingston.

A release from the Ministry of National Security said he was apprehended by members of the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and taken to his home in St Catherine where a search warrant was executed.

He will be taken to court for a hearing at a later date, the ministry said.

Al-Faisal was indicted on charges of recruiting would-be terrorists yesterday, having been arrested after a months-long sting carried out by an undercover New York Police Department officer who communicated with him by e-mail, text and video chat.

According to the Manhattan district attorney Cyrus R Vance, al-Faisal offered to help the undercover officer travel to the Middle East and join fighters with the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS.

It’s not clear if al-Faisal has an attorney.

The 53-year-old al-Faisal was born Trevor William Forrest in Jamaica.

This 2010 Observer file photo shows Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston after he was deported from Kenya.

CONTROVERSIAL Jamaican-born Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal was yesterday arrested on an extradition warrant in Kingston.

A release from the Ministry of National Security said he was apprehended by members of the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and taken to his home in St Catherine where a search warrant was executed.

He will be taken to court for a hearing at a later date, the ministry said.

Al-Faisal was indicted on charges of recruiting would-be terrorists yesterday, having been arrested after a months-long sting carried out by an undercover New York Police Department officer who communicated with him by e-mail, text and video chat.

According to the Manhattan district attorney Cyrus R Vance, al-Faisal offered to help the undercover officer travel to the Middle East and join fighters with the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS.

It’s not clear if al-Faisal has an attorney.

The 53-year-old al-Faisal was born Trevor William Forrest in Jamaica.

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FLA Bangarang You Say – Where Is The Shock?? – This Is Jamdown

For pete sake why report of  a ‘shock’.  Who is shocked?  Is this an emotion you are expecting the citizenry to display because you deem it to be?  Di people dem dun know how di ting set.  What would be shocking for the populous if any head will roll straight to the Court house and eventually prison.

Sick and tired of massive shake ups resulting in no culpability. Do you really think people losing their jobs is a shocker?  Eat a food runs across all class and social status in this country.  Some may only need enough money to eat chicken back and flour, while others need enough to dine on caviar and jet across the globe living the life of ‘riley’.  If they feel to rub some chicken back and flour they do so because they choose to.

There is a popular sentiment that everyone can be bought, you just have to find out what their price is.  In an Island where our consumption and appetite is of 1st world extravagance.  Where being part of the movers and shakers, old money, new money, society and page 2 appearance, a man and a girl will do whatever to be seen, bowed to and scarified for.  We are also aware that in the game of politics, yes it is a game, the intent is to do service 20% of the time and the other 80% is to appear esteemed in the position or rank they hold.  Sounds cynical………………..At some point or the other cynicism will take over as years of service do not lie in relation to where we are as a people.  In particular our corruption standing versus our economic value as a country.

Here we have the details, in-depth it appears.  Let us see all the names and the question be asked, was criminal wrong doing carried out by those mentioned?  If so, what kind of punishment or rather imprisonment if found guilty can they expect to face?    We already know that many of our judgements based on existing laws, resulting in fines are antiquated.  No surprise or shock when fines of J$500.00 or J$1,000.00 are pronounced.  It is what it is.  So a man will say to hell with it, let me eat a food, eat it well and ofcourse let the chips fall where they may.  Who exactly is concerned about name, reputation and character?  Those concerns are for the honest poor, the persons who are constantly being shafted for living by the rules.  The persons who are stressed to the max as taxation is our growth for prosperity.  The persons who are trying to prioritise all the ‘urgent’ on their daily must do lists.

Give me a break.  Until we clean up house where the perceived untouchables march to the lock up cell spending even an hour which would no doubt initialize a cardiac arrest on them; not one striking thing worth celebrating will come out of this.  Next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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More FLA shock

Suspected gangster granted gun licence after refusal

(Jamaica Obsever) Saturday, August 27 2017 (35 Comments)

The case of a suspected Spanish Town-based gangster who was initially denied a gun licence in 2014, then issued with the permit for the deadly weapon a year later, by the then board of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) is now the subject of an investigation by the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA).

This development comes as law enforcement sources have confirmed that police investigators are digging deeper as they probe what is suspected to be long running criminality and corruption at the agency.

Documents seen by the Jamaica Observer confirm that in 2014 when the reputed thug applied for the gun licence, the then FLA board was advised that in May 2012 he was convicted in the United States of fraud and sentenced to 17 months’ imprisonment, then deported to Jamaica in September 2013.

A report from the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) also advised the FLA that the convict is suspected to be involved in gang activity in crime-ridden areas in the Old Capital. In November 2014 the FLA board wrote the applicant and indicated to him that his request to be issued a firearm licence has been denied because he is “not considered a fit and proper person to be armed”.

But in a shocking development which has raised eyebrows in law enforcement circles, the applicant was written to by the FLA and advised on February 12, 2015 that his application has been approved. The letter reversing the initial decision to deny the convict a nine millimetre gun licence was signed by three members of the then FLA board.

Law enforcement sources have confirmed that the MOCA probe involves 257 cases which go as far back as the infamous Patrick Powell missing file investigation.

Last Thursday, the Sunday Observer received information that the FLA found out last week that man living in one of Kingston’s tough communities was in possession of four handgun licences. He was summoned by the authority and the weapons seized.

The newspaper was also informed that a firearm holder was able to renew his licence in July 2017 while being incarcerated abroad.

“This is an administrative function and facilitated by corrupt employees,” a source close to the FLA said.

It was also disclosed last week that the case of a man who was reportedly granted a gun licence, despite allegedly attempting to mislead the FLA into believing that he lives in Jamaica, is among the cases of gun licenses issued under suspicious circumstances between 2012 and 2015 being probed by the police. These details were revealed in a document prepared by the FLA and submitted to MOCA. In this case, the applicant was initially denied a gun licence in 2013 by the then board because investigations showed that he lied about his place of residence.

Official FLA correspondence confirm that the man submitted a letter of appeal to the FLA and claimed he had become a resident of Jamaica and is contracted to a central Jamaica-based company run by a man with political links. The FLA board reversed its decision and issued the man a gun licence.

The case of an applicant who was convicted of lottery scamming and fraud in the United States but was issued a gun licence in 2014 is also being probed by MOCA.

Another case where an applicant who was denied a gun licence on May 15, 2014 because he had been convicted of causing grievous bodily harm but was granted a licence with no expressed explanation for the U-turn is also part of the extensive MOCA probe.

A host of other instances where individuals who were issued with gun licences between 2012 and 2015, despite FLA investigators having raised concern about them being found to be illiterate or having been convicted of violent crimes, are also under investigation.

The revelations of suspect issuing of gun licences during the course of the past six to seven years come following an assertion made by former national security minister Peter Bunting that while he was minister, between 2012 and 2016, the FLA did not issue gun licences to people of questionable character.

Bunting’s claim was scoffed at by a law enforcement source connected to Jamaica’s international partners who spoke with the Sunday Observer on the weekend and who has knowledge of the MOCA investigation.

Gregory also appeared on the airwaves last week and insisted that his board at all times acted appropriately. He also called for the MOCA probe to be allowed to take place and have the chips fall where they may.

Last Tuesday, news emerged that a senior director at the FLA was among three individuals at the agency terminated with immediate effect. The reason for the terminations was not disclosed in the dismissal letters served on the trio. The senior director had been contracted to the agency for approximately six years.

MOCA is also probing licences issued in 2016 and 2017 by the recently resigned board of directors of the FLA which was led by Dennis Wright. The former board members have strongly denied wrongdoing.

In one case, an applicant was said to have been granted a licence on the strength that she was a friend of a board member.

As the police probe deepens focus has turned on the Audit and Complaints Department, as well as the Certification Department, according to Sunday Observer sources.

“In many instances applicants’ notification packages were withheld and they were told to pay if they wanted their packages expedited,” said one source who opted not to be named.

According to the source, one applicant for a dealership in western Jamaica was extorted a total of $5 million by FLA staff who are accused of resisting the efforts of the last board that resigned this month.

“The board had set up subcommittees to provide strict oversight to the operations of the FLA,” the source said, adding that “this was not so in the previous regime.”

It has also been alleged that in western Jamaica FLA staff provide the names of applicants to police who raid the applicants’ homes, inform them that they aware that they applied for a firearm and that the police believe that they are involved in lottery scamming. The cops then demand money from the applicants, promising them a favourable report on their application.

According to our source, when the last board found out about these activities it took steps to relieve some of these staff of their duties and invited MOCA to be added to the vetting of applicants.

Last week, the authority’s CEO Shane Dalling said that all potential and current staff would be subjected to polygraph testing and vetting by MOCA, NIB and the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

 

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New FLA board Monday

Security increased around CEO after death threats

(Jamaica Observer) Friday, August 25, 2017 34 Comments

The Cabinet is to approve a new board of directors for the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) when it meets on Monday.

The Jamaica Observer confirmed the decision yesterday following a public acknowledgement by National Security Minister Robert Montague that the members of the new board would be named “very soon”.

There has been growing concern about the fact that the FLA, which has been mired in controversy over the past month, has been operating without a board since the previous board resigned on August 2, following public revelations about corrupt practices and political influence in the issuing of firearm licences since 2012.

Approval is required from a majority of the five board members for firearm licences to be issued by the agency.

It was also disclosed yesterday that increased security has been provided for FLA Chief Executive Officer Shane Dalling following what is understood to be threats made against his life.

On Tuesday, two senior managers at the authority were dismissed with immediate effect amidst an investigation being carried out by the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA) into the operations at the FLA

Dalling yesterday refused to go into details about either the dismissals or the threats, but admitted that many of the practices that he has detected at the FLA were not what he expected when he joined the staff two months ago.

He admitted, however, that he had discussions with the police high command on Wednesday night, and that he expected them to address his security issues yesterday.

Former minister of national security and Opposition spokesman Peter Bunting had called for the resignation of the board and that of Dalling. He accused the authority of approving gun licences for people of questionable character and pointed his finger at the board appointed since the change of Government in February 2016. However, investigations so far have identified that the corrupt practices extend, at least, as far back as Bunting’s administration of the ministry and the FLA.

The previous board, which included two former political candidates for the ruling Jamaica Labour Party, said in their letters of resignation that they were stepping down to protect their integrity and that of the embattled FLA, which was established to handle the granting and renewing of firearm licences after corrupt practices were detected in the issuing of the licences by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

Dalling has insisted that, despite the threats and calls for his resignation, he will continue to work with MOCA in rooting out corruption among the staff of the institution.

The agency was established on March 1, 2006 in line with the implementation of the provisions of the Firearm Amendment Act (2005), as a statutory organisation within the Ministry of National Security to replace the role of the JCF and increase professionalism and transparency in the granting of the firearm licences.

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Out With The Old In With The Young – Woiiiiieeeee

This is really not political enuh, it is the way of the World.  I may step on some ‘ole’ corn now; to hell with it.  If you are one of those who cringe when the ‘youth’ start popping in, you are old in your thinking and views and need to step aside providing a role of consultancy rather than the face of the future.

It matters not how we got here, we are here.  The question is when are you going to realise that being ‘forced upon’ is not cause for celebration rather cause for grave concern?  No one can take away your experience, and neither should we, however, you MUST accept that the time calls for youthful vision.  The youth have studied and it is time for them to put their academics into action.  More importantly, they must be given the space to try, fail, try, fail then succeed.    Why??????  Those who are large in numbers, fit and healthy are younger than you, they must be given an opportunity to have their needs met by those who are able to articulate and convey their message.  With a view to creating an economy through its people that can compete on the global space.    If you struggle with the notion that the under 40’s much less the 20 something have nothing to add until they get to their mid 30’s and 40’s, I pity you.  If you believe that their value or input is based on being ‘below’ you, even more tragic.  The truth is the older generation is crippled by fear.  Fear of feeling useless, dejected by a world that is catering to the youth.  That for me is further from the truth.  There is a role and such a role should be one of mentorship, empowering, validating, uplifting and verbally displaying confidence in the young. Such a role is timeless and can prove gratifying if only you would allow yourself to accept that while you are not done and over, the world has changed is changing forcing us to adapt.  Failure to adapt will result in continued failure by those who hold on to power and influence by force, manipulation and bribery.

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‘We want a young MP’

PNP supporters in St Mary South Eastern say next representative should have vision and education

(Jamaica Observer) Sunday, August 20, 2017 22 Comments

 GREEN… died suddenly last week

People’s National Party (PNP) supporters in St Mary South Eastern are insisting that their next Member of Parliament must be young.

The demand comes days after Member of Parliament Dr Winston Green died suddenly while on his way to hospital after collapsing at his St Andrew home, sending shock waves across the country.

Praises were heaped on the late MP who had narrowly held on to the seat for the Opposition PNP in the February 2016 General Election, but constituents are adamant that a young person, equipped with “vision” and “smarts”, must next represent them in Parliament’s Lower House. Green was 58.

If fate meets that demand, Dr Norman Dunn, who Green defeated by five votes following a magisterial recount in the February 2016 election, would have lost out on representing the constituency again. He is 51.

“We want a young, brilliant person with vision and education. We want somebody weh a go look out fi di youth dem,” Omar Chin told the Jamaica Observer last week. “Annotto Bay a one of di toughest communities inna Jamaica; a di worst town inna St Mary at the moment. It full of crime, violence, and whole heap of other things a happen here. Mi woulda like a MP weh a go come here and love di people dem. One weh a go do something fi di people, especially the youth dem. We naah talk bout nuh handout business.

“The person weh a come fi tek over Mr Green position, him affi mek another step above Mr Green. No disrespect to Mr Green, because as mi tell yuh, Mr Green a real boss. Mi nuh must right, but mi feel a younger person will think quicker and will have more vision and smarts. Experience good, but sometime nuff a di experience dem naah look out fi di youth dem. Me a 47 year old and a di youth dem me a deal with, dem a di future and Annotto Bay need future,” Chin argued.

Another constituent, Tavia Wilson, who considers herself “old”, said what the constituency needs are projects and programmes designed to push the development of young people. Wilson suggested that there isn’t much opportunity being presented to them.

“We need one MP weh a fi di young and dem future. We can go one side, we old. We need community centres, so we want somebody weh young, somebody weh willing fi do something for the younger youths in the community. Not the same thing weh Dr Green woulda come wid; we want some projects. Give the youths dat. Mek dem be the ones weh don’t participate, but give them the opportunity. We want somebody weh strong enough and deh behind the young people dem,” Wilson, who operates a cookshop in the constituency, said.

Several constituents said they are looking to the likes of Damion Crawford and Raymond Pryce for representation. The two represented the PNP in St Andrew East Rural and St Elizabeth North Eastern, respectively, before fizzling out of representational politics.

“Well, wah me believe inna, enuh, is Damion Crawford. Mi nuh know if dem a think fi put him somewhere else, but me prefer fi go with Damion Crawford or [Raymond] Pryce,” Keith Ormsby shared with the Sunday Observer.

“The next person must come and build up the constituency and help the young people dem achieve wah dem want. We want somebody young because we want dem put di young people dem first. We cyaan go tek nobody old right now, and we want somebody with a post inna Parliament. We nuh want just one MP; we want a minister,” Ormsby added.

For Leroy Grossett, the constituency does not possess the next Member of Parliament.

“Mi want a young man, a young stallion like Damion Crawford or Raymond Pryce. A dem youngster deh mi woulda love fi see ’round ya now. Mi nuh see nobody inna di constituency right ya now weh mi woulda seh fit for it. Only di councillor weh did inna di position and him lose, so wi nuh really waah go back deh so. We want somebody young and vibrant,” the man said.

The councillor he referred to is Kevin Golding, who lost to the Jamaica Labour Party’s Bryan Hugh in the 2016 Local Government Elections. Golding polled 2,115 to Hugh’s 2,471.

“We want Mr Crawford. We nuh want no idiot. Him level wid you straight and him nuh deal wid handouts. Annotto Bay people love him already so just send him make wi go full speed ahead. Nobody else nuh deh here fi manage it. Wi vote fi Dr Green because we love PNP party; that’s why wi mek him go ahead. Wi sorry say him dead still,” Tadine Roberts, another constituent, said.

Judith Reid, who said that she has been voting since 1959, agreed with Wilson. She shared that Green’s death “saddened” her, but noted that life and politics continue.

“We had Dr Green as a genuine Member of Parliament and wi feel it fi see how him drop out, but right now him gone and wi nuh want nuh idiot come around us. It affi be Damion [Crawford]. Him young and him will understand young people here. To how it a go, wi nuh want nobody fi come give we $500; wi want somebody weh a go help young people, because right now wi have a dangerous virus pon wi called the Jamaica Labour Party. We can’t even get nothing ‘pon TV but [Chinese],” the woman said.

The constituency is underdeveloped, Donovon Dwyer voiced. He believes that new businesses and investments are two of several solutions to long-standing problems there.

“My next Member of Parliament should be Chris Brown, if not, Damion Crawford. We want somebody weh nuh inna di handout; somebody weh will come and start business in the constituency and develop it. We want better roads and better facilities,” he said.

As a parliamentarian, Green served as a member of the Public Administration and Appropriation Committee.

His sudden death has increased the JLP’s majority in the Lower House by four seats, as two other constituencies — St Andrew Southern and St Andrew South Western — are currently without representation.

St Andrew Southern was represented by Dr Omar Davies, who stepped down from representational politics in June this year, while Portia Simpson Miller, a former prime minister and PNP president, created a vacancy in St Andrew South Western when she, too, retired in June.

Executive members of the PNP, including President Dr Peter Phillips and General Secretary Julian Robinson, met with the party machinery in St Mary South Eastern last week to determine a suitable candidate for the imminent and crucial by-election.

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Yawning, Yawning, Yawning, Police A Lef, Nurses A Lef, Teachers A Lef…………….Soooooo

It is what it is and the GOJ will never be able to satisfy the needs of those persons.  Stop griping as it is widely felt that persons who join the JCF do so as a last resort with no intention of honouring their duties.  What you need to do is to recruit persons from other countries, Jamaica should not be limited to the Caribbean solely.  If not, what is the real disaster facing or already facing us; calling 911 and no one answers.  We have heard of corrupt cops, hustling and moonlighting cops.  How about informing the populous of out of the box solutions?  What are the requirements for non-Jamaicans to join the force?  A good command of patois.  Guess what, they can be trained considering it is now our premier language.

Why cannot we open our country to the world in filling these public sector jobs?  Are we intending to contain lawlessness, solve crime, and provide a haven in which a police station can be properly manned with the basics?  Or do we intend on pursuing the same trajectory which is to report our deficits without concrete solutions?  There are other countries ‘poorer’ on paper than Jamaica so what our citizens will choose to leave in hope for better elsewhere another may jump at the opportunity to serve here as for them Jamaica is better.  GOJ cannot stop attrition of public sector workers or any worker for that matter; our country is not a communist one.

Bring in the Latin Americans, Africans, and Haitians to fill the gaps.  What is stopping us from recruiting outside of our homeland?  You will never be able to retain our citizens in those fields.  It is what it is…………………….

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Cops take flight

UWI moves to help police stem heavy attrition rate; only two of 15 cyber crimes experts left

(Jamaica Observer) Friday, August 18, 2017 124 Comments

 Pro-vice chancellor and principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, Professor Archibald McDonald (left), Minister of National Security Robert Montague (centre) and Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake hold up copies of the Memorandum of Understanding that will see the UWI providing training support for JCF recruits among other initiatives at a signing ceremony held at the university yesterday. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)

THE worrisome attrition rate in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) astonished guests at a function on the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus yesterday when Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake revealed that only two experts of the 15 trained for the Cyber Crimes Unit have remained.

“Three years ago we trained 15 cyber experts to analyse electronic equipment and this morning we only have two of those persons remaining,” Blake said at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the UWI, Ministry of National Security and the JCF.

“Next month we will train another 10 persons at a cost of $12 million,” Blake added, drawing more reactions of surprise from the audience.

Under the MOU, the university will provide lodging for 300 JCF recruits for a six-month period, twice per year, among other provisions while they are in training.

While the JCF welcomes the move made by the university, Blake has said that key focus needs to be placed on retaining cops, many of whom are leaving the force for better opportunities.

He noted that the JCF’s current establishment stands at 14,092, but their working strength as at yesterday morning was 11,433.

“In 2015, we graduated 244 persons and during that same time 514 left the organisation through resignation, retirement and dismissal, and in 2016 we graduated into the organisation 495 persons (and) last year 544 persons exited the organisation, so we continue to operate at a deficit,” Blake, who was speaking on behalf of Commissioner of Police George Quallo, stated.

Pro-vice chancellor and principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, Professor Archibald McDonald (left), Minister of National Security Robert Montague (centre) and Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake hold up copies of the Memorandum of Understanding that will see the UWI providing training support for JCF recruits among other initiatives at a signing ceremony held at the university yesterday. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)

THE worrisome attrition rate in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) astonished guests at a function on the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus yesterday when Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake revealed that only two experts of the 15 trained for the Cyber Crimes Unit have remained.

“Three years ago we trained 15 cyber experts to analyse electronic equipment and this morning we only have two of those persons remaining,” Blake said at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the UWI, Ministry of National Security and the JCF.

“Next month we will train another 10 persons at a cost of $12 million,” Blake added, drawing more reactions of surprise from the audience.

Under the MOU, the university will provide lodging for 300 JCF recruits for a six-month period, twice per year, among other provisions while they are in training.

While the JCF welcomes the move made by the university, Blake has said that key focus needs to be placed on retaining cops, many of whom are leaving the force for better opportunities.

He noted that the JCF’s current establishment stands at 14,092, but their working strength as at yesterday morning was 11,433.

“In 2015, we graduated 244 persons and during that same time 514 left the organisation through resignation, retirement and dismissal, and in 2016 we graduated into the organisation 495 persons (and) last year 544 persons exited the organisation, so we continue to operate at a deficit,” Blake, who was speaking on behalf of Commissioner of Police George Quallo, stated.

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A Wah Dis??? – Wha Kine A Crosses Deh Pon Di Roc????

Oono nuh si sey dis nuh mek a drop a sense.    Di puppa mek di pickney dem go visit dem uncle a East.  One a di pickney dem misbehave an uncle drop lick.  Puppa get word an all di way from Gordon Town like im a formula 1 race car driver, reach a East an leggo shot affa di uncle.  U tell me, nuh mus somen deh pon him.

If you do not know your family tree, something is clearly wrong with you.  Why send your children to visit family members who you believe are abusers?  If you strongly have an issue with anyone reprimanding or laying a finger on your child, would it not be best if you keep them in your care at all times.  After all, can you really vow that another person will be able to tolerate what you have been accustomed to from your child?  Since there are no guarantees, how do you go about this?  The buck starts and ends with the parents, or guardian.  What is clear from this article below, is we have a parent who is more than an abuser.  Read carefully, as for me, this man should not be allowed to have any influence at all over his children.  What is the message he sent with this display of lunacy?  Any badie wey touch u, u better get a gun an kill dem whats it whats it not.  Nuh matter a who, so watch mi how mi tek care a dis what its what its not.

Ten (10) children, 6 of whom were in the vehicle while this insanity took place.  Children live what  they learn and learn what they live.  If you do not believe that a couple of these children will become as their puppa, you are spaced out.  Imagine when children accustomed to violence interact with other kids at school and simple arguments ensue.  Children will be children, and many of us as children did get into little tit for tats at school.  Adults are breeding a generation of volatile children by their own behaviour and God helps us with the next generation following the millennials.

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Cops capture dad after high-speed chase

Man had six children aboard vehicle; police say gun recovered

(Jamaica Observer) Friday, August 11, 2017 91 Comments

 The crashed Suzuki Vitara that was being driven by a father with six of his chidren aboard when he tried to elude the police in Kingston, yesterday. (Photo: Kenyon Hemans)

Police yesterday captured a man who, with six of his 10 children inside the motor vehicle he was driving, led the cops on a high-speed chase through busy streets in the capital after they tried to apprehend him based on information they received that he was involved in a shooting.

The man’s identity was, up to press time, not released by the police.

Deputy Superintendent of Police assigned to the Central Police Station Percival Anderson told the Jamaica Observer that the man, who is from Gordon Town, was accosted by lawmen along South Camp Road after reportedly shooting at an in-law in Allman Town. The incident occurred about 1:00 pm.

Anderson said the man, believed to be a music producer, received a telephone call from a relative who informed him that the in-law was allegedly abusing one of his children.

“The children were visiting [relatives] in the community. The uncle, for some reason, spanked one of the children and that message was relayed to the father. He, in his anger, came from Gordon Town to Allman Town allegedly with a firearm that was [allegedly] used by him to fire at the uncle,” the crime officer explained.

He said the man then returned to his Suzuki Vitara with his children and sped off, but was later intercepted by cops, who he led on a high-speed chase before crashing into two other vehicles.

“Because he was not familiar with the area he crashed in the vicinity of South Camp Road and North Street. At that stage, what we suspect that he did was to place the firearm in the bag of the eldest child, who is 16 years of age, and run from the vehicle.

Where we are now is tying up this investigation in terms of the shooting and the recovery of the firearm,” said Anderson.

He said a Ruger pistol was recovered along with several rounds of ammunition.

In the meantime, he said that the Child Development Agency has been called in as it relates to the welfare of the children, but mentioned that the 16-year-old has been taken into custody along with his father.

 

 

 

 

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How Do We Rein In The Seniors While At The Same Time Bring In The Millennials To The Voting Pool!!!!

The PhD surely knows how to remind the locals on how to widen their ‘butuism’, ensuring that higher education will and cannot garner self respect.  In politics, especially on the Roc as we have witnessed its evolution, 55 years of independence, the more some of our wannabe leaders remain unchanged.  Growth in age is what is evident.  Growth in decorum, decency, peace is all chanted during election seasons, but never in the heart of those who chant the loudest.  Those whose sole existence is to be front and centre stage, trying to garner support from a select group who will quickly go to war for them; not much different from ‘slavery’.  Difference with slavery and now is, we are supposed to be free.  Free and proud to have a race who survived atrocities.  Free and proud to have a race hold the highest level of office in the United States of America.  Free and proud to believe in a motto that says out of many one people even though the largest group are predominantly from African heritage on the Roc.  Free and proud to have a woman hold the highest office in our country.   However, not too free and proud to continuously have a woman be in a position of influence when it is evident by past behaviours, that learning from one’s prior mistakes does not apply to her.  What moral right, yet political right would such an individual have in swaying the millennials to the movement?  Or do you want to attract the worst of the worst?????

Disgraceful is putting it mildly.  At a time where we are supposed to be celebrating our athletes’ achievements over the decades and their presence at the World Championships, we have an educated female deciding to remain in the pigsty as the filth has become her common ground.  What breed do you wish to attract to your organisaton???  We certainly have enough indiscipline, lawlessness, a society riddled with moral decay prevailing on the land.  Do we really need to endorse, promote and anoint those who continue to take us back to the sewage???

Social media has become a common ground for all and sundry to air their emotions.  Emotions that can incite some to commit suicide, promote hate, divisiveness and evil.  What kind of emotion do you think this comment was designed to evoke?   Anytime you have to lecture seniors about their repeatedly low life, ghetto, ‘nigorish’ behaviour, you best believe it is time for you to QUIT them.  Always remember ‘ghetto’ is a state of mind’, not your postal code!!!!!!!

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Brown Burke under fire over tweet blaming PM for Elaine’s 100m loss

(Jamaica Observer) Sunday, August 06, 2017 35 Comments

 Angela Brown Burke

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Newly elected People’s National Party (PNP) standard bearer for St Andrew South Western, Angela Brown Burke, is this evening on the receiving end of social media users’ ire following her post which suggested that Prime Minister Andrew Holness is to blame for what they said was Elaine Thompson’s loss in the women’s 100 metres at the 16th IAAF World Championships in London.

Jamaicans at home and abroad, who are clearly distraught about Thompson’s loss, which followed on the heels of yesterday’s third place finish by sprint superstar Usain Bolt, were clearly not having the PNP vice president’s utterances.

“Andrew dem seh ah you cause it,” she said on Twitter. The tweet was deleted soon after the backlash started and she subsequently tweeted: “Apologies. I have now restricted access [to] my twitter account. Did not capture”.

One user had chided the former Kingston mayor, asking: “How does politics get into our championships? Sill lady”.

“The graciousness & humility of our athletes is an example of the best. Your tweet @brownburke example of vulgar partisan politics & worst of Jamaica”, another said.

“I can’t with Jamaican politicians on social media. They need to come off and keep their tackiness between themselves,” said one user who was corrected by another saying “PNP politicians” not “Jamaican”.

Soon after deleting the tweet, many users screenshot the post with one saying “Dem rush her and she take it down but here is the screenshot. I think a moment this distasteful should be preserved for the by election”.

Many have since called for her to apologise because simply deleting the tweet is not enough.

“Madam, I believe you should apologise for that irresponsible and silly tweet. You have disappointed and offended many. #DoRight.”

However another said in response “Can keep it. She didn’t think it worth something to say sorry the sed (same) time she deleted, kinda see the thought process. Let her slink away”.

“Her tweet was tacky and uncalled for time and place,” said another.

American Tori Bowie won the world title this afternoon while Thompson struggled home in fifth place.

The 25-year-old had started well but by halfway she had been swallowed up and was unable to find an extra gear as she had done most of the season.

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Tears Of Joy, Sadness Flowed…………….Class Act Usain Bolt To The Very End

‘Sorry about that’ says Bolt to his fellow Jamaicans…………..

Jamaica gleaner retweeted@ Andre Lowe .  After booking his spot in the 100m final, Bolt’s only concern was if Blake had also qualified. “Wah Blake do?” “Him good.” “Aaah Good.”.

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Justin Gatlin: “Win or lose, Usain is the man. Without him in the sport, where would it be?”

The tears flowed due to the expectation that gold is synonymous with Usain Bolt.  The realisation that this is actually ‘it’, and no more will he grace our presence with his spectacular performance.  He created history……………done.  He did not receive gold, yet somehow you could not tell as his graciousness, presence, engagement with the fans even after defeat says more about who Usain Bolt has grown to become………….class act.

There has not been a race since his illustrious career where we have not been on edge, on our toes, so we know he did his absolute best and after all is said and done he is still the G.O.A.T in this sport.    A clean sprinter, devoid of any drug scandal has redeemed the sport where we can believe it is truly possible to be super-fast without performance enhancement drugs.  Recovering from injury after injury to dominate and create a global space for himself where 8 out of 10 people world-wide know him; I opine is more than an achievement.  His confidence for some maybe deemed arrogance, I beg to differ.  If you take a look at his engagement with those who love him, the fans, you will see in victory and defeat he makes time for them and certainly looks pretty much the same.  How does he do it??????

Disappointed he is, sure, understandably so, but WILL never be defined by this race and certainly NOT by his victor in this race.  I believed he wanted this win for countrymen and his global fans.  He never wavered about his retirement………….it was about, ‘OneLastBolt’.  There lies my tears, tears of joy as I was able to witness in my lifetime greatness in track n field by this youngster now grown in exposure and experience, born and bred on the Roc.  One more race to go, one more time for me to get exhilarated, then the curtains will go down………….. 

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#London2017: Gatlin stuns Bolt to win 100m world title

(Jamaica’s Usain Bolt poses after taking third in the final of the men’s 100m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 5, 2017).

 

 US athlete Justin Gatlin (L) bends down to Jamaica’s Usain Bolt after the final of the men’s 100m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 5, 2017.

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – American veteran Justin Gatlin was booed after he stunned Usain Bolt to win the 100m world title in London on Saturday.

Gatlin, who served a doping ban between 2006-10 and won silvers behind Bolt at the last two world championships, clocked 9.92 seconds, with teammate Christian Coleman winning silver in 9.94sec.

Bolt suffered a dreadful start and could only claim bronze in 9.95sec.

“I’m sorry I couldn’t end it on a winning note, but I want to thank you for your support,” said Bolt, who embraced Gatlin after they streaked through the line with no clear victor immediately apparent.

“It’s been a wonderful experience as always.”

Gatlin was afforded the same rough reception as he had in the heats and semi-finals, loud boos and jeering ringing around the same stadium where in 2012 his rivalry with Bolt was presented as ‘good against evil’, given the American’s doping-tainted past.

But Gatlin has form as the last man to beat Bolt over 100m — by a hundredth of a second in Rome in 2013 — and at the age of 35, can still produce the goods, something he has in the past ironically credited with his four years of forced exile from the track.

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Ounce of Prevention | Relieve Pain The Natural Way by Dr Tony Vendryes

Let’s face it, some people like being unwell as they seem to attract more attention……………While others do not want the responsibility to make changes in their lifestyle preferring the quick fix with temporary relief and long term sufferings.  No surprise why the USA as reported today is considering as below;  What say you??????

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CNN Breaking NewsVerified account @cnnbrkWhite House panel examining the opioid epidemic tells President Trump to declare a national public health emergency

(Jamaica Gleaner) Tuesday | August 1, 2017 | 8:00 AM

In this file photo, Valerie Beaumont (right) uses Chi reflexology to soothe this patron.

Pain is a symptom, not a disease. It is an important signal from your body trying to warn you of some underlying disorder. Modern medicine has provided us with a bewildering array of drugs for the relief of pain, and many of them do not even need a doctor’s prescription.

If you experience pain, the best action you can take is to seek to identify the cause of your pain. Then, even if you need to take something for pain relief, you can also begin to address the underlying cause.

Problems with Painkillers

These medicines are widely used, often abused, and contrary to popular belief, are far from harmless. They include well-known drugs like aspirin and acetaminophen, as well as a large group called the NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) that include Advil, Ibuprofen, Indomethacin, Motrin, and Voltaren. Let’s examine some of these drugs.

Aspirin

Aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) was first made in 1853 and has since become a preferred treatment for simple pains and fever. Today, many people reach for this drug at the first hint of pain, and many doctors now recommend that it be taken on a daily basis for the prevention of heart attacks, the most commonkiller today.

Aspirin is generally regarded as being safe enough to not require a prescription. A normal dose of aspirin for pain is two tablets every four to six hours per day, but a pain sufferer might take more than twice this amount.

Unfortunately, aspirin has a long list of side effects, including: gastritis, peptic ulcer, intestinal bleeding, haemorrhagic shock, and even sudden death. Aspirin can also increase the risk of macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, as well as cataracts. Aspirin is also one of the main causes of death from poisoning each year.

Acetaminophen

Many people take acetaminophen e.g. Tylenol, at least once a month, and it is now the most widely used pain reliever in the United States. However taking more than the recommended dose can lead to fatal liver injury, and acetaminophen poisoning is now the most common cause of acute liver failure in the North America. Attempted suicides account for many cases, but almost half are the result of unintentional overdoses.

NSAIDS

With more people having chronic pain, the drug companies churn out more and more of this class of painkiller. Though sometimes helpful in the short term, with chronic use, these drugs create many problems like gastritis, bleeding peptic ulcers and kidney damage, as well as increased destruction of cartilage in arthritic joints. Yet, many people are kept on these medications for years, with negative consequences.

Opioids

Opioids are powerful painkiller drugs like morphine, pethedine, codeine hydrocodone, oxycodone and methadone. These prescription drugs reduce the brain’s recognition of pain and are often chosen for controlling severe pain such as that caused by cancer. People can develop a tolerance to these drugs and need higher and higher doses to achieve the same degree of pain relief. Also, one can become physically dependent on them and an overdose can be fatal. The US now faces an opioid epidemic from the widespread abuse of opioid prescription painkillers.

Natural pain relievers

Ganja: Substances in cannabis called the cannabinols are extremely useful in the control of various types of pain. Research at the University of Michigan published in the Journal of Pain provides some compelling evidence. It showed that cannabis reduced patients’ need for pain medication by 64 per cent while lowering drug side effects. Cannabis is particularly useful for migraine headaches, nerve (neuropathic) pain, arthritis, and cancer pain. Medicinal cannabis with specific concentrations of THC and CBD, the major cannabinols is now available for topical or internal use.

Ginger and turmeric: Ginger roots as anti-inflammatory substances called gingerols that offer pain relief and stomach-settling benefits. Fresh ginger works well as a tea or grated into juice. It may also be applied externally as a pack to painful joints and muscles. It’s cousin, turmeric, works in a similar fashion

Boswellia is a herb that contains specific anti-inflammatory ingredients known as boswellic acids that research has shown significantly reduce inflammation particularly in arthritis.

Enzymes: Bromelain an enzyme, found in pineapples, is a natural anti-inflammatory substance. It can be taken in supplement form, but eating fresh pineapples may also be helpful. Papain, another enzymes found in papaya is also useful for inflammation.

Cayenne, also called capsaicin, is a spice from hot peppers. When applied as a cream it alleviates pain by lowering the levels of substance P, a chemical in nerve cells that transmits pain signals to the brain.

Tang Kuei is a famous Chinese herb that has powerful antispasmodic, analgesic, relaxing properties. It is ideal for the relief of menstrual pains.

Fish oils: The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA found in fish oil have been shown, in many clinical studies, to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation, increase blood flow and promote joint lubrication without negative side effects. All inflammatory conditions benefit from supplementing with several gram of omega 3 daily.

Vitamins and minerals: These natural substances are essential for the proper function of the nervous system. The B vitamins increase the pain threshold and reduce the need for pain medication while making those drugs work more effectively. The mineral magnesium, as well as the antioxidant vitamins C and E, provide similar benefits.

Energy therapies: Pain responds well to a variety of mind-body therapies like hypnosis, reflexology, acupuncture, acupressure, body talk, emotional freedom therapy, and therapeutic touch.

Aromatherapy using essential oils like lavender and rosemary offers powerful stress-relieving and analgesic properties. Simply rub a few drops of the oil in your palms and inhale the fragrance for a few moments and notice the change in your feelings.

The wonderful thing is that most of these natural treatments are non-toxic and can be self-administered. The next time you are tempted to take pain medication, consider these gentler, safer options.

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Usain Bolt………….’One Last Bolt’, London World Championship 2017…………Killing Me Softly…

This ‘boy’ is killing me.  To say I am a Usain Bolt fan is an understatement.  As a matter of fact Bolt has absolutely nothing to prove let us get that straight.  I have written sufficiently on who this dude is based on his performance on the track.  That is where I rest my case,  voice my opinions at times appearing belligerent with no apologies.  Yes……………I take by fanaticism quite seriously, never a ‘waggonist’ never one to disrespect the man who delivers 99% of the time when it matters.  I have one weakness, I am human and every time the BIG is fast approaching, the butterflies begin.  I cannot tek di pressure.  Right about now, I am contemplating whether to watch this race at all.  I go through the same emotions pretty much and always, always get up,  hunch myself over as if I am entering the TV.   Every bone, cells, muscles, limbs on and inside my body, blood begin to bubble up, getting into overdrive with the mouth wide open, voice projection increasing, heart racing like the speed on a ferrari………………..

What is going to happen in London?  They are calling up some names and one youngster it is said a run up him mout.  I tell you something, I have read his words as quoted in the Daily Mail, and I say this to the youngster, it is all good.  By your own words, you acknowledge there no rivalry between you and Bolt.  You must first beat the legend before there can be a rivalry and that has not happened.  Recognising  Bolt has done it all on track n field, knowing he has officially packed it in, whatever happens thereafter having the opportunity of being in a final with the ‘big man’ can only bolster your form and career.

Snippet from the Observer, ‘De Grasse, who only took up athletics aged 17 after trying his hand at basketball, says he needs to beat Bolt before he can be described a rival.

“It’s not a rivalry,” he told the Daily Mail.

“He has dominated for so long. I’ve still not beaten him — but I’d love to. To have a rivalry you have to have a back and forth.

“He is on his way out and a veteran. I’m trying to prove myself.”‘

As a bonafide Bolt fan, I have no beef with your words.  Only to say this, beating a Usain Bolt one time, 2 or even three times may create hype, duplicating Usain Bolt records of achievement on the track is a total different ball game.  In this life time, you will have one opportunity, lost chance for a rivalry, but duplication of a 1, 2, and 3 ‘Gold’ medals on an Olympic podium in addition to his other accolades?????……………Come on now you undercover disrespectors of the ‘big man’, or brazen naysayers who always seem to have dementia when Bolt is about to grace the stage…………Talk to me when that is accomplished and let it be in my life time or else!!!!!!!

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. is all smiles at the Puma press conference at The Brewery in London.

(Jamaica Gleaner) Tuesday 1 August 2017

LONDON, England:
Sprint king Usain Bolt may not have had the best build-up to the 2017 World Championships, which gets going later this week, but the Jamaican says he has no doubts about his readiness to defend his 100m title inside the London Olympic Stadium on Saturday.

Bolt will take his spot in Friday’s heats with a point to prove after only going under 10 seconds once this season in his three starts in the event; representing his least convincing season.

His form has led to a number of the world’s upcoming athletes expressing added confidence that the eight-time Olympic champion is vulnerable.

However, Bolt said he is certain that he will be able to again top the podium at a major championship and secure what would be his 12th gold medal at the World Championships.

“Yes, without a doubt (I am ready),” Bolt told reporters on Monday. “If I show up at a championship; if I am here, then it means I am fully confident and ready to go. As long as I show up and my coach is happy, then I am ready to go.”

“The last race I ran was 9.95 seconds and it shows I am going in the right direction. After these two races in the 100m I am always going forward. It’s a championships, it’s all about who can keep their nerve. I have been here a lot of times. It’s go time!” Bolt added.

Bolt also received a specially-designed pair of purple and gold spikes from his long time sponsors Puma with the sprinter himself explaining that he purple represented the colour of his high school William Knibb Memorial High with the gold of course covering his gold medal laden career.

Bolt was of course asked about the threat of young sprinters such as Andre de Grasse, who has publicly stated that he believes he is capable and ready to dethrone Bolt this weekend, with the Jamaican underlining his fitness and mental fortitude ahead of what should be an exciting clash.

He also added that he will be dedicating his competition to deceased friend and former Jamaican – born British high jumper Germaine Mason who died earlier this year in an accident.

The world’s media is waiting to hear from ahead of his swan-song

Journalist packed inside the Brewery in London for the PUMA press conference

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