3/4 A Di Police Force Ago Deh Pon Di Road Fi Disya Hustle – A Now Di Ting Ago Tun Up……………..

Father God, please help law abiding citizens.   I make this statement in knowing that duppy know who fi frighten!!!!!!!!!  Di Police dem nuh ave nuh ratings an truth a truth…………………

TRUST……………..the root cause of many social and political ills facing the Roc.  Majority of Jamaicans do not trust the police force.  This is not about brandishing the ole hog.  When an entity has lost trust due to leadership, the members are referenced in like manner.  Whether it is a few, or not, the brand has lost trust amongst its people, deal with it.  Therefore the benefit of the doubt will not be cast.  To say otherwise will be bordered on political correctness.  Sure ‘lawlessness’ on the roads must be addressed, however, price tags of any magnitude is not the real issue I opine.  Rather it is the lack of enforcement by those in the position to do so that raises the alarm over and over again.  Can you trust the police to do their part in enforcing the rule of law?  Is it legal for police officers to have robot taxis on the road?  If it is a conflict of interest, has anyone looked into the grumbling by some that the very same police have taxis on the streets?

Remember I said, ‘duppy know who fi frighten’.  Let us be honest here.  The police we see on the Streets seem to be intimidated by those who break the law.  Yet in dealing with decent law abiding citizens, their aggression comes out in full throttle as they are quick to put you through the riggers when in plain sight of the terrorists looking shottas, turn their backs.  Literally turn their backs or hold their heads down low, caas dem fraid a dem.  So  you have to swerve or take the banking because the ill-bred shottas bad drive you in the most dangerous way, ‘Mr Popo’ stops you in blind sight of the would be ‘murderer’.  Yes I said it, ‘murderer’……………Nuh kill dem waan fi kill u off pon di road wen dem take the drivers wheel.    Every time u lef u yaard an go ina u car an start u journey in peace u en up a cuss, ina trauma wi di near death experience wey almost reach u sake a dem.   With all the above in mind, will the new traffic Bill create the effect hoped for?  The worst response to a question is that of another question, still I pose.   Will the effect cause the enforcers to enforce for the government coffers or for their own use?

TRUST……………..never to be demanded, always to be earned by credibility.   Sad to say a grave lack in the minds of the Jamaican people where this entity is concerned.  For the life of me, I do not see why we cannot have a ‘Police Exchange Programme’ coming out of CARICOM.

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Expect more corruption

Motorists say cops will benefit as road users try to avoid high fines of new traffic Bill

(Jamaica Observer) Monday, February 12, 2018 87 Comments

 
 Policemen issuing a ticket

SOME motorists believe that the heavy fines and other penalties under the new Road Traffic Bill that was last week approved by the House of Representatives will only result in more police corruption, even as it is being touted by Government as giving police “full control of the roadway”.

The Road Traffic Bill, 2016, will replace the current Road Traffic Act of 1938, and it is anticipated that it will allow for effective policing to reduce road fatalities, limit speeding, control loud noises and heavy tinting, as well as the use of cellphones, earphones and other communication devices while driving.

It will establish new offences as well as provide increased penalties for activities like driving without required motor vehicle insurance coverage ($20,000); driving without a licence or permit ($40,000); driving a motor vehicle without a permit entitling the driver to use the vehicle ($30,000); exceeding speed limits ($6,000 – $15,000); loud noises and failure to wear protective helmet ($5,000); failure to comply with traffic signs ($10,000); and failure to stop at pedestrian crossings ($12,000).

“With this new Road Traffic Act, I think the Government will have to invest in a new prison,” said taxi operator Andre Hepburn, who operates from Half-Way-Tree to Mannings Hill Road via Red Hills Road. “The increased fines are going to aid the corruption problem in the Jamaica Constabulary Force and make corruption even a bigger monster to fight.”

“Motorists are now going to be quicker to ‘let go a money’ to give the police officers, rather than to deal with the long lines at the tax office to pay a lot of money. No one is going to want to put $15,000 to $30,000 on tax office counter when they have children to feed and send to school, the taxi operator of 10 years insisted yesterday.

Hepburn also pointed out that motorists sometimes breach the road code because the country’s roads, which are in need of repair, are not “conducive to good driving”.

Another motorist, Wayne Bryan, told the Jamaica Observer yesterday that “police [officers] would be the only ones to make money from the increased fines”.

“The way things are set up, if you’re driving to the country, you have to put down at least a $10,000 to give the police when they stop you,” he said.

However, pedestrian Joan Shirley shared a different view. She told the Jamaica Observer that if motorists do not have the money to pay the heavy fines, they should obey the road code.

“If they had been doing the right thing all along, it would not have reached to this stage,” Shirley said.

According to Minister of Transport Mike Henry, the Bill is also aimed at reducing injuries and contributing to economic growth and development.

Shirley also thinks the number of road fatalities due to crashes needs to decrease.

“The bloodshed on the roads need to stop. If this is what they have to do to accomplish that, then so be it,” she said.

Meanwhile, motorist Alton Esmie said the new road code could make a difference.

“I think it might make a difference to the average person, so persons like me would make an effort not to break the law,” he told the Observer, adding that it might not make a big difference to more aggressive road users like taxi and bus drivers.

Esmie also pointed out that some parts of the Bill are not justifiable, highlighting the increased fines were not fair to law-abiding motorists.

“Better systems need to be in place to track people who have amassed a certain amount of tickets, so they can come off the road,” he said.

Another motorist, who gave her name only as Miss Chin, said that some parts of the Bill are “okay”; however, she added.

“Who they want to catch they won’t catch,” she said.

“Some atrocious things happen on our roads and most times it’s not law-abiding citizens who do them. These taxi men and bus men get away with it because the vehicles they drive are owned by persons who are in high places and can override the law,” Miss Chin alleged.

A taxi driver, who gave his name as Courtney or “Docta”, said he thought the fine for use of an electronic device while driving was too high.

“I think it should be lower because sometimes, in an emergency, you have to pick up your phone. Also, as a taxi driver, I need to be in contact with my passengers because I can miss ‘a work’ at any time,“ he said.

The Bill stipulates that the use of electronic communication devices while driving could incur a penalty of $10,000 payable to the collector of taxes or a fine of $30,000 or 10 days in prison if not paid.

“I don’t know how it going to go, because the police are corrupt, they will stop you for nothing and only because they want a money from you. And if you don’t have it, they’re going to give you a ticket that is not justified,” he added.

The Bill will next go to the Senate, where it is expected that it will receive the same level of support it did in the House of Representatives.

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Lawd Dah One Yah Dread – Pressure, Pressure, Pressure!!!!

What happens if you mess with pressure cooker once it a bubble?????  Try test it an si wha happen to u……….Hello, no badda wid dat caas a maximum damage u a caas to u person in the facial region.

I saw the machete wielding bangarang and in total amazement, I asked how could she manage to strike those blows and the child is still alive.  I could not handle a knife in that manner, much less a machete.  Boi u cannot really beat up dis ooman anymore as it is evident she has done so herself.  She hit the nail on the head whether we want to face this reality or not; lack of financial support by the fathers.

Raising a child, children as a single parent is one thing.  Raising them without enough money is a different cup of tea.  Money woes is right there on the top 3 issues that cause major stress in one’s life and is also a key factor in many relationship bust ups, break ups, physical and emotional abuse to those living in close proximity.  Mixed that together with discipline and you find, the ‘go into a corner and be still’ or ‘give me your smartphone’, ‘go to your room and do not come out until I say when’, does not work for many.  Unfortunately those in the lower sociaeconomic pool/category often times will draw for blood so to speak as their cup runneth over in a daily ‘broke and busted’ state.  Barely finding J$100.00 a day until quite possibly the receipt of minimum wage weekly is the order of their day.  Some of these women do not even hold down a job 3 days per week much less 5.  Reality!!!!!!!!!!!!

I firmly believe we have exhausted the one to0 many children mantra, it is ineffective based on our numbers today.  The use of birth control and family values, goes through one ears and the other.  You can talk that until you blue.  I am not even going to cuss out the ‘dead beat’ Dads who refuse to support their children.  Bottom line is our women must learn to differentiate between good sex and a good man.  I do not believe a good man will shirk his duties, I really do not.  Call me naive, I beg to differ.  It is impossible for a ‘good man’ to leave the mother and the child.  Let me clarify.  Your relationship has come to an end and you have moved out, moved on.  Your child is still your child and no matter where you are, or who you have moved on to, that fact remains the same; you are the biological father.  There are still those who have not left the mother, yet their absence in relative matters brings forth the same result.

Our women will have to come to the realisation that for things to change, they must fight to change their thinking towards wholeness and completeness. of self.  Reason with themselves if the choices they have made, continuing to make in their ‘men’ selection are reaping  successful fruits.  Children did not sign up for this type of dysfunction.  They have no choice in the selection of their gene pool/parents.  They literally just appear due to more times than not conscious decisions made by a woman and a man.   Pity their lot in life when dysfunction becomes a part of their growing norm. 

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A single mom’s plea

Machete-wielding mother appeals to fathers to support their children

Saturday, February 10, 2018 113 Comments

Doreen Dyer (centre), flanked by supporters, is a picture of relief yesterday after she was sentenced to three years’ probation in the St Thomas Parish Court. (Photo: Racquel Porter)

THE St Thomas woman who was seen on video beating her 12-year-old daughter with a machete and was sentenced in the St Thomas Parish Court yesterday, is pleading with fathers to support their children in order to ease the pressure on single mothers.

Doreen Dyer, 44, made the plea after she was sentenced to three years’ probation with parental counselling and anger management classes for the beating she inflicted on her daughter in 2016.

The video, which went viral, showed Dyer — who was dressed only in her underwear — slapping the girl with the machete while hurling expletives.

“I want the fathers them to take care of their kids, because probably if my babyfather was taking care of me and the kids, mi wouldn’t have to have that anger, ’cause nuff of the times when mi get anything, mi just have to carry it go home to give them.

“Mi go a my bed hungry. When I get a little money mi have to give them to keep it to go to school. Some of the time all two weeks, three weeks them nuh guh to school… if their father was there that wouldn’t happen,” Dyer explained outside the St Thomas Parish Court yesterday.

Dyer, while noting that she had to end her relationship with the children’s father, said all she wants is for her children to be successful.

“… Now mi have the twin, one go Seaforth [High School] and one go Morant [Bay High School] and mi want the best for them,” Dyer said. “…I don’t want them to come same like me; I want them to have [what I did not have].

“That is why mi always a try to push them, but them just stubborn,” Dyer told the Jamaica Observer.

The mother, who was remorseful throughout the hearing, recalled the day that she was captured on camera beating her child.

“I was washing, that is why you see mi so naked. I call her and told her to put the pan at the pipe so that I could wash what I had on so that they could dry. She start suck her teeth and start tell mi say she nah carry the pan with the clothes.

“She say she a go carry the one without the clothes. So mi say to her say, ‘If you carry that one me a go beat yu’, and she still carry it. So mi feel so upset to really know that is their clothes mi washing and she a go tell mi say she not doing it,” the mother said, adding that when she was a child she had to obey her mother.

Dyer, who was obviously relieved after yesterday’s sentencing, said, too, that she cried while the social enquiry report was being read.

“God is on my side. I give thanks to the judge and thanks to all who supported me from this happen until this finish,” Dyer said.

The media was not allowed inside the courtroom yesterday.

However, Dyer’s attorney, Bertram Anderson, said Parish Judge Luciana Jackson was pleased with the social enquiry report.

The lawyer also said he was happy with the decision of the court.

“I think the reasons given by the judge, they were sound, and, of course, it is always in the interest of the child, and I think the decision made is in the best interest of the child,” Anderson said.

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A Wha Dis ?? – U Si Dem Ting Yah, Trickery And We Will Pay Dearly For It!!!!

Di living ginal under the guise of Christianity.  The Bible did speak of those who will carry out such acts so we should not be surprised.  The best course of action is to expose the practise, and hopefully the names of the Churches published.  Christians do believe in healing and know this can be done.  Make no mistake, when a pastor or whatever they choose to be called, tells you to dash wey ur medication, nuh go visit nuh doctor when you have a disease that requires treatment.  I say be forewarned and tek wey uself.  I will go even further to suggest, in cases where persons are inflicted with a disease, an envelope lined with ‘Shearer’ face will be well placed inside.

How many of these persons who have HIV/AIDs claiming to be healed are engaged in sexual intercourse unprotected?  Are they disclosing to who needs to know that they are infected?  Clearly not if they believe they are healed.  Irresponsible at the highest order and this blame is cast right at those practitioners’ feet.  They are no better than obeah, and various occult practices we have seen on the Roc.

The Caribbean is now facing a 9% increase in new cases.  Of that, how much is contributed to Jamaica?  With all that is taking place, 60% of our people overweight, 9-10 years old diagnosed with high blood pressure in recent reports, massive shortage of blood; nuh baddie nah donate any blood. Unhealthy lifestyle ago wuss mek u caan gi blood.  Can we afford this kind of scam that is being played out under the guise of ‘spiritual healing’?  One thing is for sure, policing the Church is an apocalypse in itself.  All I know is dat wi corner pass dark and gwaan ova to di grave yard………………………….

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Holy healers hurting – Several persons with HIV/AIDS abandoning medical treatment after they are ‘cured’ by church leaders

Jamaica’s efforts to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS could be stymied by the Church, as several persons who have tested positive have abandoned medical treatment because they were declared cured by their spiritual leader.

Executive director of the Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL), Kandasi Levermore, last week declared that she is deeply concerned about this development.

“When we have a one client where we experience this type of situation, we usually try and do a one-on-one; but I have three clients in St James, another two in St Ann and another three in Kingston where, basically, they went to church and they were prayed for, and they were told they were healed, and they are not taking their medications,” said Levermore.

“I don’t treat the majority of people living with HIV, it is just a little group of people that access the JASL treatment programme. Remember that you have at least 20 times more that access public health, so you don’t even know what is happening there,” she told The Sunday Gleaner.

Levermore, who is a Christian, said she does not doubt that people can be healed through spirituality, but she notes that in many of the cases, the individuals had not sought to verify their change in status by getting tested.

“So when we reach out to them, they are missing out on care, they are not coming to the clinic and they are getting worse, their outcomes are declining,” she lamented.

MISINFORMED

“If we come upon a miracle story, trust me, we are going to say it, but we are saying, don’t misinform the clients and tell them that they are healed, and the people end up not taking their medications and not going to the doctor,” added Levermore.

She also worries for the spouses or sexual partners of these individuals, as their viral loads could increase as a result of them aborting treatment. Viral load is the term used to describe the amount of HIV in the blood.

Levermore noted that some HIV/AIDS-positive persons are so convinced of their healing by pastors that they have refused any sort of assistance from the JASL. One of these individuals, she said, was considered a model patient because of the progress he has been making in reducing his viral loads.

“He was doing so well that he was one of the model clients that would facilitate some of the treatment literacy workshops with us. He would be the model patient that would be able to say to the clients, ‘When you are feeling this way, this is what you would do’, because he lived it,” she said.

“Now not even the psychologist can get through to this person,” Levermore pointed out.

She said further investigations have shown that many of these individuals had attended one of the new evangelical Christian churches where the miracle healing was reportedly done.

CONCERNS

“The truth is, it is not within what we know as church when we were growing up,” she explained.

The Jamaica Council of Churches has been informed of the concerns of the JASL and has agreed to meet with Levermore to discuss the issue on February 19.

Efforts to have dialogue with the leaders of some of the less traditional churches have not been as fruitful.

“We are writing specific churches, because we got specific reports, to have a sit down with the leadership of those churches. We haven’t received any kind of positive response,” said Levermore.

UN Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS to the Caribbean, Dr Edward Greene, revealed last year that Jamaica and Cuba have both seen major increases in HIV infections.

He noted that after 10 years of decline in the prevalence rate, the Caribbean has witnessed a nine per cent increase in new infections.

The country is currently working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of ending AIDS as a public- health threat by 2030 and other international targets, but this could be stymied if persons stop taking their medication and are not healed.

“You can’t force anybody to take medicine in Jamaica. But what I am asking for is some amount of responsibility on the spiritual leaders to know that you shouldn’t be the person to put somebody’s health at risk,” said Levermore.

FAST FACTS:

– There is currently no cure for HIV, although antiretroviral treatment can control it.

– Most research is towards a ‘functional cure’ where HIV is reduced to undetectable and harmless levels permanently, but some residual virus may still be present in the body.

– Some research is looking for a ‘sterilising cure’ where all HIV is eradicated from the body, but this is more complex and risky.

– Trials of HIV vaccines are encouraging, but even once developed will only offer partial protection.

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The Huxtables & The Brady Bunch Is Not A Family ‘Livity’ For Many – Accept It!!!!

On the Roc we have I would say more than 60% of Jamaicans revealing that they do in fact believe in the Holy Bible.  With that said, no one disputes the story of Cane and Able, yet when it is evident in their own family life, disbelief sets it.  You recognise that the level of hostility, volatility displayed amongst family members cannot be the norm, still you slide it under the table thinking peace must come.  Come when????  Not all conflicts can be resolved.  Conflict resolution is not the panacea in all family curses, wars and strifes.

Among the murders in Jamaica are those carried out by the hands of family members.  How soon do we forget the shocking death of a sister by the hands of her blood sister, then buried and covered with concrete in their residence.   Brother killing brother, son threatening father and eventually murdering father’s entire cows on farm it was alledged.  A couple days after this recent death with the sister, a son stabbed his father to death in Clarendon.    There are family members, siblings who hate each other.  Whatever the root cause is, who knows and who cares.  Who should care are the ones who are living and witnessing the fights and arguments.

What do you do and what can be done?  Get the hell out!!!!!!!!!!!  Love from a distance!!!!!!.  If the sight of a member or members of your own family cause your blood to boil, then GET OUT.  Do not go around them, keep your distance.  That is much better than facing the bull by the horns in constant battle.  When there is resentment, the one who feels often times in their sick mind resentful will search for ways to start an argument.  Then what they are bringing to you are years or even decades of jealousy, resentment and plain ole badmind, and that is as deadly and heavy as trying to lift up a dead body with your hands.

Some wounds can be healed while others just stay and decay no matter how much medication you put on it.  Your spirit and energy are so far depleted that the wounds just festers instead of closing up.  When you are at that point, you owe no explanation to any family member much less outsiders.  What you do owe is the right to protect yourself, mind and body by pressing the flight mode escaping to elsewhere.  Someone said to me recently, 2 bulls cannot rule under one roof.  I say, that is true in many instances.

Unfortunately the parents could not control the wrath of two adults, 2 bulls, so in hindsight, one should have been forced to leave.

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Grief in Stettin

Sibling dispute leaves one dead

(Jamaica Observer) Thursday, February 08, 2018 84 Comments

 Nineteen-year-old Kimberly Crawford

A 24-year-old woman was still in police custody last night in connection with the death of her younger sister, 19-year-old Kimberly ‘Kimmy’ Crawford, during a bizarre incident on the weekend, which has left this small farming community in utter shock and grief.

Reports are at that shortly before 9:00 am last Saturday, the siblings were at their home in Stettin, when a dispute developed between them.

It is alleged that the dispute escalated into a fight and a knife and a piece of broken glass were brought into play. The mother of the siblings, who was also at the house, reportedly intervened in the dispute, shortly before the knife was allegedly used to stab the younger sister in the neck.

The mother reportedly collapsed immediately after the stabbing incident and was rushed to hospital.

Crawford reportedly died on the spot, while the elder sister left the scene and reportedly went to the house of pastor Karen Jones of the Jamaica Association of General Baptist Miracle, in Stettin, to report the killing.

When the Jamaica Observer West news team visited the community earlier this week, several residents expressed shock and regret at the incident, many claiming that they “up to now can’t believe what happened” as they grieve especially for the siblings’ mother, who was hospitalised following the incident.

“I am frightened, surprised and shocked, all now mi can’t believe what happened,” Marsha Bailey, the family’s neighbour told the Observer West.

“Mi really sorry for the mother, one of her children is dead, one in lock-up and she [mother] in hospital, mi really, really sorry,” added a distressed Bailey.

Bailey, who claimed she knew the mother very well, shared that shortly before the stabbing death of Crawford, she went to the house with the intention of using the mother’s phone to make a telephone call.

“I went over the house to get a call from her, but no one answered when I was calling, so I went back over to my house. Not long after I got the sad news,” said the teary-eyed neighbour.

Minister Jones told the Observer West that the entire community is shaken.

“The entire community is in shock, we have never had anything like this here before. Everybody is shaken,” said Jones, who has been living in the area for 22 years.

“I personally, am shaken. I have watched one crying, and the body of the other being taken away, someone who I have taught in Sunday School, so it’s not easy for me.

“I grieve for the mother, grieve for the deceased and the one that ended up in jail. I love all of them,” said an emotional Minister Jones.

The pastor then informed that she had known the family for many years and has counselled them on several occasions.

She added that she recently counselled the elder sibling, a former student at the Albert Town High School, and urged her to get more involved in church and to continue her education.

Minister Jones noted that Kimberly was very involved in church activities, particularly with the youth group.

“She was always willing to help, she loved Church,” she underscored.

And during her sermon on Sunday, Minister Jones urged the congregation to pray for the family during their time of grief.

President of the Trelawny Association of Lay Magistrates, Kenneth Grant, after being informed of the incident, urged residents to report disputes among family members to justices of the peace, noting that a vast number of them are trained mediators. He stressed, however, that disputes are oftentimes not brought to the attention of the justices.

“Unless the matters are brought to their [JPs] attention, the JPs cannot intervene, so residents must ensure that disputes are referred to them, so they can get involved in the matters so as to prevent deaths and loss of property, and matters ending up in court,” Grant argued.

He added that his association is spearheading several planned community meetings across the parish this year, in an effort to sensitise residents on the role and function of JPs.

 

 

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Wi Nuh Ready – Crime Is Helping Those Who Bark The Loudest, U Nuh Tink Suh???

Di car a cause mayhem pon u.  You replace it.  Di smart phone, laptop, desktop start fi stall an crash, causing death to u important document.  You do not hesitate, change comes in the form of a brand new………….Human lives being lost, fear and pandemonium through the Streets of Kingston to Morant Point.  What do our academia’s in government and opposition do?  Posture!!!!!  Chat bout di length of S.O.E., Z.O.S.O. effectiveness.  Ambulance chasers attorneys having their moment on rights of citizens that are hauled up by the JDF in MoBay.  Question………………..cannot the Constitution be rewritten, amended, updated?  Is it the Holy Bible?

What value is placed on human lives?  Minimal by the looks of it.  The author below is spot on.  No disrespect to our founding fathers of our constitution written before I was born.  If I can see that living for over 50 years has unearthed the worst of the worst amongst our criminals, why is it the elected fail to ACT?  Right about now, di criminal know di constitution betta dan plenty a wi.  Dem dun know sey, if oono happen fi ketch dem, high probability dat dem will still see daylight before 48hrs, suh wha fi stop dem from doing fi dem wok which is criminality.  Dem dun know sey we nuh ave what it tek fi do serious investigative wok fi hol up ina court, so once again dem ago walk.  Dem dun know sey di only chance u ave is fi kill dem outta road, an if u dare do dat, a prison u ago en up as fi dem rights well protected.  Either way dem dun plan fi dead by 25 years ole, suh until den, fi dem wok ago well accomplish while the State remains frigid as fi dem wok is hampered by dem constitution dat only a wok gainst dem.  All and all change can only come if you are prepared to first tackle the root.  The root I opine lies within our constitution.

Which ruling party will put human lives before machinery, electronics, or the material?????

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Our constitution: Beacon or barrier

(Jamaica Observer) Sunday, February 04, 2018

 Jason McKay

Jamaica’s Constitution was written in 1961-1962 by a bipartisan joint committee of the Jamaican legislature. The creators of this document had the experience of recent and not so recent history as a guide, as to what to guard against.

The fight for independence, although not violent, was a long road that started with winning back internal self-government in 1959. The abuse up to that time by the British government, since the emancipation of slaves in 1834, was sustained and consistent. This came to a head in 1865 with the brutal suppression of the Morant Bay Rebellion, which resulted in the death of over 700 people at the hands of the British Army. The 1938 National Strike demonstrated more excesses, and the arrest of Sir Alexander Bustamante in 1941 put the icing on the cake.

With this history of State-led abuses of human rights and total disregard for the quality of life of the Jamaican citizen, it is little wonder that the constitution is such an outstanding document for the protection of the rights of the individual from the State.

However, as commendable and useful as the constitution is in defending us from the State, it is equally as useless in defending us from the gang members who are currently destroying our country. This is not any fault of the creators of the document. The threat we now face did not even remotely exist when the constitution was written.

Gangs had not really developed from their embryonic stage. In fact, an examination of that period of history which chronicled crime normally portrays the acts of individual persons such as “Ryghin”, who was later characterised in the movie The Harder They Come, or Whoopee King, after whom the phrase “from whoopee kill phillop” was coined.

Gangs were more looked on as a group of thugs who lacked organisation, and later came about with the rise of men like Claudius Massop in the late 1960s. I would go further to say that although Massop’s control of West Kingston’s gangs in the 60s and particularly the 70s was impressive, it paled in comparison to the ”Shower Posse” that they became after his death.

So now that we have, from any commonsensical analysis, determined that the constitution did not prepare us for this threat, the next step is to accept that there is no short-term solution which falls within the legal parameters of our constitution for our crisis.

It is a difficult position for our leaders to be in, but it is not unique to us. The American Government has been struggling with the second amendment to the constitution for decades, this being ‘the right to keep and bear arms’.

More significantly, from the Columbine High school incident in 1999, their constitution included this provision strictly for the purpose of giving the citizen the ability to defend himself against a tyrannical government. This was reasonable.

They had like us the legacy of British imperialism and the subsequent brutality of it. However, they did not know that mankind would turn a musket into a machine gun, which would then be perfected by a man known as Kalashnikov.

They certainly could not have known that it would then become a lunatic’s past time to kill people in mass with said device. Therefore, obviously their constitution did not make provisions for this and no American government has been able to solve the issue of the ease of access to high-powered weapons, because it would be a breach of a fundamental constitutional right.

As a pragmatist, I can’t see why the worship of a document and the fastidious and slavish adherence to it can be practical if it is obvious that the creators of the document did not know and could not prepare us for the threat we now face. This goes for both Jamaica and the United States.

The war against gangs must be viewed as the single most important task that the Government undertakes. It is more important than our economy, our educational system and even our hospitals, because it has the potential to destroy all three. It is certainly more important than a document written over 50 years ago.

One would say it has not yet reached a point to lose faith in our founding fathers’ wisdom. To this I say it is not where it is, it’s where it’s going. You believe it is bad now? Try 2,000 murders a year by 2023.

You think the extortion racket of downtown and Spanish Town is unacceptable? Consider residential extortion when normal communities who are not under gang occupation start to pay dons to simply be left alone and unharmed.

You think tourism is impacted now? Look on places like Tijuana that once was a tourist mecca and is now the sore of Mexico.

The consequences of this growing army of thugs is the largest threat Jamaica has ever faced and we are in danger of returning to October 1980 in just a few years. However this time there are twice as many of them; they are self-financing and they are better armed.

It is a senseless and sad reality that the solution does not fall within the parameters of our constitution, but failure to acknowledge an illness usually results in the death of the host.

It is time to approach this threat with a mindset “by any means necessary”, and if this means adjusting our constitution or writing a whole new one, so be it!

It is likely to be the difference between our country becoming as successful as Hong Kong or as much as of a disaster as Haiti.

 

Jason McKay is a criminologist. Send feedback to jasonamckay@gmail.com

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Not In Heaven – The Criminal You Try To Redeem Remains The Criminal – Rest In Peace

I am not there  yet and doubt I ever will operate as if I am once mankind remains as is…………..If all some people who I have seen and hail up, I would not have dem too close much less mi yaard.  Den a stranger wid criminal wranglings mi ago ave hol up at mi yaard in the name of social work?   Mi nuh care wey some a oono ago sey.    In a demya times, no angel nuh deh bout under di guise of a criminal so mi nah entertain none.  Whole heap a people a play fool fi ketch wise.

Now this attorney returning resident from England, has arrived at her untimely death, no warning, caused by this jail bud who got bail out of the hands of this woman.  Why????  Will we get the truth?  Who knows??

What we do know is that she was a human rights activist, social worker just 54 years old who chose to return to her country of origin and labour.  Clearly she felt this 28 year old criminal was redeemable and so she allowed evil to reside with her.  How does one end up helping someone out on bail to having the said person take their own life.  Lest we forget, the case of ‘Pottinger’; fashion designer extraordinaire and model.  He also met his fate by the very same person who he bailed out of lock up.

While I am sure the motives maybe different, what is factual is that both victims saw the good, not the evil in their killers.  To be killed by the hands of someone you know I truly believe is horrifying.  So my questions are, I think I know you, but do I really know you?  If you have killed or have the propensity to kill, how do I know if I displease you in a moment, that you will not kill me?

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Man charged with murder of St Ann attorney 

The St Ann police have charged Anthony Nicholson, otherwise called ‘Nattoney’ with the murder of attorney, Lois Ferguson.

Nicholson, who is from Frazerwood in Highgate, St Mary, is believed to have been living with Ferguson as a condition of his bail in a case before the St Mary Parish Court.

The 28-year-old man turned himself in to police custody on Thursday, 25 after being listed as a person of interest.

Nicholson was subsequently charged a week later on Thursday, February 1 with murder.

He is expected to appear before the St Ann Parish Court next week.

The 54-year-old attorney, popularly known as Neo Makeba, was found dead with a head wound at her home in Shaw Park, Ocho Rios on Saturday, January 20.

She was last seen alive in the company of Nicholson sometime after 7:00p.m. in St Mary on Wednesday, January 17.

Ferguson’s relative became concerned and later found her lifeless body on the floor of a room at her house.

The female attorney, who was a returning resident from England, was an outspoken advocate for human rights and also a social worker.

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Hear, Hear…………..You Coulda Vex Till U Blue, Truth Is Truth!!!!

Those who know better should really lead from a position of truth.  Global dis and global dat, we speak of such in this century, yet we are still ignoring the common denominator…….’communication’.  Regardless of where or country or origin is or our culture, the English Language is still a dominant language globally.  To dumb down the fact that we have far too many of our millennials failing horribly in this language is to cruelly set them up for failure.

If your intention is to become a hustler, I do not think you need a high school education much less tertiary to accomplish such.  Notice I said a hustler, not a white collar criminal.  I am finding especially in the service industry, banking, it has become the norm for workers to struggle with the English language at its basic level often times mis pronouncing words, or just plain lack understanding of the language.  So for example, if you are raising an issue or concern to them in English, you soon realise based on their response, they have not understood a word you have said.  They are lost.  This causes frustration on both sides as comprehension is the key to effective communication resulting in a favourable solution.  If you understand and disagree, then we can agree to disagree.  The opposite, dooms day daily.

Ole time saying, ‘wha u practice a yaard becomes perfect’.  The labour and corporate force speak alike, yet often times, the cost to the labour force education is far less than that of the corporate.  What is the use in having 7-14 subjects, with a profound lack in the English language?  At no point in time do you think that putting pen to paper is not a part of your course?  How do you expect to be promoted, elevated if every time you speak or write, there is lack of understanding?  Yes, we notice there are a leaders that pubic speaking is part of their course.  We also cringe when they begin to speak, but I will say this.  Tings an times a change an fi di millennials, puss an dwag nuh ave di same luck.  U nah go get di wok, much less tun leader, unless u a lead u hustling trade.

There is creativity and there is baseless hog wash.  Where did the latter originate?  ‘Mr Jones come here please?  Mi soon farward maam’..……….It would be funny if this was on the stage.  Unfortunately, without being aware who they are speaking to, what is practiced is uttered out first, then the apology comes next.  If we had a generation who were able to flip and switch from the slangs, patois, jargons the concern would not be so great.  What we are witnessing is the reverse and unless you stress from elementary and above the importance of the English language; you are leading the future generation to the permanent unemployment line irrespective of their certification on paper.  Effective communication can get you through the door and keep you inside.  Lack thereof, however, certified will get you in, and through the revolving door provided you do not need to speak, or put pen to paper to anyone other than yourself.

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Our students are not ready for work – Crump

(Jamaica Gleaner) Saturday | February 3, 2018

 

Davon Crump

WESTERN BUREAU:

Davon Crump, the president and chief executive officer of the Montego Bay based business process outsourcing (BPO) outfit, Global Outsourcing Solutions, says over 50 per cent of high school graduates do not have the skills necessary to succeed in the workforce, including mastery of English.

Addressing the recent St James High School’s inaugural Grade 11 Empowerment Seminar at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel in Montego Bay, Crump said that the current generation of school-leavers are not equipped to face the demands of the working world.

“At the high school level, over 50 per cent of all new graduates are inadequately prepared in the most important skills necessary to be successful on the job, such as oral and written communication, professionalism and work ethic; punctuality and attendance; and critical thinking and problem solving,” said Crump. “As an employer, I’ve found that if an employee is not great at these four areas, that employee will soon be out of a job.”

Crump said that a survey conducted at the Montego Bay Freezone revealed that many new employees were especially unable to use standard English despite it being a requirement.

“When we conducted the survey, many new entrants were found deficient in writing English. There is no place for patois in the call centre industry, as our clients specifically ask that every candidate speak perfect English,” said Crump. “‘Yu see me,’ ‘wha di pree,’ ‘mi soon forward,’ all of these are not language that you should be using.”

Marline Stephenson-Dalley, the community awareness coordinator of the Tourism Product Development Company Limited, concurred and said that English is a global language.

“I always encourage students to become friendly with the English language, because that’s the language of commerce, the language of the world. Our communication is very important because that is how we are going to relate to each other in the workplace,” said Stephenson-Dalley.

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Ban Him To Backside – Go Back A U Country Wid Di War – We A Deal Wid Fi Wi Own War!!!!!

He has also been accused of calling for the execution of gays by stoning, and has asserted that women should not work, lead in church or dress how they want”.

One thing Jamaica is not short of are churches, lay preachers, pastors, bishops, reverends, you name it we have them here.  We do not need any foreigner to come to this land and stoke the fire.  We are already hot like fire and under a State of Emergency in the tourist capital of Montego Bay.  It should come as no surprise as this has been broadcast on international media.

I do not know under whose authority you speak about execution and the role of women in the 21st century.  Interesting that with the various women movements in your own country, U.S.A. you have the audacity to expect entry unto this Island and come tell fi wi ooman wey dem can do, an wey dem caan wear.  Were you aware that we had our 1st female Prime Minister, leaving office just under two years ago?  Den a how u so renk fi chat dem tings bout ooman an expect fi come a dis country an tek podium.  Oofa podium u dida go pon??  Which ‘bucki’ invite u yah????

It appears as if we have some psychopaths dressed up under various guises as smaddie wanting to come and create havoc on an Island that is already facing levels of criminalities never experienced before.   What happen is there an international poster that reads, ‘freaks, weirdos, deviants from the unknown, welcome to the land where we accept the trash and dispose of the good?  Anytime you have evil masquerading as Christians, white, yellow, orange or black, flush them out and send them back to their country of origin.

Your few minutes of fame on local press is now up.  Start to preach in your country, you certainly have enough States to keep you occupied and lef Jamaica alone wey nuff a di people dem here nuh look like a u.  Excuse me, what did you say I sound like ‘Trumpism’……………….Go to hell!!!!!.

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Pastor banned – Anti-gay preacher prevented from boarding flight to Jamaica

(Jamaica Gleaner) Tuesday 30 January 2018 – 17 Comments

Anderson
Anti-gay US preacher Steven Anderson said he was prevented from boarding a flight to Jamaica yesterday by airline officials in Atlanta who claimed the directive to deny him entry came from the Jamaican Government.

It was, in fact, the Jamaican Government that shut the door in his face. The only statement out of the Ministry of National Security yesterday, when questioned by The Gleaner, was: “The decision was made to deny him entry by the chief immigration officer because the pastor’s statements are not conducive to the current climate.”

Anderson was scheduled to land at the Norman Manley International Airport on a Delta Air Lines flight yesterday evening with his 14-year-old son to do missionary work in the island. His intended visit was primarily opposed by members of the gay community who contended that his messages were homophobic and condoned violence against an already marginalia group.

“I had a connecting flight in Atlanta, so as soon as I got to Atlanta, Delta Air Lines told me that they received a notification from Jamaica that I was not going to be allowed to enter,” said the pastor who heads the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Temple, Arizona.

“The flight attendant just said that I had a message waiting for me at customer service and the moment I got off the plane there was this man standing there, just right at the door waiting for me. He told me and left and I asked him if he had more information and he said he didn’t have any more information,” he told The Gleaner.

The pastor said that he was directed to speak to customer service representatives who confirmed that he would not be allowed on the connecting flight from Atlanta to Jamaica. He had travelled earlier from Arizona to Atlanta without incident.

SHOCKED BY BAN

“I was kind of surprised that Jamaica would ban me for my views on homosexuality,” anti-gay US preacher Steven Anderson said yesterday.

Anderson has already been banned from Canada, United Kingdom, Botswana, and South Africa. A petition was launched by Jamaican gay activist Jay John calling for the Government to ban him from entering Jamaica. The online petition had attracted more than 38,000 signatures up to yesterday on Change.Erg.

The controversial pastor is considered a hate preacher because of his comments on several issues, including the 2016 shooting of 49 people inside the Pulse gay nightclub in Orland, Florida.

He has also been accused of calling for the execution of gays by stoning, and has asserted that women should not work, lead in church or dress how they want.

Anderson said he was forced to make different travel arrangements after being prevented from boarding the flight to Jamaica.

“I am planning on just redirecting to a different Caribbean country and I am still going to go forward with my mission efforts this week, but I am just going to go to a different country,” he said.

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Wey Dem Deh – Woiiiee Mek Mi Go Buy One Car Now!!!!!

“low interest rates on loans, which made borrowing easier and never to be forgotten’…….u a bawl now.   The only thing that lasts forever is salvation, best believe that!!!!.

After umpteen years  of buying car in this country for what house should cost. Buying house in this country for what buying a 3rd world country should cost. Oono now have the audacity fi waan government put pressure pon di Japanese dealer dem wey finally a caas benefit to wi black people? 

There was a time on the Roc when owning a vehicle was considered a luxury then an alternative was born which was used car dealers.  No sooner than the flood gates open, we realised that the one time little man has now created his own big fish and joined the exploitation train.  The inflated prices on used cars, what could you do?   Absolutely nothing as the newcomer to the big fish train was still less than.  Here comes the Japanese to the Roc in less than 2 years or a little more;  in the flesh, face to face.  We now have the opportunity to go straight to the makers, no more middle man and what a difference we have seen in prices.

I say it is high time and welcome to the Roc providing we get good used cars for a fair price.   U coulda bawl lickle more.   How much do you pay for a vehicle in Japan?  What you must argue, debate and fight for from the government is the duty that is charged on the importation of motor vehicles?  Our import duties are excessive and we must stop the practice of excessive duties and high taxation in an attempt to grow our economy.

Black man thinks it is okay to exploit black people and enrich themselves calling it good business practice.  Now we have in the used car industry, Japanese man, offering deals too good to refuse to the black man.  Now some black man a cuss exploitation, unfair practices and possible shut down of their trade.  Who did a bawl wen financial institution tek wey u vehicle when u caan keep up wid di monthly loan payments fi used car?  What exactly is affordable when every striking thing is sold at an inflated price on the Roc?  So with the overseas players now on our soil, who is benefitting?  Who is complaining?  Ensure you do not confuse the two when answering those questions?

Beg u list the Japanese dealers please……………….Christmas 12 months a di year, wi deserve this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Japanese suppliers ‘competing directly’ with J’can auto dealers – JUCDA demands better policing of permits

(Jamaica Gleaner) Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

President of the Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association (JUCDA), Lynvalle Hamilton, addresses the JUCDA annual general meeting held at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St Andrew on Thursday, January 25, 2018.

The Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association, JUCDA, has charged that Japanese dealers are competing directly with local operators by selling directly to Jamaican car buyers in contravention of their licence.

JUCDA president Lynvalle Hamilton said that while Japanese suppliers are licensed to do business with local car dealers, some have gone beyond that to set up operation here to sell cars to Jamaicans.

“Our members have expressed concerns about how easy it is for used car suppliers from Japan to be granted dealership certification in Jamaica,” Hamilton said at JUCDA’s annual general meeting in Kingston on Thursday night.

“These Japanese used car suppliers set up dealerships in our country under the guise that they are selling vehicles to certified used car dealers only; but of a fact they are selling to individuals at unbeatable prices. It is widely believed among our members that if this practice is allowed to continue it will run them out of business. We intend to double our efforts in getting the Government/Trade Board to put an end to this unfair practice,” he added.

The Financial Gleaner reached out to the Trade Board for comment but none was forthcoming up to press time. Hamilton did not name the offending suppliers, despite requests for more details.

The JUCDA president said the conduct of the suppliers needed closer scrutiny and that the authorities needed to implement measures to prevent individual sales.

“If it is that these used car suppliers from Japan are to continue operating in Jamaica, a system must be put in place to bar the tax office from transferring vehicles in an individual’s name who purchased a vehicle directly from these suppliers. We intend to push very hard for this to happen as it must happen,” he said.

Last year, the used car industry recorded one of the highest figures in imports in its history, said the JUCDA president. Just over 35,000 vehicles were imported, representing an increase of 8.5 per cent relative to 2016 when 32,000 vehicles were imported.

The high importation figure, Hamilton said, was attributable to a significant number of new players entering the market, “including a considerable amount of overseas suppliers, which pounded day and night on the doors of local dealers offering very competitive prices”.

“Other factors which contributed to the high number of imports include, low interest rates on loans, which made borrowing easier and never to be forgotten, the noticeable strengthening of the Jamaican dollar against the US currency which was not seen in years,” he said.

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Refugee Status, Europe, Canada, U.S.A.- Jamaicans Can Soon Apply If They Will Take Us……………………..

S.O.E. (State of Emergency) a gwaan a MoBay and dat nuh stop shoot out at a funeral.  Deceased…………..according to the article one area leader.  I rest my case.  Funeral tun up an based on what a gwaan di powers of be nuh tink sey fi stalk out di funeral?????   Dem nuh fraid a nuh S.O.E. an as long as wi form fool wid how wi deal wid tings, tings ago continue fi run wi.  Under normal circumstances u shoulda fraid like puss fi even tink fi draw gun with di soldier dem ina di parish.   But no man, wha wi a deal wid pon di Roc a nuh ordinary sinting.  Yet our leaders are posturing with speeches with our protectors lined up in queue as if the beings we are dealing with are ‘normal’.  Tandeh nuh call it for what it is.

Big headline highlighting the latest………………..14-16 years old are the killers and their ruthlessness, coldness and no limits approach has the High Command in a quandary.  Hello, hello, wake up, wake up…………………why the dilemma?  If pickney a born like whoa under hostile, dysfunctional circumstances, what exactly do you expect.   Pickney a born minus father once the belly start show and full disappearance wen mother a cuss fi monie fi look after di pickney.  Are you expecting decency, decorum and dignity from datdeh biography?  True there have been exceptions to the rule, but that was den and now is now.  Nuh better nah come from demdeh reality and it is time those elected stop entertain the bag a fantasy proposals, speeches and miracle talk and chop off the root of this disease spreading across the Island like wild fire.

Bring in the psychologists who can tell you what the juveniles fear most and bring it to them.  If it is they do not fear death and have no intention of living beyond 25 years of age, then I really do not think you need a brain surgeon or rocket scientist to tell you what must be done.  Attorney’s quote the constitution…………….Laws must be reinforced in like manner laws and the constitution can be amended to exclude and include acts befitting the times.

Government need to wok.  Dash wey di ole summen dem oono a quote and create a set of laws where in 5-10 years we can clean up this country with not only crime.  Also deal with social responsibility by making households’ wedda board house or tenant living accountable for the broods they procreate.  If government is expected to pick up the pieces when displacement occurs, then write the law that will deal with consequences.  If a man and woman who is conscious of their role in society makes the decision to have 1, but no more than 2 children based on their finances.  Why do we accept the unconscious mind-set of those who caan only hol down a wok for 2 days, have out dem lot or close to it.  Den di said lot start pick up gun from age 9-10 turning killers at age 14-16 years of age.  Foolishness…………………..damn foolishness………

Government must run their country and not be dictated to by outside forces when those very said forces are doing all they can to maintain law and order in their respective countries.   Stand up and not because you get monie and a payback loan you are going to listen to those who do not live in this environment, whose justice system appears to work in their favour than our very own for many reasons, on how to police our State.

55 years of Independence with a nation more educated than ever how in all decency can we jump and prance when we should have been way ahead with what we had.  How did we end up where we are?  Oh yes…………..crime is global.  However, one cannot disregard that our moral decay, pride in becoming a decent member of society has been eroded by elements, manipulation by those seeking power inevitably created an environment where ‘donmanship’ was allowed to flourish.  The sole purpose of which was to further their own cause.   What we do know if you live long enough is that which you controlled eventually becomes the controller of you.  Who is now intimidated?????

The price we pay and will continue to pay will indeed be a hefty one.   Until the laws change we will be fighting a losing battle.  Rights will not be what we want them to be.  If you are not prepared to give something up, then do not expect a difference.  We are truly reaping what we have sown.

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Murder at funeral in St James, pregnant woman among 4 injured

(Jamaica Observer) Sunday, January 21, 2018 21 Comments

ST JAMES, Jamaica — One man was shot dead and four others injured during a funeral for alleged Quarry, Glendevon, ‘area leader’ Oshane ‘Ganda’ Duhaney, in that inner-city community of St James, yesterday.

The dead man as been identified as Michael Bernard, a resident of the adjoining community of Salt Spring in the parish. A pregnant woman is said to among the four people injured.

The incident occurred despite a state of public emergency, which came into effect in the western parish on Thursday, and a strong police/ military presence in the crime-prone area.

According to reports, gunshots rang out about 3:15 pm as pall-bearers were taking the casket of the 28-year-old Duhaney — who was shot dead in St Ann last December —from the Quarry Full Gospel Church of God to a waiting chariot.

It is reported that several people were hit and taken to hospital, where Bernard reportedly succumbed to his injuries.

Alleged eyewitnesses said members of the security forces had just left the funeral service at the church when the shooting started. They were summoned after the shooting and, according to the police, one firearm was seized.

Some 335 people were murdered in St James last year, and Bernard’s death has pushed the murder toll in the parish to eight since the start of this year.

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