A chase then ensued until the suspect got stuck in traffic. Subsequent checks on the vehicle from the police command centre revealed that the car was stolen Wednesday night from a Spanish Town address. The vehicle was handover to the Old Harbour Police Station while the special ops team consisting of roughly 20 officers continue their journey as originally assigned.
Minister Montague also directed his attention to the number of vacancies available for the promotion of Constables to Corporals and Corporals to Sergeants. This, he said, is the responsibility of the Commissioner of Police, George Quallo. “I am calling on Commissioner Quallo to update and upgrade the promotions policy to make it more transparent, merit-based and easily understood. It is within the Commissioner’s remit to promote 152 Constables to Corporals and 46 Corporals to Sergeants. Promote them now or state why they are not being promoted,” the Minister charged. While the JCF currently faces a high attrition rate of 500 cops per year, the Minister sought to establish a link between the lack of promotions and praedial larceny incidents across the island. While addressing a group of farmers, he stated that it is because police officers feel disheartened that farmers sometimes have not been receiving robust support in getting rid of the thieves that plague them, the Minister said. “This cannot continue. It is unfair, it is not right and something must be done. The Ministry is doing its part by moving to increase the number of recruits but the Police Services Commission and Commissioner must also facilitate the process of motivating the rank and file members. It is a shame that these men and women who put their lives on the line every day cannot reap the benefits of a promotion. It is demotivating and demoralizing and it must not continue,” Minister Montague said.
According to the police, 36-year-old Henry was shot dead at a bar in Nineteen Miles, Clarendon at approximately 7:15 pm last Monday night. He was shot 14 times Old Harbour News understands.
But they were not seen Friday, raising concerns amongst their colleagues and family members, who lodged an official report at the Old Harbour Bay Police Station at about 11:00 am Saturday. A search involving the Marine Police and other fishermen was then launched, following which the bodies were discovered. Police probe mystery death of Old Harbour Bay fishermen found at sea Meantime, the police said investigators are still unable to determine if the men were killed on land or at sea. Investigation is ongoing.
But St Catherine got a great chance to equalise when Planter was brought down inside the box, but Ellis placed his effort wide of the target. However, Brown made amends for all his profligacy earlier, when St Catherine received a free-kick outside the area and the midfielder curled a delicate shot past Ricardo Wright in the Eltham goal. In extra-time, St Catherine also came closest with Jevaughn Cole missing a sitter. Rudy Brian also found the net but was ruled offside, while Joel Simpson hit the post with a header late on. In the shootout, St Catherine netted all four kicks taken while Eltham failed to make it count with their fourth and fifth kicks. Eltham's assistant coach Grenville Holmes said the defeat was “heartbreaking” but they were pleased with the preparation it afforded them for the upcoming schoolboy football season. "It’s heartbreaking really. The fact that this idea is Eltham High School’s idea and to see we didn't win it hurts, but that's football. But it was a great tournament and hats off to INSPORTS," he said. St Catherine receive the Challenge Cup trophy and $100.000.00. Eltham took home $50.000. The eight participating teams also received $30.000.00 each. Meanwhile Dinthill finished the eight-team pilot pre-season tournament third after blanking fellow daCosta outfit and neighbours Bog Walk 2-0. Antonio Roberts, who copped the golden boot award with six goals, scored both goals in the 23rd and 30th minutes. Organised by state agency, the Institute of Sports, The INSPORTS Challenge Cup is a pilot preseason schoolboy football tournament held in parish of St Catherine involving eight teams.
At their turn to bat, Junction went immediately on the attack with top order batsmen Owane Holness (86) and Shane Powell (43) sharing in an 80-wicket stand for the second wicket. At 98 for three after 10 overs, the champs were within striking distance. But the departures of Powell and Holness gave Old Harbour the edge with five overs remaining as the asking rate crept upwards with Junction at 135 for four after 15 overs. The game took a dramatic twist, though, when medium pacer Derron Royal, who had taken two wickets for 16 runs so far in the match, was called for an illegal bowling action by umpire Verdayne Smith. At that point veteran seamer Lascele Davis (3-36) and Rovman Powell (2-37) had finished their quota of four overs each. With Royal, Old Harbour’s specialist bowler at the death, unable to bowl his two additional overs , Junction’s David Powell (69 not out) and Christopher Dyer (35) pounced with menace against the part-time bowling of Ronville Brown and Krischon Givans. Both bowlers went for a combined 58 runs, as Junction scored at a mesmerizing rate to claim an unbelievable victory.
The OUR anticipates that telecommunications service providers will ensure that their customers are fully informed about the upcoming changes over the next several months. Jamaica’s 876 area code was assigned in 1996 June. It was envisaged then, that that the area code would provide sufficient numbering capacity for the next 20 years of demand growth. But, in 2009, after just 13 years, the country had to consider the introduction of a new Area Code to augment the existing ‘876’ numbering space and, consequently, to move from the current standardized 7-digit to a mandatory 10-digit dialling for all local calls. At December 2009, 6,250,000 of the assumed capacity of 7,730,000 numbers had been assigned to telecommunications service providers and their projected 5-year demand for numbers indicated a need for 1,310,000 new numbers over the next three years. Using its numbering resource utilization and forecast survey results, the OUR estimated that the expected period for the exhaustion of area code 876 would be the 4th quarter of 2012. However, subsequent developments in the local telecommunications markets (including acquisitions of local telecommunications business operations and the lowering of mobile termination rates) which lowered the utilization of and demand for numbering resources, served to delay the exhaustion of the 876 area code until the current forecast date. Typically, an additional area code must be implemented at least eighteen months before the exhaustion of the existing area code(s) serving an area.
According to police investigators, allegations are that Robinson, classified as alleged gangster, went to a construction site in the Old Harbour area where he assaulted the complainant while brandishing a firearm. He made his first appearance at the state’s corporate area Gun Court on August 18 but was denied bail. He’s expected to make a return to Court in coming weeks.