Saturday, 12 December 2015

14 Year Old Kill Father In Clarendon

 A 14-year-old boy is to appear in court next week to answer to murder charges.
The victim: his father – 37-year-old Dwight McKenzie of Cambridge Street in Franklyn Town, St Andrew.

The police say another person is also to be charged in connection with McKenzie’s murder.
Reports from the police are that while McKenzie was scolding his son on Monday, December 7, a knife was brought into play and he was stabbed.

McKenzie succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday. His son was then arrested and charged with murder on Friday.
The police say the boy is to appear in the Family Court on Friday, December 18.
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Monday, 24 August 2015

Gay pride parade attacker charged with murder Jerusalem

Gay Pride Parade, Warsaw

JERUSALEM (AP) — An ultra-Orthodox Israeli who fatally stabbed a teenage girl at a Jerusalem gay pride parade has been indicted on a murder charge.
Jerusalem's District Court indicted Yishai Schlissel for murder on Monday for last month's deadly attack, along with multiple attempted murder charges for those he wounded.

Schlissel, who had been freed from prison weeks earlier after serving a sentence for stabbing several people at the city's pride parade in 2005, stabbed six people at the July 30 parade. One of them, 16-year-old Shira Banki, later died of her wounds.

Jerusalem, known for its rich religious history and tradition, holds a modest gay pride parade annually in contrast to the large parade in the nearby liberal city of Tel Aviv, which drew over 100,000 people this year.
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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Won Gold At The World Championships

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took  10.76  seconds to  win her third IAAF World Championships 100m title.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who competed with braided black and green hair topped off with a garland of yellow flowers, brought her impressive individual senior championship medal collection to seven - three 100m World Championships gold, two Olympics 100m gold, 200m World Championships gold and an Olympic 200msilver.
The silver medal was won by Dafne Schippers of The Netherlands in 10.81 with America’s Tori Bowie taking the bronze in 10.86.
Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell Brown (10.91) placed fourth and Natasha Morrison (11.02) seventh.

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Sunday, 23 August 2015

Constable Kill Girl Friend Then Kill Himself

A police constable who is alleged to have shot and killed his girlfriend at her St Andrew home early this morning before shooting himself has now died.
He is Constable Stephens, a detective attached to the Hunt's Bay Police Station in St Andrew.
His girlfriend was Kayden Hunter of Duhaney Park, St Andrew.
According to the police , Constable Stephens went to his girlfriend's home  this morning, called her to the gate and shot her to death.
 He then travelled to St Mary where he shot himself.
The cop was taken the  to hospital where he later died.
Stephens' young daughter was living with Hunter in Duhaney Park.
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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Does Jamaica Need Outside Help To Fight Crime

With the quadruple murder in Claremont, St Elizabeth, and the killing of a teacher of the Bustamante High School in Clarendon i personally think that our leaders have lost the battle against crime in Jamaica.

Every four hours somebody is been killed in Jamaica, each year at least 1500 Jamaicans are been killed by criminals and the security force seems to be helpless. Three students from Clarendon was killed execution style while  coming home, a female taxi driver in Tucker St James was shot and killed as she carry out her daily duties.

The Jamaican government have set up several units within the Jamaica Police force to fight crime and all have failed. For the past twenty years all security ministers in Jamaica have failed miserably.

I think it is full time for us as a country to look to oversea for help to fight this crime monster, we have asked the International Monetary Fund to help us to stabilize our economy. Why cant we asked the United States Of America and the European Union to provide Jamaica with expertises to stop this crime monster.

I personally think that what is going on in Jamaica is genocide, over the last ten years more than 15,000 Jamaicans have been murder by criminals. The biggest question on every Jamaican lips is who next will be a victim of crime.

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Jeffrey Webb And Jack Warner Along With 14 Others indicted as football scandal rocks FIFA

The embattled Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) says it plans to co-operate with authorities to "its fullest capacity", after its president Jeff Webb was among several FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) officials arrested in Zurich and indicted on corruption offences by the United States Department of Justice yesterday.

The 50-year-old Webb, a Caymanian, was among high-level officials gathered in Zurich for tomorrow's FIFA presidential elections, where the long-serving incumbent Sepp Blatter is expected to be re-elected.

In a 47-count indictment implicating nine present and former FIFA officials, along with five corporate executives, the US Department of Justice alleged an elaborate 24-year scheme involving US$150 million in bribes and kickbacks relating to media and broadcast deals for a plethora of football tournaments.
The 14 have been charged with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies, among other offences.

Trinidadian Jack Warner, a former CONCACAF president and powerful FIFA vice-president, has been named among the 14, though he resigned from all football-related activities four years ago.
Warner, having turned himself in to police following a US request for his extradition, appeared in a magistrate's court in Trinidad and Tobago and was released on TT$2.5 million (US$394,457) bail.
Warner, who appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar, was ordered to surrender all his travel documents and will reappear in court on July 9. He faces 12 charges of racketeering, wire fraud, conspiracy, and money laundering offences in the United States.
Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, speaking in Parliament yesterday, confirmed that the extradition request for Warner had been made and said "it gives me no pleasure; the member is a member of this honourable House and the matter is now in the hands of law enforcement officials and judicial officials for due process according to the laws of Trinidad and Tobago".
In a brief statement yesterday, CONCACAF said it was "deeply concerned" by the arrests of the officials, including those linked to CONCACAF, but would continue to carry out its operations as usual.

"At present, CONCACAF is not in a position to comment further on the specific allegations, which have been referred to the appropriate legal counsel through the pertinent channels," the statement said.
"CONCACAF continues to operate in the ordinary course of business, hosting all of its upcoming tournaments in a successful and timely manner, including the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup."
The Gold Cup is set to be played from July 7 to 26 in 14 cities across the United States.
Media reports said CONCACAF's Miami Beach headquarters were yesterday searched by FBI agents, hours after Swiss law enforcement authorities swooped down on the Baur au Lac hotel in the early hours, arresting among others, Webb, Costa Rica federation President Eduardo Li and Eugenio Figueredo, a current FIFA vice-president and former resident of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL).

The FIFA officials could be extradited to the United States to face charges.
According to the Department of Justice, the corporate executives "agreed to pay well over US$150 million in bribes and kickbacks to obtain lucrative media and marketing rights to international soccer tournaments".

The 47-count indictment alleges the officials were also involved in corruption relating to the bids for hosting World Cup finals, the 2011 FIFA presidential election, along with marketing and broadcast deals.
"The indictment alleges corruption that is rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted both abroad and here in the United States. It spans at least two generations of soccer officials who, as alleged, have abused their positions of trust to acquire millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks," US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.

"... And it has profoundly harmed a multitude of victims, from the youth leagues and developing countries that should benefit from the revenue generated by the commercial rights these organisations hold, to the fans at home and throughout the world whose support for the game makes those rights valuable.

"Today's action makes clear that this Department of Justice intends to end any such corrupt practices, to root out misconduct, and to bring wrongdoers to justice and we look forward to continuing to work with other countries in this effort."

US authorities are also investigating World Cup qualifiers held in CONCACAF, the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the CONCACAF Champions League and the CONMEBOL/CONCACAF Copa America Centenario, which is set to be staged in the US next year.
FBI Director James B Comey said the developments had occurred as a result of diligent investigations over the years.

"... As charged in the indictment, the defendants fostered a culture of corruption and greed that created an uneven playing field for the biggest sport in the world," Comey said.
"Undisclosed and illegal payments, kickbacks, and bribes became a way of doing business at FIFA. I want to commend the investigators and prosecutors around the world who have pursued this case so diligently for so many years."
Webb, who took over from Warner following the 2011 cash-for-votes scandal which rocked CONCACAF and FIFA, was set to be formally installed as the confederation president tomorrow following his re-election unopposed last month.

It is set to be his first full term after completing the one unfinished by Warner.
He has become highly visible in world football, installed as a FIFA vice-president in 2012 and also appointed to chair FIFA's Task Force against Racism and Discrimination.
In addition to the US investigations, international media reports indicate that the Swiss prosecutors have launched a criminal case into the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, to be held in Russia and Qatar, respectively.
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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

New Mosquito Borne Virus ZIKV Threatens Jamaica,

The Health Ministry is urging Jamaicans to take all the necessary steps to rid their surroundings of mosquito breeding sites as it prepares to ward off the threat of another mosquito-borne virus.
The health ministry said the outbreak in Brazil of the Zika virus poses a potential threat to Jamaica.
Brazil confirmed its first case of the Zika virus or ZIKV earlier this month.
Permanent Secretary in the health ministry, Dr Kevin Harvey, says the ministry is taking the threat very seriously as the virus is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito which also carries the dengue and Chikungunya viruses.
He says there is no specific vaccine or treatment for the virus.
The Zika virus is from the same family as the dengue and chikungunya viruses and share similar symptoms which include fever, joint and muscle pain, conjunctivitis, headache, weakness, rash and swelling of the lower limbs.
Symptoms usually appear three to 12 days after an infected mosquito bites a person and can last for four to seven days.
The Health Ministry says to date no deaths due to the Zika virus have been recorded worldwide although outbreaks have taken place in 2007, 2013 and this year.
The threat of the new mosquito virus comes less than a year after the Chikungunya virus was declared an epidemic in the Caribbean and governments including Jamaica's were criticized for being ill-prepared.

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