Cell phone jammers upgraded at Kingston prison housing Kartel

Jamaica’s?Ministry of National Security has upgraded two cell phone jammers at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, formerly known as the (General Penitentiary), where convicted dancehall DJ, Vybz Kartel, is currently serving his life sentence.The move is in keeping with a bid by the ministry to strengthen security in the nation’s correctional facilities through a special Technology Task Force.The jammers are expected to block incoming and outgoing calls from the maximum security facility.The ministry moved to stamp out illegal use of electronic devices in the aftermath of a call from former Youth and Culture Minister, Lisa Hanna, that Vybz Kartel’s music be banned from radio as they were being recorded illegally in prison.Angry fans of the DJ issued death threats and lambasted Hanna for her stance.Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Pearnel Charles Jr. said the Task Force is swiftly implementing a technology strategy that will identify more modern technology for phased roll-out in all the correctional institutions.“By optimizing and maintaining our physical security assets, we are advancing the process of identifying and selecting the best, and most modern cellular jammers and other technology solutions for deployment throughout the correctional system,”?said Charles.“The restoration of these jammers serves an immediate need but also speaks to the lack of maintenance and under-utilisation in recent years. This is the first in a series of interventions by the team, which will carry out further assessments throughout the correctional institutions”,?he added.Charles said audits will be conducted by the Task force in all institutions under phase 2 of an electronic monitoring program.Providers have also begun the process of assessing the CCTV surveillance systems in the correctional facilities; as well as the ?installation of X-Ray Scanning Machines at Tower Street and St. Catherine Adult Correctional Centres and the Horizon Adult Remand Centre, as well as metal detectors and new Entry Management Protocols. read more

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Bahamas Parliament to be dissolved ahead of upcoming election

first_imgPrime Minister Perry Christie on Sunday announced that Parliament will be dissolved on April 11 ahead of the upcoming general election.Christie who made the announcement in a statement also encouraged voters to register before the dissolution of Parliament.“For general information, especially for the benefit of all those persons who would like to vote in the forthcoming General Election but have not yet registered to do so, it is my intention to cause the present Parliament to be dissolved on Tuesday, the 11th April, and to cause writs of election to be issued the same day.”“I would therefore encourage all my fellow Bahamians to play their part in our democracy by registering to vote if they have not already done so, and to do so without further delay.”As of March 20, 11,698 people had registered to vote in the election – this is 18 per cent less than the 172,000 on the 2012 voter registry.Christie has not yet disclosed the date?? – however last week, it was confirmed that foreign observers, including those from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), have been invited to monitor the polls that will be held sometime next month.The decision to call a general election is made by the prime minister, who advises the governor-general to dissolve parliament.A general election was last held on May 8, 2012last_img read more

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TT PM condemns attack on Roman Catholic priest

first_imgPrime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has condemned the attack and robbery of a popular Roman Catholic priest, who has been working with young people to help in the fight against crime and violence in the twin island republic.Father Clive Harvey was robbed at gunpoint as he prayed at the Holy Rosary/St. Martin’s, Church in East Port of-Spain by three men early Monday.In a statement,? Rowley said the attack on Father Harvey “by able-bodied, gun-toting men sadly represents the worst that exists within our communities.“Notwithstanding what difficulties one may be facing in life there are limits beneath which the human form should not sink. Unfortunately, there are people who have chosen criminal conduct as a way of life and such persons, regardless of their circumstances, should be condemned in the strongest terms, as I so do now.”A statement issued by the Archdiocese of Port of Spain noted that Father Harvey was tied up and robbed by three men who threatened to kill him.last_img read more

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Jamaica’s top player may miss World Netball Series

first_imgDoubt remains over marquee goal-shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid’s participation in this month’s Fast5 World Netball Series in Australia.The 28-year-old had initially indicated her unavailability for the?October 28-29?tournament in Melbourne because of the fact she was already down to represent the Sunshine Girls in the Caribbean Championships also being staged in the same month.With the regional tournament cancelled, Fowler-Reid has since made herself available for the trip Down Under but with Netball Jamaica having already submitted the player list to the International Netball Federation minus the player’s name, there is now uncertainty?over if she will be allowed to join the squad.“I cannot confirm if Fowler will be there,?yes or no,” interim Sunshine Girls head coach Sasher-Gaye Henry?told the Gleaner newspaper.“There was an issue with her going to the Fast5 as she is attending school because she had missed a complete term last year. She was on an overseas contract in New Zealand and indicated she would not be able to compete at both tours in the same month.“We have sent a list to [the INF], so we just can’t change it. It will be good for her go now but the fact is that she wasn’t on the original list that was sent up to the International Netball Federation, we will be see how things go now.”Fowler-Reid is one of Jamaica’s leading players, plying her trade professionally for Southern Steel in the New Zealand’s ANZ Premiership for the last five years.She was the leading scorer in this year’s campaign but will turn out in Australia’s Suncorp Super League from next year after signing a new deal there.Fowler-Reid has not represented Jamaica in almost a year but with top shooter Romelda Aiken?set to miss the Fast5, her presence will be even more valuable.Three players – Shantal Slater, Shameera Sterling and Jodiann Ward?– will be unable to travel to the tournament after having their US visa applications denied.But Henry was unable to confirm whether this would offer an opening for Fowler-Reid to be included.For a previous report on Jamaica’s netball team, click the following link: Three Jamaican netballers suspended after locking horns with coachlast_img read more

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Thousands of new jobs predicted in Jamaica resulting from patent product

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica? – The director general of the National Commission on Science and Technology (NCST), Professor Errol Morrison, says an estimated 160,000 new jobs are expected to be created during the production stage of a newly patented nutraceutical.NCST said that the product, Zon Teason, which was a plant researched through collaboration with the Northern Caribbean University and a number of other international tertiary institutions, will be launched on June 24 by Zon International Holdings.Morrison said the product, which was the first plant to be patented in the United States in 50 years, has been so accorded in several additional countries, with similar accreditation pending in three others, including Jamaica.He told the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) that for nearly a decade, the Jamaica government has had a strong interest in nutraceuticals, which are extracts from plants, minerals or animals with established health benefits.Morrison said the newly patented product is one such on the list that the NCST was mandated by the government to take interest in.He noted that, anecdotally, researchers have found that the new nutraceutical has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, adding that the NCST is optimistic about the product’s potential.Morrison said investments were initiated through the National Foundation for the Development of Science and Technology (NFDST), in tandem with scientists at NCU, to maximise this potential.He said the collaboration is a success story that the NCST hopes will be replicated with and by other private innovators and that the anticipated success of Zon Teason “is how the government, through the NCST, is establishing science and technology as a potential developer, and to demonstrate science and technology at work in the development of the nation.”last_img read more

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An Awesome Price was Paid for the Right to Vote

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. –?Last Sunday, March 1, hundreds of Americans, including civil rights leaders,?and some of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates gathered in the town of Selma,?Alabama, to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march.In the 54-mile march in March 1965, severely marchers were attacked and bloodied, drawing global attention to the brutality of police toward peaceful black protesters.The march prompted Congress to pass, and President Lyndon Johnson to sign, on 6 August 1965, the Voting Rights Act, which outlawed voter suppression. This was a significant achievement of the civil rights battle led by people like Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.In the 55 years since the blood of so many black people was shed in the struggle for the right to vote, the black vote has become the base of the Democratic Party, but black voters still have challenges to overcome. There are still opponents across America, including here in Florida, who want to eliminate the influence of the black vote for?self-serving purposes.There are still shared frustrations and disappointment among black voters.In 2013, the supreme court weakened the Voting Rights Act by reducing the government’s authority to regulate historically problematic electoral jurisdictions.Purging of voter’s list and new voter ID laws in some states still disproportionately affect minority voters. In 2016, voter suppression in over 30 states reduced black voter turnout, which negatively impacted the final results of the election in key electoral districts.In Georgia’s governor elections in 2018, the aspiring?black Democratic contender, Stacey Abrahams, was frustrated by indiscreet attempts made by her opponent to suppress the black vote by purging voter’s lists.Black Americans who served time as felons in America’s racially biased justice system are often denied their voting rights. This is very evident in Florida where despite voters approving a 2018 constitutional amendment intended to give former felons, most of whom are either black or brown, ?the right to vote, the Florida Legislature sought to frustrate this constitutional right by requesting the ex-felons to pay fines owed to the state before being re-franchised. The state is currently embroiled in a legal battle as the courts have ruled against this interference.In almost every election, attempts are made to restrict early voting by black voters, especially in frustrating the traditional “souls?to the poll system” in the black community where churchgoers?are?transported to polling places on the Sundays during early voting.And, it has almost become routine for efforts to be taken to frustrate voter registration in black communities.The persistent fight against the black vote is two-fold. First to suppress the rise of black representatives in local, state and federal legislatures; and second, suppress the support black voters may give particular candidates and political party, especially in state and federal elections.But, it’s also a sad and unfortunate reflection on the black community that despite the increased influence of the black vote, some people are not cognizant, appreciative. or even understand the power of this influence.There’s still too much apathy among the black community where voting is concerned. Candidates for almost every kind of election?have to toil to get out the black vote. It could be assumed after the bloody struggles over voting rights, those who now have the privilege to vote would be prepared to do so without much prompting. ?Some who are reluctant to vote, try to justify this by claiming voting has not helped to overcome the challenges in their lives. While this argument can be understood, not voting won’t enable them to overcome the challenges either. Voting enables citizens to vote out those who don’t address the challenges and vote for those who seem ready to help with these challenges. That’s one of the powers of the vote. Once elected officials know a bloc of voters have this power and will use it against them if they don’t perform, they’ll be reluctant to take this bloc for granted. These are perilous times. In recent years some of the norms, including civil rights, justice, equal opportunity, civility and truth, dear to the back community have been threatened.While it’s important for black voters to vote for whom they think is the right individual to represent them, they also have the opportunity to vote to eliminate the anger and divisions that threaten to again place them in a rigid marginalized corner. It’s a sad but real fact that over the years since 1965, the black community must still make sure it votes to be free.The battle is still ongoing, and there’s no real sign of ultimate victory. Much gain can be made this year if black voters turn out aggressively. Whether it’s the March 17 Democratic Party Presidential Primary elections, the August 18 Florida municipal and state elections or the November 3 presidential elections, Florida black voters must turn out to vote like never done. They have the power to make change, and change is crucially needed.last_img read more

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Rohr Resignation Rumours Untrue – NFF Sources

first_imgRelatedNFF Decide Gernot Rohr’s Future Following AFCON 2019 Bronze FinishJuly 31, 2019In “NFF”NFF Launch Scathing Attack On Rohr, Demand Explanations For Breaches Of ContractNovember 27, 2019In “Nigeria”Only “God Of Soccer” Can Save Rohr If Eagles Fail To Win 2021 AFCON – PinnickJune 1, 2020In “2021 AFCON” Sources close to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have dispelled widespread rumours about the imminent resignation of Franco-German tactician Gernot Rohr as Super Eagles head coach.Earlier reports had claimed Rohr would resign from his position next week following a meeting with NFF chiefs in Morocco. Those reports added that the former Bayern Munich defender has grown frustrated with the criticisms he has received since the shocking 2-0 home loss to South Africa in a 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier especially from the Technical Department.Speaking on the matter, another source revealed that: “There was a showdown meeting between Rohr and the Technical Committee after the South Africa loss, after which the Committee recommended certain things including vetting the list of players invited, and injecting new Technical staff into the team, which the coach frowned upon.”Gernot Rohr is said to be unhappy that the NFF’s Technical Department has concluded plans to meddle in coaching matters like team list vetting, injection of technical staff etc. If the alleged interference is true, then Technical Department members have obviously displayed a high level of incompetence by carrying out their tasks in a wrong way.The Technical Department of any football body including the NFF has two major roles. Those include opposition team scouting and making recommendations for the executive committee (which may or may not be utilised). To this effect, the department would do well by focusing on their real job instead of chasing shadows.In addition to debunking the aforementioned rumours, close NFF sources also disclosed that the NFF President and Confederation of African Football (CAF) Executive Committee member Amaju Pinnink left Los Angeles yesterday to link up with Gernot Rohr in London for a strategy meeting scheduled for today.last_img read more

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NWPL Matchday 11 Review: Three Away Wins Recorded As Super Four Takes Shape

first_imgRelated The Yenegoa-based side completed a double over Abia Angels at the Umuahia Township Stadium on Wednesday in spite of the hosts still brimming with the confidence drawn from their own away win over Heartland Queens last week.Tessy Biawho’s sixth goal of the season from a freekick in the 67th minute, proved definitive in a match that singled out Abia Angels goalkeeper Omini Monle as one of the top performers.Meanwhile, FC Robo Queens could not contain Rivers Angels’ quickfire approach at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium, Lagos.The opening 20 minutes saw former Delta Queens winger, Alice Ogebe put the visitors in front, before further goals from Patience Kalu and substitute Ibinabo Georgewill sealed the win. Although FC Robo, who were losing at home for the first time, would go on to grab a consolation through captain Rasheedat Ajibade.For the Jewel of Rivers however, it was a perfect bounce back after dropping two points at home to Ibom Angels last week.In the third match of Group A, the woes of hapless Heartland Queens was compounded in Akure as they succumbed to a 4-0 spanking in the hands of Sunshine Queens.A brace from Juliet Sunday and one each from Bolaji Olamide and Precious Vincent ensured emphatic victory for the Owena Mermaids.In Group B, there is a new leader after Delta Queens dethroned Nasarawa Amazons for the first time in a long while.So far this season, playing Saadatu Amazons have been the surest way to three points and Delta Queens made sure they took adequate advantage, sending four unreplied goals past their very weak opponents.Elsewhere, Vivian Uwandi scored the curtain raiser in Benin as Edo Queens defeated Nasarawa Amazons 2-1. She completed her brace from the penalty spot later on before Nasarawa Amazons pulled one back.Osun Babes taking on Confluence Queens was definitely one of the high profile matches of Wednesday, and having lost in the first stanza in Kogi, the Omoluabi Queens took their pound of flesh at their Osogbo Township Stadium.Osun Babes were 2-0 up by the hour mark courtesy of goals from Abiodun Adedayo and Edewor Precious after which Confluence Queens tried to initiate a comeback. But Polinus Ifeoma’s goal was all they could mutter in their late rally.Finally, Pelican Stars came from behind to share the spoils 1-1 with Adamawa Queens in Calabar. Three superb away victories graced Matchday 11 of the Nigeria Women Premier League as the race for Super Four intensifies with just three more Matchdays left to the end of the regular season.The top two places in Group A is beginning to look like a no contest for the chasing pack considering that Bayelsa Queens and Rivers Angels have exercised their strong hold on those positions with their respective wins on the road against Abia Angels and FC Robo Queens. Both teams currently share the same number of goals difference (+9) and points (19), however, Bayelsa Queens, who also have a game in hand, are the group leaders.center_img Nigeria Women Premier League Matchday 11 ResultsGroup AFC Robo Queens 1-3 Rivers AngelsAbia Angels 0-1 Bayelsa QueensSunshine Queens 4-0 Heartland QueensGroup BOsun Babes 2-1 Confluence QueensEdo Queens 2-1 Nasarawa AmazonsPelican Stars 1-1 Adamawa QueensSaadatu Amazons 0-4 Delta Queenslast_img read more

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Breaking: Unstoppable D’Tigress Wins 2017 Women AfroBasket, Crush Senegal 65 – 48

first_imgMore to follow shortly…RelatedOtis Confident of D’Tigress’ FIBA Afrobasket Title DefenseAugust 1, 2019In “BasketBall”D’Tigress Perfect Group Record Ignites Hope Of Third AfroBasket Women’s TitleAugust 24, 2017In “National Team”2019 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket: We Wanted It More – AkhatorAugust 20, 2019In “Africa” D’Tigress of Nigeria has defeated defending champion Senegal 65 – 48 to win the 2017 Women AfroBasket in Bamako, Mali. Points Per Quarter1st:?Nigeria 12-18?Senegal2nd:?Nigeria 21-10?Senegal3rd:?Nigeria 15-7 Senegal4th:?Nigeria 17-13?Senegallast_img

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New NPFL Season Gets January 14 Kickoff Date

first_imgRelated The new Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) season will start on January 14, 2018 and end on September 30, 2018 according to the league’s custodian, the League Management Company (LMC).The 2017/18 NPFL season schedule was contained in a press release from the LMC.According to the LMC, the ongoing club licensing that kickstarted the new calendar will enter the next stage with the yearly NPFL Pre-season tournament billed for December 11-17, 2017. In addition, January 5, 2018 has also been announced as the final date for submission of Club Licensing documentation by participating clubs.Other activities lined up include the induction and orientation workshop for the four newly promoted clubs scheduled for December 14 and the LMC Pre- Annual General Meeting (AGM)/Consultative Meeting with participating Clubs on December 16 in Kano, the venue of the pre-season tournament.According to the LMC Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar, other activities in December include “the draws for the new season, pre-season seminar and spot checking on Clubs compliance to licensing regulations, payment of players and officials salaries, status of facilities, etc.”The statement read: “January 5 is the cut-off date for compliance with redemption and settlement of any outstanding payment of salaries arising from 2016/2017 NPFL Season to players and coaches; and or provision of an acceptable Financial Guarantee to guarantee the overdue payments and a tentative payment plan from the Club proprietors.”“Another highlight of the calendar comes up on January 8, 2018 when the LMC, which is First Instance Body (FIB) will issue the NFF Club Licensing Certificate to qualified clubs that meet the criteria for participation in the 2017/2018 NPFL Season.“The 2017/18 season will start at all centers on January 14 and in the first stanza, there will be thre midweek matches on match days 2, 4 and 5 while the midseason break will be from April 30- May 5 and a longer break for the FIFA World Cup from June 14-July 15. Resumption from the World Cup break will be on July 18 with match day 25 which will be the first of another three midweek matches in the second stanza. The other two midweek fixtures will be on match day 27 and 29”, continued Abubakar in giving a breakdown of the calendar.“The LMC assured that it took into consideration all scheduled fixtures of the AITEO Cup, CAF Club competitions and the FIFA World Cup in planning the calendar noting that “this is part of the reason we delayed the release of the fixtures and barring any unforeseen events, we definitely will conclude the season on September 30, 2018.” the statement further said.last_img read more

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