- Big gun, ammo find at Kingston Wharf
- Boyz book Gold Cup semi-final spot
- Bolt ready for final run
- Heavy helicopter presence in some communities
- More security measures for airports
- Golding urges speed with new anti-corruption agency plan
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is reporting that it has seized 15 guns some of them high-powered weapons along with 4,000 rounds of ammunition at the Kingston Wharves. The police say the find was made on Thursday evening. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.
Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz booked a spot in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup after a nervy 2-1 victory over Canada at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona on Thursday. Shaun Francis and Romario Williams scored in each half before David Junior Hoilett pulled one back to make the Jamaicans’ night uncomfortable in an exciting contest played in front of a modest crowd. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.
It’s been an eventful build-up for Usain Bolt as he gets ready to compete in his final pre-World Championships warm-up at today’s Diamond League meet in Monaco. Bolt, who is said to be shocked and insulted by statements made by Andre de Grasse’s coach Stuart McMillan, who suggested that the Canadian upstart was denied a 100m showdown with the eight-time Olympic champion in Monte Carlo by Bolt and or his management team, will get a chance to take out any frustration on the Monaco Mondo. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.
Heavy helicopter presence over certain communities within the Corporate Area has been explained by Col Jamie Ogilvie, the man in charge of operations at the Jamaica Defence Force, as a method for deterring, detecting, and defeating criminals in their endeavours, especially as the security forces await the go-ahead to enter designated zones of special operations. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.
Travellers to the United States using Jamaica’s two main international airports are being warned to expect a longer screening process as new security measures are implemented. The measures are aimed at ensuring that Jamaica is compliant with new safety regulations imposed by the US Transportation Security Administration. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.
The Government, former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has said, should not delay establishing the single anti-corruption agency with prosecutorial and investigative powers, following yesterday’s Senate approval of the enabling legislation. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.