- Hurricane Jose now Category Four
- Ex-cop, co-accused plead guilty to lottery scamming
- One gun from Mt Salem grace period
- No ID, no access
- Hardware traders losing millions to fraud ring
- Gov’t looks to expand drug treatment courts
Jose strengthens to a Category 4 hurricane; tropical storm warnings in effect for already ravaged Caribbean islands. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Ex-policeman Jason Jahalal and co-accused Xanu Morgan have pleaded guilty in the US State of North Dakota to participating in a Jamaican lottery scam that stole millions from elderly Americans. US prosecutors say Jahalal and Morgan signed plea agreements late last month which saw them pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
With just hours to go before the five-day grace period for illegal weapons found on premises in Mount Salem, St James, ended yesterday, it would appear that the offer, which was made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, fell flat as the security forces found only one gun. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Under the Government’s proposed National Identification System (NIDS), Jamaicans without a National Identification Card (NIC) will not be able to do business with government agencies and departments when it is rolled out in 2019. Additionally, persons without the national ID might also face serious challenges as they seek to do business with the private sector. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Distributors of construction materials are rallying around each other following at least seven incidents of fraud against hardware stores and traders perpetuated by a sophisticated ring that has sprung up over the summer. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says the Government is looking at expanding drug treatment courts in all parishes. The specialist courts currently operate in five parishes. The drug treatment courts provide an alternative to incarceration for drug-dependent offenders where they benefit from treatment and rehabilitation under judicial supervision. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.