Your news in a nutshell
- Over 100 Clansman murders in 15 months
- Wednesday Champs schedule
- Dons to be placed on watch list
- Tough promise for illegal guns/ammo owners
- PM promises 20,000 titles over next 3 years
- Windies in ICC World Cup
1. Over 100 Clansman murders in 15 months
Data presented by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) has indicated that the Spanish Town-based Clansman Gang is responsible for 103 of the 183 murders committed in the St Catherine North Police Division during the past 15 months. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Assistant Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey, head of C-TOC, said that of the 134 murders in the division last year, 78 can be attributed to the gang, with a further 25 of the 49 recorded since the start of the year. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.
2. Wednesday CHAMPS schedule
Four finals are down to be contested on day two of the 108th ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston on Wednesday. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.
3. Dons to be placed on watch list
If the Andrew Holness administration has its way, dons and other criminal masterminds could be placed on ‘watch lists’ by the courts and subject to enhanced surveillance and other measures. The prime minister told his parliamentary colleagues yesterday that for too long persons associated with gangs and those aligned to criminal organisations have been allowed to “proceed with impunity”. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.
4. Tough promise for illegal guns, ammo owners
The Government will be amending the Firearm Act to discourage the possession of and/or dealing in illegal firearms and ammunition, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced. According to the Prime Minister, there will be a number of new offences such as trafficking, dealing in and distributing guns and ammunition, which will better define the various illicit activities within the illegal firearm trade. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.
5. PM promises 20,000 titles over next 3 years
Charging that the People’s National Party (PNP) has been tinkering with land titling for years, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said his administration was far down the track in putting in place plans to register thousands of acres of land. In his contribution to the Budget Debate in Parliament yesterday, the prime minister said the Government is moving to register and provide titles for 20,000 parcels of land in the next three years and this initiative would be partly funded by the National Housing Trust (NHT) in the sum of $2 billion. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.
6. Windies in ICC World Cup
The West Indies are through to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup after rain helped them to a five-wicket win over Scotland via the Duckworth/Lewis method. Scotland, replying to the West Indies at the Harare Sports Club reached 125/5 in 32.5 overs when rains came. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.