Security Forces Reap Early Success in Denham Town ZOSO

first_imgStory Highlights The Joint Command of the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) Communications Unit is reporting early success in the security forces’ engagements in Denham Town, West Kingston, which they say are going well since commencing on October 17. The Joint Command of the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) Communications Unit is reporting early success in the security forces’ engagements in Denham Town, West Kingston, which they say are going well since commencing on October 17.Head of Corporate Communications at the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, who is jointly in charge of the Unit, told JIS News during a press briefing in the community on Thursday (October 19) that 34 rounds of ammunition were recovered during an operation earlier in the day.Meanwhile, her Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) counterpart, Civil Military Cooperation and Media Affairs Officer, Major Basil Jarrett, advised that intelligence efforts are being intensified as the security forces move to ferret out wanted persons who they understand have taken refuge in neighbouring communities.Superintendent Lindsay, while acknowledging inconveniences to residents that would arise, particularly at checkpoints, urged persons to exercise patience during the course of the operations.She reiterated the importance of persons having valid identification to, as best as possible, facilitate their seamless movement in, out and across the community by the security forces, subject to their discretion.Meanwhile, Superintendent Lindsay advised that restrictions have been placed on the staging of fetes and other social events in Denham Town, adding that residents are required to be off the streets by 7:00 p.m.“We will not encourage any gathering or parties during the curfew. We want to create an atmosphere… for people to enjoy peace (and to) give the residents an opportunity to have (a) nightlife,” she said.The senior officer also used the opportunity to again discourage youth from joining gangs and resorting to a life of crime.“We want them to see another alternative. We want to build the resilience of the people, where they can resist the criminals, and (align with) the security forces,” she added.For his part, Major Jarrett maintains that the ZOSO will bring “huge benefits” to the communities where they are implemented, as criminals will be driven out, while noting that the residents’ support for the operations continues to be “overwhelming”.Additionally, he said the social interventions to follow “will be a welcome change for the community” pointing out that inconveniences residents experience would be “a small price” for the gains to come.Denham Town is the second community to be declared a ZOSO by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, under the Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act, following Mount Salem in St. James in September. Denham Town is the second community to be declared a ZOSO by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, under the Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act, following Mount Salem in St. James in September. Head of Corporate Communications at the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, who is jointly in charge of the Unit, told JIS News during a press briefing in the community on Thursday (October 19) that 34 rounds of ammunition were recovered during an operation earlier in the day.last_img read more

Officials complete tour of damage at HJ Robinson school resumes Monday Feb

first_img Education Minister tours schools this week Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Related Items:akierra missick, HJ robinson high school, school resume Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 Feb 2016 – A report from the Public Works Department is expected by the end of the week after inspection on Wednesday of the damage at the HJ Robinson High school; a fire gutted the top floor of the Administration Block. The assessment led by the Deputy Premier, Hon Akierra Missick was emotional and the Education Minister said her heart goes out to all directly affected by the January 29th fire. Along with furniture and fixtures, computers and the actual structure being damaged – years and years of students’ records were lost in the blaze which erupted around 3am. HJ did not reopen this morning; instead the advice is for school to resume for the 350 students on Monday February 8, 2016. The structural report to come from Public Works will say what is needed for the design and costing; then the job will go to tender. Minister Missick reiterated that government is committed to begin reconstruction as soon as possible; the DP also cautioned, however, that it took some time to amass these structural and educational assets of the Helena Jones Robinson High school; one of the country’s oldest institutions.last_img read more

Apan Jewellers owners sued for money laundering

first_img.Customs intelligence on Saturday filed five separate cases against three owners of Apan Jewellers under Money Laundering Prevention Act on charges of being in possession of 15 maunds of gold, and diamonds illegally, reports UNB.Five assistant revenue officers (ARO) of customs intelligence filed the cases with Gulshan police station, Dhanmondi police station, Ramna police station and Uttura police station against Apan Jewellers owners — Dilder Ahmed, Gulzar Ahmed and Azad Ahmed, said Mainul Khan, director general of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate.The cases were filed following the direction of National Board of Revenue (NBR), Mainul added.Customs intelligence will investigate the cases under section 2 of Money Laundering Prevention Act, 2012 and section 156 (5) of Customs Act, 1969.On 8 June the CIID filed five cases with Dhaka Customs House against the three owners of Apan Jewellers on charges of dodging customs duty on 15.13 maunds of gold seized from its branches.Apan Jewellers is in the limelight after the rape of two private university girls by Shafat, son of Dilder Ahmed, and his cohort in a Banani hotel came to the fore.One of the rape victims filed a case with Banani police station on 6 May accusing five people, including Shafat.last_img read more