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Published:Monday | March 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JLP saddened by councillor's death

General secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Karl Samuda, has expressed sadness and shock at the sudden death of Caleb Lewinson, councillor for the Frankfield division in North West Clarendon.

Lewinson, 65, was taken to Spaldings Hospital late Friday night after experiencing a possible heart attack at a wake in his division. He was pronounced dead at hospital.

A release from the party yesterday stated that Samuda expressed condolences on behalf of the JLP to Lewinson's family, including his wife and children.

Cops for Hanover court today

The sergeant and corporal from the Ramble Police Station in Hanover, who were both recently arrested by investigators from the Anti-Corruption Branch for their involvement in the larceny of motor vehicles and motor vehicle engine and body parts, have been charged.

Sergeant Derrick Barnes was charged over last weekend on four counts of larceny as a servant while Corporal Shane Givans was charged yesterday on one count of aiding and abetting larceny as a servant.

Karl Angell, communications director in the Jamaica Constabulary Force, said in a release yesterday that both men will be brought before the Hanover Resident Magistrate's Court today.