Police confirm two bodies as missing Trelawny boys
The Falmouth police have confirmed that two bodies that were found in the Martha Brae River in Trelawny yesterday are those of 10-year-old Alex Brown and seven-year-old Javani Brown.
Reports are that a caretaker for a nearby property stumbled upon the two youngsters' nude bodies and alerted the police.
Alex, a grade-six student of Falmouth All-Age School, and Javani, a grade-one student at Hague Primary School, had gone missing from their homes in Zion district, near Martha Brae, last Saturday.
Marshall Brown, Javani's father, recalled that he last saw his son at home on Saturday morning at 10:30.
"I gave my son something to eat, about 10:30 a.m., and he was in the yard, and I don't know when he and the other little boy leave. From that, I don't see them again," said Brown.
"(When the boys went missing) I came down to the river and searched and I still didn't see anything," added Brown. "And now today, I found out that my son Javani was found in the river. My son don't give any trouble, so I don't know what happened."
The authorities are currently awaiting a post-mortem report to determine the cause of death of the two boys.
Barbados wants no Ja intervention in Myrie case
Lawyers representing the Barbados government strongly opposed the Jamaican Government's application yesterday to intervene in the Shanique Myrie case.
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), after hearing submissions from the parties, reserved its decision.
Myrie, a Jamaican, has taken the Barbados government to the CCJ on allegations that she was sexually assaulted by an immigration officer at the Grantley Adams International Airport last year. She also claims she was subjected to forceful and brutish language by the officials at the airport on her arrival.
Jamaica's application to intervene in the case was heard by three CCJ judges led by its president, Sir Dennis Byron, and was done by way of video from the Supreme Court.
The application was made by Dr Kathy-Ann Brown, the deputy solicitor general, and Oneil Francis, Crown counsel from the Attorney General's Department. The lawyers said that the application was made to protect the interest of the Jamaican people under the revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.
Sixth-grader dies of suspected heart attack
The Ministry of Education's counselling team had to rush to another school in the Corporate Area yesterday after students were left traumatised following the death of one of their classmates.
A grade-six female student of Half-Way Tree Primary School died at home on Tuesday.
The girl, who reportedly had been home ill since last week, is believed to have suffered a heart attack.
This is the second tragic incident in the schools since the start of the week. Students at Meadowbrook High School were left in shock after a teacher, Orville Heaven, collapsed and died in the classroom.
According to the Ministry of Education, a regional grief counselling team is providing assistance to the students of Half-Way Tree Primary School.