Be on the alert, Bunting urges security forces
National Security Minister Peter Bunting is urging all security personnel to be alert in the face of a recent spate of attacks on members of the security forces.
Jamaica Defence Force soldier, 38-year-old Gary Morgan, who was a corporal in the Logistics Company of the Support and Services Battalion, died in hospital yesterday morning after he was shot in Clarendon on Saturday night.
Three of four accused kidnappers plead guilty
Three of the four persons arrested and charged in connection with last year's highly publicised kidnapping of a three-year-old child from the Mt Alvernia Preparatory School in Montego Bay, St James, pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of "child stealing" in the St James Circuit Court yesterday and are to be sentenced on October 17.
The fourth accused in the case, United States-based family counsellor Jenise Regisford, who had pleaded not guilty in an earlier court appearance, is to stand trial for kidnapping, conspiracy to kidnap and conspiracy to extort, starting October 8. Her bail was extended until that date.
Bus mows down four
One person who was among four hit by a bus along Half-Way Tree Road, St Andrew, yesterday evening, has died.
It's reported that the bus mowed down the pedestrians in the vicinity of Victoria Mutual Building Society.
The Constabulary Commu-nication Network confirmed the death but was not able to provide details on the accident.