Bunting considers tasers for cops by year end
Police personnel could get the go-ahead to start using tasers as a crime-fighting weapon before year end.
National Security Minister Peter Bunting says a policy on the use of tasers by members of the security forces should be decided on in the next few months.
He said discussions were ongoing on the way forward in relation to this weapon, which is generally used during confrontations to cause temporary paralysis by electroshocks.
"Something like this can give the police options and invariably reduce the number of police shootings," the minister said.
Detectives seek witnesses
Detectives from the Kingston and St Andrew Major Investigation Task Force (MIT) are seeking the public's assistance in locating four witnesses who are vital to a case which is currently before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.
They are Omar Robinson, Oneil Phipps, and Neville Salkey, who are believed to be from Sunrise Crescent, Kingston 19; and Shellony McLeod of Donmair Close, also in Kingston 19.
The above-mentioned persons are expected to appear in court on Friday, September 13.
These individuals - or anyone knowing their whereabouts - should contact the Kingston and St Andrew MIT at 922-5344, the police 119 emergency number, or the nearest police station.
Athletes surpassed wildest expectations - PM
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, speaking from China where she is currently on an official visit, has congratulated Jamaica's athletes on a performance at the World Championships in Russia, which, she said, went beyond the nation's wildest expectations.
"Let us not forget that when the team departed Jamaica, the discussion at home and abroad largely centred around the unfortunate and regrettable developments involving some of our senior athletes," Simpson Miller said in reference to recent positive drug tests of high-profile sprinters and others.
Fraud Squad arrests man involved in Ponzi scheme
Detectives from the Fraud Squad have commenced a probe into what they consider a major fraud operation, or a Ponzi scheme, and have already arrested and charged one man in connection with the operation.
The man has been identified as 48-year-old John Cameron of Mandeville, Manchester. He has been slapped with fraudulently inducing to invest money, engaging in the business of trading without licence, and operating as a securities dealer without a licence.
Cameron is to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court today.
According to the detectives, Cameron fraudulently solicited money from unsuspecting persons for investment. However, after months of no returns on their investments, a report was made to the Fraud Squad, which initiated investigations into the matter.