GG gets second knighthood
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen was yesterday invested as Knight of Grace of the Order of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem.
This is the second knighthood for the governor general, who received the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George from Queen Elizabeth in 2009, when he came to office.
Lord Prior of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, Professor Anthony Mellows, representing the Queen, presided over the investiture ceremony held at King's House.
The Order of St John is an Order of Chivalry of the British Crown, which is bestowed on persons, who have made outstanding contributions to the work of the Order.
Scammers target power thieves
Unscrupulous persons have been scamming non-regularised individuals who are illegally abstracting electricity from the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) in St Mary.
The power company is warning the public to beware of these scammers, who, at this time, are targeting persons located primarily in St Mary.
The areas affected include: Carron Hall, Montreal, Hazard, Palmetto Grove, White Spring, Windsor Castle and Springfield.
The scam involves identifying persons who are illegally abstracting electricity, then charging them a fee to avoid prosecution.
JPS wishes to point out that there is no arrangement or system to have non-regularised persons pay a fee in lieu of prosecution for electricity theft.
All female juvenile inmates moved to South Camp Road
After a commitment by the minister of national security, Peter Bunting, in June to completely separate juveniles from adults in the correctional system by the end of 2013, the ministry today said that all female juveniles are now housed at the South Camp Road Correctional Centre.
Last week, the female juveniles at Diamond Crest Juvenile Correctional Centre were transferred to the South Camp Road Correctional Centre and yesterday the remaining 25 girls from the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre have been relocated to South Camp Road.
There is a total of 61 juveniles in custody.
The renovated facility is designed to eventually be two separate, though adjacent centres to house both the island's female adult and juvenile inmates.