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Men accused of robbing sex-on-the-beach couple freed


Two St James men accused of robbing a couple who was having sex on a beach, were freed in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court Wednesday.

Vendor, David Hewin, 25, from Salt Spring and Richard Denny, a labourer of Dome Street, Montego Bay, were previously charged with robbery with aggravation, but freed of the charge due to the failure of the witnesses to appear before the court.

armed with knives

Allegations were that on July 17, 2013, approximately 9:30 p.m., the complainants were having an intimate moment at the popular Dump-up Beach in Montego Bay, when they were approached by three men armed with knives. Two cellular phones and a purse were taken from them.

Shortly after, the couple made a report to nearby police officers, who held Hewin and Denny. They were subsequently charged.

Clerk of the court, Sheryl Robinson, told presiding magistrate Wilson Smith, that none of the prosecution witnesses, including the complainants and the investigating officer, were at court.

“The investigating officer is not here, (also), one of the complainants has not been coming to court,” said Robinson.

RM Smith subsequently dismissed the case, but not before giving Hewin and Denny a stern warning.

“I do not know if you are innocent or guilty, but if you need to change your lives, please do so,” he told them. “Because we are not getting the support we need, this matter is dismissed for want of prosecution.”

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Church getting very good support for anti-gay protest in MoBay.


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English: Protoje on the Irie Fm road show in Montego Bay (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Français : Le port de Montego Bay (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: Architectural fretwork at Westgate Shopping Centre Montego Bay, Jamaica. Commissioned by architect Cosmo Whyte and designed and built by Will Robson and the Magic Toy crew.http://www.will-robson.com (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, a group against AIDS, protests in New York City against the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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a shell gas station in Montego bay,jamaica (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Statue of Samuel Sharpe in Montego Bay, Jamaica
Statue of Samuel Sharpe in Montego Bay, Jamaica (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Chairman of the St James Ministers’ Fraternal Rev Glendon Powell says there has been an overwhelming response to tomorrow’s anti-gay protest in the historic Sam Sharpe Square.
“The response has been very, very good. We expect people from all different denominations from across western Jamaica to be in attendance,” Rev Powell told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.
Dubbed ‘Western Jamaica Mercy Cry’, the prayer meeting is being staged ahead of Monday’s hearing of an application challenging the constitutionality of the buggery law in the Supreme Court.
The claim was filed by United States-based advocacy group AIDS-Free World on behalf of Jamaican Javed Jaghai. The group is asking the court to determine if the anti-sodomy law breaches rights guaranteed under the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, which was passed into law in 2011.
Speaking at a press conference earlier this week at the Trumpet Call Ministries International, The Meeting Place Church, a resolute Rev Powell stressed that the group is firmly against any amendment to the buggery law.
“If the law is changed, society will change, because society is governed by law. Our children will be taught that unions of two men or two women are normal and good, and there’s nothing that we will be able to do about it, because the law will now enforce this secular agenda,” Rev Powell explained.
He argued that the fraternal has no doubt that a repeal or amendment to the buggery law wlould be “the final straw that will bring on this nation the wrath of God”.
“God has not changed, we have seen it in the past that when unrighteousness pervades and the church is silent, it opens the door for further moral decay and ultimately for God’s judgement. It is, therefore, the obligation and mandate of the church to speak out and to warn the people of the impending judgement of God. If the church does not do this, the blood will be upon our head,” he stressed.
And Rev Carriel Graham, an executive member of the St James Ministers’ Fraternal, emphasised that the group would not compromise its anti-gay stance.
“We will not compromise; we will not bow, we will not break. The St James Ministers’ Fraternal has always obeyed God and we will continue to stand up for that,” he told reporters.
Another member, Rev Marc Mullings, said while the group recognises the need to reach out and love those who struggle with same -sex attraction, it opposes the practice of homosexual acts on biblical, medical and social grounds.
“We stand resolute on the word of God and we stand against the practice of homosexuality,” he argued.
Meanwhile, the fraternal said it would also be using tomorrow’s event to highlight the many ills in the society.
“We believe that our nation is in crisis, and it is time to stand up against moral decay and gross degradation,” the fraternal said, citing crime and violence, inhumane acts against our children, suicides and sexual deviations, as contributing factors to “the escalating mess in the country”.

Dutch national on drug rap prisoned


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a shell gas station in Montego bay,jamaica (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: Cocaine powder Deutsch: Kokain in Pulverform (als Salz) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: X-ray of an abdomen pilled up with cocaine Nederlands: Röntgenfoto van een buik vol met cocaine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: The Bay west Shopping center in Montego Bay, Jamaica (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Dutch national who ingested 78 pellets of cocaine in an attempt to smuggle the drug out of Jamaica was sent to prison in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate‘s Court last Friday.

Clyde Vanewijk, 39, a disc jockey and nursing aide, was also ordered to pay a combined $1 million in fines for possession of, dealing in, and attempting to export two and a half pounds of cocaine. He had previously pleaded guilty to the charges on Thursday.

Allegations say about 12:30 p.m. on May 18, Vanewijk was preparing to board a Jet Air flight to Germany. While at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, he was observed acting suspiciously.

He was questioned and taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital, where over the next two days he excreted 78 pellets containing cocaine.

Vanewijk’s lawyer Carl Singh asked Resident Magistrate Winsome Henry to show leniency.

“Mr Vanewijk did this stupid act out of compassion for his father, who is to undergo an operation to insert a pacemaker,” said Singh. “He is a person of potential, he has dedication, and he was driven by compassion to do this silly act. If possible, we would ask for a deportation order or a fine in lieu of imprisonment.”

But RM Henry dismissed the suggestion.

“This is a very serious offence. You were trying to smuggle two and a half pounds of cocaine out of Jamaica,” RM Henry chided Vanewijk. “Your family could be arranging a funeral for you right now, because we have cases where drugs burst inside people and they die. I’m sorry, but I’ll have to give you a custodial sentence.”

In addition to a mandatory sentence of 18 months, Vanewijk was fined of $300,000 or six months for possession; $300,000 or six months for dealing and $400,000 or six months for attempting to export cocaine.

Accused British men charged for drugs


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Development of a rational scale to assess the harm of drugs of potential misuse, The Lancet, 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Day 46 – West Midlands Police – Cannabis Drugs Raid (Photo credit: West Midlands Police)
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English: Peak hour traffic at Sangster International Airport (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: Close up shot of some high quality marijuana. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Two British men accused of having drugs as they tried to board a flight at the Sangster International Airport on Tuesday have been charged by the St James police.

Darren Taitow, 27, and Anthony Mills, 49, have been charged with possession of, dealing in and taking steps to export ganja.

It is reported that Taitow, a carpenter, was about to board a flight to London when officers searched his luggage and found marijuana weighing nine kilos.

Mills, an engineer, also from London, was reportedly caught trying to board the same flight with five kilos of marijuana in one of his suitcases, police reports say.

They are to appear in The Montego Bay Resident Magistrate‘s Court on Monday.

INDECOM, police probe shooting of teen


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English: The Bay west Shopping center in Montego Bay, Jamaica (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
View of Montego Bay from the hillside.
View of Montego Bay from the hillside. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Police Area One Division and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) yesterday launched separate probes into the shooting of a 16-year-old student allegedly by a plain clothes policeman in the second city a week ago.
“We can’t confirm who carried out the shooting. At one point we heard that it was a security guard. Then, today (yesterday) we heard that it was a policeman, so we have launched a probe to really find out who is responsible for the shooting of the young man,” Commander of the Area One Police Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Devon Watkis, told the Jamaica Observer last evening.
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“So we will be looking on all the allegations that are on the table,” the ACP stressed, adding that “if we confirm that it is a policeman who is responsible then the necessary actions, including the involvement of INDECOM, will be taken.”
Reports are that the student, Doni Malcolm, of a Paradise Rowe address in Montego Bay, was among a group of boys who were on their way from the Dump Up Beach in the resort city last Saturday, when they were attacked by a man, after the group reportedly labelled him as a homosexual.
It is further reported that the boys retaliated by chasing the man with stones.
Three men said to be dressed in plain clothes, and who reportedly witnessed the incident, instructed the teenagers to desist from chasing the man, but they persisted. Shortly afterwards, one of the men allegedly pulled a firearm and fired at the youngsters.
One of the bullets reportedly pierced Malcolm’s back and exited through his chest.
The teenager was taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where he was admitted in a serious but stable condition.
Yesterday, several placard-bearing residents of Paradise Rowe staged a peaceful demonstration in their community, calling for a speedy investigation into the matter.
“We want justice, up to now we have not heard a word from the police and we have reported the incident to them from several days ago,” said Annette Morgan, the wounded boy’s mother.
Morgan added that she has since reported the matter to INDECOM. INDECOM’s Senior Investigator Carol Pusey confirmed yesterday that the matter had been reported to his office.
“The parent came in on Tuesday and made a report, however, we are yet to confirm if it was a police who was involved in the incident,” said Pusey.
“Not too long ago I instructed my investigator to go and check with the police authority because they did not report the incident to us. It was the mother who came in, and so we have to check the police side, so right now we don’t know how authentic the whole thing is,” he explained.
He added that the investigator was also instructed to go to the Freeport Police Station to check on diary entries and to interview persons who were allegedly involved”.

Another St Ann police shooting caught on video – Lead Stories – Jamaica Gleaner – Monday | May 23, 2011


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Another St Ann police shooting caught on video – Lead Stories – Jamaica Gleaner – Monday | May 23, 2011. Just to show how disrespectful some Jamaicans can be if others wasn’t assisting Mr Wray to escape justice then he would be alive now.

Blame his assistants for his death  because if they have had the slightest of chance it would be an officer down instead.

Not that I condone the action of the Police but in defending the law and yourself the decision he has taken was fair and just to me, before making too much judgment on the Police have a very good look at the video, the victims assistants, what happened when he was apprehended by the plain cloth Police.

Silence broken – Barbadian PM speaks about alleged abuse against Jamaican citizen – News – Jamaica Star – April 28, 2011


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Silence broken – Barbadian PM speaks about alleged abuse against Jamaican citizen – News – Jamaica Star – April 28, 2011.