Friday, May 19, 2017
|Water everywhere in Jamaica|
MOTORISTS are being advised to exercise care when travelling on the island's road network, especially during this period of inclement weather.The warning is coming from Kenute Hare, director of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining. He said motorists should not engage in any risky behaviour which would jeopardise their safety.
“Avoid all fords... it's better to take the long way home and reach home safely than not to reach home at all. Do not try to test the waters, you will lose; respect it. The water will push you and your vehicle off the road,” he said to Jamaica Observer's Auto magazine yesterday.
“You don't want water on your bonnet or even up to your windows. That's dangerous! The electronics in your vehicle may go dead and you may lose control of it.”
Hare said he has had several reports of vehicles being washed away and damaged.
“Thankfully, we haven't heard of any lives being lost. We have to behave responsibly,” he said.
Several parishes have been under flood waters since the rains began on Monday. The Meteorological Office said the inclement weather, caused by a trough, is expected to remain within the vicinity of Jamaica until Saturday. more
BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter email@example.com Friday, May 19, 2017
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Most people in this parish knew Hyacinthia Wright as “a nice woman”.So when news spread Wednesday that she was brutally killed people were in shock.
“Mi can't believe it,” said one woman standing among a crowd yesterday outside the building at 2 Trelawny Street, Falmouth, where the 72-year-old widow of the town's former mayor, Joseph Wright, operated a hardware and craft retail business.
“Wickedness tun up,” said a man.
The slain woman's son, Claude Hines, was too overcome with grief to speak to the media. His wife, Fay, who said Wright was also called “Miss Little”, told the Jamaica Observer that earlier this year the businesswoman spent over a week in hospital after an unknown assailant used an object to inflict a blow to her head in her home town.
No one was arrested in connection with that attack.
|Hyacinthia Wright, flanked by her |
two sons, Everad Green (left) and
Claude Hines in happier times.
Wright's body was found about 4:30 pm inside her business place, reportedly by a deaf mute who called residents who, in turn, summoned the police.Upon their arrival, the police saw the popular Falmouth woman sprawled on the floor of the shop with a sharp instrument embedded in her neck.
Yesterday, Superintendent Clive Blair, head of the Trelawny Police Division, told the Observer that they are “following several leads”.
The grisly murder attracted a massive gathering in front of the building up to minutes after 10:00 pm when the body was removed.
“Miss Little a one friendly person. She will just see you and don't know you and stop to talk to you,” Fay told the Observer yesterday.
“Bwoy, mi a tell you, the whole a wi break right down, right down. We have to be just trying to cope right now. Wi just weak. Wi don't even eat from morning. Claude only drink a cup of tea,” the teary-eyed daughter-in-law said. more
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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION NOW TARGETING HAITIANS: US seeks evidence of Haitian crimes as it weighs their stay
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is taking the unusual step of hunting for evidence of crimes committed by Haitian immigrants as it decides whether to allow them to continue participating in a humanitarian program that has shielded tens of thousands from deportation since an earthquake destroyed much of their country.
The inquiries into the community’s criminal history were made in internal U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services emails obtained by The Associated Press. They show the agency’s newly appointed policy chief also wanted to know how many of the roughly 50,000 Haitians enrolled in the Temporary Protected Status program were taking advantage of public benefits, which they are not eligible to receive.
The emails don’t make clear if Haitian misdeeds will be used to determine whether they can remain in the United States. The program is intended to help people from places beset by war or disasters and, normally, the decision to extend it depends on whether conditions in the immigrants’ home country have improved enough for them to return. But emails suggest Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who will make the decision, is looking at other criteria. more
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