Essequibo drug bustThirty-year-old Eknauth Persaud, called “Patel” of Lot 66 Onderneeming; and Dhanraj Singh, called “Roy Pang” of Golden Fleece Estate, Essequibo CoasEknauth Persaud aka Patelt were on Friday granted $1 million bail for the recent 42 kilograms drug bust.Additionally, Manuel Diaz, 36, a of Sand Felix, Venezuela, who was jointly charged with the men was however remanded.The trio made their first appearance before Magistrate Ester Sam at the SuddieMagistrate’s Court on Friday to answer to a narcotics trafficking charge. However, all three of the men denied the charge.The prosecution is contending that on January 6, 2017, at about 17:30h, the trioManuel Diaz from Venezuelahad in their possession 42 kilograms of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.They were reportedly caught during a joint operation in G Division (Essequibo Coast-Islands).Reporters are the ranks went to ‘back street’ Golden Fleece, Essequibo Coast where a motor car bearing registration plates PMM 9059 was seen proceeding in a northern direction. The car had two occupants along with the driver, Dhanraj Singh.Ranks stopped the car and conducted a search, during which two white bags containing 70 parcels wrapped with clear tape and brown card board were found.Dhanraj Singh aka Ripe PangEach parcel contained leaves, seeds and stem suspected to be cannabis. The trio was told of the offence but remained silent.The matter will continue on February 2.
State Minister for National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., has called on members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) who have benefited from domestic violence training to become ambassadors in ending the scourge in the society. State Minister for National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., has called on members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) who have benefited from domestic violence training to become ambassadors in ending the scourge in the society.“I expect to see you in the churches, in schools, at the community centres, and teaching other uniformed groups, as this is not a police issue; it is a Jamaica issue,” he said.He was speaking at the conclusion of a training session at the Police Officers’ Club in St. Andrew on Thursday (March 8).Mr. Charles said there seems to be a cultural acceptance of domestic violence in Jamaica, which must end, as it contributes to other problems in the society.He pointed out that when children see their parents engage in physical and other forms of violence at home, it signals to them that this is the correct way to resolve differences.“Domestic violence creates murderers, the scammers; it creates all of the other aspects of criminal activities. Domestic violence is the root of all of the crimes that we have accepted over the years,” he contended.The domestic violence training is a collaborative partnership between the JCF’s Community Safety and Security Branch and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-sponsored Community Empowerment and Transformation Project Phase II (COMET II).The objective is to equip members of the Force to respond to domestic incidents, which account for a large portion of the country’s crime problem.The JCF is aiming to have at least one person in each of the 174 police stations across the island operate as a point person to interrupt domestic violence incidents at the community level. He was speaking at the conclusion of a training session at the Police Officers’ Club in St. Andrew on Thursday (March 8). Story Highlights He pointed out that when children see their parents engage in physical and other forms of violence at home, it signals to them that this is the correct way to resolve differences.
HAY RIVER, N.W.T. — The boat that was being used by four missing fisherman on Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories has been found submerged.RCMP says searchers have found no trace of the overdue men.Police, military aircraft and a Canadian Coast Guard vessel are continuing the search.The men failed to return as planned after leaving Hay River early Sunday morning to check nets at Sulphur Point on the south shore of the lake.Poor weather on Monday prevented some vessels from joining the search. RCMP have been urging volunteer searchers not to put themselves at risk. (The Canadian Press) The Canadian Press
Last week, Forbes awarded its Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Philanthropy to United Nations Foundation Founder and Chairman Ted Turner in recognition of his unprecedented philanthropy and his dedication to building a better world.On behalf of the UN Foundation, President and CEO Kathy Calvin congratulated Turner and highlighted the legacy of his work:“We congratulate Ted on receiving the prestigious Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Philanthropy. His historic $1 billion dollar gift to support United Nations causes sparked a new wave in global philanthropy, and blazed the trail for many other organizations and people who were inspired by his gift to join in support of the United Nations.Ted’s gift has inspired tens of thousands of individuals, organizations, and companies to support the UN’s work on girls’ and women’s empowerment, energy and climate, and global health. To date, hundreds of partners and nearly 300,000 donors have supported Ted’s bold vision — doubling his investment and boosting its impact for years to come.”As the world rallies with the UN to begin implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, Turner serves as a reminder that we each have a role and responsibility to rise to the challenges of our time and build a better world.