We cut through the clutter to tell you some of the most important stories of the day.
CAPE then CSEC
Students in Jamaica today, August 13, were able to access CAPE results from the May/June 2019 examinations today between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The CSEC results will be available on Thursday, April 15, also between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. The Caribbean Examinations Council said it has provided a staggered system for the release, on line, of May/June 2019 results. This is to prevent the overload of the system by students all going to get their results at the same time. The results remain online until the examination body closes the portal.
North St Catherine again
Police were busy in North St Catherine Police division this morning when gunmen shot dead two persons in separate incidents, one in Linstead and the other in Spanish Town. Dead are Demar Reid, 19-year-old bus conductor, and an unidentified man. Police say about 7 o’ clock Tuesday, a young man was shot dead when gun men fired on a group in Linstead. Reid was shot dead at the corner of Burke Road and King Street in Spanish Town when, about 9 o’clock gunmen drove up in a car and fired on a group. Three people, including Reid were hit. Reid was pronounced dead at the nearby Spanish Town Hospital. Bus operators have again called for greater police presence in the old capital which benefitted from a period of peace under the State of Emergency in North St Catherine last year.
Police acknowledge Peck
The Police High Command has sent condolences to the family of Clive Peck, a former member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and United Nations employee who died in Libya at the weekend.
Peck, a UN Field Service Officer with more than two decades at the international institution was killed Saturday, August 10 when a car bomb blew up in Benghazi where he was stationed. Peck had worked in St Mary and St Ann when he was a member of the JCF, rising to the rank of Corporal. His family was visited by Chaplain for Area 2, Reverend Anthony Armstrong, while Area 2 Assistant Commissioner of Police, Elbert Nelson spoke with Mrs. Peck by phone. Area 2 covers St Ann, St Mary and Portland. Police Commissioner Major General Anderson has also paid tribute to Mr. Peck.
The United Nations has been in contact with Mr. Peck’s widow.
A man was arrested following a gun and ammunition seizure during a raid in Retirement St James in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday, August 13. Police report that one Bersa Single Action 9mm pistol with thirteen 9mm rounds of ammunition was seized in what they call “a targeted raid” in St. Johns, Retirement district. Reports are that about 1:05 a.m., a premises was searched which resulted in the weapon and the ammunition being found. One man was arrested. He has not yet been named.