The Firearm Licensing Authority, FLA, has launched an investigation into the circumstances in which Maroon Chief, Richard Currie, had what appeared to be a shotgun strapped to his back during a confrontation with the police.
Karl Samuda, MP for St. Andrew North Central, has expressed grave concern about the fact the peace process in Park Lane has suffered a major setback with Saturday night's deadly attack by gunmen.
Investigators believe the shooting of seven people stemmed from an intra-gang dispute.
Two brothers were among three persons killed.
Mr. Samuda said that it was only recently he had praised the community for maintaining peace for an extended period.
“Absolute disappointment” was how the MP characterized his reaction to the shooting, adding that “it is going to take a lot of internal discussion and understanding of the specific reasons that led to it,” in order to restore peace to the traumatized community.
Nevertheless, he said he was committed to the endeavor, “to see if we can have the matters settled down again begin to enjoy the sort of peaceful atmosphere that had prevailed for such a long time
Following the shooting some residents of Park Lane moved out of the community.
Senior Superintendent of Police James Forbes will return to his high-profile job this Wednesday following advice late last week from the Police Service Commission that he has been reinstated after being freed of corruption charges.
Detectives assigned to the Half-Way-Tree Criminal Investigations Branch have
laid Murder charges against 64-year-old Delton Knight, businessman of Great House Circle,
Kingston 6 for the shooting death of his son at their business place on Gordon Town Road,
Kingston 6 on Monday, April 12.
Government and Opposition Members of Parliament continue to fiercely debate the Holness administration’s push to name Portmore Jamaica’s 15th parish.
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security, Mathew Samuda, is dismissing a report in the print media that the government is currently conducting a gun amnesty.
By Andrew Clunis
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The North-East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) has confirmed the death of one of its medical interns while on the job at the Annotto Bay Hospital in St Mary.
He has been identified as Dr. Yakeev Morris.
He was assigned to the Pediatric Department at the Annotto Bay Hospital.
It’s alleged, the 26-year-old doctor died while doing a 36-hour shift.
Reports are that yesterday Dr. Morris was accompanying a clinical team with the transfer of a neonate from the Pediatric Ward to the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston.
He reportedly complained of dizziness and feeling unwell.
Dr Morris subsequently collapsed and was unresponsive.
He was immediately taken to the Accident & Emergency Department where despite efforts by the medical team to resuscitate him he did not regain consciousness.
He was later pronounced dead.
The cause of death is unknown at this time.
NERHA says the Annotto Bay Hospital has started grief counseling sessions with staff members.
Efforts are also being made by the Hospital’s management to reach out to his family.