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Jamaica’s former Prime Minister undergoes surgery today

Jamaica’s former Prime Minister, P.J. Patterson is undergoing surgery today, following a motor vehicle crash at his house in St Andrew.

A statement yesterday from The People’s National Party (PNP), which Mr Patterson used to lead, reported that the medical team attending to him determined that he suffered injuries to his right knee and right hip.

Mr Patterson was taken to the Tony Thwaites Wing at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) on Monday night, following the accident.

Former TLM Resident: ‘Abuse and licks for demons’

Se­nior po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tors tasked with in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ac­tiv­i­ties at the Trans­formed Life Min­istry Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre say they will now be look­ing in­to fresh al­le­ga­tions of abuse at the fa­cil­i­ty.

This af­ter one of four per­sons pre­vi­ous­ly housed there, who were not part of the group re­suced last week, claimed that dur­ing his two-year stay he was abused by sev­er­al peo­ple.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors say this and oth­er al­le­ga­tions made by sev­er­al oth­er peo­ple once housed there will be “thor­ough­ly in­ves­ti­gat­ed.”

Faith bodies being used in human trafficking

Faith-based or­gan­i­sa­tions and oth­er agen­cies are us­ing their le­git­i­mate fronts across the world to con­duct il­lic­it ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing hu­man traf­fick­ing.

That was the rev­e­la­tion made by for­mer Fed­er­al Bu­reau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (FBI) agent Robert Clark, who spoke via Skype at yes­ter­day’s week­ly po­lice brief­ing con­fer­ence as he gave con­text to the po­lice raid at the Trans­formed Life Min­istry Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre—in which 69 peo­ple were res­cued, some found in cages—last Wednes­day.

Faith bodies being used in human trafficking

Faith-based or­gan­i­sa­tions and oth­er agen­cies are us­ing their le­git­i­mate fronts across the world to con­duct il­lic­it ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing hu­man traf­fick­ing.

That was the rev­e­la­tion made by for­mer Fed­er­al Bu­reau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (FBI) agent Robert Clark, who spoke via Skype at yes­ter­day’s week­ly po­lice brief­ing con­fer­ence as he gave con­text to the po­lice raid at the Trans­formed Life Min­istry Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre—in which 69 peo­ple were res­cued, some found in cages—last Wednes­day.

Moonilal questions Petrotrin purchase

Oropouche East MP Roodal Mooni­lal wants to know if there is third par­ty ma­nip­u­la­tion of the Oil­field Work­ers’ Trade Union’s (OW­TU) re­cent ac­qui­si­tion of the Pointe-a-Pierre oil re­fin­ery.

In his con­tri­bu­tion to the Bud­get de­bate yes­ter­day, the Op­po­si­tion MP raised ques­tions about who fa­cil­i­tat­ed a meet­ing be­tween CEO of Sun­stone Eq­ui­ties John Van Dyke and mem­bers of the union.

NCIC wants money for Divali celebrations

The Na­tion­al Coun­cil for In­di­an Cul­ture (NCIC) is hop­ing Gov­ern­ment will in­crease its sub­ven­tion for the Di­vali Na­gar this year as it es­ti­mates it will cost around $5 mil­lion to suc­cess­ful­ly stage the nine nights of fes­tiv­i­ties.

“We got $500,000 last year,” said Su­ru­jdeo Man­ga­roo, pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer for the NCIC.

Four foreign stations to be removed in 2020

 

Four pop­u­lar free to air net­works are ex­pect­ed to be pulled from lo­cal sub­scrip­tion TV broad­cast­ers from Jan­u­ary 1, 2020.

Fans of Fox net­work’s Walk­ing Dead, NBC’s the Voice, Days of Our Lives and Suits, CBS’ NCIS and ABC’s The View and Jim­my Kim­mel may be forced to seek al­ter­na­tive ways to keep up to date with the shows as the Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Au­thor­i­ty of T&T is clamp­ing down on ser­vice providers who have not been com­pli­ant with in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty rights.

Arima man killed in police shootout

An Arima man was killed during a shoot-out with police officers yesterday evening. 

At around 5 pm, police received a report of a shooting at Maturita Extension. Officers from the Northern Division Task Force East and Crime Suppression Unit responded and were reportedly greeted by gunfire from the suspect. 

The officers returned fire, hitting the suspect several times. The man, who was later identified as Stephan Plaza, was taken to the Arima District Health Facility for treatment but was pronounced dead on arrival. 

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