Weekly Round-up: Portmore in limbo... Amnesty chides Ja... Ex-cop alleges JCF corruption

Sunday, November 27, 2016

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Thousands of registered electors will not be allowed to vote for a mayor in the Portmore Municipal Council, next Monday, based on Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling that elections be held using the 2003 boundaries.
The ruling has reversed an order made by former Local Government Minister Noel Arscott in 2015 under the People’s National Party Administration to realign the municipal boundaries for Portmore that include communities in Spanish Town.
The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) on Thursday said that 4,837 electors who now fall outside the original boundaries will no longer be able to vote for mayor.
A former policeman, who accused two senior officers of unprofessionalism in a social media video, is to face legal action for what the Jamaica Constabulary Force has labelled false, malicious and libellous claims.
The ex-policeman also alleged that the two senior officers are associated with people of “ill-repute”.
The damning claims came just before Amnesty International released a report in which it denounced police killings in Jamaica.
The human rights group said just two Jamaican officers have been convicted of murder since 2000 while roughly 3,000 citizens were killed in police-related incidents during that time.
Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

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