Weekly Round-up: Gov't announces crime plan... Alkaline detained overnight... J'can held with child porn

Saturday, February 11, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Governor-General Patrick Allen on Thursday said the Government  will work on the reduction of crime with a five-pillar security strategy.  
These include effective policing to restore trust in the JCF; social development interventions to reduce illiteracy, social fallout, and to equip people with tools to resolve conflicts; situational prevention of crime by planning new communities with security features and upgrading older ones; and working for a swift, sure and fair justice system which all citizens can trust and be proud. 
Meanwhile, dancehall deejay Alkaline spent last night at a Kingston lock-up following an extensive interview with detectives yesterday.
Alkaline arrived at Area 4, Harman Barracks in Vineyard Town at 9:25 am on Thursday for questioning in relation to the death of Rohan Morris. He is yet to be released from police custody.
In other news, Anthony Carl Spence, said to be a Jamaican, was on Monday held with child pornography on his cellular phone as he disembarked a flight from Jamaica at the Orlando International Airport.
Spence allegedly told investigators that one of the two videos found on his phone was shown to a class of Jamaican school children “in order to determine whether any of them had ever been molested,” a criminal complaint filed Tuesday said.
Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps the week for you.

Gov't to implement five-pillar security strategy

Zero tolerance

Alkaline spends night in lock-up

Jamaican held at US airport with child porn on phone

Massive debt payment increase in 2017/18 budget

Shaw mum on possible call on NHT to fund budget

US Gov't donates 1.5m condoms to boost Zika prevention

Peter Phillips dubbed ‘Mr Fix It’ at nomination for PNP presidency 

Body of missing Denham Town woman found in St Thomas 

Women march against violence in MoBay

Legal taximen not involved in abductions, say Portmore operators 

JPS shares, Norman Manley Airport up for divestment

Hotelier offers reward after employee murdered

Motorist on cocaine rap held with $4m in cash 

Police investigating reports of alleged J'can rapist in Antigua

Ian Andrews accuses INSPORTS board of victimisation 

Bolt's Nitro show runs into controversy 

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