Alleged thief chopped, beaten to death
AN unidentified man who allegedly broke into a grocery shop and bar at Round Hill District, Pedro Plains, St Elizabeth was set upon and chopped to death by citizens yesterday morning.
Reports from the CCN’s liaison officer for St Elizabeth are that at about 3:00 am, citizens heard unusual activities coming from the building and went to investigate. The man, who was seen in a storeroom, was beaten and chopped by a group of persons.
The injured man was taken to the Black River Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Pedro Plains police are investigating.
Man shot dead in Kgn 10
A man was shot dead by unknown assailant(s) at his home at Cymonthia Avenue, Cassia Park, Kingston 10 yesterday morning.
Dead is 33 year-old upholsterer, Phillip James, otherwise called “Rudley”.
Reports from the CCN’s metro officer are that at about 2:10 am, neighbours heard cries for help coming from James’ house. Shortly after, explosions were heard.
The police who were summoned found James’ body, with gunshot wounds, inside the house. The body was removed to the morgue for post mortem.
The Half Way Tree CIB is investigating.
CAFFE deadline today
THE Citizens Action for Free and Fair Elections, CAFFE, is reminding all volunteers that today is the deadline to hand in applications forms for the upcoming local government elections.
Dr Lloyd Barnett, CAFFE chairman, said the cut-off date is to facilitate the screening, training and development of volunteers. The training and deployment sessions are ongoing at various parish locations and those are scheduled to continue until June 18, the day before the elections.
All CAFFE parish offices will have final meetings before the elections for the distribution of volunteer kits, bibs and identification cards, according to Dr Barnett. He has also issued an appeal to all employers of CAFFE volunteers to allow them time off to work on election day.
CAFFE has also urged all Jamaicans who are registered voters to exercise their franchise on June 19. All Jamaicans should exercise their democratic right to select their local government representatives and so deepen the democratic process, Dr Barnett said.