January 12, 2018
Melvin Jones

The Government is moving to buy a system to recover stolen cell phones. The equipment valued at approximately US$45,000 should arrive within the next six to eight weeks.

The Ministry of National Security is expected to launch a website to support the system, where persons will be able to register their cell phones. If the phone is stolen, that individual will be able to request that it be shut down so it will be of no use to the thief. It is estimated that at least 2,400 cell phones are stolen each year.

The Meteorological Service says northern parishes are likely to experience periods of showers, with possible thunderstorms this weekend.

According to the service, a cold front, which is currently across the Gulf of Mexico, is producing showers and thunderstorms across that area while moving toward the southeast. This system is expected to enter the western Caribbean today and linger in the vicinity of Jamaica throughout the weekend.Atmospheric conditions are therefore expected to again become unstable across Jamaica starting today.

A People's National Party (PNP) councillor said his late colleague Melvin Jones was "probably the nicest and most decent Labourite" he has ever come across.

Carlton Bailey, councillor for the Milk River division, made the comment at yesterday's monthly sitting of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation.

Jones, the councillor for the May Pen North division, died in hospital on Christmas Eve. He was 80.