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November 16, 2015


A new block of classrooms was officially opened at the BB Coke High School in St Elizabeth, last Thursday, by Education Minister Ronald Thwaites.

The new classrooms will provide more seats to comfortably accommodate the more than 1,400 students who attend the institution.

The school was experiencing challenges finding adequate classrooms for students, after it was recently taken off the shift system.

"One of the things that we know that is absolutely necessary for a successful school, is a visionary principal; a person with vision and with passion," Thwaites said.


The Savanna-la-Mar police have taken a person into custody after the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in Herring Piece, Morgans Bridge, Westmoreland, last Saturday.

Reports are that about 11 p.m., police went to a premises in search of a wanted man. Upon seeing the police, the man ran from the house leaving behind a female.

The house was searched and a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol with a magazine containing eight 9mm rounds of ammunition was found.

The female was subsequently taken into custody, however, her identity is being withheld pending further investigations.

Sixty-eight-year-old Joseph Saddler of Rose Hall, Essex Hall, St Catherine, has been missing since last Thursday.

He is of dark complexion and slim build. Reports from the Constant Spring police are that Saddler was last seen in his community about 7 a.m., dressed in a pair of khaki pants, white plaid shirt, and a pair of black shoes.

All efforts to contact him have proven futile.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Joseph Saddler is being asked to contact the Constant Spring police at 924-1421-2, police 119 emergency number, or the nearest police station.

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