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February 01, 2018
A pedal cyclist steers his handleless bicycle across a bridge in the town of Port Maria, St Mary, on Tuesday.

Escapee found tied up under bridge in Tivoli

One male prisoner who escaped from the Denham Town Lock-up in September 2016 is back in Police custody after he was found in Tivoli Gardens, Kingston on Tuesday.

He is 27-year-old Kevin Thomas otherwise called 'Tattan' or 'Tafari', of McKenzie Drive, Tivoli Gardens in the parish who was charged with Breaches of the Firearms Act.

Thomas was found under a bridge with his hands and feet bound. The police were alerted and he was taken to hospital for treatment and is now under police guard.

Gov't entity holds $3 billion in criminal proceeds

More that $3 billion in forfeited property and other assets is now in the hands of the Financial Investigations Division.

The assets are regarded as proceeds of crimes, and according to finance minister Audley Shaw, the Government intends to use them improve the justice system.

He said that a new system, which will be introduced, will see some of the proceeds of the sale of forfeited assets that are recovered by way of criminal forfeiture, allocated to improve the justice system, whether law enforcement, prosecutors or the judiciary.

Clarendon communities to experience water lock-off

National Water Commission customers who are served by the Kellits pumping station in Clarendon will be without water until next Monday.

According to the NWC, the pumping station has been affected by a burnt motor.

Affected areas include Kellits, Crofts Hill, Good Hope, Tait, Pedro, Rhoden Hall, Guava Ground, Hickery and Comsie.

Gun seized in downtown Kingston

One home-made firearm with one round of ammunition was seized at the intersection of Church Street and Port Royal Street, Kingston on Tuesday. One man was taken into custody.

Reports from the Central police are that about 11 p.m., a team was in the area when they accosted a man who was riding a bicycle. He was searched and the firearm taken from his waistband. He was subsequently arrested charged.

Children's home wants help to buy bus

The Maxfield Park Children's Home has partnered with crowdfunding platform ISupportJamaica, to raise funds to buy a 15-seater bus for the home.

Persons can donate to the campaign by visiting the ISupport Jamaica platform at and click on the Maxfield Park Children's Home project; and, then click the 'Fund Project' button.

The target is to raise US$20,000 (approximately J$2.5 million) to purchase the bus. Persons can make their donation via the ISupport Jamaica platform. They can contact the home's manager Winston Bowen at 926-7831 or 577-9648; or, the board chairperson, Emprezz Golding, via email at for further information.

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