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Child abuse victim is from Trinidad
The disturbing video that is being circulated on social media depicting child pornography, originated in Trinidad and Tobago. The Jamaica Constabulary Force said yesterday that the Trinidadian police are investigating the matter and the suspect is currently on the run.
Meanwhile, cops are urging members of the public to desist from sharing this video as this action constitutes an offence under the Child Pornography (Prevention) Act and the Cyber Crimes Act. The cops said there is also a strong possibility that sharing the video can result in further trauma to the child.
Gun found in washing machine
A Clarendon woman was taken into custody following the seizure of a firearm and 13 rounds of ammunition during an operation in Park Hall, Frankfield in the parish yesterday.
Reports from the May Pen Police are that at about 7:30 a.m., lawmen acting on intelligence conducted a search of a house which was occupied by a female. During the search of the house, the female allegedly threw an object into a washing machine. The object was retrieved and closer examination revealed one Arcus 9mm pistol with a magazine containing thirteen 9mm rounds of ammunition.
The identity of the woman has not been released.
Knockalva school to be upgraded
The Knockalva Agricultural School in Ramble, Hanover, will be upgraded to a polytechnic institution. In making the announcement, Education Minister Ruel Reid said the process of "redefining itself". He said that while agriculture will continue to be its key focus, other disciplines such as maritime logistics and business process outsourcing (BPO) are being considered.
"We will be bringing education to the community, which was the original concept of community colleges, so you don't have to go off to Kingston or Montego Bay as right here in this community, tertiary education will become available to the young people and adults," Reid said.
Body found in trench
The Denham Town police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the body of male, believed to be in its 60s, that was discovered in a culvert on Spanish Town Road yesterday.
The body is of dark complexion, about 5 feet 9 inches long, and was clad in a black and white shirt and a pair of jeans pants.
Reports are that at about 9:50 a.m., residents discovered the body and summoned the Police. On their arrival, the body was seen with multiple bruises.
The scene was processed and the body removed to the morgue.