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Cop dies in motor vehicle crash
Police constable Carl Bailey, the cop who died in a crash on the P.J. Patterson Highway yesterday, has been described as a good father.
"There is not a day that you don't hear him bragging about her or saying that he has to take a special package for her," said sergeant Princess Bayliss of the Old Harbour police, where Bailey was stationed.
Bailey, 30, was driving his Blue Toyota Corolla along the P.J. Patterson Highway when he lost control of the vehicle near the May Pen toll booth. The car hit the left embankment and overturned. The cop was thrown from the vehicle. He died on the spot.
St Thomas woman loses custody of children
The St Thomas woman who was seen on video appearing to beat her teenage daughter with a machete has lost custody of her children.
Doreen Dyer, 44, was told by the St Thomas Parish Court yesterday that her two youngest children, including the girl who she was seen on video beating with a machete last year, are to remain in the custody of their aunt until year the 2023 when they turn 18.
"I went to court with the intention to get them back today, but the judge surprised me and say they have to stay with my sister until they are 18," she said of her thirteen year-old twin children, who were taken away from her after she was charged with cruelty to a child some six months ago.
Dry run for electronic voting ahead of by-election
The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) will conduct a voting simulation exercise for registered electors in the St Andrew North Western constituency and the Norman Gardens division on Saturday.
The event will be held at the Pembroke Hall High School and the Windward Road Primary and Junior High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exercise is expected to reduce apprehension towards the system and ensure a more efficient process come March 5.
Boost for fire services
The fleet of the Jamaica Fire Brigade is expected to be increased in the new fiscal year, following an allocation of $232 million.
The money will go towards completing the purchase of two water pumpers, as well as purchase water pumpers, ambulances, water tankers, and emergency command vehicles.