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Firearms and ammunition seized
The Police High Command is commending the Frome police in Westmoreland for their dedicated work, which led to the seizure of two firearms, six rounds of assorted ammunition and the arrest of five individuals in Frome, Westmoreland last Saturday.
A police team was on patrol along the Frome main road when a motorcycle with two males was signalled to stop.
Both the pillion and the driver were searched and a 9mm Smith and Wesson pistol with a magazine containing five 9mm rounds was taken from the pillion. They were taken into custody.
Following additional information gathered, the officers conducted a secondary operation at the home of the pillion, where a .38 Smith and Wesson revolver along with one live round was found.
Three men, who were at the home, were arrested in connection with that seizure. All the accused identities are being withheld pending further investigations. The operation ended without an incident.
Cops seek witness
Detectives assigned to the Spanish Town Police Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) are seeking the public's assistance in locating a witness who is vital to a case currently before the St Catherine Parish Court.
She is Sonia Smith whosw last known address is Georgia Close, Spanish Town, in St Catherine, and Chest Nut Lane in Clarendon.
Smith is scheduled to appear before the court on Wednesday.
Sonia Smith or anyone knowing her whereabouts is being asked to contact CISOCA at 926-4079, Spanish Town police at 984-2305, police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.
Weather system Beryl no longer a Tropical Storm or Hurricane
The system degenerated into a Tropical low over the eastern portions of the Caribbean Sea.
On the forecast track, the remnants of Beryl will move across the northeastern Caribbean Sea to the south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
As the remnants of Beryl drift towards the west, it is expected to affect weather conditions in Jamaica. The forecast is for showers and thunderstorms over Jamaica today and Wednesday.
The Meteorological Service of Jamaica and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as necessary.
Residents are advised to be ready to evacuate if they live in low-lying or flood prone areas, decide on likely evacuation routes and alternate routes, and to avoid flooded waterways, including fords, gullies, streams or rivers.
Infirmary gets water storage facility
The St Elizabeth Infirmary, which at times experiences water problems, had its water storage capacity boosted with the commissioning of a 10,000 gallon rain water storage facility.
The donation was made possible through a collaborative assistance of the Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystem Adapting to Climate Change11 project (Ja REEACH 11) and the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development with funding from the USAID.
The facility was handed over last Friday.
The facility consists of a pumping system, constructed at a cost of approximately J$2 million with funding from the USAID.
Chairman of the St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation, Mayor Derrick Sangster, said that the storage facility will significantly boost the water facility at the infirmary especially during time of drought and when the National Water Commission (NWC) system is down
Sangster also stated that it also helps to reduce the monthly water bill to the NWC.