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July 18, 2018
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Support JamaicaEye - Government

The Ministry of National Security is imploring citizens to support the JamaicaEye programme as it moves towards restoring public order and increasing citizen security.

Since being launched in March, JamaicaEye has so far registered over 100 private partners, and received more than 41,000 visits to its website.

In addition, an overwhelming number of community groups, neighbourhood watch organisations and housing developments have invited the JamaicaEye team to discuss the programme.

Hundreds of government-owned cameras have already been installed in Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, and Negril, with plans to have 1,000 cameras rolled out islandwide by the end of this year.

JamaicaEye gives citizens the opportunity to allow public-facing, privately owned CCTV camera feeds to be donated to support the authorities in responding to incidents, natural disasters, acts of criminality and accidents.

Police post now at Highway 2000 East-West

Deputy Commissioner of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Clifford Blake accepted the keys to the police outpost at the Portmore Toll Plaza office from TransJamaican Highway Limited, the developer of Highway 2000 East-West, last Friday.

The approximately 320-square-foot space with two offices, a kitchenette, restroom facilities and 20 police-branded high-reflection vests, were handed over by Thomas Lamothe, managing director of Jamaican Infrastructure Operator Limited (JIO).

JIO, which operates the East-West Network, said the outpost means a closer relationship and easier transference of information with the Traffic and Highway Division of the JCF.

Cops seek help to identify body

Detectives attached to the Denham Town Criminal Investigation Branch are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the burnt body of a male that was found in a gully on Rousseau Road, Kingston 5, on July 1.

The body is about 182 centimetres (six feet) long, stout build and with the tattoos 'S. O. P' on the chest and 'Loyalty has no limits' on the abdomen.

Reports from the Denham Town Police are that about 7:30 p.m., residents observed tyres burning behind a church and summoned the fire brigade.

The firemen discovered the burnt remains during cooling-down operations and alerted the police.

The police are asking anyone with information who can assist them in their investigation and to identify this body to contact the Denham Town CIB at 876-948-6443, Police 119 emergency, or the nearest police station.

Stony Hill Health Centre to be renovated

The Ministry of Health, in partnership with the National Health Fund (NHF), has broken ground at the Stony Hill Health Centre in St Andrew to upgrade the facility at a cost of $59 million.

The funding is being provided by the NHF through its Institutional Benefits Programme to improve health service delivery to residents of Stony Hill and surrounding communities, including Parke Road, Golden Spring, Temple Hall, Essex Hall, Content, Mount Airy, Mount Pleasant, Iron River, Boon Hall, Mount Prospect, New Gardens, Mount James, Hall's Green, Arthur Leon Drive and Mount Friendship.

CEO of the NHF, Everton Anderson, said that he hopes the renovated building, which will get an upgraded sewer infrastructure, new consultation rooms, nebulisation and rehydration areas, will help with improving the standards of the communities in and around Stony Hill.

Health fair to help 2,000 residents

Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica will be staging its Westmoreland Health and Distribution Fair starting today, at the Torrington Wesleyan Holiness Church, Torrington district, Savanna-la-Mar.

The fair will target approximately 2,000 persons, including children, from communities across the parish.

This is the sixth fair FFP Jamaica will be hosting in the western region. Residents from communities such as Torrington, Savanna-la-Mar, Hartford, Bath and Strathbogie will benefit from free medical examinations and prescriptions by a team of medical personnel, including doctors, nurses and a pharmacist. The fair will also include wheelchair assessment and distribution, and a dental clinic for children. Gift packages containing food, toiletries, agricultural items, children's books and school supplies will also be distributed.

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