RelatedUS Government Donates 10 Boats to JCF Story HighlightsThe Ministry of National Security today (November 9) launched an anti-lottery scamming media campaign dubbed “Do di Math” aimed at stemming the crime in the western end of the island.Portfolio Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting said the campaign is designed to “connect the dots, to show the corrosive impact that scamming has on Jamaicans and Jamaica.”He noted that the message of #LotteryScammingKills will be disseminated through radio and television advertisements, billboards, school interventions, posters and community talks. RelatedAddress by Minister of National Security, the Hon. Peter Bunting at the Handing Over of Vehicles to the JCF RelatedUWI Professor Urges Increased Use of Technology in Crime Fight The Ministry of National Security today (November 9) launched an anti-lottery scamming media campaign dubbed “Do di Math” aimed at stemming the crime in the western end of the island.Portfolio Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting, who made the announcement during a vehicle handover ceremony at the Office of the Commissioner in Kingston, said the campaign is designed to “connect the dots, to show the corrosive impact that scamming has on Jamaicans and Jamaica.”“Our aim is to create a social environment that rejects any assertion that scamming is a victimless crime and that it is a sophisticated ‘Robin Hood’ enterprise. We will instead show the results it has had – the murders, the robberies and certainly the forfeiture of assets and imprisonment,” he said.He noted that the message of #LotteryScammingKills will be disseminated through radio and television advertisements, billboards, school interventions, posters and community talks.Minister Bunting said this intervention is in response to the movement of criminal activities such as murders and violent crimes into the rural areas, due to the lottery scam.“Because of how lottery scamming has evolved into a crime that has extremely wide participation, amongst youth, amongst people who are doing other jobs – part-time scamming, etcetera, it has changed the nature of how that crime is manifesting itself and therefore how we have to respond, and how the police have to redeploy their resources to (deal with the issue),” he said.During the ceremony, the Minister handed over 64 new vehicles to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Anti-Lottery Scamming Media Campaign Launched National SecurityNovember 10, 2015Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisements
Marilyn Nieves/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(CHICAGO) — Defense attorneys for alleged killer Kyle Rittenhouse argued on Friday that it would be dangerous to extradite the 17-year-old teenager, citing fears of retaliation and a divided political climate.Rittenhouse, an alleged white supremacist accused of killing two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the wake of an officer-involved shooting, appeared via Zoom for an Illinois hearing where his attorney contested the teen’s extradition to Wisconsin to face homicide and other charges in connection with the August shootings.The hearing, which lasted about five minutes, ended Friday morning without a decision and it’s unclear when the judge will issue a ruling. The judge gave state prosecutors seven days to respond to the motion and scheduled an in-person hearing for Oct. 30.“There is a massive amount of video evidence that shows … beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is not a legitimate criminal prosecution, it is a political prosecution,” John Pierce, Rittenhouse’s attorney, told the judge.Pierce also reiterated claims levied Thursday in a 16-page petition for a writ of habeas corpus, describing the case in court as “a very unique, extraordinary situation” and noting that there was “no reason to rush.”He also requested sufficient time to challenge the extradition: “There is a presidential candidate in the heat of arguably the most heated election, perhaps ever, certainly since 1860, that has inflamed the situation, And we simply ask that that this detainee’s due process rights be observed so we can challenge this in a proper way and ensure that this is a legitimate criminal prosecution and not something else.”While Piece did not mention either presidential candidate, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign has criticized President Donald Trump’s failure to condemn white supremacists. A campaign video featured Rittenhouse on the streets of Kenosha. Attorney Lin Wood, who is helping to raise funds for Rittenhouse’s defense, threatened to sue the Biden campaign for libel on behalf of Rittenhouse in response to the video.Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, allegedly traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the wake of fierce protest over the case of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was allegedly shot in the back by police in front of his children.Rittenhouse allegedly shot and killed protester Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, of Kenosha, and Anthony Huber, 26, of Silver Lake. Rosenbaum allegedly followed Rittenhouse into a used car lot and confronted him in an attempt to disarm him before his death, according to a criminal complaint. The medical examiner found that Rosenbaum was shot in the groin and back — which fractured his pelvis and perforated his right lung and liver — and his left hand. He also suffered a superficial wound to his left thigh and a graze wound to his forehead.Rittenhouse was chased by protestors and fell, according to the criminal complaint. At that point, Huber tried to pull Rittenhouse’s gun away when he was allegedly shot and killed, according to the complaint. Rittenhouse then allegedly shot Grosskreutz, who had his hands in the air, in the right arm, according to the complaint.The 26-year-old Grosskreutz of West Allis, was injured in the shooting.Rittenhouse faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of first-degree reckless homicide, one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment. He would face a mandatory life sentence if convicted on the first-degree intentional homicide charge alone.ABC News’ Jim Hill, Morgan Winsor, Josh Margolin and Jack Date contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Cape Town – 180625- Grand West Main entrance. GrandWest Casino in and Entertainment World is situated at Goodwood and is all about catering to the needs of the locals as well as of the millions of international tourists that visit this city every year, offering each and every one a unique experience. Picture: Henk Kruger/ANA/African News Agency The 11th Open Mic Jazz singing competition is taking place at GrandWest in September and October. Anyone who would like to enter can take part in the Warm-up Wednesday sessions, which is a chance to practise your songs with the band, every Wednesday in August, from 9pm to 11pm at Jackson Hall.To enter the main competition, visit www.suninternational.com/grandwest for the Open Mic Jazz (OMJ) list of songs, attend the auditions happening on Wednesday evenings in September and fill in a registration form. The competition works on a first come first serve basis and there can be only 30 auditions for each session. The competition is free to enter. There are cash prizes of R40000, R15000 and R10000 for the winner, and the second and third place respectively. “GrandWest invites all jazz singers who are not making a living from singing, who have not released an album and who do not sing full time, to enter this fantastic competition,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and promotions manager at GrandWest. “We encourage anyone who loves to sing jazz, to try out.”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPOLICE Officers from Dumfries and Galloway Road Policing Unit have seized drugs worth an estimated street value of £105,000.Around 5:10pm on Wednesday 6 March 2019, officers carrying out routine patrols on the A74(M) had reason to stop an Audi A6 car on the A74 northbound, near to Coatsgate, Moffat. On speaking with the driver, officers detected a smell of what they believed was cannabis. Following a search of the car, officers discovered a quantity of herbal cannabis, worth an estimated street value of £105,000.A 30 year old man was arrested and charged in connection with the seizure, he was due to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court on Thursday 7 March 2019.