Entries by Shaunjaye Mitchell

13 Tips When Driving on Highways

Buckle up Although a common tip, buckling your seatbelt is essential. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seat belt use helped save over 14,000 lives in 2016. About 90% of Americans wear seat belts, yet some drivers and passengers don’t take the risk seriously and still don’t wear seatbelts. Before leaving home, be sure […]

Safe Driving Tips

Obey all speed limits and signs. Be attentive and drive responsibly. Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Always wear your seatbelts. Before driving a car, do a simple safety check. Turn on the lights and walk around the vehicle to ensure that all lights are in working order. Also check your blinkers […]

Ten Internet Safety Rules & What Not to Do Online

1. Keep Personal Information Professional and Limited Potential employers or customers don’t need to know your personal relationship status or your home address. They do need to know about your expertise and professional background, and how to get in touch with you. You wouldn’t hand purely personal information out to strangers individually—don’t hand it out […]

Portland teen remanded in custody

A teenager was remanded in custody when he appeared in the Portland Parish Court on Wednesday, December 18 to answer to charges stemming from breaches of the Larceny Act. The teen was charged in relation to a Monday, December 16 incident in Port Antonio, Portland. It is alleged that about 6:00 p.m., the teen broke […]

Preventing Robberies

PREVENTING ROBBERIES Ensure that valuable personal possessions (e.g. cash and high-end electronic devices) are properly secured or concealed. If you intend to conduct business involving large amounts of cash with someone, feel free to do so at a Police Station or some other safe location. Avoid wearing excessive jewellery, particularly gold, especially when walking in […]

Twenty-Five Officers Receive Awards in Kingston Western Division

Twenty-five Police officers from the Kingston Western Division were presented with special awards by the Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson on Friday, December 6. The officers were recognized and commended for their contribution and commitment in making their communities safer during the Kingston Western Division’s annual conference and award ceremony at the Heart […]

Car thief charged by Police

The St. Catherine South Police are reporting a breakthrough in a case in which a taxi operator was robbed at gunpoint of his motor car and other belongings at the Southborough roundabout in Portmore in the parish on Wednesday, December 11. According to investigators, detectives have recovered the motor car and arrested and charged a […]

Church Leader Charged For Rape

A man identified as a church leader is to appear in the Hanover Parish Court on Tuesday, December 17 after he was charged with seven counts of rape by the Hanover Police. The man was arrested on Monday, December 10, by a patrol team that team observed him beating a child in Barnes Lane, Mount […]

Half-Way-Tree Police Warn Citizens

The Half Way Tree Police in St. Andrew is warning job seekers to beware of fraudsters who have been using an employment agency called Global Employees Services to fleece several unsuspecting persons of cash. Investigators say the fictitious agency places ads online and in local newspapers, promising jobs for persons. Persons are asked to pay […]