Shyheim Lewis, 12, Stabbed to Death in Class at Jamaican School

Shyheim Lewis, 12, Stabbed to Death in Class at Jamaican School

Shyheim Lewis, 12, Stabbed to Death in Class at Jamaican School (Map Credit: Google Maps)

TRAGEDY:  Shyheim Lewis, 12, was stabbed to death by a classmate at Barrett Town All-Age School in St. James, Jamaica, on Monday.

There are reports a fight allegedly broke out between the two over a seat. Lewis was stabbed in the neck. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Shyheim Lewis’ alleged killer was arrested by Barrett Town police.

Shaya Prince, 8, Among 4 Killed in Richmond Hill Shooting in St. James

shaya prince , 8, Among 4 Killed in Richmond Hill Shooting in St. James

Shaya Prince, 8, Among 4 Killed in Richmond Hill Shooting in St. James

Shaya Prince

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL:  Eight-year-old Shaya Prince among four people shot to death in Richmond Hill, Jamaica on Thursday.

Loy Loraine Watson (Latti), 28; Junior Peter Scott, 26, and Kimali Walker, 22, were killed in the shooting. Police have named Kevin Hodge, also known as Tafari, as a person of interest in the shootings.

St. James police have launched a manhunt for Watson’s ex-boyfriend. It is believed he allegedly trailed Shaya Prince home from her school in Montego Bay to her family’s home in Richmond Hill. The estranged couple reportedly had a verbal altercation on the same day.

The shooting occurred between 2:00 and 2:30 a.m. yesterday.

Report: President Obama to Visit Jamaica in Early April

Report: President Obama to Visit Jamaica in Early April

Report: President Obama to Visit Jamaica in Early April

President Obama is set to visit Jamaica in April, the Jamaica Observer reports. The newspaper reports, “Obama is scheduled to attend a meeting in Kingston on April 9, after which he will leave for Panama to attend the Summit of the Americas that will be held over April 10 – 11.”

Report: St. Lucia Police Allegedly Kept “Death List” and Planted Guns

Report: St. Lucia Police Allegedly Kept "Death List" and Planted Guns

Report: St. Lucia Police Allegedly Kept “Death List” and Planted Guns

Report:  St. Lucia’s prime minister Kenny Anthony investigators have issued a report accusing the police force of maintaining a “death list” of people it characterized as criminals and even planted guns at police shooting scenes.

PM Anthony said a “team of Jamaican investigators” looked at the fatal police-involved shooting of 12 people in 2009 and 2011. The investigators found that the shootings were “staged by the police to legitimize their actions.” Guns were also planted at the scene by the officers.

Dr. Anthony explained: “The report confirms that the black list or death list referenced by the media, human rights organisations, victims, families and citizens alike did exist. More alarmingly, the investigators report that all the shootings reviewed were fake encounters staged by the police to legistimise their actions.

“Further, that the weapons supposedly found on the scene of the alleged ‘extra-judicial killings’ were from sources other than the victims. The investigators say the weapons were ‘planted on the scene of the shootings’.

The investigators also advised that ‘a number of shootings were done by police officers and are listed on the murder statistic as being done by unknown assailants’. “Revealingly, the report suggests that ‘the crime problem in St. Lucia is facilitated by corrupt politicians, government officials, business persons and the police officers.’ Source:  St. Lucia News Online

The police shootings occurred during the “Operation Restore Confidence” security initiative.

 

Haitian Police Fire Rubber Bullets at Gas Price Demonstrators

Haitian Police Fire Rubber Bullets at Gas Price Demonstrators

Haitian Police Fire Rubber Bullets at Gas Price Demonstrators (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Haitian police fire rubber bullets at gas price protesters in Port-au-Prince on Thursday. Six student protesters were wounded.

It was the second protest this week in Port-au-Prince to demand lower oil prices, in an impoverished country also struggling with political uncertainty.

Haiti recently announced a 30 US cent price reduction for a gallon of gas (3.8 liters), which sells for just over $4 in the country, but protesters said that was insufficient in light of falling oil prices on the international market.

Members of political organizations and students rallied at several university campuses.

In downtown Port-au-Prince, protesters threw stones at police who approached the law faculty located just meters from the presidential palace. Source: France 24

2 Teens Arrested for Murder of Retired Nurse Hyacinth Hayden in Trelawny

2 Teens Arrested for Murder of Retired Nurse Hyacinth Hayden in Trelawny

2 Teens Arrested for Murder of Retired Nurse Hyacinth Hayden in Trelawny (Map Credit: Google)

Two teens, both aged 16, were arrested for the murder of 79-year-old retired nurse Hyacinth Hayden, who was found fatally stabbed in her Green Park, Trelawny, home on New Year’s Eve.

The boys, who were arrested on Saturday, are expected to be charged on Monday for the Hayden’s murder.

It is a sad commentary that Mrs. Hayden did so much good in the community to have her life taken by two young thugs. That’s assuming they are indeed the murderers and aren’t taking the rap for the real killer or killers.

Retired Nurse Hyacinth Hayden Killed in Her Trelawny, Jamaica Home

Retired Nurse Hyacinth Hayden Killed in Her Trelawny, Jamaica Home

Retired Nurse Hyacinth Hayden Killed in Her Trelawny, Jamaica Home

SHOCK:  Hyacinth Hayden, a retired nurse, was stabbed to death in her Green Park, Trelawny, Jamaica, home on New Year’s Eve. Police are trying to locate her suspected killer.

According to a distraught Ashley Hayden, husband of the slain retired nurse, shortly after 3:00 pm he left the family home to purchase a phone card and other items for his wife at a community shop.

He said that on his return, about 15 minutes later, he discovered the blood-drenched body of his wife slumped on the kitchen step. She was found with multiple stab wounds to the upper body, he said.

“… Her mouth [was] open and [there was] blood all over her chest. They (attackers) must have been around watching me. Is only someone who know that the dog was chained and could only reach a certain distance that could have done it,” said Hayden. “When me come back the dog a raise hell!”

There was speculation that the killer or killers, who might have been known to the retired nurse, lurked near her house until her husband left the premises to commit the crime.

Hayden said that when he went inside the ransacked house, blood was spattered all over the floor, which suggested that the killers may have been searching for money and other valuables.

“There was blood, from living room come right down. Every drawer pull out, everything turn upside down,” the widower said. Source: Jamaica Observer

This is a travesty. Hyacinth Hayden was doing a lot of good in her community and was taken away from her family as a result of a senseless act of violence. Absolutely reprehensible.

Small Plane With 2 Passengers Goes Missing in Guyana

Small Plane With 2 Passengers Goes Missing in Guyana

Small Plane With 2 Passengers Goes Missing in Guyana

Hours after AirAsia flight QZ8501 lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control, a small plane with two passengers goes missing in Guyana.

NDTV reports the plane was flying over remote jungles in Guyana, when it went missing on Sunday.

The civil aviation department said the plane is a twin-engine, 10-seat Britten-Norman Islander. It was delivering fuel and other cargo for mining camps in southwestern Guyana, NDTV reports.

 

One Person Killed as New Round of Anti-Government Protests Rock Haiti’s Capital

One Person Killed as New Round of Anti-Government Protests Rock Haiti's Capital

One Person Killed as New Round of Anti-Government Protests Rock Haiti’s Capital

One person was shot to death as a new round of anti-government protests rocked Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince. Protesters are calling for President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to resign.

“We found a body. The victim was in his thirties. We have not yet identified him, but he was not participating in the demonstrations,” police spokesman Garry Derosiers told AFP.

It was unclear who fired the deadly shot.

On Friday, President Michel Martelly said Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe was ready to resign to help end the country’s political impasse amid the widespread protests, but stopped short of saying when this might happen and whether he would leave too.

“I need to feed my kids. I am a single mom. The government does nothing to change our lives,” said a protester who only gave her name as Yolaine. Source: France 24

***UPDATE: Laurent Lamothe has resigned as prime minister.***

Flippa Mafia Fails to Get Wiretaps Thrown Out in Federal Drug Case

Flippa Mafia Fails to Get Wiretaps Thrown Out in Federal Drug Case

Flippa Mafia Fails to Get Wiretaps Thrown Out in Federal Drug Case (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Jamaican dancehall deejay Flippa Mafia, whose real name is Andrew Davis, is facing 25 years to life in prison if he is convicted on federal drug-related charges. He was unsuccessful in getting wiretap evidence against him dismissed at a pre-trial hearing at Camden County Superior Court on November 17.

Flippa Mafia was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, leading a narcotics organization, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and money laundering.

The dancehall star has another scheduled pre-trial hearing on December 8 and his trial is set to commence on January 8.

The Jamaica Observer reports, Flippa Mafia’s attorney, J. Michael Farrell, is hopeful that the immigration reform plan President Obama signed by executive order, will kick in to help his client get bail. He is currently unable “to take up his bail due to an immigration detainer,” the Jamaica Observer reports.

Flippa Mafia was arrested last year in a dragnet, “Operation Next Day Air.”