Police seize three firearms
OFFICERS ASSIGNED to the Linstead Police Station seized two firearms and four rounds of ammunition in St Catherine and Clarendon on Saturday.
The police seized a third firearm from a man in St Andrew.
The police reported that at about 7:25 p.m. on Saturday, they were on patrol and carried out a search of an abandoned container on a property in Ewarton, St Catherine. A Taurus 9mm pistol with a magazine containing four 9mm rounds was found. No one was taken into custody in relation to the seizure.
Later, at about 8:00 p.m., police were on patrol in May Pen, Clarendon, when a robbery was reported. They stopped and searched a 16-year-old boy and took a Smith and Wesson .38
FORMER PRIME minister and chairman of the Government’s Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Commission, Bruce Golding, is of the view that lack of research is putting a drag on the integration process of Caribbean countries.
He noted that there is little coordination in repurposing the material and findings for nonacademic use.
“The University of the West Indies has research, some of which was done many years ago, but having served their academic purposes, they have not been transformed for commercial application,” Golding argued.
“Research is important in all of this,” he added.
Following a recent World Bank report, which points to the underutilisation of the Caribbean waters, Golding said there is much room for collaboration and research to further benefit from the Caribbean Sea.
“There are tremendous marine resources. If you look at Guyana, they just discovered oil off their waters. Our efforts require two things: exploration to identify what is there, what can be harnessed and what can revolver from him. He was said to be involved in the robbery that had been reported.
He was taken into custody; however, his identity is being withheld pending further investigation.
In Gordon Town, St Andrew, one man was taken into custody following the seizure of a Taurus pistol and four 9mm rounds of ammunition in Jackfruit Tree district, Gordon Town also on Saturday.
Reports from the Gordon Town police are that between 3:35 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., a team conducting operations in the area searched a premises occupied by the man and found the firearm and ammunition. Police took him into custody; however, his identity is being withheld pending further investigations. Dr Helen Trotman-Edwards (centre), top teacher of the University of the West Indies (UWI)/Guardian Group Premium Teaching award 2016, chats with (from left) Dr Camille Bell Hutchinson, campus registrar of the UWI; guest speaker Dr Barbara Oakley, professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; Professor Ishen Kumba Kahwa, deputy principal, UWI; and Alicia Foster, vice-president, Employee Benefits Division of Guardian Life, at the award ceremony at the UWI Mona Visitors’ Lodge on Thursday October 6, 2016.