There is a heavy police presence in Spanish Town amid a fresh flare up of violence in the Old Capital which left a man and a little girl shot and injured in separate incidents today.
More Chinese nationals are appearing in the Jamaica news cycle for crimes in recent time. Last week, three Chinese nationals who were recently charged with financial crimes and breaches of the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisations) Act (Anti-Gang Legislation), pleaded guilty on Friday to two charges in the St Andrew Parish Court, Half-Way-Tree. Last week, a Chinese national, who operates a wholesale in the Corporate Area, and one of his employees were hauled before the St Andrew Parish Court today for allegedly beating a man they thought was stealing from the establishment.
A detective sergeant, who has been serving the Jamaica Constabulary Force for over 19 years, was granted bail in the sum of $800,000 with one to two sureties when he appeared in the St. Catherine Parish Court earlier this week.
Mediation was agreed when an accused male and the mother of his two children appeared in the St. Catherine Parish Court recently.