Cops Crack Down on Back Road


Three men who are wanted for questioning in relation to murder are among 40 people detained yesterday by the police in a raid on Port Henderson Road, popularly called ‘Back Road’ in Portmore, St. Catherine.

The area is a popular spot for prostitution and other illicit activities.

Head of the JCF’s Corporate Communications Unit, Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, says the police went to the area in search of wanted men and persons of interest.

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She says at least two of the females picked up by the police are minors.

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Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.