Two Firearms Off the Streets; Two Men Arrested


Two men are now in custody after the police seized a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in two separate incidents in East Kingston yesterday.

In the first incident, police seized a Ruger pistol and 14 rounds of ammunition, while conducting patrols in Franklyn Town at about eight last evening.

Head of the Kingston Eastern police, Deputy Superintendent Robert Walker says the man was arrested after police saw him with a bulge in his waist and searched him.

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DSP Robert Walker says the man was out on bail having been charged with murder.

The second incident happened at about 10:30 along Elletson Road.

The head of the JCF’s Corporate Communications Unit, CCU is Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay.

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Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay says the man was operating the vehicle as a robot taxi.


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.