Kingston Gleaner, August 26, 1988

Kingston Gleaner

August 26, 1988

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Gleaner, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1988, Kingston, Kingston Reggae money fWANCIAL GLEANER inside for facts and figures on the economy e pollution phenomenon. Technology aids skin cancer diagnosis Community ills rank high in Catadupa Entertainment Social Sf, Andrew West Rural fe li> and 1 Mitettonn _. ___ .11 1 S, 14 Focus Wwu 54 J5 r ESTABLISHED 1834 Vol. CLIV No. 204 KINGSTON, JAMAICA, PRICE al shot Gleaner Crime Reporter POLICE IN KINGSTON YESTERDAY evening killed a notorious gun- man who was wanted for stealing a policeman's gun and killing iier policeman, among other crimes. which lasted some 35 minutes on Thirty-Five Lane, off i killed the gunman's Crony. In the exchange, Det. Cpl. ad th- killed the gunman's crony. n e ex, the Flying Squad. CIB Headquarters, was shot and wounded and admitted to hospital. Grant dies at 73 He was father of childhood education MR. D.R.B. Grant. O.D.. former. teacher, lecturer and director of the Karly Childhood Education Programme, died yesterday morning at his home after a brief illness. He was 73 years old. Mr. Grant described as the "father of early childhood educa- tion In Jamaica" had also been consultant to the Bernard Van- Leer Foundation since 1972. Born in Santa Marta, Colom- bia. September 15, 1915, Dudley Ransford Brandyce Grant came to Jamaica at an early age with, his parents. James and Annie Grant, and was educated at the Maldon Primary School aiid Mico Teachers' College. After teaching for seveifal years at various institutions, !ie went to Cornell University. New York, in 1961 and obtained the M.Sc. degree in Education in 1962. Mr. Grant also attended Columbia University, New York. He served as headmaster lof the Goshen Elementary School, and the then Morant Bay Gov- ernment School In 1954. Mr. Grant served as Methods Tutor at Moneague Teachers' College, Principal of the Caledonia Junior College, Senior Lecturer at (Cont'd on Page 3) Dead are: Bernard Johnson, ,7, nicknamed Sandokhan the Sec- ad, labourer of no fixed address; nd Paul Anderson, 23, also lied Bootie, of no fixed address. They were wanted for murder, obery and other crimes conv Ued in the Crescent Road area of 13; and were suspected of ling two men found buried in the dnese Cemetery earlier this year. Johnson was wanted for the lying of Cons. Hadlbe Graham. Jof the Mobile Reserve. Harman -Tracks on July 18, this year, Jons. Graham, who had been with narty of policemen on Maxfield -nue, had stopped two men on a to cheek on them. tnson who was on the piUSo knpf. off and shot dead had an M-1'6 assaolfe rifle. Johnson and his accomplice then sped away. When the Shootout ended at a house on Thirty-Five Lane yester- day, the police took from Johnson a 9mm pjstol he had stolen on June 11, 1988 from a Mobile Reserve policeman on Wahham Park Road. Yesterday evening the police got a tip off that Johnson and Ander- son were spotted In the area. Det. Insp. Kelso Small, who Is In charge of the Hunt's Bay CIB, hastily got together a team of policemen from CIB Headquarters, the Flying Squad, the Special Operations Divi- sion, and the Mobile Reserve to go after the two men who had been terrorizing residents of the area. When the police made contact, the fugitives started shooting and Det. Cpl. Williams was shot In the upper left forearm. The police secured Det. Cpl. Wil- liams, retreated a while and went after the fugitives again. Johnson, styling himself "San- dokhan had earlier threatened to kill more policemen, after the slaying of Cons. Graham. Anderson ran into a ani ;continued shooting at there. Eventually they were overwhelmed by the-su- perlor firepower of the police whose bullets cut them down. In 1980 Johnson was accuseoVof shooting a Kingston Public Hospital nurse on Norwood Road, Cross Roads, and he was mobbed by citi- zens and shot and wounded. The police rescued him and took him to the Kingston Public Hospital but when the staffers there discovered that he was the man accused of shooting the nurse they In turn mobbed him. Again the police res- cued him and took him to the Uni- versity Hospital where he was treated. He was subsequently sentenced to 15 years In prison. He was re- leased earlier this year and em- barked on a life of crime In the Crescent Road area of Kingston 13. Police sources told the Gleaner that in of his List robberies, he held up people returning home from a dance. When one of his victims said he had only John- son took the money and advised the man to walk with more money next time. THIRTY-SIX PAGES Boy charged with stab killing FOUR PATHS, Clarendon: A SCHOOLBOY who was handed over to the police following the death of Earl Prince last weekend, has been charged with murder; Prince was killed between Friday night and early Saturday morning-. Reports are that before dying. Prince was able to identify his at- tacker by name and the clotHes he was wearing. Consequently, on Sat- urday morning residents of Mineral Heights, near May Pen, handed over the schoolboy to the police. According to reports, the boy and Prince Had a fuss at Prince's home, and Prince was stabbed with a knife. Nearby residents rushed to the assistance of Prince but could not save his life. The accused appeared In the Clarendon Resident Court's yester- day before Her Hon. Miss Yvonne B. Watson and was remanded in custody. The case has been trans- ferred to the Juvenile Court and will be heard next month. m PISIOI UC Iiau OIUICIA Priest tells of meeting with Sandokhan FR. Richard Albert, Editor of the Crthollc Opinion, said Wednesday ht that he had pleaded with police killer Wayne Iftaridokhan) times since his escape from death row to turn himself in, but Sandokhan refused. Sentenced to hang for the gun- slaying of three policemen and a civilian in two separate incidents, Sandokhan walked out of the St. Long-Service Awards function at the Terra Nova Hotel, Waterloo Road. Kingston, FT. Albert said that Sandokhan "comes from our area otp Waterhouse. HC is well respected and loved by the people in the area, and it seems so Ironic that this man who 'society' fears so much Is loved by the people. "What 1 am going to say may not please you or make you feel too good but I think It.has to be said. Catherine District Prison, Spanish The authorities are aware that 1 Town, on June 15 and has been on have met with Sandokhan several the run since. times since he has escaped. On Speaking at! Radio Jamaica's each occasion I have plea'ded with him to turn himself in to the police, (and yet each time he makes me try understand what It means to be ee and how difficult It 13 to return io prison. Quiet and shy "He Is a quiet man, soft and gentle, almost to the point of being (Cont'd on Page Wayne Smith alias Sandokhan jpCcUviniJ at i Jxauiu Finally...Parties sign peace pacfTtoday THIS morning at 10.30 the Peace Agreement, formally known as the Political Code of Conduct, is to be signed at King's House by Prime Minister Edward Seaga. leader of the JLP. and Mr. Michael Manley, president of the PNP. in the pres- ence of Sir Florizel Glasspole, Gov- ernor-General. The signing comes after sus- tained calls by various leaders in the society for positive steps to be taken to avoid a repeat of the level of political violence which left more than 806 people dead in election year 1980. Some 300 people. Including offi- cers and candidates of the two ma- jor political parties, are expected to witness the signing in the King's House Ballroom. Members of the Privy Council, the Judiciary, the clergy, heads of government ments and private sector leaders, as well as Custodes and mayors have been invited to witness the signing. Major-General Robert Neish, Chief-of-Staff, Jamaica Defence Force, and Mr. Herman Ricketts, Commissioner of Police, will also witness the signing of the agreement. Meanwhile, the Hon. Mr. Justice James Kerr, who has been appoint- ed Senior Ombudsman to deal with breaches of the code before, during and after the general elections, will be sworn in at 10.30 at the same ceremony. A Jampress release last night said the programme includes a mu- sical prelude by the Jamaica Mili- tary Band, prayer by the heads of churches and patriotic songs by David Reid. The hymn "Let There Be Peace on Earth" will be played by the Military Band while the gathering will all hold hands as a symbol of peace and unity. Following the signing of the code, the Ombudsman will meet with a team of two each from the JLP and PNP to begin the process of setting up the mechanism for the implementation of the accord. The JLP team will comprise Mr. Ryan Peralto, General Secretary, and Mr. Edmund Bartlett, Deputy General Secretary, while the PNP's team will be Dr. Paul Robertson, General Secretary and attorney. Mr. K.D. Knight Rescue soon for children in lock-ups THERE is hope that the children who arc being held in police lock- ups will be allowed to leave soon. The Ministry of the Public Serv- ice has arranged a meeting with the Association of Child-Care Insti- tution Employers for Tues- day, August. 30 at 10 a.m. to dis- cuss Its grievances. Consequently, "in accordance with normal industrial relations practice. has agreed to cease p.m. Monday, ICctmund Bartlett, Industrial .u August 29." Minister o: He sale! this ble for th- from the Mr. A1-." dent, sai'1 rious f'11 places go into With 'i aftenr 'i. bee said yesterday. yiiake it possi- in bi- removed ACClIi's presi- at the va- '--titiiiions and 1 would morning. bv the weeks to protest alleged disregard for salary adjustment commensu- rate with regular teaching duties along the lines of public. school teachers. As a result of the strike, over 200 children are being held In de- tention islandwide, and 900 more were said to be seriously affected because appropriate care was not forthcoming from the teachers. Yesterday there was a meeting with officials of the Ministry of the Public Service and other concerned ministries followed the news report which appeared on the front page of the Gleaner. Mr. Stamp said. He said they were returning to work on Monday as a means of setting the groundwork for a suc- cessful negotiation among the par- ties concerned. "1 would like to see a successful meeting because we would like to resolve this issue as soon as he said. Representatives of the Ministry of the Public the M-nistry of Youth, the Ministry cl' Justice. and the Child Services Division (which Is in direct control of Child Services Institutions) will meet with Mr. Stamp and other representa- tives of the association on Tuesday to discuss the level of assistance needed. But the number of children in lock-ups around the country is in- creasing. A check with the Central police station in Kingston yesterday revealed that there were 32 chil- dren in the lock-ups there. On Wednesday there were 30 children, in the lock-ups there.The police said the station was -full, and there were more children going Into va- rious lock-ups around the Cor- porate Areas. Mr. Stamp said that the schools for the children were full at the moment. He would not say what the au- thorities would do about the chil- dren held in various lock-ups throughout the country, but Said it would take some time for the Fami- ly Court to -discharge some of the children from the institutions. 'YestcrdavMr. Bartlett railed for 'expeditious action by the Ministry of the Public to bring to an end the.problem of children being held In police lock-ups because of an Industrial dispute. In a statement. Mr. Bartlett de- scribed the situation as "undesirab- He said it was with regret that he had learned that juveniles were being held in police lock-ups throughout the island. "It must be recalled that I as Minister of Youth was responsible for bringing to an end the practice of keeping children temporarily in lock-ups pending their transfer to child-care Institu- tions. It is not the intention to revert to this Mr. Bartlett said. Noting that "the present unfortu- nate situation" has been brought about because of industrial action by the Association of Child Care Institution Employees he said "It is to be hoped that the association, while pursuing its le- gitimate claims, will set it fit to refrain from action which can be harmful to surh a sensitive group of our citizens." Quench that thirst anytime with a Sunroc Water Cooler Instant cool water at the push of a button. TH NO LIKE THE PEGASUS LIVE JAZZ IN THE SuntyTaumi SWINGING Hauem Pub Lunch Monday! to Frwisyj SUNDAY NIGHTS IE rER-NOON fEA I lav to Friday ml _ Jamaica Pegasus rSPAPERf rSPAPERf ;