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Kingston Gleaner Newspaper Archives May 25 1990, Page 5

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Gleaner, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1990, Kingston, KingstonThe daily gleaner Friday May death Row death Row inmates at the St. Catherine District prison should be transferred to up Park Camp or the South Camp rehabilitation Centre gun prison in Kingston in an Effort to avoid bloodshed that maximum Security institution the Jamaica Union of Public officers and Public employees Juppe has recommended. Juppe is con tending that the St. Cathe Rine i District prison is severely understaffed and As a result prison officers were at risk. In a letter to or. Justyn Jarrett commissioner of corrections Juppe said that yesterday morning the condemned men were creating some serious prob failure to dispatch additional staff to combat the situation would Lead to blood shed with warders being used As Guinea Juppe s letter stated. The Union called on the commissioner to act promptly warning that failure to provide adequate staffing could Lead to Indus trial action in penal institutions across the Island. Jul Pope is proposing that All condemned men should be dispatched to up Park Camp the Headquarters of the Jamaica defence Force where More space would be Avail Able to them. Or that repairs be effected to the South Camp rehabilitation Centre and the 247 men on death Row be housed there until the government decides what action is to be taken on their Fate. Breach the Jamaica Union of Public officers and Public employees Juppe has accused the National water commis Sion Nowc of a flagrant breach of with re Spect to the redundancy pay ments to some of the 760 Nowc workers who recently lost their jobs. Benefits were incorrectly calculated the Union says citing among other things inaccurate computation of Severance payment for years of cases which came in for special mention included that of or. Justin fender who Juppe claims gave 43 years of serv ice but received payment for Only three years vacation leave. Shoes Money which should be calculated at a year was worked out at and in some cases Juppe said it was requesting a full dress Confer ence to Deal with the above mentioned issues expeditious condolence or. . Knight minister of National Security has sent a message of condolence to the relatives of special Constable Morris Comrie who was shot dead by gunmen last week. The 33-year-old special con stable was shot As he got off a bus on Spanish town Road Kingston. In a letter to Comrie s relatives or Knight said he was saddened to hear of the special consta ble s untimely death. Comrie is the third policeman to have been killed by gun men since the Start of the year. Wondrous world Cooling Down wild hamsters Are unsociable and aggressive and each one of them has its own Home. They dig out their win Ter Homes two metres under ground and they have a Liv ing room and several storage rooms connected by Corri Dors. They Are very clean there is even a Dur ing the autumn and after the hamsters have finished collecting a Good store of Corn seeds Beans peas and fruit they camouflage and close the entrances. When the real Winter sets in they Roll them selves up into tight balls and go to sleep. During this time the heartbeat of the Hamster Falls from a Normal 400 beats per minute to 4 it Only breathes every other minute and it s temperature Falls to 5 centigrade. In this half fro zen state of hibernation hamsters live for Many weeks if it is wakened during the hibernation period it takes hours for it s Muscles to thaw out and for it to be completely awake. Medical alumni aids Hwi Page 3a the University Hospital of the West indies Mona. Is badly in need of whatever assistance it can get. Several private sector organizations have come to its Rescue but there is still a lot More to be done. The medical alumni association was formed to generate this kind of support from the graduates of the medical faculty who Are now in a position to give Back to the institution where they acquired their de Grees. The medical alumni can play a big role in supporting Hwi mrs Zelma Richards of the medical alumni secretariat said. The medi Cal faculty is now 42 years old and several graduates have reaped the rewards of their education. A number of graduates have expressed concern for the problems presently being experienced by their Alma mrs. Richards said. No doctor wants their Alma mater to deteriorate to such an extent that others will say to them so you graduated from that run Down the first chapter was formed in Barbados at a time when the threat of being confused with the then growing phenomenon of offshore medical schools arose. Shortly afterwards chapters were started in the United states and Canada to be followed by a chapter in Jamaica and most recently in Trinidad and Tobago. Pledges in 1988, at the alumni s first International medical conference held in Ocho Rios and celebrating the 40th anniversary of the medical faculty pledges were made by graduates from All Over the Caribbean and North America towards the University Hospital. Out of these pledges the Hospital just acquired a valuable ventilator for the intensive care unit and is now Pur chasing equipment for the neurosurgical and pathology departments or. Karl Massiah chairman of the association noted that the fact that in just under 20 minutes was pledged at the con Ference perhaps expressed the depth of feeling Hwi graduates Felt for the plight of the Hospital. The medical alumni seeks to promote the Well being of uhw1, and generate a spirit of Unity among medical graduates. To this end the association is organizing conferences seminars and special activities to promote the development of medical graduates mrs. Richards said the turn out at the conference was Large and they expected just As Good a turn out at the next conference to take place in Barbados in 1991. The medical faculty turned out More than graduates during its 42 years but mrs. Richards noted that the medical alumni s paid up membership is not As Large As it should the different chapter presidents Are or Jeff Massay Barbados or Karl Massiah Canada or David Thwaites Jamaica or. Prem rat an Trinidad and Tobago or. Mor its Epstein Florida or Hardat Sukhdeo in the Tri states of new York new Jersey and Connecticut or. Neville Gibbs the rest of the Usa and or. Franklyn Jacobs the United kingdom. The Jamaica chapter was formed in 1986 with professor Gerald Grell As its first president. The present executive includes president David Thwaites vice president Peter Fletcher Secretary Trevor Mccartney and treasurer Wendel Guthrie. Other members of the executive Are or. Barbara Noel or Richard Gomes or Trevor Golding or. Barbara Lyle Harper and or Matthias Antoine not miss Rickman attorney at Law miss Millicent Rickman did not make lodgements to the current account in Miami Florida on behalf of or. Smith the former minister of la Bour after irregularities were Dis covered in the United states and Canadian farm work programmes. Or. Glen Andrade ., director of Public prosecutions described As a Gross a report published in yesterday s gleaner that he had stated that miss Rickman made such lodgements or. Smith charged with conspiracy to defraud and unlawfully obtaining approximately from the farm work programmes is on trial in the Kingston criminal court at Sutton Street. Or. Andrade said that in his opening statement to the court be fore the trial started on monday he did not say that lodgements were made by miss Rickman to the account opened at the suisse Bank by Probyn Aitken former permanent Secretary in the ministry of labour he said miss Rickman s name trial was mentioned Only to the effect that an account number was obtained and lodgements were subsequently made to the account or. Andrade said although 1 am not responsible i apologize to miss Rickman and Hope that sufficient publication will be Given to the matter perhaps by Way of an apology so that miss Rickman s reputation will not be tarnished in any in outlining the prosecution s Case with regard to the lodgements or Andrade had said. Lodgements were made by Anonymous Means to the account in Miami these were remitted to the account in Canada As Well the prosecution will con tend that these lodgements were made by or on behalf of the accused Smith by virtue of the fact that for lodgements to be made to the account the account number would have to be obtained. This was done through the instrumentality of a person who was a very very close associate of the minister one who worked out of the ministry of labour. As the Evi Dence will reveal it was done by one Millicent Rickman who hav ing made an appointment with Ait Ken to meet him in Washington but which appointment fell through but was kept in Miami Aitken on the request of Rickman supplied the account number and the lodgements made the prosecution is contending that the Lodge ments were made by or on behalf of the defendant Smith attorneys at Law miss Rickman and or Wentworth Charles Are appearing with or Frank Phipps For or. Smith resident magistrate or. Donald Mclntosh is presiding Over the trial. Freed Frennie s murder electrician to face gun court Alverado Ballen Tine 20, apprentice electrician of 5 Monte Rey Avenue Patrick City St. Andrew who was freed last week of the murder of or. Noel Rennie 63, former vice president of air Jamaica is to face the gun court next week for Ille Gal Possession of the gun which killed or. Rennie. Or. Rennie was shot dead at his Home in Stony Hill St. An Drew when men armed with guns went there to Rob the occupants on june 6. 1988 Ballentine was held on january 23, 1989, in Duhaney Park seven months after or Rennie was killed and found with a 25 calibre Browning automatic pistol. The police took the gun to ballistics experts who carried out tests and found that the expended bullets at the murder scene and the ones from the or. Rennie s body were fired from the gun which Ballentine had Ballentine was placed on an identification Parade but he was not identified in his defence at the in camera trial in the Home circuit court Ballentine denied going to or Ren Nile s Home he said someone gave him the gun to keep about one week before he was held head fitted that he told the police that he got the gun from one Patrick who lived in Dunkirk about two years ago but he said he was lying when he said so following summing up by or Justice Reid acting the jury retired three times before arriving at a. Unanimous verdict of not guilty of murder Arafat to speak first Geneva. May 24, a Plo Leader Yasser Arafat plans to ask the United nations Secu Rity Council on Friday to Send peacekeepers to the israeli occupied territories but a . Spokesman said no vote is expected in the Council Arafat chairman of the pales Tine liberation organization will be the opening speaker at special Security Council Taton in Geneva called to Dis cuss a new wave of violence in the israeli occupied territories Wilkinson photo applause performers at the National labour Day concert at the Jamaica House grounds on wednesday night being applauded by from left or. Easton Douglas minister of health or. Ralph Brown minister of local government the Hon. Or. John Martin Gustos of St. Andrew mrs. Martin and or. P. J. Patter son acting prime minister. Trade deficit i that Jamaica imported million Worth of goods from Trinidad and Tobago in the first two months of this year. But it exported Only million Worth in the same period. Over the last year there has been a flood of trinidadian goods on the local Market they Range from cereals to soft drinks to tyres according to a distributor t Geddes Grant ltd., Sale of these goods is More than fair contacted several shops and supermarkets confirmed Good sales for the made in Trinidad and Toba go goods. The items which Are said to be Selling Well include Peanut punch and a wide variety of canned soft drinks toilet soap pea nuts and cashew nuts All of which Are said to be very competitive with jamaican products also on the Market is Dunlop tyres asked Why there were so Many of these imports on the local mar Ket or. Donald Lyn of the Jamaica chamber of Commerce said that Jamaica As Well As Trinidad and Tobago Are a part of Carico and the free trading of goods Between them is allowed he said that what could be Hap pening Here is that the trinidadian exporters were proving to be More aggressive or Lyn said jamaican goods were some of the most competitive in the Caribbean and therefore there should be Little problem in getting goods sold in other Caribbean markets just As Trnidad is doing Here a spokesperson for Desnoes and Geddes the Island s largest bottlers and Brewers said Trinidad and Tobago had a very aggressive and keen soft drink Market and this is Why they Are doing so Well Here he said the pricing Here is of an extremely Small margin however if were to Export fruit Flavoured drinks to Trinidad and Tobago when the Cost of freight was added it would push the Price Way above that of the trinidadian products he said Desnoes and Geddes Ltd was now negotiating for the manufacturing of to nth Grapefruit drink in Trinidad which along with Gin Ger Beer is very popular in that Market summer new Kingston hot wired body i rent new Kingston Shofr Inq cent fee. Tiu there s really no place like it. Lisp Aprl

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