News & Updates

Manchester Mother and Daughter Missing

The Manchester Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a mother and her daughter, who have been missing since Monday, January 4.

They are 22-year-old Athena Francis and six-year-old Latoya Wilson of Royal Flat district, Manchester.

Francis is of dark complexion, slim build and about 165 centimetres (5 feet 5 inches) tall, while Latoya is of brown complexion, slim build and about 91 centimetres (3 feet) tall.

Eleven Guns Seized in First Week of New Year

The Jamaica Constabulary Force is reporting the continued success of the ‘Get the Guns Campaign’ with the seizure of two firearms in Kingston, St. Catherine and St. Mary in a 24-hour period. This brings the number of firearms seized since the start of 2016 to twelve—eleven pistols and one rifle.

Two Motorcyclists Killed in Head-On Crash

Two motorcyclists were killed when they crashed head first into each other on the Norman Manley main road, Negril in Westmoreland on Wednesday, January 06.

They are: Twenty-year-old Andre Powell of Tank Hill district, Westmoreland and 25-year-old Antonio Jackson of West End, also in Westmoreland.

Police officers from the Westmoreland Traffic Department reported that the two men were driving in opposite directions along the roadway when one or both of them apparently lost control of their motor vehicles and they crashed into each other.


A motorcyclist was killed in a traffic collision on the Kendal main road in Manchester on Wednesday, January 6.

Dead is 21-year-old Chanderpaul Mitchell of Chudleigh, Manchester.

His death comes against the background of 2015 statistics which show that motorcyclists were killed more frequently in road crashes than any other category of road users, including pedestrians.

Mother, Daughter Busted for Cociane

A Canadian mother and daughter were arrested and charged for breaches of the Dangerous Drug Act on Tuesday, January 5 at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

They are: 68-year-old Joyce Sutton and her daughter, 47-year-old Sharon Howard, public support workers of Brandon Gate Drive, Toronto, Canada.


The Half Way Tree Police today, charged two men in connection with the shooting death of 51-year-old Albert Barnes, a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus driver on Tuesday, December 29.

Charged are:

-Garfield Walters, 22 years old and George Ballentine, 28 years old both of Bedward Gardens, Kingston 7.

They are charged with murder, illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.


The Police are advising motorists and persons who will be attending the ‘Fireworks on the Waterfront’ event to be held in the vicinity of the Victoria Pier, downtown, Kingston on Thursday, December 31 at 6:00 p.m., that the following traffic changes will take effect between the hours of 6:00 a.m., December 31 to 2:00 a.m., January 1.

The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic at 6:00 a.m.


One of five male prisoners who escaped from the Spanish Town Lock-up on Saturday, December 19, is back in Police custody.

He is Jevon Bashford, 20, of Big Lane in Central Village, St. Catherine who was charged for Illegal Possession of Firearm and Ammunition.

Bashford was recaptured on Spanish Town Road in St. Andrew by lawmen who were carrying out patrol duties in the area about 6:30 p.m., on Sunday, December 27.


On Christmas morning and throughout the day, Commissioner of Police Dr. Carl Williams brought the spirit of good cheer and appreciation to the men and women of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

The Commissioner and his team including his wife Dr. Annmarie Barnes visited over 12 Police stations throughout the Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine, Clarendon and St. Ann Divisions.


As the Police continue their crack down on the flow of illegal firearms on the streets, a 17-year-old boy of Grange Pen, Lilliput St. James was arrested and charged for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition on Saturday, December 26.

Reports from the Barrett Town Police are that about 10:40 p.m., the police were on mobile patrol in the Grange Pen area, when they saw a male teen.  Upon seeing the Police, he threw an object from his hand into nearby bushes. A search was conducted of the area and a colt .45 pistol was found with eight .45 rounds.


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