South Florida residents included in Jamaica’s 2017 National Honors.

first_imgHugh Osborne Vance Carter Carlos Malcolm Senior Superintendent of Police Vance Carter was honored with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD) for “dedicated service to the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Jamaica Consulate in Miami.” Carter has served as a senior member on the staff of the Jamaican consulate for the past several years. Two members of the Jamaican Diaspora in South Florida were included in the list of several Jamaicans who received national honors and awards coinciding with the 55th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence. Hugh Glaister Osborne, founder and president of Caribbean Oceans Logistics one of the leading Caribbean-American owned shipping company in South Florida was honored with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer for his “sterling contribution to the Jamaica Diaspora in Miami.” Also honored was Jamaican musician and Palm Bay, Florida resident Carlos Malcom, trombonist and former leader of the Jamaican band, Carlos Malcom and the Afro-Jamaican Rhythm. Malcom has been honored with the Order of Distinction for “ dedication to producing, preserving and presenting Jamaican music as a richly diverse musical form.”Bunny Wailer receives top honor The top award in the list of 2017 honorees went to Neville O’Reilly ‘Bunny Wailer’ Livingstone. The former member of The Wailers, the ban that accompanied the legendary Bob Marley was honored with the Order of Merit. Jamaica’s third highest national honor, “for outstanding contribution in the field of popular music.”Other recipients include:MVP head coach Stephen Francis – the Order of Jamaica (OJ), for his outstanding service to track and field.Phillip Gore – the Order of Jamaica for contribution to housing development, entrepreneurship and philosophy.Montego Bay businessman Anthony “Tony” Hart – the Order of Jamaica for business, community development and humanitarianism,Police Commissioner George Quallo – the Order of Distinction (Commander rank).Major General Rocky Meade (Jamaica Defense Force) – Order of Distinction (Commander rank).Christopher Gayle – Order of Distinction (Commander rank) for outstanding service to Jamaica and West Indies cricket for the past 20 years.Theodore Eccliston “Tappa’ Whitmore – the Order of Distinction (Officer rank) for “contribution to sports, national and international, in particular football as a player and coach.Joseph Alphanso “Josey Wales” Sterling for significant contribution to the Jamaican music industry.The recipients of the 2017 National Honors and Awards will be presented with their medals by Jamaican Governor General Sir Patrick Allen at Kings House on National Heroes Day in October.last_img read more

Bath Estate man found guilty of battery on police

first_img Share 34 Views   5 comments Share Sharing is caring! Davidson Laurent of Bath Estate has been found guilty of battery on police and disorderly conduct by Magistrate Ossie Lewis and must pay $850.00 by April 30th or face four months in prison.The charges were instituted after an incident at the police headquarters in Roseau on Carnival Tuesday, February 12th.During the trial on Friday, 15th February, the complainant police, constable Mitchell Sherwin, testified that on 12th February the defendant entered the Roseau police station in an aggressive manner, raised his voice, and asked in a loud manner what the f*** his sister was doing at the police station.The defendant was warned by police officers on numerous occasions to control himself but he refused, resulting in his arrest for disorderly conduct, Mitchell stated.Laurent was placed in a cell where he engaged in a fight with other prisoners and had to be removed and placed into a smaller cell. While in that cell, he continued with his disorderly behavior and kicked the gate of the cell on Mitchell which caused injury to two of the officer’s fingers.At least two other police officers came to assist Mitchell and the defendant was subdued.A charge of battery on police was later instituted against the defendant who told police in reply that they could do what the f*** they wanted because “is sue I going to sue all you”.Mitchell testified that the defendant used indecent languages while in custody over twenty times.Laurent who gave a sworn testimony said on the day of the incident he had gone to the police station to check on his sister who was in police custody. He said as arrived in front the charge office an officer who was taking reports told another officer to put him in the cell.While in the cell, he said he began making noise with himself, telling himself he didn’t do anything so why was he there.The defendant testified further that while he was speaking to himself three officers came, one told him to calm himself down and gave him a kick and a couple thumps. He told the court it was after that he was placed in a private cell and while Mitchell was attempting to close the gate of that cell he squeezed his finger.Laurent denied being responsible for constable Mitchell’s injuries and claimed that he was a “good distance” away from the gate at that time.The defendant said after the officer squeezed his finger he came into the cell and started to thump, kick, push him and cuff him. The push he said caused him to burst his head in two places and the cuff left him with a broken nose.He said he was taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital where he was examined, and an x-ray revealed that he had suffered a broken nose.Magistrate Ossie Lewis informed the defendant that the court found him guilty of both charges and that his attitude during the trial was “deplorable”.For battery on police Laurent was fined $600.00 which must be paid by 31st March 2013 or in default spend three months in prison.For disorderly conduct he was fined an additional $250.00 to be paid by 30th April 2013 or in default spend one month in prison. The sentences are to run consecutively.The defendant was also reprimanded by Lewis and warned to behave himself and conduct himself in a “proper” manner.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Tweet Share LocalNews Bath Estate man found guilty of battery on police by: – February 15, 2013last_img read more