Tag: security

EDITORIAL

Did The U.S. Get Played By The Afghan Government?

The U.S., in trying to sell democracy around the globe has been generous to a fault, some would say. The country’s foreign assistance is said to support global peace, security, and development efforts, and provide humanitarian relief during times of crisis. According to the Congressional Research Service, foreign aid for the fiscal year 2016, 42% was spent on long-term development, […]

Jamaica

Dr. Chang — “Cybercrime Is A Clear And Present Danger”

In a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) report, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr. Horace Chang, noted that the Government is committed to improving the national and regional cybersecurity resilience and response. “Cybercrime is a clear and present danger to every country in the region. This is the new frontier of national and regional security resilience, and an […]

COMMENTARY

Celebrating Chicken Back Day, Where Is The Steak?

Ever so routinely often, the guardrails of Security Guards, militarized police, and soldiers become defenders of our liberty, such that their presence, rather than be repugnant to us, are instead viewed and reflected as manna from heaven and guarantors of our unsecured lives. Our gratitude for this liberation, less we be reluctant or hesitant to recognize our salvation, can always […]

EDUCATION

Security Fix?

In The Gleaner, I read that a teacher who pointed a gun at a student and “swung a machete” at a security guard appealed his dismissal and won reinstatement. The points of contention were one; the punishment of job separation was excessive; two, there was no protocol in place to guide the deliberations; and three, the Vice Principal’s haste to […]

POLITICS

Trinidad And Tobago Pastor Charged

The raid last year by Trinidad and Tobago security forces on the Transformed Life Ministry Church has led to the new charge of Pastor Glen Awong. The pastor was charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, and trafficking in persons. He was offered bail in the sum of $900,000. According to reports, last year October Trinidad and Tobago’s Special Operations Response Team, […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Set To Acquire DNA Database

The Ministry of National Security is to acquire the software and associated equipment for a DNA database at a cost of US$450,000 this financial year. This was announced recently by the Minister of National Security, Dr. Horace Chang. He noted that the acquisition of the DNA database is part of the recent upgrades his Ministry has undertaken in keeping true […]

NEWS

Protests In Zimbabwe Spell Death For Some Protesters

Protesters turn out in large number in the streets of Zimbabwe to oppose the government’s increase in the price of fuel. However, some did not fare well as they were met with a violent crackdown by government security forces. Local rights groups have reported at least 12 people had been killed and many more beaten by security forces. The current […]

Jamaica

Prime Minister Holness — Lock-Ups Generally Up To Standard

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in his tour of security facilities around the island, noted that his Government is committed to ensuring that the rights of persons taken into custody are not violated and emphasized that persons in custody must be treated with dignity.  “The reason why we decided to do a tour of the facilities is to ensure that those who […]

NEWS

Trump Puts Congress On Warning

In a weekend tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump sounded the alarm that Congress must have a deal to fund the federal government before going on their summer recess in August. In his tweet, he alluded that the funding bill should include money to build a wall on the border with Mexico. “The Senate should get funding done before the August […]

EDITORIAL

Everald Warmington — The Right Man For The Security Portfolio

Today, Jamaicans are beginning to wonder whether the government’s approach to fighting crime is not mere pillow talk, kid gloves, and gimmicks. There has been no letup on crime despite the Government’s new anti-crime initiative dubbed zones of special operations (ZOSO), introduced over a month ago. The truth is the government is using a conventional approach to fight criminals who […]