Son of businessman shot, robbed on Regent Street

first_imgSelson PrescottThe son of the owner of Pressy’s Enterprises was on Monday afternoon shot and relieved of an undisclosed sum of money that he was carrying in a briefcase at Regent Street, Georgetown, by armed bandits.Selson Prescott was reportedly in the vicinity of Regent and King Streets at about 14:15h when he was approached by the suspects. The men reportedly attempted to relieve him of the briefcase but he put up a resistance and it was at this time that he was shot in his groin.Based on reports received, the bullet is lodged in his abdomen. After the shooting, the men grabbed the case and fled the scene on motorcycles. At the time of the incident, the young man was reportedly heading to the bank to make a deposit.However, the injured man, who is said to be in his 20s, was assisted by public-spirited citizens and taken to a private medical facility where he was admitted. An investigation has been launched.Just a few days ago, a crew member aboard the visiting cruise ship, MS Serenissima, was robbed of his belongings in the wee hours of Saturday morning at Lombard Street, Georgetown.Based on reports, 40-year-old Neil Horrocks reportedly arrived at Lombard Street, Georgetown, in a taxi at about 01:00h after leaving a popular Main Street, Georgetown, nightspot.After he exited the taxi, he was pounced on by two men who demanded that he hand over his valuables. The perpetrators made their escape with a quantity of cash and the tourist’s credit card.During the encounter, Horrocks received injuries about his body and was treated by a doctor onboard the MS Serenissima. A report was filed with the police.last_img read more

Government to Spend $846 Million to Expand Court Of Appeal

first_img Mr. Chuck said jails, prisons and the Horizon Remand Centre will be linked into the courtrooms live and direct through the technological systems being provided to the courts.  The Government is to spend $846 million on the expansion of the Court of Appeal, which will result in three new courtrooms, 15 judge’s chambers and an expanded registry.Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, made the disclosure during his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (May 22).He also informed that the Government intends to amend the Constitution for retired judges to sit beyond age 70, on an as-needed basis.“A Standard Document and a five-year plan to guide the development of the physical infrastructure for the justice sector and the procurement of furniture and equipment will be developed. This will be a significant development, as that document will guide the infrastructural agenda for the fiscal years 2019/2020 to 2020/2021,”      Mr. Chuck noted.He said the country will “witness the new face of justice” when the Ministry starts the design and, hopefully, the construction of several judicial complexes across the island.These, he said, include the construction of the St. James Regional Judicial Complex; St. Ann Regional Judicial Complex; Manchester Regional Judicial Complex; Trelawny Parish Court Complex; and the construction of the Spanish Town Parish Court Complex.“When you visit St. James, St. Ann, Mandeville these are courts that really must be abandoned. They are courts that are difficult to do justice in, the conditions are just not appropriate, and I hope, Cabinet approving, that we can start the design and construction of [the] new court complexes,” Mr. Chuck said.The Minister also informed of plans for the establishment of five Family Courts, one per year, St. Catherine being the one for this fiscal year; and the expansion of the Supreme Court.“There will be Mobile Courts for vulnerable witnesses, we have already bought the mobile unit.  Witnesses will be able to give evidence from remote locations,”           Mr. Chuck said.He added that the days when remandees have to travel to court for mention dates will be over.Mr. Chuck said jails, prisons and the Horizon Remand Centre will be linked into the courtrooms live and direct through the technological systems being provided to the courts.“This will reduce the reliance on the security forces to provide transportation for offenders to attend court,” Mr. Chuck said. Story Highlights He said the country will “witness the new face of justice” when the Ministry starts the design and, hopefully, the construction of several judicial complexes across the island. The Government is to spend $846 million on the expansion of the Court of Appeal, which will result in three new courtrooms, 15 judge’s chambers and an expanded registry.last_img read more

Sky Deutschland has chosen ad management and monet

first_imgSky Deutschland has chosen ad management and monetisation specialist FreeWheel to support the management of its digital ad inventory across its platforms.Building on FreeWheel’s relationship with Sky UK, Sky Deutschland will use FreeWheel’s Monetisation Rights Management (MRM) platform to optimise ad placements across its video inventory.FreeWheel’s platform will provide Sky Deutschland sales house Sky Media with tools to manage advertising sales rights, portfolio forecasting solutions, delivering yield-optimisation and campaign analysis, according to the company. According to FreeWheel, Sky will also be able to better manage advertiser conflicts, having access to TV compliance tools to avoid clashes or content/time-of-day restrictions.The agreement also sees Sky make use of FreeWheel’s Advisory Services to support the strategic development of its digital ad sales and operations team.Martin Michel, managing director at Sky Media in Germany said: ‘We are just setting up our digital ad operations team and as a long-standing partner to Sky Media in the UK, we’ll use FreeWheel’s technology and expertise to support our plans to manage digital video ads and develop Dynamic Ad Insertion in Germany.”Thomas Bremond, European managing dDirector at FreeWheel, said: “As broadcasters follow their audiences onto digital platforms, they’re looking for ways to provide great TV experiences across all devices. We are delighted to further extend our existing relationship with Sky in Europe and look forward to working with Sky in Germany. By partnering with FreeWheel and adopting the MRM platform, Sky Deutschland will be able to support its digital assets across all of its digital platforms and set-top-boxes with compelling advertising that will be relevant to the targeted user.last_img read more