Cabinet approves merger of JCF and ISCF

first_imgRelatedChurch Must Get Involved in Restorative Justice Process – Bunting Cabinet approves merger of JCF and ISCF National SecurityMarch 4, 2014 Story HighlightsThe incorporation of the ISCF into the JCF means Jamaica will have a single police force which will, among other things; result in an increase in the number of police personnel engaged in frontline crime prevention and control activities.The merger will be effected during the 2014/2015 financial year.Commissioner Ellington argued that the merging of the entities will result in significant efficiency gains RelatedNew Police Post Opens in Irwin, St. James Photo: JIS PhotographerPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (right), presides over proceedings during Monday’s (January 13) first day of the two-day special Cabinet meeting, being held at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), 1 Devon Road, St. Andrew. The meeting concludes on Tuesday (January 14). Also pictured are Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips (centre); and National Security Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting. RelatedHouse Approves Anti-Gang Legislationcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of National Security, Hon.  Peter Bunting says Cabinet has approved a merger of the Jamaica Constabulary force (JCF) and the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) through the incorporation of the members of the ISCF into the JCF.The incorporation of the ISCF into the JCF means Jamaica will have a single police force which will, among other things; result in an increase in the number of police personnel engaged in frontline crime prevention and control activities.The merger will be effected during the 2014/2015 financial year.Minister Bunting noted that the merging of the two forces has been recommended by the Wolfe Report of 1991 as well as five separate reports and studies since.In commenting on the benefits of the merging of the two entities, Police Commissioner Owen Ellington noted that the two entities have been operating together as a virtual single force in recent times, but the realisation of all benefits required policy and legislative support.He noted that the existence of two separate legal entities, operating within the same space and performing similar, and in some cases identical, functions presented a number of operational challenges.Commissioner Ellington argued that the merging of the entities will result in significant efficiency gains.  These include the:Implementation of a single command and communication structureElimination of duplication in administrative servicesExpansion in the skill sets of police personnel through the unification of training programmesRationalization of various overheads such as rental of propertyCreation of the means by which the transmission and inculcation of a core set of common values can be effected.The decision to seek Cabinet approval for the incorporation of the ISCF into the JCF followed months of consultation with several stakeholders within both the ISCF and the JCF, as well as with other parties.National Security Minister Peter Bunting this morning met with representatives of the police associations, the JCF and ISCF senior management, and senior policy managers of the MNS.At that meeting, it was agreed to establish an Implementation Task Force comprising representatives of these groups to finalize the draft implementation plan, which will include comprehensive communication with members of the JCF and ISCF as well as the public to ensure a smooth transition. Cabinet approves merger of JCF and ISCFJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Advertisementslast_img read more

Invest in talent identification, says former PNG rep

first_imgSoccer BY BENJAMIN KOITAKA The soccer fraternity in Papua New Guinea needs to address and invest more in local talent identification and skills development pathways for future stars, says one of the country’s former strikers and coach. Former striker and national women’s coach Steven Mune raised the concerns after former Lae City FC skipper Raymond Gunemba and former Hekari United captain David Muta made their intentions on retiring. “These are very skillful players and we must have spare ones to fill the gap,” he said. “Rising of better and skillful players comes from early learning and mistakes from a growing person.” Mune, said the decline in players’ skills in certain sporting codes was due to the failure of not passing on these skills to the future generation. “Talent identification programs should be the first option every club should have in order to have a skillful and competitive team,” he said. “PNG needed strong backline, midfield and strikers if we have to be leaders in soccer. Other soccer nations strongly concentrated on raw talents, their development and scouting programs at early stages,” he said. Mune, who voluntarily ran similar programs for school-aged children at the Ward Strip Primary School in Port Moresby late last year, saw a good turnout participating. “I ran such similar programs on my own initiative to give some of my skills to the kids and I hope to continue,” he said. Mune, who coached Kagua-Erave FC in the 2018-19 season in the Highlands conference, said there was potential in the Highlands region but there was little avenues available to use them or expose them. “There are lot of skilful players and talents in the Highlands but they needed to be exposed with good mentoring and other mechanisms. He said hosting the NSL in the Highlands was great and an eye opener for the provinces in the region.last_img read more

Twins, Rosario Walk Off Cleveland

first_img 360p The Twins are off Monday and will host the White Sox in the doubleheader Tuesday at 3:10. Hear the games on WJON . Eddie Rosario’s 3rd home run on the day was a 2-run walk off for the Twins in their 7-5 win today at Target Field.Rosario had 3 home runs and 4 RBIs and Brian Dozier was 2-4 with a home run and 2 RBIs. Kyle Gibson started the game for the Twins and threw 5 2/3 innings with 2 earned runs allowed. Fernando Rodney picked up the win in relief.The Twins improve to 25-30 and are now 3 1/2 games back of Cleveland in the AL Central. About Connatix V56892 1080p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip center_img 720p HD About Connatix V56892 1/1 Auto (360p)last_img read more

20 superhero movies, super-sized: Marvel Studios Film Festival launches in IMAX today

first_imgIMAX/Marvel Studios(NEW YORK) — Starting today, Marvel Studios is releasing all 20 of its blockbuster superhero movies in the ginormous IMAX format — part of what it’s calling the “Marvel Studios 10th Anniversary Film Festival.”The Disney-owned hit factory kicks things off today with the movie that started all — 2008’s Iron Man — which is being shown for the first time in IMAX. Also debuting today on IMAX is 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, which featured Edward Norton as Bruce Banner/Hulk.  He was eventually was replaced by Mark Ruffalo for 2012’s The Avengers. 2010’s Iron Man 2 and 2011’s Thor will also debut in IMAX theaters today.Along with the announcement came a flashy video showing the MCU’s stars and directors touting seeing these larger-than-life movies in the larger-than-usual format.“When the cameras start rolling, we just start thinking of one thing…delivering on the audience experience. And that’s what IMAX does,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says.“It’s like having a TV screen smashed into your face,” adds eccentric Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi [TYE-kuh Wye TEE tee].Here is the full schedule; check with your local IMAX theaters for times:Aug. 30:Iron ManThe Incredible Hulk Iron Man 2ThorAug. 31:Captain America: The First Avenger The Avengers Iron Man 3 Thor: The Dark WorldSept. 1:Captain America: The Winter Soldier Guardians of the Galaxy Avengers: Age of Ultron Ant-ManSept. 2: Captain America: Civil War Doctor Strange Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Spider-Man: HomecomingSept. 3: Thor: Ragnarok Black Panther Avengers: Infinity War Ant-Man and the WaspSept. 4: Iron Man Spider-Man: Homecoming Black Panther Doctor StrangeSept. 5: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Captain America Civil War The Avengers Avengers: Infinity WarTwo screenings on September 6 will be chosen by a fan vote.Marvel Studios is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more