Police involved shooting in Lewis Yard, details scant Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 May 2015 – According to strong sources police have two people in custody, questioning them about the armed robbery and shooting at the ScotiaBank on Leeward Highway last week which left a Security Guard wounded. Police are tight lipped about the individuals being questioned but last week, one day after the shooting which turned into an exchange of gunfire between the assailants and the security officer, it was said that one person was already eyed as a person of interest in the crime. That Caribbean Security Services security guard had to drive himself to hospital, where he was treated for three gun shots. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Manhunt on for Kim’s Crescent killer, Bahamas police report two other shootings Related Items:caribbean security services, police, questioning, Scotia bank, shooting TCI Police Investigate shooting in Providenciales; two escape injuryread more
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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) expressed its deep concern about the Digital Security Act passed by parliament on 18 September.The independent press freedom advocacy organisation, in a letter to Bangladesh president Abdul Hamid, called for returning the act to parliament for review.The letter said CPJ is concerned that this legislation, if allowed to become law, would violate constitutional guarantees of freedom of the press, and would create extensive legal dangers for journalists in the normal course of carrying out their professional activities.“CPJ respectfully urges you to exercise your constitutional authority to return the legislation to parliament for revisions that would eliminate these dangers,” read the letter signed by CPJ’s Asia Programme Coordinator Steven Butler.The letter outlined the concerns repeatedly expressed by the Bangladeshi journalists and asked the members of parliament to address those.“One of the most worrisome provisions of the Digital Security Act is an amendment added at the last minute in Section 43, which will allow police to arrest or search individuals without a warrant.“In addition, the Digital Security Act includes problematic aspects of Section 57 of the Information and Communications Technology Act, despite public promises by government ministers to eliminate it.“Section 57 has been repeatedly used to imprison journalists in defamation cases. Government ministers had previously acknowledged that police have misused Section 57, and had promised that procedures would be established to prevent this. Instead, journalists continue to be subject to the danger of arbitrary arrest in the normal course of their activities.”Also of concern, CPJ added, is the inclusion of the colonial-era Official Secrets Act in the Digital Security Act, which seems to contradict the Right to Information Act provisions, included elsewhere in the legislation. “The extension of the Official Secrets Act into the digital sphere escalates the hazards faced by investigative journalists who play a vital role exposing corruption in government.”The letter expressed fear about the extremely heavy fines and punishments, up to Tk 50 million (US$600,000) and life imprisonment depending on the offense, threaten to make journalism an unacceptably hazardous profession and will result in a timid press that cannot play the important role required to support a vital democracy in Bangladesh.CPJ also expressed concerns over the vague descriptions of potential offenses, such as hurting religious values or causing deterioration in law and order, and said this would invite arbitrary use and misuse of the law to restrict the media.Praising Bangladesh’s 46-year history as a secular democracy with strong affirmations of human rights and freedom of speech and the press, the body feared this legislation will damage that tradition, and severely harm the country’s standing among the community of democracies as a defender of press freedom.“We urge you to take action to prevent this, and ensure that the next bill the legislature sends you adheres to the guarantees made in Bangladesh’s constitution as well as to international norms,” the letter concluded.read more
Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /04:09 – / 5October 2nd, 1966: Number one on the radio Billboard charts was Cherish by The Association, Lyndon B. Johnson was president, and a war was raging in Vietnam. Meanwhile in Houston, a new era for the arts was born.“When Jones Hall opened in 1966, it became home to the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Ballet, the Houston Symphony, and the Society for the Performing Arts,” says Steven Fenberg, who is a walking encyclopedia on all things relating to Houston entrepreneur Jesse H. Jones. He’s author of the book, Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good and also wrote and produced the Emmy Award-winning documentary, Brother, Can You Spare a Billion? The Story of Jesse H. Jones.To know Jones Hall’s full story, we need to know a little about its namesake.“Jesse Jones grew up on a tobacco farm in rural Tennessee; it was his family’s tobacco farm,” Fenberg says, adding that it was a pretty lucrative business for the Jones family. But Jones wanted to see what else the world had to offer. At the turn of the century, the 24-year-old came to Houston to manage his uncle’s massive estate of sawmills and lumberyards and quickly became one of the foremost developers of the city. “He realized quickly that he would prosper only if his community thrived and the leaders back then also understood that,” Fenberg says.That brings us to 1910, when Jones served as building chairman for the construction of the City Auditorium. It was located on Louisiana Street between Texas and Capitol, where Jones Hall now stands. The multi-purpose facility was used for everything from symphony and ballet performances, to graduation ceremonies and even wrestling matches. Despite its stately presence on the outside, Fenberg says it was a “barn” of a building. “It was not air conditioned,” he explains. “Also, on occasion, the City Auditorium had rats. And if you wanted to sit front and center, you were sitting in a folding wooden chair.”Shortly before Jesse Jones died in 1956, he asked his nephew John T. Jones, Jr., to give Houston a better venue after he was gone.By June 1, 1962, John T. Jones Jr., and others from the Houston Endowment – which Jesse Jones established 25 years before — approached Houston City Council with a proposal. They’d build a brand new venue for the performing arts as a gift to the city with a price tag of $7.4 million. That’s about $55 million today. At that point, it was the largest grant Houston Endowment had ever made.“I believe the president of the Houston Symphony Society, General Maurice Hirsch, said it was the greatest moment in the history of Houston’s art,” Fenberg says, adding that the Endowment gave the Alley Theatre a half block of space for a new building just two weeks before. Houston’s Theater District was beginning to take shape.The hall opened its doors to the public on October 2nd, 1966. On opening night, John Barbirolli led the Houston Symphony in a performance of a specially-commissioned piece by Alan Hovhaness, Ode to the Temple of Sound. Fenberg compared the occasion to a phoenix rising from the ashes of the old City Auditorium.“All of the sudden, this gleaming, white marble, beautiful, modern building had taken its place,” he says. “There was nothing like it in the downtown area at that time and certainly nothing like it for the performing arts in Houston.”It was the just beginning of a new chapter for Houston’s performing arts scene. X Listenread more
Listen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.A conversation with Dr. David Wilson, president of Morgan State University. We’ll talk to Dr. Wilson about the alleged meeting between the Trump administration and Black college presidents scheduled for the end of this month, the ongoing HBCU Coalition lawsuit against the state of Maryland and the state of America’s HBCU’s, among other things.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.