Jamaican Prime Minister Seeks Regional Solution to Crime

first_imgJamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has requested that the issue of violent crime be placed on the agenda of the next Summit of Caribbean leaders to be held in July 2018. He made the request speaking at a news conference following the closure of the 38th meeting of Heads of Governments in Grenada on Thursday night. Holness said while crime and violence had not been a matter on the agenda for this year’s summit, he had taken the opportunity to raise the matter.“I raised the issue from the perspective of not just a security issue. But also but from a macro-social perspective/ the use of violence as a means of resolving conflict, as a means of social control, as part of our social transactions is becoming almost a feature of our societies.”Holness said that regional governments have to take a “proactive role” in addressing crime, and asked CARICOM to place this on the agenda for the July 2018 meeting. He said the other leaders agreed.“I believe that this will start a process within CARICOM to address the issue of violence, particularly violence that ends up in crime,” Holness said.Jamaica and several other Caribbean nations, specifically Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana have been beset by an onslaught of violent crime in recent times. The crime wave includes murders, aggravated robbery, and sexual assault. There is, however, concern about violent crime evolving within domestic disputes.Increasingly, Caribbean residents in the Diaspora are expressing skepticism to return to their home countries, even for vacations, fearing repercussions from the wave of violent crimes. Also, the Caribbean Diaspora is calling for measures to be taken to reduce violent crime in the region, for the long run.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly Newslast_img read more

How Can Lewis Hamilton Win The Formula One Title In Mexico.

first_imgSébastien Vettel gave it a good fight in the US to push the title race one more week right down to Mexico. Finishing behind Hamilton on second place made sure The Briton didn’t have enough points gap to mathematically win the title, but the difference between both drivers was increased to 66 points.With Valterie Bottas no longer having a mathematical chance of winning, Hamilton only needs to finish 16 points off Vettel to win at the Mexico City circuit, that means if the Formula title race will be pushed to Brazil, Sébastien Vettel must outscore his title rival by 17 points.Considering that Hamilton and his Mercedes W-08 have barely had any reliability issues over the last 12 months, it is difficult to see how Hamilton doesn’t finish in the top 10.The following are the conditions that gaurantee a fourth Formula One world championship title for Lewis Hamilton.How Hamilton Wins…Hamilton only needs to finish withing 16 points of Vettel to win his fourth title, with two races to spare in the 2017 season.That means:If Vettel wins, Hamilton is world champion if he finishes fifth or higher;If Vettel finishes second, Hamilton is world champion if he finishes ninth or higher;If Vettel finishes third or lower, Hamilton is world champion regardless of where he finishes.With Hamilton saying he wants to go for the race win, It looks a very long shot for Vettel to push this title race any further. For the title race to get to Brazil, Vettel would need to finish in the top two at least and hope that Hamilton doesn’t finish in the top 10 in Mexico – the last time Hamilton failed to finish in the top 10 in a Formula One race was in Malaysia 2016 which signalled the end of his title battle with teammate Nico Rosberg. Hamilton is presently the driver with the longest points-scoring streak in F1.The intriguing battle for the title continues this weekend as Formula One is in Mexico City from October 27 to October 29.RelatedHow Can Lewis Hamilton Win The Formula One Title in The US?October 22, 2017In “Formula One”Analysing How Ferrari Are Behind Impressive Mercedes in 2017October 20, 2017In “Formula One”Hamilton Wins Again To Egde Closer to Fourth TitleOctober 8, 2017In “Formula One”last_img read more