TVJ Midday News: Should Dog Owners Be Held Liable? – September 26 2019

TVJ Midday News: Should Dog Owners Be Held Liable? – September 26 2019

good afternoon it’s Thursday September
26 I’m Herman green with the midday news especially welcome if you’re watching
online at one spot mediacom cabinet is now considering whether to make the
owners of dogs who attack persons criminally responsible the disclosure
was made a short while ago by Justice Minister Dell white chalk the issue is
now a fiery topic in the public domain following a ferocious dog attack on a
teacher in Cooper’s Hills and Andrew as it now stands on the Jamaican law dog
owners cannot be held criminally responsible for the attack of their dogs
they can only be held liable for damages minister chuck stressed that the law may
have to be changed given recent dog attacks as children and
adults need to be protected now if cabinet approves the proposal and
it is passed in parliament owners of dogs could be imprisoned and or fined if
they’re animals harm persons meanwhile some breeds of dogs could be banned from
public spaces that proposal falls under the responsibility of the Ministry of
Agriculture and mr. Chuck said dialogue is taking place with Agriculture
Minister oddly Shaw on the issue no mr. Chuck further highlighted that in
other jurisdictions some breeds of dogs are deemed too vicious and dangerous to
be anywhere near public areas residents and members of the Jamaica Constabulary
force this morning continued their efforts to find the nine-year-old boy
who was swept away by heavy waters in August Toni yesterday on TV J’s Kirk
Wright has been following this story and now reports Herrmann with him here in
both mix below where lots of residents came out this morning because the search
for the little boy who was washed away and he was washed away from Connor with
the boat two feet wide it was no search the way out they said that he was
cleaning the water the water took him from that channel to a gully and it went
into the whole river no the residents of the community formed themselves into
different teams and several of them right along there’s no sighting of the
little boys but residents continue to search nevertheless at the moment is
raining so they have all of the search and the council who is here along with
the residents is asking for help to chop bushes and so on more detail search just
said to me that the ma’am general Williams hasn’t funded and said that he
would provide them with Rick measures and other items to help them along with
the search but as I said before Herman the call of the search right now because
it’s raining and they intend to continue as soon as the rain subside Herman all
right thank your reporter Kirk right there in August on following that story
business owners in st. James are being warned against facilitating known
criminals for profit this was one of several issues which surfaced at a
recent Caribbean policy research institution meeting Capri panel
discussion in that parish TV days and other press use in our reports the forum
was held to discuss the findings of a report by the Caribbean policy research
institution Capri on lottery scamming gangs and violence in Montego Bay San
James in it Capri traces the history of the illicit activity which has been
linked to the ongoing gang violence in San James
a major challenge highlighted however was the lack of an official figure
of the value of lottery scamming in Jamaica this and how these cases are
being investigated one of the things that we found in this study and we
mentioned is that there’s a lack of coordination that takes place in some
regards to the investigations so you have the book you have Moka
investigating you have fib investigating you have the lottery scam task force
investigating and these individual agencies are all doing their individual
investigations with not much collaboration from my understanding on
the issue of investigations this appeal to the authorities in the United States
we need to see we have a relationship with the United States in terms of once
we identify a source we collaborate with them and there are 50 states in the u.s.
in this instance you would say probably 12 states that would be direct routes to
Jamaica as well as all the ports around Jamaica as mr. Bailey just alluded to
the open borders so it’s very difficult to police all of that but despite the
crime threat Montego Bay continues to flourish a fact highlighted by the
city’s mayor we have seen the economy of Montego Bay still growing at a much
faster rate than the national economy over the last ten years over 10,000 new
housing solutions of common stream development of Barnet Etling of limited
where it is a major BPO Tech Park the Fairview commercial center with a
village the expansion of the BPO sector with over 8,000 new employment it is
felt however that this is due partly to the fact that the proceeds of a lottery
scamming is used to stimulate the economy we need to create
structure we have my legitimate businesses who do not support persons
who engage in illicit activities are given some form of incentive the acting
ACP also offered this view about social intervention programs I don’t see how
social intervention is going to get out of this problem we have to ensure that
there is adequate laws that are enforced and the penalty in my view is
significant to send the message as well as to take the profit out of the crime
the Ministry of National Security is in the process of changing faulty cameras
which form part of its closed-circuit television CCTV system Jamaica I
national security minister dr. Horace Chan said new cameras are being
installed in st. James May pen Spanish town Negril Mandeville all tourists and
sections of the corporate area most of them will be finished by should be feel
very sweet being tested information is that would be fully online with all
cameras the end of this month so I expect any tested no and I checked at
last week the contracts reward is the beginning of the month and they’re
always replacing and installing camera replacing that we’re not working and
they’re putting in some additional new ones what families cameras acquired and
have been installed and the system which is interconnectivity between the main
torrents was complete and I expect I said that deadline I’ve been given with
the fulfil that I’ll inform another one and we don’t take a break here on the
midday news but stay with us more news after these messages welcome back continuing the midday news
thanks for staying with us a warning this afternoon that there could be
instability in the ganja industry ifs more small players are not included
parliamentarians raised concerns and demanded quick action at Wednesday’s
public administration and Appropriations Committee meeting TV J’s Krista Campbell
reports chairman and members of Parliament’s public administration and
Appropriations Committee P AAC painted a picture of a cannabis industry in danger
at Tuesday’s sitting they stressed that the industry runs the risk of toppling
if regulators do not move swiftly to include more small farmers Lincoln Allen
is CEO of the cannabis licensing authority CLA he explained that
currently 44 licenses have been issued 21 of them for persons to legally
cultivate marijuana but of the 21 cultivators licensed only seven have
been issued to persons with one acre of land that’s the small farmer nine
licenses have been issued to persons with one to five acres of land and
another five to persons with over five acres
what’s even more offensive is that there are persons we the Jamaican people have
said to farmers who have served their time in prison all 20 years ago or 30
years ago whether they were trying to export alta ting agro allocating our
culturally we have said to them that their records cannot even be expunged of
PA AC member hollando Tara long wants the Agriculture Ministry to push the
Justice Ministry to address the expungement issue there are also
concerns about the licensing of persons to transport gun job so the person who
has a transport license for the purposes of the industry can only transport
cannabis for life that person is the only lies in the transporter at this
time but there are alternative arrangements that have been put in place
while the industry matures not for the first time PA AC members
were upset that the application cost is quoted in u.s. dollars 300 US per person
and 500 per company this is not the US Senate it is not and we can’t buy
anywhere in the world and talk about Oh jamika on dollas PA AC chairman dr.
Wickham Neal insisted he will not support the industry if it continues
operating as is he urged the CAA take – he urged the CLE to make the necessary
adjustments and be prepared to share updates when it reappears before the PA
AC in a few weeks Christa Campbell TV J news mediation the
answer to reducing deadly disputes it’s a view being pushed by the justice
minister as the ripple effect of violence continues to impact other
sectors including transportation and the economy hence a call for other groups to
support his mediation cause for justice minister dell white chalk the recent
shutdown of a transport system in the corporate era is just a glimpse of
person’s inability to resolve conflict which threatens society at all levels
argument developed one question the other one stopped one and guns are
readily available guns are brought into play toward it a country cannot solve
problems by violence this approach he says creates an ongoing
cycle of crime and violence with threats and reprisals going on for years it’s
why he’s again pushing for more focus to be put on mediation as a way to resolve
disputes for months the ministry has been toting improvements in the justice
system to include case management and infrastructural developments mr. Chuck
says mediation is to be part of the development plan but not only in the
justice system in the justice centers we want to have a mediation room where
small mediation can be done but I will be appealing to all the churches to open
their doors so that mediation can be done
during the week when church is not on so that we can get less disputes and where
their disputes settled by mediation additionally he stated that while the
justice ministry and by extension the government seeks to address these issues
law-abiding citizens also need to play a part in solving the problem as there are
some who are bent on causing chaos this is where all of us not only the
government not only the police not only the minister of national security our
justice but all of us must take responsibility and play a part in
identifying the criminals exposing them and ensuring that we can make Jamaica a
peaceful place mr. Chuck was addressed in new justices of the Peace in st.
Thomas recently Herman Greene TVJ news the lay magistrate Association of
Jamaica LMA J is calling on lawmakers and law enforcers to deal with drivers
on the nation’s roadways who have scant regard for or failed to exercise due
care for other road users of other users of the road it is also calling for the
new traffic laws which have been a proven gadget of more than two years ago
to be enacted and the companion regulations put in place to support the
laws the car by the LMA J follows the high number of motor vehicle crashes on
the nation’s roadways since the start of the year of concern to the LMA J is the
number of students that have been injured in road crashes it pointed to
the recent three-vehicle crash along the elegant cardones and James which left 20
students in hospitals nursing minor two serious injuries they say at as a result
they already burdened health sector is being put under more pressure and just a
clarification to a story we are aired earlier in this newscast cabinet is in
fact awaiting a response from the Attorney General’s Office for
consideration on whether to make owners of dogs criminally liable for injuries
to persons tourism minister edmond Bartlett says October may prove to be
most challenging for Jamaica as it tries to navigate the fallout from Thomas
Cook’s crash the company was the second the largest
global tour provider and when it folded it carried implications for thousands of
vacation seekers who were destined for Jamaica Jamaica is also projected to
lose close to ten million u.s. dollars from the bookings impacted for October
we’re looking at how no can we have really booking and how other airlines
can no we brought into the picture to pick up the slack
certainly virgin and British they they both operate here for us but the problem
is that they don’t operate out of Manchester they operate or to Gatwick by
a match so we we will have to make some discussions when we go to London as as
to how we can make sure that those 18,000 plus to Jamaica in for my own
take on it is that we probably gonna lose some and we probably might lose
somewhere about fifty percent maybe we go down to news in sports water hose FC
will have a mountain to climb in the return leg CONCACAF League qualifier
final contest against Motagua after the visitors recorded a to nil win on
Wednesday night at the National Stadium after a goalless first half Marcelo piri
Pereira gave the underand club the lead in the
66th minute and insurance goal was added in the 71st minute by Kevin Jose Lopez
which proved to be enough on the night I guess with a little lack of discipline
unfortunately we come out on the losing end but that’s football you lose
concentration the good teams gonna hit you so you just have to refocus and try
to regroup and come again for the next leg Waterhouse will also be without
Nicola Finlayson for the second leg after the central defender was shown a
red card in the 82nd minute the return leg will be played on October 2 and that
wraps up the midday news I’m Herman green please join us at 7:00 for the
prime time news package on behalf of the new sports and production teams


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    Kaysha Gayle-Smith

    Indeed we need to work together. Glad that the state is calling on the church. If ever a time we need the Lord is now.

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    Lloyd Hamilton

    I do not understand why jamaicans have pitbulls and yes, a resounding YES, owners should be held liable. Those dogs, im in NY, once they attack someone, cops either shot them on site or they're taken from the owner and euthanized ie put to death. Victims should take these owners to court, only a pity that everything in the jamaican court system drags on forever, especially if who u up against have money 😏

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    Paul Gordon

    Are you serious they need to hold responsible for their dogs…. the dog on a lucky that is not in America he would have go to prison the law in Jamaica is stink

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    Latoya T Miss Diva Supplies

    When you force insurance agencies to stop doing things like charging 300k for insurance per year on a damn 1mil vehicle you come and talk to us about "scamming" kmt

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    woodey noble

    A big joke talk you guys a go Procter me an my family from robbers an wicked thifing people you all need to reel look at hard working people with out my dogs me not going to live in a Jamaica again believe me bless

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    gervan myers

    Brother TERRALONGE totally agree fees are to be express in JAMAICAN DOLLARS……it only SHOWS U.S DOLLARS is the CURRENCY for Privilidge and JAMAICA DEFINATELY shutting out small Jamaican applicants…THE workers should insist to be paid in US DOLLARS and all purchases to be in U.S. dollars…no exceptions

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    jason Anthony Scott

    Good night to Jamaican people as i am one of you for 40 years and i am a Jamaican also , Mr Dr Horace Chang why now you want to put in the camera right now , those camera to go on the stop light because people overall broken the sign of the light , all the things that you people inquiries was not my plan as i see what you done in Hong Kong ,
    Remember what you all done , you and all person that mix up with fake news when u all qualified yourself in the wrong dees ,
    Thanks to the people that open my morality to have that kind of knowledge within me like music that empower me to see it all and how play how to make people walk up into the ways that you all setout for them ,
    People go to the places to teach as i could gone and make myself more better with the option that i would do , no more chain on my mind like the shaka's on chain that you when to put on me that don't make such allegations , You can lock me off from the YouTube and god bless you all from the television news reporting room .

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    hugh jah

    Absolutely dog owners should be held criminally responsible for what a dog to outside the premises your permit fencing should be secure gate keep close

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    glen mal

    …after, years and years of this……people washed away in floods…… would be criminal to have your child outside playing in flood rain water… should be imprisoned!!

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    Pauline Smith

    listen to yourself if the person go into your yard uninvited and get bite by your dogs it their own fault why they get bite come on man the dogs bite up the woman on the road the owners should put them up properly

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    Maggie Edwards

    In England you will be held criminally responsible if your animal causes harm to another, and defiantly if that animal is deemed under the dangerous dogs category which pitbulls are , any dog can bite, but some breeds like these dogs are not pets, no matter what one may think , and can never be tamed ,
    No matter if you have from a puppy these dogs are predators of the worse kind and their instinct is like wolves.
    Question why one owner would want these dogs and so many ?

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    Maggie Edwards

    As a former cctv operator I cannot understand how a country with the crime rate Jamaica has, had faulty cameras🤔 and were not maintained properly, how are you really monitoring crime if cameras which are one of the crime fighting strategies, were faulty, kmt well at least they are being fixed but that is not good look.

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    Maggie Edwards

    Justice minister mr Chuck meditation is a good thing, but it needs to start from the school , all schools must have as part of their curriculum lessons dedicated to communication skills and how to resolve disputes , you cannot leave it for young people to have left school and out in society when the mindset of anger and violence may be set in,and resolved in their minds by violence , then it’s to late , teaching maths science , English etc stands little weight,if young people go out into the world and can not communicate properly which seems a big problem in Jamaica, not only that lack of communicating effectively will also lead more towards a feral mindset, that in disputes will lead to the level of crime we see in Jamaica, and even in countries like England because they have not been taught the power of reasoning.

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    sec 7:20 You must include social intervention efforts. Crime is a social problem. Tougher laws do not mean anything to those who decide to do crime. Curruption and general bandooloo mentality must be reduced by finding and using more effective solutions. Not tougher laws. This is not The United States.

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    Mike Johnson

    But with all honesty if all truth should come to light we would be astonished to how many businesses started from not so legal funding lets not fool ourselves not saying it is right.

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    LB One Love

    Mr Chuck! The only way forward is properly educate the nation! Not like the mediocre level of education that is being offered to the mass,since our emancipation very little has been done to improve our comprehensive schools, where about 70% of our population are graduating from! When people can read and comprehend then we may stand a chance to reduce the level of violence we are currently experiencing.
    Simple things such as persons driving carelessly, persons not knowing how to resolve conflicts and lack of opportunity because a great number of our people do not possess the skill set to make them marketable. Until we as a country, are serious about educating our people we will have very little or no change at all!

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    Pauline Stewart

    Tell me. The only way to tackle crime is with guns from the USA. Are u people listening to urself? "What if we had no guns", then what. Why is it u man so narrow-minded? This country could be independent of another country. Listen u need more woman to take part in this situation because u man only sees violent to violent. Ur in power and afraid of ur people, enough mass murder in this country. Try putting urself in their situating and see how u would manage with no money, and cannot even travel in or out of this country without that extraction price for a visa. People are so a press for so long, give them a chance to work and earn money to feed their family. And try listening to their needs. Try this before ur crying we cannot managed, a matter of fact steps down if u cannot manage the country. Tell me what is so different from the way the American is doing with their black people, then asked urself do u really care. Can they rely on their own country for help if needed.

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    Rai Llewellyn

    Mediation is good if the mediator respects boundaries, and some Jamaicans don’t respect boundaries hence why the ignore laws with flagrant disrespect. Mediation center and mediator will start acting like court and judge with legal representation and dispensation of laws rules way outside of their authority. Just like the JP’s who fail to realize they are paper signers and verifier of documents and person

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    Blair Boyd

    The minister of justice is going to getting a very hard times to get that law to be passed, because he behaving too erratic. How the hell can you charged people for what their dogs did,they didn't deliberately put the dogs on the person.
    The dogs can break out from the owners property, and go out and do several wrong things. The person can be holds responsible for it the damages,where you can filed a lawsuit against the person.
    But what the justice minister is saying is all nonsense, he is trying to bring back tribal in the country. By trying to send people to prison for their dogs causing damages to people, the minister justice is just fool,fool,the PM Andrew Holness need to moved him from it.

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    Blair Boyd

    I know that long time that the JLP party government ministers is a big thief long time, because they are going to giving the big man all the ganja license. The government is just trying to bring back tribal in the country, when you give all the big man all the ganja license and left the small man out of door.
    It is more war the government is trying the small to committed more crimes, the people should take this as a prime example and .Voted them out of power ,because they are thieves.

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    Blair Boyd

    I heard that man from Montego Bay that since last year,the JLP party government created over 4,000 new jobs,he is just a big liar.Because that is why they have so many crimes in the city,because they does not have any form of jobs for the people.
    So they are going to do some form of criminal activities. So again what that guy is saying he just a big,liar he just want to gives his labourite government credits for doing nothing.
    But for the crimes infested city,the mayor should be charged for public mischief telling lies to the public.

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    Blair Boyd

    Listening to A.C.P F Bailey because he is saying about the scammers is all nonsense, because what the police is doing is all illegal. Because for him to arrested a citizen of Jamaica, that person must committed a offense against the state of the country.
    Regina vs John Brown how are you going to arrested someone who does not committing a crime against the government, by breaking the laws. With all those fool,fool,cyber laws was implemented to protect the United States businesses. Because of the ganja trade been going long before you Bailey joined the police force, don't get too caught by those thieving labourites politicians. Since they came to power in less than 3 years they stolen billions of dollars from all the ministries, and is only one fake arrest they make.
    With the minister of education Ruel Reid and companies, and I can garentuee you .That there is nothing coming out of it, that you Bailey should be concentrating on the money from the PNP party government left to bought the police vehicles them from when. Most police stations is in deplorable conditions ,and the police does not have proper vehicles to patrolling the streets.
    Because the JLP party government took the money, and run the by elections, that is what you should be concentrating on. Also thinking about your little pension,because the Jamaica dollar is valued less than one U.S. cent. It is full time that you stop following the thieving labourites government ministers them, who is stealing all the money for themselves. For all the years have served in the force what do you have nothing ,your time soon come for retirement.
    You should remember the hundreds of people came before you, and they all gone with nothing to looked at for all their years of services.
    I learned about the lotto ticket scammers what Bailey should be looking at, nobody didn't go to the United States and robbed the people with a gun. They voluntary to send their money trying to collecting money by means of false pretenses, because they knows that they didn't bought a lottery ticket in Jamaica. So Bailey I want you to tell me on what grounds that arrested those people, because the thieving labourites telling you do so.Because if the police does not arrested those people, and extradited them to the United States. The United States government is going to take away their visas,it is known factors, so they haveto succumbed.
    But in reality everybody haveto lived, some how comes only the poor people in general is going to prison. While the big boys is doing worst,and the police cannot touch them, because they are very much exmptive from arrested. But what Bailey is doing to the scammers in Mobay is illegal, because the rich boys them is sending away the money ganja from Jamaica for years and he knows. But cannot touch them because they have their money to fight in court, plus he may loose his job.

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    Blair Boyd

    What that guy was saying about the amount of States the containers is coming from, it is very hard to checked the containers. He is just lying because the United States government does not respect the government of Jamaica, because they knows that they are pure idiots them. They knows that the Jamaican government is very weak, because they don't want to loose their visas at all.
    So the government is only manipulated Jamaica, but if they want to help from sending the guns to the country they can. They some extray machines which all the containers can go through, but they does not cares one bit. Because guns is one of the United States big business, they does not cares all.most house hold in the United States have several guns,it is the way of life. So what that guy is saying is all nonsense, they does not cares at all.

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