(Jamaica Observer) Jamaican High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Seth George Ramocan, has called for a suspension of deportations to the island until the investigation into the Windrush scandal is published by Home Office and other issues surrounding immigration are resolved.Ramocan yesterday held a meeting at the Jamaican high commission in London with relatives of people who were deported to Jamaica earlier this month.According to the Guardian newspaper, the high commissioner said he was particularly concerned about the deportation of people who had lived in the UK since they were children, and also the removal of parents who had young children living in Britain.Listening to stories he described as “heart-rending” from families of those deported, the high commissioner said he was concerned about the “dignity and the human rights of the individuals earmarked for deportation”.“If these are people who have lived here since they were children, they have no connection, no relatives, no one to take care of them in Jamaica, then this for me is a human rights matter,” Ramocan was quoted as saying.“It is not just the people who are being deported, it is their children, it is their families. Are we acting intelligently, are we creating another set of problems when we do that?”The Guardian reported that the high commission had called the meeting of about 45 relatives of those deported, and also those who were still detained in immigration removal centres having escaped deportation, to hear their accounts of how people had been put on a charter flight earlier this month.The high commissioner was hoping to understand the details of how the Jamaican nationals had been treated, as part of an investigation, to inform a discussion with the Jamaican government about how they cooperate with the Home Office on future deportations, the UK newspaper said.Initially there was a list of 50 people scheduled to be on the February flight, which the home secretary said included murderers and rapists. In the days and hours before the flight, about 20 people were given a last-minute reprieve and only 28 men and one woman were deported. Half of that number had drug convictions, while one had committed a dangerous driving offence. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedJamaica boots 405September 12, 2016In “latest news”Claims of injustice, racism as UK deports 42 JamaicansSeptember 8, 2016In “latest news”Ambassador urges Jamaicans in the US to become citizens to avoid deportationsNovember 19, 2018In “latest news”
The heat was on in Georgia in June. And pop-up thunderstorms scattered rainfall and wind damage across the state.Temperatures were warmer than normal everywhere across the state. In Atlanta, the monthly average temperature was 81.4 degrees F (4.6 degrees above normal), in Athens 80.6 degrees (4.3 degrees above normal), Columbus 82.7 degrees (3.5 degrees above normal), Macon 82 degrees (4 degrees above normal), Savannah 83.6 degrees (4.8 degrees above normal), Brunswick 82.9 degrees (3.5 degrees above normal), Alma 82.3 degrees (3 degrees above normal), Valdosta 83 degrees (4.6 degrees above normal) and Augusta 82.8 degrees (5.3 degrees above normal). Soaring into the 100sRecord-high minimum temperatures were set in Savannah and Augusta June 14. The 102 degrees in Savannah beat the old record of 100 set in 1921. The 103-degree measurement in Augusta surpassed the old record of 101 set in 2000. Augusta also had a record daily high temperature June 15 with 104 degrees, breaking the old record of 100 set in 1971.Atlanta recorded its highest June average minimum temperature since records started at the airport in 1928. The average daytime high was the seventh hottest. It was the area’s second hottest June, beat only by June 1952.Rainfall above and below normalParts of the state received above-normal rainfall. However, almost half the state experienced below-normal precipitation, particularly in a narrow band along the coast and in the northwestern third of the state.The highest monthly rainfall total from National Weather Service reporting stations was 8.78 inches in Alma (3.29 inches above normal). The lowest was in Brunswick at 1.42 inches (3.63 inches below normal). Valdosta received 4.52 inches (.84 inch below normal), Macon 5.73 inches (2.19 inches above normal), Athens 4.55 inches (.61 inch above normal), Atlanta 5.21 inches (1.58 inches above normal), Columbus 2.45 inches (1.06 inches below normal), Savannah 5.79 inches (.30 inch above normal) and Augusta 2.19 inches (2 inches below normal).Record daily rainfalls were set in Alma on June 4 and June 30. June 4, Alma received 1.05 inches, surpassing the old record of .85 inch set in 1995. June 30, Alma received 1.39 inches, eliminating the old record of .96 inch set in 1999.The highest single-day rainfall from the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network stations was 5.13 inches near Manor in Ware County in southeast Georgia June 30. An observer in Tift County received 4.25 inches that day. The highest monthly rainfall total in June was 10.09 inches from an observer northeast of Pearson in Atkinson County.Lightning kills oneThere were no tornadoes reported in Georgia last month. However, severe weather hit somewhere in the state 21 separate days in the month. Several Georgians were injured by lightning. One teen was killed in Henry County south of Atlanta June 30 when lightning struck near where he was standing outside his home. Lightning was also reported to have caused several house fires. Another person was injured June 5 when a roof of a pole barn collapsed near Lovett in Laurens County.Heat stressed crops particularly in areas that did not receive normal rainfall. In the northeast part of the state, wine grapes were affected by the heat, and in other areas corn and wheat were stressed. However, in spite of the heat, most crops continue to be in good condition.
Gov. Wolf: Special Council on Gun Violence Reconvenes to Mark One Year Since Initial Meeting Press Release, Public Safety One year after its first convening following the signing of Executive Order 2019-06, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) reconvened the Special Council on Gun Violence today to discuss state agencies’ progress in implementing recommendations from its Report of Findings, Recommendations, and Action Steps adopted in March 2020, and to hear from communities working to address gun violence.“The world has changed considerably since I signed an executive order last August to work to aggressively combat gun violence in our state,” Gov. Wolf said. “Civil unrest and a global pandemic have added to the stress and devastation among too many Pennsylvania communities. Now more than ever, we need to address gun violence in all of its forms. Thank you for the work the Special Council has undertaken amid difficult circumstances. Your dedication is noticed and appreciated.”“Over the last several months, we’ve seen the epidemic of gun violence continue to plague communities amidst a global pandemic,” said Mike Pennington, executive director of PCCD. “Today’s meeting was a reminder that our work to address this public health and public safety crisis remains more vital than ever.”According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), firearm-related injuries are among the leading causes of injury-related deaths for adults and the leading cause of injury-related death among children and teens in Pennsylvania. More than 1,650 people died in Pennsylvania from gunshot wounds in 2018, a rate above the national average.As shown in data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s recently published Violence Data Dashboard, the vast majority of these firearm-related fatalities – 62% – were suicides, and firearms were used in about half of the commonwealth’s more than 2,000 suicide deaths in 2018.To address the growing rates of suicide – including suicide by firearms – the Wolf Administration released Pennsylvania’s Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan, developed by the state’s Suicide Prevention Task Force.The Wolf Administration also recently announced the availability of $7.5 million in funding to support the 2021 Community Violence Prevention/Reduction Grant Program. Under this competitive solicitation, priority consideration will go to evidence-based or evidence-informed programs that address gun violence and gang violence in areas of Pennsylvania identified with high-violent crime rates. Eligible applicants (municipalities, counties, institutions of higher education, and community-based organizations) have until Tuesday, November 10, 2020, to submit applications to PCCD, with awards expected to be announced in January 2021.More information about the Special Council on Gun Violence and related initiatives is available on PCCD’s Gun Violence webpage. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 09, 2020
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