Popular dancehall entertainer, Alkaline is wanted by the Jamaican police for questioning in relation to murder.Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Branch Headquarters on Tuesday issued a release stating that they are seeking, the Champion Bwoy DJ, whose real name is Earlan Bartley.He is wanted for questioning in relation to the murder of Rohan Morris. Morris was killed in the Kingston community of Maverley weeks ago.Police in the island were tight-lipped about the details of the probe but said they believe he can assist them with the investigations.Bartley was ordered to report to the Area 4 Headquarters, Harman Barracks in Vineyard Town, Kingston 2 by 5:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 8.Alkaline…wanted for questioning in relation to murder probeThe artiste enjoyed great popularity in the dancehall arena last year and was touted as the DJ who would finally unseat, Vybz Kartel as the leading dancehall artiste in the country.Vybz Kartel, real name Adidjah Palmer, is himself incarcerated after being found guilty of the murder of his crony, Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. He was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after serving 35 years.Fellow Entertainer Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell as well as Kahira Jones, who were sentenced to serve a minimum of 25 years, and Andre St John, who can apply for parole after serving 15 years of a life sentence, were also convicted.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined a Pomeroon coconut company $1 million for dumping shells and husks into the tributaries of the Pomeroon River.Charity wharf which sits on the Pomeroon riverFat Boy Coconut Ventures, which is managed by Alphonso and Sons Enterprise, has reportedly dumped an estimated 15,000 coconut shells into the canals that flow into the Pomeroon River.Residents along the communities in the Pomeroon River have condemned the daily dumping of the shells and husks. As such, the EPA has been called in to address the issue for the past two years.The shells and husks are a major contributor to flooding and more so, it poses a hazard to the waterways, since residents rely on the river for their livelihood.Officers of the EPA had since visited the area and had warned of the consequences if they do not desist from dumping the waste.This reportedly continued and as such, the sanctions were imposed. The company has agreed to pay the fine within 30 days, which comes to an end on July 31.The company has now embarked on a new initiative to recycle the coconut shells. This comes weeks after the agency hosted a two-day meet the public event which was specially organised in recognition of the fact that most of the agency’s business was conducted by business persons and complainants.The event was part of the agency’s 23rd anniversary celebration and the World Environment Day and was deemed a huge success since more than one hundred people visited the booth and interacted with agents of the EPA.The EPA, as the country’s leading regulatory agency, has the responsibility to ensure that the public is informed about environmental issues to promote public participation in matters of environmental management and biodiversity conservation.