Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 29th 2016 Contents KINGSTON---The People s National
Party (PNP) has secured another
seat in the aftermath of the just
concluded general election.
Late Saturday, Director of Elec-
tions, Orrette Fisher said the party s
candidate in the constituency of
South Eastern St Mary, Dr Winston
Green, was officially declared the
winner of the seat in the eastern
During Thursday s general elec-
tion, Green was challenged by the
Jamaica Labour Party s (JLP) Dr Nor-
man Dunn who was originally
declared the winner in the prelim-
inary counting of the ballots.
In the final count, Green won the
seat by nine votes, however, Dunn
has indicated that he will be seeking
a magisterial recount.
With this development, the JLP
now has 32 seats to the PNP s 31.
Meanwhile Fisher said the official
count has not resulted in any changes
in any other seats.
So far, the official counting has
been completed in 21 constituen-
The counting continued yesterday
and according to the Director of
Elections, could be completed by
Last Thursday, the JLP headed by
Andrew Holness, won the majority
of the seats in the 63-member Par-
liament with the remainder going
to the People s National Party PNP
that had been seeking a second con-
secutive term in office.
Holness, is expected to be sworn
in tomorrow as the island s prime
minister following the February 25
general election, the Jamaica Observ-
er newspaper reported Saturday.
While there has not yet been no
official communication as to when
Holness, who led his JLP to a 32-31
victory over the incumbent People s
National Party (PNP) would be sworn
into office, the paper, quoting high
level JLP sources said Holness has
already met with the Governor Gen-
eral, Patrick Allen and other state
The Electoral Office of Jamaica
(EOJ) is now conducting a recount
of the ballots cast in several con-
stituencies and the paper said Hol-
ness could be sworn in following the
end of the exercise.
Meanwhile, the Jamaica Manu-
facturers Association (JMA) and
American Chamber of Commerce
of Jamaica have sent congratulatory
messages to Holness.
The JMA said it was fully com-
mitted to working with the new
administration to further stimulate
growth and sustainable develop-
"We wish to also commend all
successful candidates who won their
bids to provide meaningful repre-
sentation to all Jamaicans. The future
success of Jamaica is heavily depend-
ent on quality representation and
good governance, which require both
parties working together for the
WOODBRIDGE---A police officer
was fatally shot a day after being
sworn in, and two of her colleagues
were wounded while responding to
a reported argument at a northern
Virginia home, authorities said.
A county official said a civilian
woman was also killed in the domes-
tic dispute Saturday.
Officers received a call around 5:30
Saturday evening in Woodbridge,
about 30 miles southwest of the
nation s capital, about a "verbal argu-
ment," Sgt Jonathan Perok,
spokesman of the Prince William
County Police Department, said. It s
not clear how the altercation between
the suspect and police began, but
the suspect, a military serviceman,
is in custody and was not injured,
he said. The condition of the other
two officers is not known.
The department announced on
its Facebook page that Officer Ashley
Guindon had died from the injuries
she sustained in the shooting.
A picture of Guindon was posted
to the department s Twitter page on
Friday with a tweet that read, "Wel-
come Officers Steven Kendall & Ash-
ley Guindon who were sworn in
today & begin their shifts this week-
end. Be Safe!" It is not known if the
other officer in the tweet was
involved in the shooting incident.
Guindon had been a county police
officer a few years ago and had left
and returned to the force, Corey
Stewart, chairman of the Prince
William County Board of Supervi-
sors, said in a phone interview with
The Associated Press on Saturday
night. He said he did not know the
exact dates of when she started and
Another woman was killed in the
domestic call and was dead before
police arrived, Stewart said, but
police declined to confirm that infor-
mation. Stewart also said there was
a child in the house during the inci-
dent who was not harmed.
Prince William County Common-
wealth Attorney Paul Ebert told The
AP Saturday night that he has autho-
rised a capital murder charge, along
with other counts, against the sus-
pect, who was later identified as
Ronald Hamilton. Authorities say
the suspect accused of killing a police
officer and another woman is a mil-
itary serviceman. Virginia law allows
for the death penalty for the murder
of a police officer.
At Inova Fairfax Hospital, where
the three officers were flown by hel-
icopter after the shooting, more than
100 patrol cars lined the roads out-
side early yesterday morning to stand
vigil and escort Guindon s body to
the medical examiner.
The shooting occurred in the Lake
Ridge neighbourhood, on a curving
street with $500,000 suburban
houses with brick and siding exte-
riors, manicured lawns and two-car
garages about a five-minute drive
from the county office building.
Until Saturday evening, the big
news in the police department was
the planned retirement of Chief Steve
Hudson, who announced two weeks
ago that he will step down at the
end of March, and officers plans to
do a "polar bear" plunge on Saturday
morning to raise money for Special
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NEW DELHI---A man in western India
fatally stabbed 14 members of his family,
including seven children, early yesterday
before hanging himself, police said.
Hasnain Warekar, 35, went on his
overnight killing spree following a Satur-
day evening family gathering at his home,
said Gajanan Laxman Kabdule, a
spokesman for the police in the city of
Thane, located outside of Mumbai. He
said a motive was not known.
Warekar's extended family---three sis-
ters, their children and his parents---were
among those who apparently had gotten
together for dinner, Kabdule said.
Warekar's wife and two young daughters
were also in the house and were among
The only survivor of the attack was a
sister who was wounded, the officer said,
adding that she was in a hospital and in "a
state of shock."
Kabdule said that it appeared that
Warekar began his stabbing spree be-
tween 1 a.m. and 2 a.m., after everyone
had gone to bed.
The victims' bodies were discovered
early yesterday morning. The Press Trust
of India news agency reported that a fam-
ily dispute over property was behind the
attacks. The bodies were sent to a Thane
hospital for autopsies. (AP)
Indian man fatally stabs 14 relatives, hangs self
bombings kill at
least 59 in market
an outdoor market yesterday in
eastern Baghdad, killing at least
59 people and wounding nearly
100, officials said.
A bomb ripped through the
crowded Mredi market in the Shi-
ite district of Sadr City, a police
officer said. Minutes later, a suicide
bomber blew himself up amid the
crowd that had gathered at the
site of the first bombing, he added.
Interior Ministry spokesman
Sad Main said the bombings killed
38 people and wounded another
62.Multiple hospital officials later
increased the casualty toll to 59
dead and 95 wounded. All officials
spoke on condition of anonymity
as they were not authorised to
The attack was the deadliest in
a wave of recent explosions that
have targeted commercial areas in
and outside Baghdad.
In the town of Mahmoudiya,
about 30 kilometres (20 miles)
south of Baghdad, three shoppers
were killed and 10 wounded in a
bomb explosion, another police
officer said. Four others were killed
in a separate bomb attack in Bagh-
dad s southern Dora neighbour-
hood, he added.
The Islamic State-affiliated
Aamaq news agency later claimed
responsibility for the Sadr City
bombings. The militant Sunni
Muslim group controls key areas
in northern and western Iraq and
regularly targets government
forces, civilians and especially Shi-
ites, who the IS regards as heretics.
The attacks came hours after
security forces repelled an attack
by IS militants on the capital s
western suburb of Abu Ghraib,
Three suicide car bombers
struck a security force barracks
as gunmen opened fire, according
to two police officers. At least 12
members of government and
paramilitary security forces were
killed and 35 wounded, they
added. The clashes left a silo on
fire, they said.
The commander of military
operations in western Baghdad,
Maj. Gen Saad Harbiya, said the
situation is "under control" and
a local curfew has been imposed.
Recount give PNP additional seat
New Jamaican PM
sworn in tomorrow
Rookie cop shot dead
Death penalty for accused cop killer
Jamaica Labour Party leader,
Ronald Hamilton, suspect.
Officer Ashley Guindon, killed.
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