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Crime figures up or down Comparing the CoP figures from 20152016 to

Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turks and Caicos, April 28th 2017: The Police Commissioner’s report gives a lowered number for reported crimes in the past year in the Turks and Caicos. In listing his figures the Top Cop reported an up in the number of possession of drug cases, with a total of 97 cases for the year, with 24 cases recorded with the intent to supply. With regards to Burglary and Aggravated Burglary, a total of 703 were reported this year, 45 of which he says were aggravated. In 2015 this figure stood at 65 burglaries.His statements say 134 robberies were recorded, with Providenciales accounting for 130. Ninety Six (96) of these robberies involved the use of a firearm, while some involved more than one individual with a firearm taking the number of firearms used to commit robberies to 111. Compared to 2015, only 19 robberies were recorded.In answering questions to this 111 firearms figure, the commissioner attributed this to “a very small group of persons committing multiple offences. Belief is that we have a very small number of very dangerous career criminals who will stop at nothing to steal and rob”.Meanwhile, a total of 521 persons were arrested, while 271 of them were charged and reprimanded before the courts. One hundred and Fifty arrested account for local males, while 98 account for foreign males arrested.In his report, the Commissioner attributed the root cause of these crimes to the large numbers of undocumented individuals living in illegal and unregulated housing, issues he says will be tackled this year.#MagneticMediaNews#TCICrimeStatistics Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items: read more

San Diego receives more state funds to reduce homelessness

first_img Posted: January 15, 2019 San Diego receives more state funds to reduce homelessness January 15, 2019 Updated: 10:25 PM Sasha Foo, center_img Sasha Foo Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego and San Diego County are receiving tens of millions of dollars to provide emergency help and programs for those who are homeless.According to the latest count, there are more than 8,500 people without permanent housing in San Diego County.As the largest city in the county, San Diego has been sinking more money over the last year into homeless shelters and services.The city now has three large bridge shelters in operation, which are taking 700 men, women and children off the streets every night.In the last 15 months, the city has teamed up with the non-profit group, Jewish Family Service to open up two parking lots in Kearny Mesa as a safe space for San Diegans who use their cars as shelter.Last summer, the city opened up a storage center in Sherman Heights so that people who live on the street would have a place to hold their possessions.All of these programs and facilities cost money. The State of California is now providing a large chunk of that funding. “The good news is the State is stepping up to the plate,” said San Diego Mayor Kevin Faluconer.The City of San Diego is receiving $14 million from the state’s HEAP program which is short for Homeless Emergency Aid Program.The Regional Task Force on the Homeless is picking up $18.8 million from the same state fund.Both of these monies are one time awards, and must be spent over the next two years.There’s a third source of funding that just became available, thanks to a Senate bill authored by State Senator Toni Atkins. $2.5 million is coming to the Regional Task Force on the Homeless with a requirement to spend the money in five years.Altogether, the three grants total just over $35 million for the region.The head of the Alpha Project, Bob McElroy said the greatest need is for shelter facilities. McElroy, whose group runs one of the city’s three bridge tents said more than 30% of the people who stayed in the Alpha Project tent over the last year were able to transition to longer term or more permanent housing. He scoffed at critics who said the number of people who find permanent housing should be much higher.The longtime homeless service provider said raising those numbers will be impossible unless more low income housing units are built. “We’re short 17,000 units of new low income housing every year in San Diego. That’s from the Housing Commission. Are we going to get there anytime soon? I don’t see it. But in the meantime, we should at least have a safe place for people to go,” McElroy said. last_img read more

MoU signed between CSIRCMERI and ESSCI to set up centre of Mechatronics

first_imgKolkata: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been inked between CSIR- CMERI and New Delhi-based Electronic Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI) to set up a ‘Centre of Excellence in Mechatronics’ at CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur.The purpose of the MoU is to meet the requirement in regard to the initiation of this ‘Centre of Excellence in Mechatronics’ and to support the skill development activities of CSIR-CMERI under CSIR Integrated Skill Development Programme. This agreement will also foster the aggregate skill development activities for the electronics sector in India with collaborative effort of these two organisations and would act as the flag bearer to many such future endeavours in enhancing the skill and subsequently creating job opportunity for the unemployed youth of the country. Speaking on this occasion, Prof Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI stressed upon the importance of such collaboration in connection to the onward march of the ‘Skill India’ programme of the Government of India. NK Mahapatro, CEO, ESSCI deliberated on the vision of the skill council and the Government’s plan to give a boost to the electronic sector manufacturing in India.last_img read more