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May 28, 2020 · British teenager Ramarni Wilfred aced his IQ test. According to BBC, Wilfred scored higher than scientist Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, and physicist Stephen Hawking at age 11. By achieving a 162, the young student, who studies at a comprehensive school in east London, is considered a genius and the smartest boy in England’s capital.
|File photo: Police control of a crime scene|
Reports are that gunmen alighted from a vehicle at the corner of Mountain View Ave and Jarrett Lane and sprayed several gunshots up Jarrett Lane where residents were gathered outside of a popular local spot.
At the end of the attack, it is suspected that five persons were shot, three killed and others who were injured taken to hospital for medical treatment.
Long standing feud, resulting in attacks and counter-attacks have been taking place over the past 15 to 25 years. A number of neighbouring communities such as Oliver Road, Rockfort, Jarrett Lane, Jacques Road, Mountain View Ave and others in East Kingston have been caught up in the vollies.
With school children living in these communities, it must be jarring and frightening to experience these maddening situations. We hope that people will come to realize that no one wins when we kill our brothers and sisters. An elderly person or a child could have been walking on the street at the time of the attack, and then what?
We need peace and love, proper education and tools to enhance and uplift families to produce major progress and positive changes, NOT GUNS. MORE TO COME...DEVELOPING STORY
PALAS ARCHIVE: KINGSTON’S JARRETT LANE RESIDENTS HAIL FORMER COMMUNITY MEMBERS, PATRICK CAMPBELL & RULA BROWN WHO ARE GIVING BACK!
August 29, 2018 (Republished)
|Excited about their knapsacks they received at the PALAS, Inc |
health fair in Jarrett Lane, east Kingston, these lads
make their way home
JARRETT Lane, an east Kingston community that has been marred by ongoing violence in recent months, was on Sunday transformed into an atmosphere of jubilation and camaraderie when residents converged at Zion Episcopal Baptist Church to access free health checks.
The residents welcomed the health fair, which was hosted by Peace And Love Academic Scholarship (PALAS, Inc), and expressed gratitude to the organisers, PALAS, Inc founder and Executive Director Ruel “Rula” Brown and Chairman, attorney Patrick Campbell, who were both born and raised in the community before migrating to the United States of America.
When the Jamaica Observer visited the tough community in the Mountain View area on Sunday, residents from Jarrett Lane and surrounding communities crammed inside the church as they took advantage of free eye tests, blood pressure checks and other checks.
|Rula Brown, PALAS Founder|
presents a gift to a student
Moving about freely on the church compound, the residents were on Sunday able to relax and unwind without the fear and anxiety that have been haunting them recently.
Loxy Anderson, 60, said, for him, the highlight of the health fair was that two men, whom he described as “sons of the soil”, demonstrated that there is more associated with Jarett Lane than just crime and violence.
“Jarrett Lane is known to be one of the most volatile communities [in the country], let’s face it. We all know these things, but there comes a time when things can change.“No one would understand and believe that these brothers are from Jarrett Lane, but they were here. They played football, they played scrimmage, dem play marble, dem play everything right in here so,” Anderson said. “They have seen a number of things… they have seen it happen around them, dem playmate, dem neighbour. It happened, but out of evil come forth good from the community, and they are now giving back to the community.”
Pointing out the joy that was evident on the church compound, Anderson said: “See Miss King there, in her wheelchair. See brother Burke there, and Miss Pearly there. Those people know these youngsters (Campbell and Brown), they know their grandparents, parents, their brothers and sisters. Is like one big family. What more could we ask for? It’s beyond a health fair, as you can see youngsters going out to school… every youngster get a Jansport bag.”
The resident continued: “Good people come from Jarrett Lane. We have singer; we have lawyer; we have doctor, even though GSAT (Grade Six Achievement Test) is over with now, just check the GSAT passes. We have Campion, we have Ardenne, more than one.”
Trevor Smith, 55, who has been living in the community all his life, was overwhelmed with joy.
|Dr. Tiffany Campbell of |
PALAS in action at the
health fare in Jarrett Lane
Rodger Scott, whose three-year-old son Rogeef was examined by Dr Tiffany Campbell, said the health fair reduced the burden on the clinics in the area.
A father of two, who spoke to the Observer on condition of anonymity, said that when he saw the fliers for the health fair he knew he had to take advantage of the opportunity.
The man, who was from Saunders Avenue, sat inside the church with his children as he waited for their names to be called.
|Church members and citizens|
had a great treat complements
“Mi tiad a it, but mi cyaan do nothing. Them want to control the entire place. We just have to keep our children and ourselves safe,” said one Jarrett Lane resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity then. PALAS, Inc is a non-profit organisation that was founded in 2011 as a result of the brutal killing of Vanessa Campbell, a Jamaican reggae artiste and past student at Bridgeport High School. Since then, the organisation’s mission has evolved to provide academic scholarships to underserved students in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.
The organisation has provided approximately 691 scholarships, valuing more than JA$65 million since its inception. PALAS received 454 applications in 2021 and is struggling to raise funds to support 80 scholarships. Results will be known in 2 weeks. A virtual awards presentation will take place on Saturday, August 28, 2021.
Please make a donation by Cashapp through your bank at $palas1 or online at www.PALAS1.org. Reminder that PALAS's motto is "Preserving Young Minds for Posterity".