Dominica police seizes 10,000 grams of Cannabis; Vincentian and four others detained

first_imgLocalNews Dominica police seizes 10,000 grams of Cannabis; Vincentian and four others detained by: – January 6, 2012 Share 383 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Police Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Matthew.Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Kenth Matthew is reporting that police officers within the rank of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force while on duty seized 10, 000 grams of cured Cannabis and have detained five men including a Vincentian on Friday 6th January, 2012 in Soufriere.“About 2 am on Friday 6th January, 2012 the Police intercepted a Mitsubishi bus registration # PJ033 which is registered to Marcus A. Cuffy of #63-E Bath Estate which was being driven at the time by Yohan Flynn of the same address. Flynn was accompanied by Jerard Germain of Bath Estate and Irwin Miller a Vincentian national. They had in their possession 10,000 grams of cured Cannabis,” Sergeant Matthew reported.Sergeant Matthew also indicated that one Yamaha motorcycle and one open keeled boat were also seized during that operation. “During that same exercise at Soufriere, one Yamaha motorcycle registration #PF 350 which was being driven by its owner Craig Cochrane of Kingshill and one open keeled boat which was being commanded by John Sylvester of Portsmouth were also intercepted. All five persons and three conveyances were taken into custody in relation to illegal drug activity.”According to Sergeant Matthew, one of the five men; Irvin Miller was injured during the exercise and is receiving medical attention at the Princess Margaret Hospital.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweetlast_img read more

Cold weather can help corn crop until harvest

first_imgAMES — An Iowa State University grain quality specialist, Charles Hurburgh says some growers are choosing to leave corn in the fields because the kernels’ moisture content is too high for safe storage.The late harvest and cold weather have strained the delivery system for the propane needed to dry the corn. Hurburgh says the colder weather will help farmers who are waiting to dry grain.“If the weather stays cold…without a lot of warm, humid days and so forth…it’s probably not going to be moldy. After standing a while, it’ll probably come out of the field at seventeen to eighteen percent moisture…somewhere in that area,” Hurburgh says. He says the corn will still be okay to harvest.“As long as the stalks are strong….and it’s not falling on the ground. So leaving it in the field is not an automatic loss,” Hurburgh says. He says the cold will also help those who are still waiting to dry corn that’s in bins.“There is 20 to 24 percent corn in places in bins at temperatures below 30 that will probably be okay for a month or two until this gas situation clears up and the corn can be dried and taken to wherever. The cold weather was a real benefit to us,” he says.The State Agriculture Secretary says the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is going to get the propane shippers and the pipeline representatives together this week to work on the delivery problems. He say they hope that will lead to an increase in the supply of propane this week and next.last_img read more