Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique (South Africa) 3/19/2019

Damages are seen in a street of Beira, Mozambique, on March 17, 2019, in the aftermath of the passage of the cyclone Idai. – A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing and caused “massive and horrifying” destruction in the Mozambican city of Beira, authorities and the Red Cross said on March 18, 2019. (Photo by ADRIEN BARBIER / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADRIEN BARBIER/AFP/Getty Images)

JOHANNESBURG — More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation’s president said.

“It is a real disaster of great proportions,” President Filipe Nyusi said.

Cyclone Idai could prove to be the deadliest storm in generations to hit the impoverished southeast African country of 30 million people.

It struck Beira, an Indian Ocean port city of a half-million people, late Thursday and then moved inland to Zimbabwe and Malawi with strong winds and heavy rain. But it took days for the scope of the disaster to come into focus in Mozambique, which has a poor communication and transportation network and a corrupt and inefficient bureaucracy.

Speaking on state Radio Mozambique, Nyusi said that while the official death toll stood at 84, “It appears that we can register more than 1,000 deaths.”

Emergency officials cautioned that while they expect the death toll to rise significantly, they have no way of knowing if it will reach the president’s estimate.

More than 215 people were killed by the storm in the three countries, including more than 80 in Zimbabwe’s eastern Chimanimani region and more than 50 in Malawi, according to official figures. Hundreds more were reported injured and missing, and nearly 1,000 homes were destroyed in eastern Zimbabwe alone.

Doctors Without Borders said rivers have broken their banks leaving many houses fully submerged and around 11,000 households displaced in Nsanje, in southern Malawi.

U.N. agencies and the Red Cross helped rush emergency food and medicine by helicopter to the stricken countries.

Mount Chiluvo in central Mozambique was badly hit by flooding. One resident said he heard a loud noise, like an explosion, and suddenly saw a river of mud rolling toward his home.

“I was indoors with my children, but when we looked we saw mud coming down the road towards the houses and we fled,” Francisco Carlitos told Lusa, the Portuguese News Agency. The family lost their home and possessions but safely reached higher ground.

The country’s president, who cut short a visit to neighboring Swaziland over the weekend because of the disaster, spoke after flying by helicopter over Beira and two rural provinces, where he reported widespread devastation.

“The waters of the Pungue and Buzi rivers overflowed, making whole villages disappear and isolating communities, and bodies are floating,” Nyusi said.

The United Nation’s humanitarian office said the government issued flood warnings and said heavy rains were forecast for the next 24 hours, including in areas already hit hard by Idai.

The Red Cross said 90 percent of Beira was damaged or destroyed. The cyclone knocked out electricity, shut down the airport and cut off access to the city by road.

U.N. officials cited reports that Beira Central Hospital’s emergency room was flooded and without power, and that much of the building’s roof had collapsed. Doctors Without Borders said it had completely ceased operations in Beira hospital, local health centers and throughout the community.

The destruction in Beira is “massive and horrifying,” said Jamie LeSueur, who led a Red Cross team that had to assess the damage by helicopter because of the flooded-out roads.

The U.N. also warned of devastation outside Beira, in particular of livestock and crops.

“As this damage is occurring just before the main harvest season, it could exacerbate food insecurity in the region,” the U.N. humanitarian office known as OCHA said.

Mozambique is a long, narrow country with a 2,400-kilometer (1,500-mile) coastline along the Indian Ocean. It is prone to cyclones and tropical storms this time of year.

In 2000, Mozambique was hit by severe flooding caused by weeks of heavy rain, a disaster made much worse when a cyclone hit. Approximately 700 people were killed in what was regarded as the worst flooding in 50 years.

Mozambique won independence from Portugal in 1975 and then was plagued by a long-running civil war that ended in 1992. Its economy is dominated by agriculture, and its exports include prawns, cotton, cashews, sugar, coconuts and tropical hardwood timber.

More recently it has been exporting aluminum and electric power, and deposits of natural gas were discovered in the country’s north.

William Hayes A Former Cricketer Was Killed And Home Set A Blaze!!!(Jamaica)

RedZoneNews.Net Jamaica — Former Jamaican fast bowler in the 1970’s and early 1980’s, William Haye, was shot and killed yesterday (Monday, March 18) by as yet unknown assailants in the Four Paths area of Clarendon.

Haye, a pensioner, was 69 years old.

After murdering Haye, the gunmen then set his house on fire.

The murder of Haye is being investigated by detectives from the May Pen police.

Arlene McBean Reinstated as Police Federation Chairman Jamaica 3/18/2019

RedZoneNews.Net The Supreme Court a short while ago ordered that Corporal Arleen McBean is to be immediately reinstated as Chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation after she was removed from the post in January.

The police corporal and her attorney, Hugh Wildman, had brought an ex parte notice of application for a mandatory injunction in the Supreme Court on February 18 seeking to have the corporal returned as chairman.

Suspects Captured – Deadly Daylight Robbery (Jamaica-St James) 3/19/2019

There was an amazing robbery in st James Jamaica and it was very deadly.a security guard was killed they to a combined 3 million dollar in cash and checks. Along with the security guard there was two fatalities in the daring robbery

THE GLEANER MINUTE: Four cops arrested … 8 shot, 3 dead in Westmoreland … Ferry pipeline to be fixed (Jamaica) 3/19/2019

FEBRUARY 26, 2019: President of the Jamaica Association for Resettlement of Returning Residents, Percival LaTouche, says he’s not surprised that four cops have been arrested … The Ministry of Education has outlined a draft of proposed regulations, which include clauses muzzling board chairmen, teachers and principals from criticising the ministry … Eight people were shot, three fatally, shortly after 11 o’clock on Monday night in the volatile community of Williamsfield, Westmoreland

A BLACK MOTHER WAS CONVICTED ON FELONY CHARGES FOR TRYING TO GET HER KID IN A BETTER SCHOOL THAT WAS NOT IN HER DISTRICT 3/18/2019

A mother from Akron applied for her kids to go to school that was not in her district in 2011 was convicted on felony charges for lying about living in a district that her and her kids did not have residents in. I remember this because when i was young my mother sent me to a school where it was mostly white kids.At the time i was in grade school she did the same thing this woman did almost and she did not get in no trouble,but this woman did.

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“I felt that the sentence was draconian and really, the case of Kelley Williams-Bolar, it’s such a microcosm of everything that is wrong with America when it comes to access to educational quality, when it comes to economic inequality and when it comes to inequality in the criminal justice system,” Syracuse University Professor Boyce Watkins said at that time. r at the time she was homeless and wanted a better life for her two girls. It is total madness that in America you can’t send your kid to a better school then the one that is in your area. I mean , it is not High School or college. She just want her kids to get a good start in life and want to be a good mother and give them a future

It is sad that white people have no problems getting there kids in good school but this country is going to hand this woman a felony charge for the very same thing white people do!!

Because she lied she will have to serve ten days in jail and 80 days of community service for her action in 2011. On top of that William – Bolar was perusing her decree in teaching. This will no doubt her her chances on getting a teaching job as a teacher.

They hired a private investigator to track William-Bolar down where she had to pay 30,000 dollars in back tuition . When they come after you they come after you hard .

When white people get jammed up like this and get caught for sending there kid to a school they are not suppose to be in the Law gives them time to remove there kids from the school. In the case of black people this is not the case you are handed a felony charge that will sticjk with you where ever you go. To every application you ever sign for a job and destroy your credibility. Basically you are still in prison with out the bars until you have no choice to do something stupid and go to prison

“I felt that the sentence was draconian and really, the case of Kelley Williams-Bolar, it’s such a microcosm of everything that is wrong with America when it comes to access to educational quality, when it comes to economic inequality and when it comes to inequality in the criminal justice system,” Syracuse University Professor Boyce Watkins said at that time.