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Joseph Patterson has been offered bail

JOSEPH PATTERSON

Leader of the United Independents’ Congress (UIC), Joseph Patterson, has been offered bail.

The police did not disclose the bail amount.

Patterson was among several people arrested during a public march organised by the political party in downtown Kingston on Wednesday.

The Jamaican army will get its first woman Chief of Defence, Commodore Antonette Wemyss Gorman, as the current head, Lieutenant General Rocky Meade retires.

Wemyss Gorman will be promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral in January 2022.

General Meade served the Jamaica Defence Force for thirty-eight years. He was appointed Chief of Defence Staff in December 2016.

Gorman, 48, was among three senior Jamaica Defence Force officers who were interviewed for the position.

Wemyss Gorman is a career Officer whose twenty-nine years of service has been characterised by notable achievement and exceptional service to the JDF.

She has performed at the strategic level of command within her technical area of expertise and in other domains both internal and external to the JDF.

Wemyss Gorman holds a Master’s Degree with distinction in National Security and Strategic Studies from the University of the West Indies.

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