Chief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla, has welcomed the recent re-opening of the Morant Bay courthouse in St. Thomas. Speaking at a swearing-in ceremony for judges to the Supreme Court, held at King’s House on Monday (January 7), Mrs. McCalla said the re-opening of the newly constructed facility will now allow cases to be returned to that parish after more than five years. Matters before the St. Thomas Circuit Court were being held in Kingston for the past five years, following a 2007 fire which destroyed the Morant Bay courthouse. The facility was re-opened on Monday, December 3, by Acting Supreme Court judge, Sharon George. “That situation was most unsatisfactory and that has now been remedied. The intention is for the Resident Magistrate’s Court to also sit in one of the refurbished courtrooms,” the Chief Justice said. Mrs. McCalla noted that although the building is not yet fully completed, it is being put to use with the expectation that the remaining construction work will be concluded in short order. The new building was constructed at a cost of $45 million on lands donated by the National Works Agency.
WILMINGTON, MA — Emma C. (Perez) Torres, age 90, of Wilmington, passed away on March 22, 2019 at the Winchester Hospital.Emma was the beloved wife of the late Fausto Torres, devoted mother of Fausto Torres & his wife Edith Herrera of Bronx, NY, Ricardo Torres & his wife Marisol of Queens, NY, Mario Torres & his wife Martha of Methuen Ma, Aurora Alves & her husband Candido of Yonkers, NY, Jannette Torres of Bronx, NY, Emma Torres & her husband Fernando Ayora of Tampa, FL, Gina Torres of Lawrence and Mabel Torres & her husband Cesar Montesinos of Woburn Ma.Emma was the loving grandmother “Abuelita” of Romyna, Cesar, Angelo, Jose, Angeline, Andrés, Andrea, Maria Fernanda, Michelle, Pamela, Denise, Katherine, Nadia, Aline, Chris, Nicol, Mical, Ricky, Samantha, Mia, Mathew, Jessica, Johana, and Joshua.Great-Grandma “Bis Abuela” of Nahyn, Valerya, Leonardo, Gabby, Connor, Jade, Nathaniel, Remi, Issaia, Joel, Giuliana, Luciana, Robert, Amy, Jonathan, Lauren, Victoria, Andrew, Christina, Mathew.Emma was the cherished daughter of the late Luis Perez and Aurora Escorza de Perez, dear sister of Matilde Perez de Pinto, Luis Perez, Hector Perez, and Manuel Perez. Emma is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.Lovely Emma will be remembered as a simple yet strong and generous lady: she was an amazing person and will be sorely missed by her family and friends.Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, March 28th from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. immediately followed by a Celebration of Life at 7:30 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody on Friday, March 29th at 12:00 noon.Emma C. (Perez) Torres(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Helen C. (Cotter) Domigan Adams, 85In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Marie J. (Ciampa) Cummings, 81In “Obituaries”
Donald TrumpUS president Donald Trump on Friday hailed the “historic” summit between the two Koreas, saying that “good things” are happening on the peninsula ahead of his own highly anticipated meeting with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un.”After a furious year of missile launches and Nuclear testing, a historic meeting between North and South Korea is now taking place,” Trump wrote on Twitter.”KOREAN WAR TO END! The United States, and all of its GREAT people, should be very proud of what is now taking place in Korea!” he tweeted.Kim met Friday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and the pair agreed to pursue a permanent peace treaty and the complete denuclearization of their divided peninsula.An armistice brought the fighting on the Korean peninsula to an end in 1953, but 65 years later, a final peace agreement has still not been reached.The US president also praised his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping’s efforts on North Korea, calling them a “great help.””Please do not forget the great help that my good friend, President Xi of China, has given to the United States, particularly at the Border of North Korea. Without him it would have been a much longer, tougher, process!” he tweeted.Beijing is Pyongyang’s sole major ally but it has supported a series of United Nations sanctions to punish the North over its nuclear and missile tests.China has pressed for dialogue to peacefully resolve the crisis.While Trump praised progress on North Korea, he also struck a somewhat cautious tone, writing that: “Good things are happening, but only time will tell!”Trump said Thursday that three or four dates were under consideration for his meeting with Kim, which he has previously said could take place by early June.The summit between the two Koreas — only the third since 1953 — was the highest-level encounter yet in a whirlwind of nuclear diplomacy.But the two previous Korean summits in 2000 and 2007, both of them in Pyongyang, also ended with displays of affection and similar pledges, but the agreements ultimately came to naught.Last year, Pyongyang carried out its sixth nuclear test, by far its most powerful to date, and launched missiles capable of reaching the US mainland.Its actions sent tensions soaring as Kim and Trump traded personal insults and threats of war.Moon seized on the South’s Winter Olympics as an opportunity to broker dialogue between them, and has said his meeting with Kim would serve to set up the summit between Pyongyang and Washington.Trump has demanded the North give up its weapons, and Washington is pressing for it to do so in a complete, verifiable and irreversible way.Pyongyang is demanding as yet unspecified security guarantees to discuss its arsenal.