Diamond dealer’s botched robberyThe 25-year-old suspected bandit Gerally Johanison Henry, who was gunned down during an attempted robbery at Kay’s Diamond Enterprise Ltd on Saturday last, died of multiple gunshot injuries about his body.A post mortem examination was performed on his body by pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh on Friday at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation’s mortuary, and the body has been handed over to his relatives for burial.Meanwhile, investigations into the botched robbery continue. Police in an earlier statement said the diamond dealership is owned and managed by a male caucasian, who told investigators that he had received a phone call from Henry on the fatal Saturday morning. He said the man had indicated that he wanted to buy diamonds, and advised him to go to the office.Henry, the businessman said, arrived at the business establishment at about 12:03h, and they had what he described as a “general” conversation before the now dead man asked to use the washroom.“Upon his return from the washroom, Henry pointed a pistol in the direction of the owner, who was sitting in his chair behind his desk in the office, and told him not to move; but [the businessman] instinctively drew his licensed handgun and discharged several rounds in the direction of Henry, who was struck in the upper part of his body and he fell [to the ground],” the Police said.The matter was reported and emergency medical technical (EMT) personnel were summoned and pronounced Henry dead at the scene.The Police had recovered a 9mm pistol along with eight live matching rounds in the magazine and one round in the breech, which was allegedly in possession of the deceased. The weapon and ammunition have been lodged.
Amazon this week announced that it is creating thousands of seasonal jobs in Maryland, welcome news in Baltimore City where unemployment remains relatively high.The online retail giant is currently hiring over 3,000 employees for its Baltimore and Rockville facilities, part of a larger jobs windfall that will see more than 120,000 temporary positions filled across its U.S network of fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites for this holiday season. Though temporary, these jobs nevertheless offer promise because; as they did last year after the holidays when the company transitioned over 14,000 seasonal positions into regular full-time roles, this year Amazon is looking to transition even more of these seasonal positions.“This is our favorite time of year—we love serving customers during the busy holiday season and we’re excited to bring on more than 120,000 seasonal employees this year to support growing customer demand,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment, in a statement. “Last year alone, more than 14,000 seasonal employees stayed on in regular, full-time positions after the holidays and we expect to increase that number this year.” So far this year, the company has created thousands of new full-time jobs, with accompanying benefits, including access to programs such as Career Choice, which pre-pays 95 percent of the tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.Baltimore City has the highest unemployment rate in Maryland, which was 6.9 percent in August, according to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The lack of jobs and other social ills such as high rates of poverty, poor health outcomes and vacant homes, particularly among African Americans, were part of the tinder that turned peaceful protests against the death of a young Black man while in police custody into violent unrest in April 2015.Amazon is also offering positions in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.Candidates interested in seasonal positions can learn more and apply online at www.amazon.com/seasonal.