6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. #LocalGovtElection today
  2. Portia tested
  3. 84-y-o raped, killed
  4. Fidel Castro has died
  5. Gleaner dominates PAJ awards
  6. UK ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ becomes law

poll-box1. #LocalGovtElection today

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica  (ECJ) say it is fully prepared for today’s Local Government elections set to begin at 7 o’clock this morning.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Portia tested

Today’s local government elections is not just about electing municipal councillors across Jamaica, but also serves as a ‘referendum’ on Portia Simpson Miller’s leadership of the People’s National Party (PNP), according to political commentators. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. 84-y-o raped and killed

An 84-year-old woman who lived alone was raped and killed by at least two vicious monsters who broke into her Cockburn Avenue, St Andrew, home yesterday. See full story on THE STAR’s website.

4. Fidel Castro has died

Wearing his ‘Bay of Pigs Veteran’ shirt, 80-year-old Rafael Torre stood amid hundreds of Cuban-Americans celebrating the death of Fidel Castro and marvelled that he remained in power for so long.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Gleaner dominates PAJ awards

Team Gleaner and the RJR Communications Group this year dominated the 2016 Press Association of Jamaica’s Annual Journalism Awards walking away from the Courtleigh Auditorium ‎in New Kingston on Saturday night with top honours and commendations. The Gleaner took seven category awards while Television Jamaica copped five and RJR, one.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. UK Snoopers’ charter becomes law

After months of wrangling, Parliament has passed a contentious new snooping law that gives authorities – from police and spies to food regulators, fire officials and tax inspectors – powers to look at the Internet browsing records of everyone in the country. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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