Your news in a nutshell
- #LocalGovtElection today
- Portia tested
- 84-y-o raped, killed
- Fidel Castro has died
- Gleaner dominates PAJ awards
- UK ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ becomes law
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.