6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. No plastic rice
  2. Woman commits suicide
  3. Man charged with Crystal Towers murder
  4. Bad gas drivers to get compensation
  5. No deal with Bunting, says Phillips
  6. Customs officers frustrated with new clearance process

1. No plastic rice

With mounting concerns and swirling allegations in the domestic market about contaminated rice being sold to unsuspecting consumers, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda has declared that the authorities have so far found no evidence of plastic rice. See full story on The Gleaner.

2. Woman commits suicide

A 36-year-old mother of two girls has died after drinking a poisonous substance at her home in Newport, Manchester four days before her wedding. Ingrid Grey was pronounced dead at hospital last night, hours after she was admitted in an unconscious state.  See full story on The Gleaner.

3. Man charged with Crystal Towers murder

Thirty-five-year-old Philip Brown of Old Hope Road, St Andrew has now been charged with the murder of his 31-year-old ex-girlfriend Kerry-Ann Wilson. Wilson’s body was found wrapped in a tarpaulin on a bridge on Saturday, December 10 near the Crystal Towers Apartments home they shared.  See full story on The Gleaner.

4. ‘Bad gas’ drivers to get compensation

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is promising a positive outcome early next year following compensation negotiations on behalf of motorists affected by contaminated gas last year. See full story on The Gleaner.

5. No deal with Bunting, says Phillips

Prospective People’s National Party (PNP) president Dr Peter Phillips says there was no behind-the-scenes talks with former aspirant Peter Bunting to pull out of the leadership race.  See full story on The Gleaner.

6. Customs officers frustrated with new clearance process

The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders’ Association of Jamaica is expressing frustration with ASYCUDA system run by the Jamaica Customs Agency. The customs brokers say ASYCUDA, an online portal used to facilitate the clearing of goods at the ports, is causing them to lose business. See full story on The Gleaner.

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