6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Union readies to battle job cuts
  2. Gunman shot after police station attack
  3. Bring evidence of illegal sugar sales – Seaga
  4. Rats overrun Port Antonio
  5. Call for social children’s audit
  6. Listen to science on climate change

1. Union readies to battle job cuts

The Union of Clerical Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE) says it will be demanding public sector job security in its wage and fringe benefits claims to be presented next month. UCASE president Vincent Morrison says his team is now finalising the claims to be served on the Government by mid-January. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Gunman shot after police station attack

Passersby, and even police personnel, were sent scampering for cover after two brazen gunmen, one of them heavily armed and clad in a ballistic vest, ambushed another man outside the Hunts Bay Police Station, where he had gone to report as part of bail conditions. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Bring evidence of illegal sugar sales – Seaga

Metry Seaga, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA), wants Karl James, general manager of Jamaica Cane Product Sales Limited, to stop whining and come forward with evidence to support long-standing claims that manufacturers have been illegally selling refined (granulated) sugar on the retail market. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Rats overrun Port Antonio

Port Antonio, Portland, has become overrun by rats and other rodents, creating panic among business operators whose commercial waste has been left uncollected for several days. The garbage pile-up, which has led to an unbearable stench lingering throughout the parish capital, has also forced cancellations by at least six cruise ships, which were destined for the resort town during the current winter tourist season. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Call for social children’s audit

Harsh poverty conditions, in addition to concerns regarding parenting, are issues stakeholders believe have stymied childcare and protection in Jamaica, leaving them to call for robust measures – including a social children’s audit – that would aid in reducing incidents of abuse. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Listen to science on climate change

Head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Hoesung Lee has urged attention and focus on the science and not politics in decision-making about climate change. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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