6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Crackdown on domestic violence
  2. Preventative detention
  3. More metal detectors in prisons
  4. Phillips nominated for PNP lead
  5. Budget to be tabled today
  6. Bolt leads team to Nitro win

1. Crackdown on domestic violence

Amid a slew of deadly attacks against women and young girls, the Andrew Holness administration has unveiled a number of measures that are to form part of a get-tough campaign against domestic violence. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Preventative detention

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the police will be stepping up preventative detention of people as a way to deal with the country’s rising crime problem.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. More metal detectors for prisons

The practice of smuggling metallic items into correctional facilities has become much harder, with the Department of Corrections receiving a new batch of metal detectors, a donation from the United States Embassy in Kingston. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Phillips nominated for PNP lead

The top brass of the People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday gave strong support to Dr Peter Phillips as he submitted his nomination for the presidency of the party at the movement’s headquarters on Old Hope Road in St Andrew. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Budget to be tabled today

Jamaicans will know today how much revenue the Government will target for the upcoming fiscal year when the National Budget for the 2017-2018 financial year is tabled in the Parliament. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Bolt leads team to Nitro win

Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell helped the Bolt All-Stars win the 4×100-meter mixed relay Thursday on the second of three nights of the Nitro Athletics meet. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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