6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. More anti-crime measures to come
  2. Bolt Gleaner Man of the Year
  3. PAHO to help with noxious fumes problem
  4. Some cops now have bodycams
  5. $46m to transform MoBay Hip Strip
  6. Unions threaten Gov’t over pension proposal

1. More anti-crime measures to come

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is warning that additional measures are coming in the clampdown on crime. He has not revealed details but says the Government will be insisting on consistent and persistent efforts by the police.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Bolt Gleaner Man of the Year

It was another triple feat for sprint legend Usain Bolt. Yesterday, the fastest man in the world continued his impressive run, albeit off the track, when he was declared The Gleaner’s Man of the Year for 2016, at the media house’s 37th Annual Honour Awards function at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. PAHO to help with noxious fumes problem

The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is to send a mission team to Jamaica, which has sought its help with the noxious fumes affecting the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Some cops now have bodycams

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says some of its members today started wearing body cameras. The JCF says the body cameras are being worn by police in the Police Area Four comprising Kingston Eastern, Kingston Central, St Andrew Central and Kingston Western. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. $46m for MoBay Hip Strip transformation

The Tourism Ministry has allocated some $46 million to help transform Montego Bay’s Hip Strip in St. James. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says discussions will be held with stakeholders about extending the Hip Strip from ‘Dump Up Beach’ to ‘Dead End’ and offering more food and shopping outlets. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Unions threaten Gov’t over pension proposal

Powerful trade union groups have sent a threat to the Andrew Holness administration, saying they will not accept the proposed pension reforms to come on stream on April 1 and are “prepared to fight”. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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