6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Hunts Bay cops arrested after collecting $300k to free murder suspect
  2. Don Creary freed of rape charges
  3. Extortion hush-hush
  4. NAJ backs protesting nurses
  5. 70,000 tickets ready for delinquent motorists
  6. Hanover teen on murder charge for court

1. Hunts Bay cops arrested after collecting $300k to free murder suspect

Two policemen who allegedly collected  $300,000 to free a man charged with murder have been arrested and charged with corruption offences. As a result of the arrests, investigators are now reviewing all the cases handled by the cops to “see if there are any gaps.” See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Don Creary freed of rape charges

Former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Councillor Don Creary has been freed of rape charges. Creary and his co-accused Shaneke Williams, were freed after the complainant indicated, in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston, that she did not want to proceed with the case. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Extortion hush-hush

Extortion continues to be a major source of income for criminals operating in Spanish Town, St Catherine, but the police have lost track of just how much this illegal activity is costing the business community. This admission comes nine months after the cops put the 2015 take by gangsters at a conservative $400 million. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. NAJ backs protesting nurses

The Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) says it is standing behind nurses at the Cornwall Regional Hospital who today went on strike to protest the air quality issues which have been affecting the institution. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. 70,000 warrants ready for delinquent motorists

With billions of dollars owing in unpaid traffic tickets, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says warrants are being prepared to lock-up motorists who have failed to pay fines. “We are presently putting in place the necessary checks and balances so that when we arrest people we know that they actually have not paid the fines,” said Chuck. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Hanover teen on murder charge for court

The sixteen-year-old girl charged with the murder of Merlene Ottey High School student Shaniekey Brown is scheduled to appear in the Lucea Family Court this morning. The accused teen is also charged with unlawful wounding in relation to another victim. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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