6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Bloodbath in Westmoreland
  2. PPVs must be examined before March 31
  3. Some victims make wrong choice – Llewelyn
  4. Work on Marcus Garvey Drive continues
  5. Perception of crime greater than reality
  6. HAJ to give update on finances

1. Bloodbath in Westmoreland

Residents of Bath in Westmoreland are struggling to come to grips with Saturday night’s quadruple murder when members of their community were slaughtered at a popular cookshop and bar by men travelling on two motorcycles. When the shooting, which started approximately 9 p.m., ended, 23-year-old Timothy Bernard, otherwise called ‘Tim’; 19-year-old Demario McIntosh; 68-year-old Glendon Nannan; and 54-year-old Carl Banhan, otherwise called ‘Calla’, were killed on the spot. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. PPVs must be examined before March 31

The Transport Authority is reminding public passenger vehicle (PPV) owners and operators of that all vehicles must be examined ahead of the road licence expiration date of March 31. Speaking in an interview with JIS News, Acting General Manager of Human Resources and Administration at the Transport Authority, Petra-Kene Williams, said the authority has put measures in place to facilitate the process. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Some victims make wrong choice – Llewelyn

Women guilty of neglect and abusing their children should be held accountable and brought to book, instead of being let off the hook, Llewellyn argued, accusing the media and some civic groups of aiding and abetting this delinquency. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Work on Marcus Garvey Drive continues

Ninety-seven per cent of the rehabilitation and expansion work on Marcus Garvey Drive has been completed, with the project looking set for completion by the April 30 deadline, according to National Works Agency (NWA) Communications Manager Stephen Shaw. See full on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Perception of crime greater than reality

Addressing a media briefing at the Social Development Commission office in Albion, St James, last Wednesday, to outline plans to celebrate the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) 150th anniversary, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ainsley McCarthy said while many persons remain fearful and concerned about crime in the division, the streets in western Jamaica are no less safe than anywhere else in the country. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. HAJ to give update on finances

Almost two weeks before the 2016-2017 financial year ends, the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ), which racked up almost $900 million in losses for one financial year, is today expected to reveal how the agency’s financial position has turned around and whether a $60-million profit target will be met. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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