6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Jamaica dominates CARIFTA
  2. Romanian scammers target Ja
  3. JUTC buses vandalised to debt
  4. Gloria’s co-owner dies in crash
  5. Ganja group ready to sprint
  6. Manhunt on for Facebook killer

1. Jamaica dominates Carifta

ONE year later and it is the same story, as Jamaica’s junior athletes proved once again that they are the best among their Caribbean counterparts. They dominated the 46th staging of the Carifta Games which came to an end yesterday in Willemstad, Curaccao. Jamaica picked up 14 gold, eight silver and seven bronze to total 29 medals on the final day. This meant they ended with 84 overall – 38 gold, 27 silver and 19 bronze. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

2. Romanian scammers target Ja

The police are again appealing to the public to take precautionary measures when using ATMs in light of Jamaica becoming an apparent target by Romanian scammers. Head of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Clifford Chambers says two Romanians believed to be connected to an international ATM fraud ring were denied entry to the island last Wednesday. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

3. JUTC buses vandalised to debt

The ailing Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is shelling out millions of dollars each year to repair buses damaged by passengers, mainly schoolchildren, who deliberately break the windows and windshields, as well as deface the seats and other sections of the interior of the vehicles with oftentimes lewd and vulgar graffiti. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

4. Gloria’s co-owner dies in crash

Persons who had plans to close off the Easter holiday with a seafood feast at the Port Royal-based restaurant, Gloria’s, would have turned up to closed doors yesterday.The popular restaurant did not open for business on what would have been one of the busiest nights of the holiday as family and staff were plunged into mourning following the tragic death of one of its owners in an early Easter Monday morning crash. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

5. Ganja group ready to sprint

Come Thursday, the Ganja Future Growers and Producers Association will mark International Cannabis Day with a makeover. The entity will be rebranded as the Ganja Growers and Producers Association Jamaica to reflect the recent developments in the sector. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

6. Manhunt on for Facebook killer

Authorities in several states were on the lookout yesterday for a man police say shot a Cleveland retiree collecting aluminum cans and then posted video of the apparently random killing on Facebook. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

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