6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Tesha Miller released from police custody without charge
  2. Man gets 4 life sentences for quadruple murder
  3. Riu MoBay boiler room explodes, ordered closed
  4. Possible dry period for Ja by year-end
  5. Speed, alcohol may have caused Mason’s death
  6. We take diaspora seriously – Johnson Smith

1. Tesha Miller released from police custody without charge

Reputed gangster Tesha Miller has been released from police custody without charge. His attorney Bert Samuels said Miller was met by relatives on his release. Earlier today, Kingston and St Andrew Parish Judge Vaughn Smith ruled that Miller must be charged by 6 o’clock this afternoon or released from police custody. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Man gets 4 life sentences for quadruple murder

The Clarendon man convicted of the gruesome 2015 quadruple murder of four people, including three students, has been sentenced to four terms of life imprisonment and will have to serve 60 years before he becomes eligible for parole. Twenty-nine-year-old Jermaine Turner was sentenced in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston today. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Riu MoBay boiler room explodes, ordered closed

The Jamaica Fire Brigade has now ordered the closure of the RIU Hotel in Montego Bay, St James following a major explosion in the boiler room yesterday. One person was killed and three others injured in the explosion. Yesterday, Public Relations Officer at the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Emeleo Ebanks said the hotel would remain open since further threat had been averted. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Possible dry period for Ja by year-end

Preliminary weather-tracking models are not indicating any serious concern for drought at the end of June, however, climate service specialist Glenroy Brown, has said that temperatures are likely to be warmer than normal closer to the end of the year. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Speed, alcohol may have caused Mason’s death

The Harbour View Police have said speeding and alcohol might have contributed to the early morning motorcycle crash along the Palisadoes main road in which Jamaica-born high jumper, Germaine Mason was killed. Mason, 34, clad in a black T-shirt and blue jeans pants, had just left the ‘I Love Soca’  party on the Kingston waterfront. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. ‘We take diaspora seriously’ – Johnson Smith

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, has dismissed claims by her opposition counterpart that the Government is paying lip service to Diaspora related issues. Addressing journalists at a press conference yesterday at the ministry on Dominica Drive in New Kingston, Johnson Smith said that Diaspora engagement was a significant part of the Government’s domestic and foreign policy, adding that “this is not lip service”. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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