6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. JUTC deploys more buses on selected routes
  2. Constituents want special zone clampdown
  3. Grenadians urge J’cans to free up beaches
  4. Heat will affect critical sectors
  5. Bloody West at Crossroads
  6. Outstanding achievers get Governor General’s award

1. JUTC deploys more buses on selected routes

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has increased bus operations along two routes in the Corporate Area in light of a robbery spree by rogue taxi operators targeting users of public passenger vehicles. The JUTC says more buses have been deployed on the 30 and 47 routes. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Constituents want special zone clampdown

Following the merciless slaying of three persons along Hill Avenue in Olympic Gardens on Monday evening, residents say their community, which is located in the West Central St Andrew constituency represented by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is now ripe for establishing the first zone of special operations. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Grenadians urge J’cans to free up beaches

The beach in Grenada’s famous town of Grand Anse is free to locals to mix with tourists, and Fyah was shocked to learn that in other parts of the Caribbean, like Jamaica, government allows for the privatisation of beaches. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Heat will affect critical sectors

Health, livestock and productivity are some areas Professor Michael Taylor envisions will be severely affected as Jamaica braces for hotter temperatures, a phenomenon he predicts will last until the end of the century. In an interview with The Gleaner, the scientist noted that Jamaicans have to adapt to these changes as the trend is now a “new normal”. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Bloody West at Crossroads

With more than 260 murders since the start of the year, the police’s Area One division is the nation’s undisputed murder capital and should be significantly impacted when the Zones of Special Operations crime-fighting initiative comes on stream. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Outstanding achievers get Governor General’s award

Ten outstanding achievers drawn from the four parishes in the county of Surrey were recipients of the prestigious Governor General’s Achievement Award at a special function held at the College of Agriculture Science and Education (CASE) in Portland, over the weekend. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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