6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. MoBay ready for Zones of Special Operations
  2. Moravian Church adopts new childcare policy
  3. Diaspora ambassadors ready to engage country
  4. Man shot beside Parliament
  5. Phillips want to know which state assets will be privatised
  6. Get bus for nurses in crime-prone areas -Dalley

1. MoBay ready for Zones of Special Operations

As St James continues to bleed, with the murder rate racing past 160 following the killing of two persons in a brazen gun attack in Salt Spring on Monday, it would appear that Montego Bay’s mayor, Homer Davis, is ready to embrace the recently enacted zones of special operations initiative. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Moravian Church adopts new childcare policy

The sex-scandal-hit Moravian Church in Jamaica has adopted a new policy to govern the interaction of its leaders, workers and volunteers with children. The policy was approved at the just-concluded 75th Provincial Synod held at the Bethlehem Moravian College in Malvern, St Elizabeth. The Synod is the highest decision-making body of the Moravian Church in Jamaica. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Diaspora ambassadors ready to engage country

Ambassadors from the three main regions populated by Jamaicans are in the island participating in the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference, which comes to a close today at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston. Speaking with The Gleaner on Sunday, during the opening ceremony held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, the ambassadors shared their expectations for the conference. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Man shot beside Parliament

Police investigators are now at a scene close to the nation’s House of Parliament where one man was shot and injured just after eight this morning. Reports are that the man was standing near the corner of Beeston and Duke streets in downtown Kingston when a gunman approached and opened fire hitting him before escaping on foot. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Phillips wants to know which state assets will be privatised

Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips has renewed a call for the government to indicate the state assets that are to be privatised. Phillip said the opposition is concerned about the lack of information. He raised the issue in Parliament yesterday while contributing to the debate on three pieces of legislation that fix anomalies in the law that prevented companies on the stock exchange from buying back shares issued to the public. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Get bus for nurses in crime-prone areas -Dalley

Opposition Spokesman on Health, Horace Dalley, is calling for the Government to purchase a bus that will be used to transport nurses working in crime prone areas. Dalley says with crime in some of these areas at crisis levels leaving nurses at the mercy of public transportation, especially at nights, is a serious concern. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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