6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. FLA still under fire
  2. Thompson ready for World Champs
  3. De Grasse out of World Champs with injury
  4. Reid lists schools breaching auxiliary fees policy
  5. One dead, four injured in Clarendon shooting
  6. Dainalyn Swaby wins Festival Queen 2017

1. FLA still under fire

At least four months ago, the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) started probing the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), whose five board members resigned yesterday, 48 hours after its chairman, Dennis Wright, said that they were going nowhere over the unfolding gun-licence scandal. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Thompson ready for World Champs

Jamaican sprinting star Elaine Thompson says she is in good shape heading into the World Championships in London adding that she has fully recovered from an Achilles issue that was bothering her a few weeks ago. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. De Grasse out of World Champs with injury

Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse will miss the IAAF World Championships in London after suffering a grade two hamstring strain on Monday. Agent Paul Doyle confirmed to The Gleaner that the Olympic 100m bronze and 200m silver medal winner suffered the injury during his last training session, while he was practising his starts. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

Ruel Reid

4. Reid lists schools breaching auxiliary fees policy

Education minister, Ruel Reid, has named five schools he says are breaching the governments no auxiliary fee policy, and is warning others he’ll be taking action if they find ways to charge parents. At a post-Cabinet media briefing today, Senator Reid said the schools already brought to his attention are St Andrew High School for Girls, Mona High, The Queen’s School, Holy Childhood High and St Thomas Technical High. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. One dead, four injured in Clarendon shooting

The Clarendon police are investigating last night’s fatal shooting of a man and the injuring of four others in Lionel Town. The dead man has been identified as 44-year-old carpenter Kingsley Henry, also  ‘Sleepy’, of  King Street. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Dainalyn Swaby wins Festival Queen 2017

Miss St Elizabeth Dainalyn Swaby last night became the first contestant from the parish to win the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen competition. Swaby, a crowd favourite, also walked away from the National Arena in Kingston with several sectional prizes including the one for the most culturally aware contestant. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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