6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. #London2017: Trouble in Ja’s camp?
  2. Big drug bust in Culloden
  3. PNP saddened by Winston Green’s death
  4. Angry residents chop gunman to death
  5. Troubling glaucoma levels in Ja
  6. Almost 1,000 murders in 8 months

1. #London2017: Trouble in Ja’s camp?

Donald Quarrie, the technical leader of Jamaica’s team to the just-concluded World Championships in London, is questioning the reasons behind Stephenie-Ann McPherson’s withdrawal from the women’s mile relay team. He has called for stronger guidelines for national representation. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Big drug bust in Culloden

Over 2,000 pounds of compressed ganja was seized, along with a high-powered rifle, a pick-up truck and minivan during a six-hour police/military operation that ended early this morning in Culloden, Westmoreland. One man of a Whitehouse, Westmoreland address was arrested following the seizure. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. PNP saddened by Winston Green’s death

The People’s National Party (PNP) has released a statement expressing shock at the passing of St Mary South East Member of Parliament Dr Winston Green. PNP president Dr Peter Phillips said the death was untimely. Green died early this morning at the Andrews Memorial Hospital after collapsing at home.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Angry residents chop gunman to death

Two men were killed in the Valley Heights community in St James last night. Dead is 29-year-old Gary Dickson and another man who remains unidentified.The unidentified man is of brown complexion and was clad in black denim and black shoes. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Troubling glaucoma levels in Ja

At least 15 per cent of the roughly 500 patients tested monthly at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) are diagnosed with glaucoma, a rate that experts at the hospital believe is worrying.Dr Angela Mattis, head of the Ophthalmology Department at the KPH, said that the number was revealed by an ongoing study being undertaken by the department. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Almost 1,000 murders in 8 months

At least 26 persons were killed across the island last week. Law enforcement sources say this has pushed the number of murders recorded this year to 917, with just about four months still remaining. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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