6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Southern parishes on flood watch
  2. Crash kills MVP athlete, injures teammate
  3. Shaw encourages lower interest rates
  4. Men held after double murder, high speed chase
  5. Jamaican airspace again closed
  6. Wheatley defends Petrojam price hike

1. Southern parishes on flood watch

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for low-lying and flood-prone areas of southern parishes. In its 5 p.m. forecast today, the Met Service says sections of mainly southern parishes will experience moderate to heavy and sometimes very heavy rainfall tonight into tomorrow. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Crash kills MVP athlete, injures teammate

MVP Track Club athlete Jordan Scott, formerly of Mannings School and Petersfield High, died in a car crash on Hope Road yesterday morning. Fellow sprinter Michael Campbell, also of MVP, was a passenger in the car and has been admitted to the University Hospital of the West Indies. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Shaw encourages lower interest rates

After years of pleading with commercial banks to lower their interest rates on loans to small, micro and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), Finance Minister Audley Shaw last Wednesday declared that he had started the ball rolling to get those financial institutions to fall in line. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Men held after double murder, high speed chase

St Thomas Police Division detectives are probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of two persons at a service station on Red Hills main road in Morant Bay, St Thomas, on Saturday. Dead are 49-year-old Christopher Higgins, unemployed, of North Street, Morant Bay, and 22-year-old Katherina Brown, a cashier of Lyssons. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Jamaican airspace again closed

A plane en route to Jamaica from Spain had to be diverted, a Cayman Airways flight was forced to return to base and Canada’s Sunwing cancelled one of three trips, as the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) again closed the Jamaican airspace Sunday night. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Wheatley defends Petrojam price hike

Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley is dismissing claims of unfair pricing against the state-oil refinery Petrojam following a major jump in gasolene prices last week. Prices went up by $3.41 per litre on Thursday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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