6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Kingston Harbour dredging complete
  2. Former beauty queen found dead
  3. Five guns seized in Cambridge, St James
  4. #ZOSO: Hanover, Westmoreland JPs to get training
  5. Greater scrutiny for FLA, other nat’l security agencies
  6. Ja to serve on UNWTO exec council

1. Kingston Harbour dredging complete

The Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) has announced that it has completed the capital dredging of the shipping channel within the Kingston Harbour. The dredging, which was scheduled to be completed in nine months, was completed 1.5 months ahead of schedule and fulfilled all conditions outlined in its Environmental Permit issued by the National Environmental and Planning Agency (NEPA). See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Former beauty queen found dead

The medical staff at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) has been left in shock following the tragic death of 40-year-old Ophthalmologist, Dr Sonya Kay Forbes. Forbes, the 1999 Miss Jamaica World (Middlesex) was found dead at her Cunningham Avenue, Kingston 5 residence Wednesday night. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Five guns seized in Cambridge, St James

The police this morning seized five illegal guns, including an M16 high-powered rifle, and several rounds of assorted ammunition during an operation in Cambridge, St James. The police disclosed the seizures in a post on the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Twitter handle. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. #ZOSO: Hanover, Westmoreland JPs get training

Plans are afoot for justices of the peace (JPs) in Hanover and Westmoreland to be trained so that they will be in a state of readiness to participate in zones of special operations (ZOSO), the Government’s latest initiative to battle crime. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Greater scrutiny for FLA, other nat’l security agencies

Greater scrutiny now applies to all government agencies that fall under the banner of national security, such as the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), the Jamaica Constabulary Force, and the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA). This follows yesterday’s launch of the security ministry’s, Security Programme Oversight Committee, at its head offices in St Andrew. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Ja to serve on UNWTO exec council

Jamaica has again been elected to the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to serve a two-year term alongside Argentina and Uruguay. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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