6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Grange opens debate on Bill to clear National Heroes’ criminal records
  2. JUTC offers $100,000 reward for info on persons stoning buses
  3. CDA gets help to deal with children in state care
  4. Police issue warning after pregnant goats stolen
  5. Court orders Patrick Powell to pay $2m to Khajeel Mais family
  6. Buggery backlash from churches

1. Grange opens debate on Bill to clear National Heroes’ criminal records

Parliamentarians on Tuesday started debating legislation to clear the criminal records of four of Jamaica’s national heroes including one, after whom the building which houses Parliament is named, George William Gordon. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. JUTC offers $100,000 reward for info on persons stoning buses

The state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of persons behind the stoning of its buses. Speaking at a press conference today, the JUTC’s Managing Director, Paul Abrahams, said the bus company has partnered with Crime Stop on the initiative. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. CDA gets help to deal with children in state care

The Child Development Agency (CDA) received a boost to its effort to strengthen its capacity to adequately address the needs of youth in care as well as those transitioning out of care. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Police issue warning after pregnant goats stolen

The St Elizabeth police are warning buyers of goat meat to be on the lookout for unscrupulous sellers. The warning follows the theft and subsequent slaughter of a number of goats from the Middle Quarters area last night. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Court orders Patrick Powell to pay $2m to Khajeel Mais family

Two million dollars. That’s the amount a High Court judge has ordered businessman Patrick Powell to pay the family of slain Kingston College student Khajeel Mais arising from a wrongful-death lawsuit. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Buggery backlash from churches

Two powerful church groups, the Jamaica Evangelical Alliance (JEA) and the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, are distancing themselves from a planned two-day conference, to start tomorrow, which seeks to examine the Church and anti-buggery laws across the Commonwealth. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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