6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Support plea bargaining as answer to court backlog -Chuck
  2. Local gov’t provides 80% of services needed by J’cans
  3. Motorcyclists’ deaths increasing
  4. Legalising abortion not real answer -West
  5. JUTC to hike premium fares
  6. Coconut Board says it can triple production

1. Support plea bargaining as answer to court backlog -Chuck

With rampant criminality contributing to the backlog within the court system, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is advocating for Jamaicans to buy into plea bargains. Chuck was addressing a recent town hall meeting organised by the Ministry of Justice at St George’s College in Kingston to discuss with residents and stakeholders the pros and cons of plea bargains. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Local gov’t provides 80% of services needed by J’cans

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has suggested that, being tasked with providing the majority of the services required by the people of Jamaica, his ministry is perhaps the most critical in terms of having the requisite infrastructure for development. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Motorcyclists’ deaths increasing

The Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport says the number of motorcyclists killed in road crashes this year is up 13 per cent, when compared with the corresponding period last year. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Legalising abortion not real answer -West

Chairman of the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society, Dr Wayne West, is still not convinced that legalising abortion is the solution to women endangering themselves by accessing unsafe measures to end their pregnancies. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. JUTC to hike premium fares

The cash-strapped Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is seeking to reduce its losses by hiking the rate of its premium service. In an ad in today’s Sunday Gleaner, the JUTC says it will be increasing fares for its premium services starting January 1 next year. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Coconut Board says it can triple production

The Coconut Industry Board has put forward a new strategic business and capital expenditure plan, targeting the planting of approximately 150,000 acres of coconuts over the next decade. Hitting the target would more than triple the current 40,000 acres of coconuts. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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