6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Social intervention committee for Denham Town ZOSO announced
  2. PM wants to ban corporal punishment
  3. Abortion audit assessment team to be appointed
  4. Shooting politician in viral video loses firearm licence
  5. St Thomas protestors angered by organiser’s arrest
  6. JC beat KC to Walker Cup title

1. Social intervention committee for Denham Town ZOSO announced

The 26-member Social Intervention Committee for the Denham Town Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) has been named. A release from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) says the committee will be chaired by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, with Omar Sweeny as his deputy.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. PM wants to ban corporal punishment

If Prime Minister Andrew Holness has his way, Jamaica will join the 59 countries around the world that have banned corporal punishment. Holness had previously indicated that he was planning to take legislation to Parliament to outlaw corporal punishment in schools and other state entities, but yesterday he went further. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Abortion audit assessment team to be appointed

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says he’ll be appointing a small team to assess the findings of an audit to be done to find out the extent of the problem of women seeking unsafe abortions. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Shooting politician in viral video loses firearm licence

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has moved quickly in the case of a politician seen in an online video shooting at bottles in a man’s outstretched hands and one on his head. Gleaner sources yesterday reported that Jamaica Labour Party candidate in the 2016 general election, Trevor Webb, has had his firearm licences withdrawn by the FLA, which launched a probe after the video went viral. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. St Thomas protestors angered by organiser’s arrest

The arrest by the police of one of the organisers of the St Thomas protests, Omar Ryan, has further angered residents of the parish. They are threatening to intensify their action if the police do not release him. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. JC beat KC to Walker Cup title

Jamaica College (JC) held off a brave Kingston College (KC) rally to win their third ISSA/FLOW Walker Cup title inside the National Stadium on Tuesday with a 2-1 scoreline, as Tyreke Magee bagged a brace – his 12th and 13th goals this season. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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