6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Authorities probe viral video of mother beating child
  2. Spaulding’s legacy will continue -MAJ
  3. J’cans urged to produce more coffee for Chinese market
  4. Verdict for Ninjaman expected today
  5. Security heightened for tourism summit
  6. Right call made for JC supergoal?

1. Authorities probe viral video of mother beating child

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency and the police are probing an incident in which a mother was seen in a video violently  beating her child with a belt and repeatedly threatening to kill her. The child appears to be about four years old. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Spaulding’s legacy will continue -MAJ

The following is a tribute to the late J.A. Lester Spaulding, chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, from the Media Association Jamaica Limited: The Media Association Jamaica Ltd (MAJ) wishes to express sincerest condolences to the family of J. A. Lester Spaulding, CD, JP, chairman of Radio Jamaica Limited, who passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Ja urged to produce more coffee for Chinese market

China’s huge population and ready-made market can potentially absorb all the coffee Jamaica produces, says Chinese ambassador to Jamaica, Niu Qingbao. The Chinese diplomat said that even though the Japanese have done a good job importing Jamaican coffee over the past decades, he was sure Jamaica could do with an even larger market for the product, pointing to his own country as a massive potential market. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4.Verdict for Ninjaman expected today

There could be a verdict today in the murder case against dancehall entertainer Ninjaman. Ninjaman, whose given name is Desmond Ballentine, is on trial along with his son, Janeil, and another man, Dennis Clayton, for the fatal shooting of Ricardo Johnson, also known as Ricky Trooper, in the Lower Mall Road community in 2009. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Security heightened for tourism summit

Local organisers of one of the biggest tourism conferences in the world are confident that the more than 800 visitors expected in Montego Bay will be safe despite the high murder rate in St James since the start of this year. Almost 300 people have been killed in St James since the start of the year, but visitors to the island’s tourism capital have been largely safe, and Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says everything is in place to keep it that way. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Right call made for JC supergoal?

Former FIFA referee Peter Prendergast has said that referee Leon Brown made the correct call by disallowing a free-kick goal to Jamaica College (JC) in their semi-final encounter with Kingston College (KC) in the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup at Sabina Park on Saturday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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