6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Ninjaman, son found guilty of murder
  2. Charges recommended for mother who violently beat 4-y-o
  3. Chinese hit hard by realities in local sugar industry
  4. Two die, three injured in temple Hall crash
  5. PM to speak on Cockpit Country borders in Parliament
  6. New coffee regulations in place

1. Ninjaman, son found guilty of murder

“A suh it go, man.” That was the reaction of dancehall artiste Ninja Man as he and his co-accused were led from the Home Circuit Court in handcuffs Monday afternoon. Ninja Man, whose real name is Desmond Ballentyne, his son Janiel, and another man identified as Dennis Clayton, had just been found guilty of the eight-year-old murder of Ricardo Johnson, also known as Ricky Trooper. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Charges recommended for mother who violently beat 4-y-o

A recommendation has been put forward by chief executive officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, that the woman seen violently beating her four-year-old daughter in a viral video be charged. The case has reportedly been referred to the director of public prosecutions. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Chinese hit hard by realities in local sugar industry

George Hong Guo, deputy chief executive officer of Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC), said despite conducting an intense feasibility study on the local sugar sector, his firm was not prepared for the realities that they have had to face over the past seven years. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Two die, three injured in Temple Hall crash

Two people have been confirmed dead and three others rushed to hospital following an early-morning crash along the Temple Hall main road in St Andrew. Those killed – a male and a female – were passengers in a blue Mitsubishi Lancer motor car heading towards Kingston. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. PM to speak on Cockpit Country borders in Parliament

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expected to make a presentation on the borders of Cockpit Country in Parliament this afternoon. The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) had launched a successful petition calling for the boundaries of the Cockpit Country to be made official and for the area to be closed to mining and quarrying. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. New coffee regulations in place

Industry Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Karl Samuda has announced that regulations are now in place that will ensure that all coffee that is imported, packaged and sold locally will be mixed with Jamaican green beans. According to Samuda, when persons import coffee, mix it with cheap imported beans and sell that product to hotels as coffee that is processed and packaged in Jamaica, it cheapens and destroys the reputation of the Jamaican coffee brand. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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