6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Moravian pastor pleads guilty to sex crimes
  2. Dec 1 is Fro Friday
  3. Contractor fails to deliver 200 paid-for vehicles to police
  4. Four take plea deal offer in Portland Circuit Court
  5. New cancer treatment centre at Cornwall Regional Hospital
  6. Hanna reprimanded for wearing sleeveless dress to Parliament

1. Moravian pastor pleads guilty to sex crimes

Moravian pastor Rupert Clarke has pleaded guilty to two counts of having sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16 years old. The complainants are both sisters. Clarke entered the guilty plea in the St Elizabeth Circuit Court today. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

Davina Bennett

2. Dec 1 is Fro Friday

For some time, bloggers and social media users have sought to promote the Afro hairstyle as truly cultural, and this Friday they will be at it again to celebrate Jamaica’s Davina Bennett who, on Sunday finished third in the Miss Universe 2017 pageant wearing ‘the fro’. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Contractor fails to deliver 200 paid-for vehicles to police

A “scandalous mess” is how Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) described the failure by a contractor to deliver 200 pre-owned motor vehicles to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), having missed two deadlines despite receiving payment of more than $200 million. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Four take plea deal offer in Portland Circuit Court

Four accused persons have taken advantage of the Justice Ministry’s plea deal in the Portland Circuit Court. Just two weeks into the Michaelmas Session of the court, two persons have pleaded guilty to illegal possession of firearm, one for having sex with a minor, and one for wounding with intent. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. New cancer treatment centre for Cornwall Regional Hospital

Cancer patients in western Jamaica will now have closer treatment at hand with the latest technology on hand to treat the deadly disease, following the recent opening of a new cancer treatment centre at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Hanna reprimanded for wearing sleeveless dress to Parliament

St Ann South East MP Lisa Hanna set off a series of comments and criticisms on Wednesday when she turned up in parliament in a sleeveless dress. “It is attention-seeking,” said St Andrew West Rural MP Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, in an off-mic comment. Hanna was wearing a black cap sleeve with a wider scoop neckline. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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