6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Nomination Day for NW St Andrew candidates
  2. Collymore for court this week
  3. Patrick Powell released from prison
  4. SLB to name and shame delinquents
  5. Gearing up for Commonwealth cycling
  6. Judges meet over acting chief justice saga

1. Nomination Day for NW St Andrew candidates

An intriguing battle should be launched today when the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Dr Nigel Clarke and the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Keisha Hayle are nominated to contest the March 5 by-election in the St Andrew North West constituency. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Collymore for court this week

Omar Collymore, the man who is accused of killing his wife and another man, is expected to make his first court appearance this week. This after he was formally charged yesterday with two counts of murder in connection with the death of his wife, Simone Campbell-Collymore and taxi operator, Winston Walters. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Patrick Powell released from prison

Businessman Patrick Powell, who was sentenced to nine months in prison last August for failing to hand over his firearm to the police, was released last Tuesday after serving just under six months. Joyce Stone, deputy commissioner – custodial services at the Department of Correctional Services, told The Gleaner that a third of the sentence for a first-time offender is set aside as remission for good behaviour. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. SLB to name and shame delinquents

The Students Loans Bureau (SLB) will publish the names and faces of approximately 100 borrowers labelled chronically delinquent. Those persons have until February 26 to avoid the list, due to be published on March 4, by reaching out to the financing agency about clearing their debt. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Gearing up for Commonwealth cycling

Jamaica’s 2018 Commonwealth Games cycling representative Oshane Williams says that moving to Kingston for the last two months of preparation for the Commonwealth Games will quicken his progress and put him in a better position to make a big mark on the April 4 – 15 games. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Judges meet over acting chief justice saga

Judges from across the island are now gathered at the Supreme Court for a meeting to discuss the continued refusal of Prime Minister Andrew Holness to permanently appoint Bryan Sykes as chief justice. Holness has appointed Sykes as acting Chief Justice. See full story on The Gleaner’s website. 

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