6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Nigel Clarke wins NW St Andrew seat
  2. Last day for delinquent SLB borrowers
  3. No backing down on tariff plans -Trump
  4. World Dancing King and Queen to be crowned
  5. 11 injured in St Thomas crashv
  6. Gov’t rushes to improve working conditions for cops

1. Nigel Clarke wins NW St Andrew seat

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP’s) Dr Nigel Clarke has been declared the winner of the St Andrew North West by-election. Final votes: Dr. Nigel Clarke (JLP) – 4,448 or 61%  |  Keisha Hayle (PNP) – 2,812 or 39%  |  112 of 112 boxes counted || See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Last day for delinquent SLB borrowers

Today is the final day for delinquent borrowers to settle their debts with the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) to avoid the publication of their names and faces. Over the years, the SLB has been publishing the names of delinquent borrowers in an effort to encourage them to pay up their loans or at the very least contact the agency to work out a payment plan. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

American President Donald Trump

3. No backing down on tariff plans -Trump

President Donald Trump insisted yesterday that he’s “not backing down” on his plan to impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminium despite anxious warnings from House Speaker Paul Ryan and other congressional Republicans of a possible trade war. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. World Dancing King and Queen to be crowned

Moiika Stanley makes it clear that, financially, the Wan Move Diaspora Dance Convention she is planning for November 26 to December 2, 2018, is at a break-even stage. However, straddling the creative, legal and business worlds as a dancer, lawyer and entrepreneur, she does plan to have a booth at the convention where talent is signed up and then promoted as well as developed. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. 11 injured in St Thomas crash

Eleven people, including ten students were hospitalised last evening following a two-vehicle collision in St Thomas. It is reported that about 6 o’clock, the driver of a white Toyota motorcar, which was travelling in an easterly direction along the Prospect main road, overtook a line of vehicles. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Gov’t rushes to improve working conditions for cops

Poor working conditions in the police force have been blamed for the high number of resignations each year. Minister of National Security Robert Montague said an exit survey in 2016 revealed that the less-than-acceptable working conditions contributed to a significant number of persons leaving the force. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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