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  1. Judge orders Tommy Lee’s release
  2. $5m fine for unlicensed use of trademark
  3. Petrojam could face closure
  4. Go after scholarships, Hendricks tells youth with disabilities
  5. Nicholson dreams big
  6. Gov’t to establish framework for disaster risk management

1. Judge orders Tommy Lee’s release

St James parish judge Sandria Wong-Small has ordered the release of dancehall entertainer Tommy Lee Sparta from custody. Tommy Lee was arrested two Sundays ago in St Andrew with the police describing him as a “serious gangster” . See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. $5m fine for unlicensed use of trademark

St James businessman Shifu Huang has been fined five million dollars or eight months imprisonment at hard labour for unlicensed use of trademark. He was convicted of the offence and sentenced when he appeared in the St. James Parish Court on Monday, May 28. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Petrojam could face closure

Opposition spokesman on Energy Phillip Paulwell has sounded a note of caution that extended delays in the upgrading and expansion of the Petrojam oil refinery could see the entity facing an uncertain future. “In two years’ time, more than 400 megawatts of capacity that is fuelled by either heavy fuel oil or diesel will be lost to Petrojam.” See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Go after scholarships, Hendricks tells youth with disabilities

The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) is encouraging young persons with disabilities to take advantage of scholarships being offered at both the secondary and tertiary levels. Executive Director of the JCPD, Dr Christine Hendricks, said that scholarships available to persons with disabilities include the Margaret Moody Scholarship, the Jamaica Society for the Blind Scholarship and the Marlon King Memorial Scholarship. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Nicholson dreams big

Former Boys’ Town striker, Shamar Nicholson, says he is enjoying his football at NK Domzale in Slovenia’s top league but has admitted that it is much tougher than the local Red Stripe Premier League. He completed his transfer last September but had to wait until early 2018 to make his mark in Slovenia due to surgery on his toe. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Gov’t to establish policy framework for disaster risk management

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service Fayval Williams says the Government is to establish a policy framework for disaster risk management. According to Williams, the analytical work is moving apace. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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