6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Seven road crash deaths in 6 days
  2. J’cans urged to conserve as drought goes on
  3. 17 lose Denham Town home to fire
  4. Marley all in on marijuana
  5. CRH needs health and safety expert
  6. Foreign waste on Ja shores

1. Seven road crash deaths in 6 days

The police are reporting that seven people have been killed in road crashes since the start of the month of August. Many of the accidents are the result of speeding. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. J’cans urged to conserve as drought goes on

With some parishes across the island already experiencing drought and others forecasted to be affected up to September, Jamaicans are being urged to conserve water and implement measures that will assist in saving the precious commodity. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. 17 lose Denham Town home to fire

There will be no Independence celebrations for residents of 68 and 70 Bond Street in Denham Town, west Kingston, today. They will instead spend the day trying to make preparations to move on with their lives after fire ravaged their houses yesterday morning. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Marley all in on marijuana

After celebrating his 40th birthday on July 21, during last month’s staging of Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, St James, the self-described youngest veteran isn’t quite that young anymore. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. CRH needs health and safety expert

The search is now on for a full-time occupational health and safety (OHS) expert for the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), which is currently undergoing a massive rehabilitation exercise after consistent reports of noxious fumes at the health facility resulted in the relocation of several services earlier this year. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Foreign waste on Ja shores

Garbage from our nearest neighbour, Haiti, and from far south as Venezuela is now reaching Jamaica’s shores, further contaminating the polluted harbour and adding fuel to a fire local officials have been battling for years. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.