6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Petrojam GM steps down
  2. Petrojam scandal triggers policy changes
  3. Death, danger to women spurred abortion resolution – Cuthbert-Flynn
  4. Unborn, men should have voice in abortion issue
  5. Is abortion taking a life or not?
  6. Human rights commission needed – UN rep

1. Petrojam GM steps down

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that Floyd Grindley, the general manager of the scandal-hit Petrojam has “agreed” to step down from the post. Holness made the announcement in Parliament Tuesday evening. Grindley has presided over a series of malpractices at the state-owned oil refinery. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Petrojam scandal triggers policy changes

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has given instructions for major policy changes to provide increased oversight of public bodies in the wake of a litany of breaches that occurred at the beleaguered state-run Petrojam. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn

3. Death, danger to women influenced abortion resolution – Cuthbert-Flynn

When Member of Parliament (MP) for St Andrew West Rural Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn asked the House of Representatives to make it easier for women to have safe and secure abortions, it was not to allow for frivolous decisions about life and death. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Unborn, men should have voice in abortion issue

Kavan Allen, youth pastor at the Fellowship Tabernacle Church in Kingston, believes that, for too long, discussions on abortion have been focused solely on the woman with total disregard for the innocent child. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Is abortion taking a life or not?

The discussion on whether a foetus should be regarded as a human being was yesterday met with fiery responses by Gleaner Editors’ Forum panellists for and against the act of abortion, with one side citing science and the other pointing to a lack of universal acceptance. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Human rights commission needed – UN rep

The ban of United States (US) anti-gay pastor Steven Anderson from Jamaica and Prime Minister Andrew Holness’s proclamation that he has no problem admitting gays in his Cabinet were lauded by one United Nations (UN) representative as positive moves. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.