Your news in a nutshell
- Bobby boards bus, praises JUTC
- New trial after court tosses rape conviction
- Floatable greenhouse a drought solution
- NEPA gets tough
- Crowne opposes JADCO closed-door hearings
- Politics choking waste-to-energy industry
1. Bobby boards bus, praises JUTC
Transport Minister Robert Montague has said that the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is offering an exceptional service given the resources at its disposal and that the commuters, for the most part, are quite pleased. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
2. New trial after court tosses rape conviction
A St Mary man who was found guilty of raping a six-year-old girl has had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal because of errors by the judge who presided over the trial. Further, the Court of Appeal has set aside the 23-year prison sentence that was imposed on Joel Henry and ordered that he face a new trial. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
3. Floatable greenhouse a drought solution
The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) team from St Mary captured more than a few glances with its display of a prototype for a floatable greenhouse at the recent Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show 2018. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
4. NEPA gets tough on persons who harm protected species
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) last week issued a warning to individuals who kill, capture or maim the island’s protected animals, noting that violators could face jail time or heavy fines. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
5. Crowne disagrees with JADCO closed-door hearings
Sports attorney Dr Emir Crowne said that he disagrees with the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission’s (JADCO) decision to have its anti-doping hearings for athletes in breach of World Anti-Doping Agency regulations heard behind closed doors. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
6. Politics choking waste-to-energy industry
Canadian investor Michael Mosgrove has directed blame at the Government for the slow pace at which it has moved to create profitability out of the recycling and waste-to-energy industry. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.