6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Cop counselled after 5yo son killed with her gun
  2. Leash stray dogs!
  3. Mona murder suspects charged
  4. USF managing director out
  5. Kudos for Kofi
  6. Sargassum choking Welcome Beach

1. Cop counselled after 5yo son killed with her gun

A member of the St Catherine South police was yesterday undergoing counselling following the death of her five-year-old son, who allegedly shot himself with her service pistol. The incident occurred Saturday at the policewoman’s home in the community of Monza in Portmore, St Catherine. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Leash stray dogs!

Until the issue of responsible dog ownership and population control is given legislative priority, tragedies such as the mauling to death of senior citizen Whittingham Cole by free-roaming dogs is a risk to which most Jamaicans will remain exposed, according to the Jamaica Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA). See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Mona murder suspects charged

Twenty-seven-year-old Trinidad and Tobago national Sanju Maharaj and 19-year-old Jamaican Leonardo Madden, both charged with the murder of 13-year-old Shanoya Wray, are scheduled to return to court tomorrow. The teen’s partially decomposed body was found inside an apartment on Whalley Close in Mona, St Andrew, last month. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. USF managing director out

Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Service Fund (USF) Suzette Buchanan has “separated” from the Agency. The details surrounding her departure have not been released. However, it comes just over a month after concern that her daughter was being paid $80,000 per month while temporarily assisting the USF with its social media activities. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Kudos for Kofi

Jamaica’s political leaders have joined the rest of the world in paying tribute to former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan who died yesterday at the age of 80. Prime Minister Andrew Holness described Annan as “a humanitarian icon”. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Sargassum choking Welcome Beach

Welcome Beach in Clarendon is the first major local casualty of the sargassum weed infestation, and scientists are warning that the situation is not likely to get better for Jamaica. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.