6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Banks are unjust -JMEA
  2. Tourists confused about ganja laws
  3. Text book price increase burden parents
  4. Another most wanted killed
  5. Small businesses feel the squeeze
  6. Williams catsuit banned

1. Banks are unjust! -JMEA

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) has strongly chastised local commercial banks for maintaining high interest rates over many years, describing it as “extortionate” and anti-development. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Tourists confused about ganja law

With an increasing number of cruise ship passengers being arrested for possession of ganja on their stop-over in Jamaica, Dr Lee Bailey, chairman of the Caribbean Cruise Shipping Limited, believes that the lack of clarity on the law with regard to the use of the herb and the amount that one can legally possess are to be blamed. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Text book price increase burden parents

The nation’s parents have been advised to expect an overall two per cent increase in textbook prices when they flock to bookstores across the island this weekend. But the advisory is no solace for parents who have been feeling the back-to-school strain for weeks now. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Another most wanted killed

Donovan ‘Tim’ Roach, who had been prominent on the Westmoreland police’s most wanted list for an extended period, has joined the growing list of top-flight gangsters killed in the western parish in recent times. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Small businesses feel the squeeze

The Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ) is calling for urgent intervention from the Government as it says that members are “being squeezed out of existence”. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Serena Williams catsuit banned

Serena Williams has been banned from wearing her “Wakanda-inspired catsuit” – a reference to the Marvel Comics film Black Panther – at future French Open tournaments. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.