6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Yetanya’s mom flees Arnett Gardens
  2. Fuller backs Whitmore
  3. Three Miles traffic changes
  4. St Thomas lacking water
  5. St Catherine soldier missing
  6. 60% or no fifth form -Calabar

1. Yetanya’s mom flees Arnett Gardens

Worshippers at the Inner City for Christ Ministry in Arnett Gardens fell to the floor in fear as gunshots echoed outside the church in a daring gun attack late Tuesday night. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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2. Fuller backs Whitmore

Former national striker Ricardo Fuller says Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore has been doing an excellent job with the national side and has called on corporate Jamaica to offer him more support. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Three Miles traffic changes

Major traffic changes are to be implemented by the National Works Agency (NWA) this Sunday as the agency presses ahead with the upgrading of Three Miles in St Andrew. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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The Yallahs River in St. Thomas is a major source of water in Jamaica.

4. St Thomas still lacking water

Residents of St Thomas are calling for an end to water woes which have plagued various communities in parish for over a decade. Scores of placard-bearing protesters gathered in Yallahs this morning to highlight the issue. Among the communities in the Yallahs area which are without water are Newland, Catholic Lane, Pondside and Hillside. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. St Catherine soldier missing

Forty-two-year-old Jamaica Defence Force soldier Ainsworth Willis, who is of Morris Meadows in Portmore, St Catherine, has been missing since Friday, August 14. The police say he’s of dark complexion, slim build and is about 5 feet 6 inches tall. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. 60% or no fifth form -Calabar

A decision by the Calabar High School in St Andrew to bar students who attain an average of less than 60 per cent from entering fifth form has not gone down well with some parents. The Gleaner obtained a copy of a letter from the school, signed by principal Albert Corcho, that stated that in order to “be promoted to grade 11, each boy MUST receive no less than 60 per cent for his overall average, along with good conduct. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.