6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. PM Youth Awards to focus on community leaders
  2. 5.2 earthquake hits offshore Westmoreland
  3. MoBay gets its first medical herb house
  4. ‘Real tragedy’ – Woman’s body found in igloo
  5. More traffic changes for Kgn
  6. Reggae Girlz strike Cuba

1. PM Youth Awards to focus on community leaders

State Minister for Youth Floyd Green says there will be a renewed focus on rewarding community leaders at this year’s Prime Minister’s National Youth Award for Excellence. Green was speaking at a press conference today to announce the opening of application for nominations. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. 5.2 earthquake hits offshore Westmoreland

The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona is reporting that a 5.2 earthquake hit offshore Negril, Westmoreland this morning. The unit says the quake occurred at 9:35 a.m. approximately 150 kilometres west of the resort town. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. MoBay gets its first medical herb house

Not only does Montego Bay now have its own herb house, which trades as Island Strains, the cannabis being prescribed by doctors there is reaped from the first legal ganja-growing farm in western Jamaica. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. ‘Real tragedy’ – Body of woman found in igloo

Approximately three months had passed since he last spoke to his daughter. She had made the decision to move out of the family home and experience life independently, but unbeknown to Dr Pastor Amos Campbell was that he would never see his daughter alive again. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. More traffic changes for Kgn

The National Works Agency (NWA) will today implement further traffic changes along Constant Spring Road in St Andrew. Effective 6 a.m., the section of Constant Spring Road between Cassava Piece Road and Mary Brown’s Corner will be converted into a one-way corridor for traffic heading from the direction of Manor Park towards Half-Way Tree. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Reggae Girlz strike Cuba

Jamaica’s senior women’s football team made it four wins in as many games with a 6-1 thrashing of neighbours Cuba in the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s Qualifiers at the National Stadium last night. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.