6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. NESOL verbal corruption
  2. Another Monymusk bailout commitment
  3. 20 sure of Windrush compensation
  4. Police cars useless
  5. St James most wanted killed
  6. Image is everything for athletes

1. NESOL verbal corruption

“Verbal corruption” allowed the state-owned National Energy Solution Limited (NESol) to hire a private firm, Peak Energy Solutions Limited, and pay it millions of dollars for service rendered without a contract in place. That was the charge of Fitz Jackson, an opposition member of Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC), at a meeting yesterday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Another Monymusk bailout commitment

For the third consecutive year, the Government will dip into its coffers to bail out farmers contracted to plant cane for the Monymusk sugar factory in Lionel Town, Clarendon, according to Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. 20 sure of Windrush compensation

The Home Office – a ministerial department of the British Government – has so far reviewed nearly 12,000 cases of detentions and deportations in wake of the Windrush saga, according to Asif Ahmad, the British high commissioner to Jamaica. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Police cars useless

The long-running police used-car saga involving the Government and O’Brien’s International Car Rental and Sales has taken a new twist. Yesterday, Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) was told that the 66 cars that have been handed over so far failed the rigour of regular police work. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. St James most wanted killed

TWO MEN- one of St James’ most wanted and another believed to be one of his cronies – were killed yesterday morning when they allegedly engaged the police in a fierce gunfight in the Chelsea section of Irwin, which is located on the outskirts of Montego Bay. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Image is everything for athletes

Sports publicist Tanya Lee says there is not enough appreciation for the importance of marketability among athletes. Lee was speaking with The Gleaner about sporting teams building better partnerships with their sponsors and the importance of player endorsements in strengthening such relationships. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.