6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. 80% of J’cans got Chik-V
  2. Decomposing body of murder suspect found
  3. Actor Burt Reynolds is dead
  4. JFF, Umbro unveil new kits
  5. Hurricane Florence now Category 2
  6. Not enough referees

1. 80% of J’cans got Chik-V

Yesterday, the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey III confirmed the widely held speculation that more than half of Jamaicans were infected with the chikungunya virus (chik-V) when it swept across the island a few years ago. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Decomposing body of murder suspect found

Linton Stephenson, the 59-year-old Seventh-day Adventist deacon wanted for the murder of a 25-year-old Mandeville woman has been found dead in Manchester. The police say Stephenson’s decomposing body was found at his Bloomsville Circle home in the parish. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

Burt Reynolds

3. Actor Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds, whose credits included acclaimed films such as “Deliverance” and commercial hits like “Smokey and the Bandit,” has died. The handsome film and television star died at age 82, according to his agent Todd Eisner. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. JFF, Umbro unveil new kits

Umbro has unveiled the new home and away kits for the Jamaica Football Federation National Teams, with a campaign inspired by the unique culture and energy of the Caribbean nation.​ See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Hurricane Florence now Category 2

Hurricane Florence, the first major storm of the Atlantic season, dropped to a Category 2 storm on Thursday and further weakening is expected later in the day as it continues to head towards Bermuda, forecasters said. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Not enough referees

Victor Stewart, manager for the referees department at the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), has admitted that he is struggling to provide enough officials to man the upcoming schoolboy football and men’s and women’s premier league seasons. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.