6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Major fire at Ashenheim houses
  2. Motorists blame NWA for traffic
  3. Blake relays disappointment
  4. Oliver and Maffy make big moves
  5. Inadequate education hurting potential growth
  6. T’dad cineplex eyeing Ja

 

1. Major fire at Ashenheim houses

Firefighters have been working since about 1 o’clock this morning to extinguish a major fire at Atlantic Hardware and Pings Fabrics warehouses on Ashenheim Road in Kingston. The mighty blaze also spread to the adjacent offices of Pings Syrup,  Chem-Quip Water Treatment Ltd, and renowned caterer Jacqui Tyson, creating extensive damage. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Motorists blame NWA for traffic

Motorists and residents in the Corporate Area have rubbished claims by the National Works Agency (NWA) that unruly motorists were at the heart of the traffic gridlock that brought movement to a standstill for extended hours yesterday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

Warren Blake covering his face with a folder.

3. Blake relays disappointment

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association President Dr Warren Blake has expressed disappointment at Jamaica’s failure to become the host of the 2019 IAAF World Relays. Blake said the Government was not able to provide a written financial backing to the IAAF, despite the world governing body extending the period given for the country to provide the document. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Oliver and Maffy make big moves

The US Labor Day weekend became a celebration for the Caribbean theatre community. Iconic comedy duo Oliver Samuels and Volier ‘Maffy’ Johnson, in the company of Audrey Reid and Dennis Titus, premiered 56 East AvenueSee full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Inadequate education hurting growth potential

Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid believes if Jamaica is to become a viable, productive force in the 21st century, educational opportunities must be made available to all. “The reality of Jamaica today is that only 15 per cent of our population has tertiary education, 18 per cent has technical training, and 67 per cent is somewhere between not trained and not certified,” said Reid, who was delivering the keynote address at the official launch of the 2018-2019 school year, which was held at the newly branded Knockalva Polytechnic College in Ramble, Hanover. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. T’dad cineplex eyeing Ja

Popular Trinidadian cineplex, MovieTowne, is looking to come to Jamaica. MovieTowne chairman and founder Derek Chin told the Trinidad Express newspaper on Monday that he plans to expand into the island and in St Lucia. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.