6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Cops under attack at Swallowfield
  2. Avoid Swallowfield, Arthur Wint area
  3. Gilbert memories: 30 years later
  4. Major crash along Sir Florizel Glasspole Highway
  5. 9 road deaths in 3 days
  6. Gayle, Russell icons in Afghan league

1. Cops under attack at Swallowfield

Police personnel and residents had to scamper for cover yesterday evening in the Swallowfield area in St Andrew, as gunmen challenged lawmen in a gunfight. Last night’s melee is said to have stemmed from a police killing of a teenager on Bundy Lane in the community on Monday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Avoid Swallowfield, Arthur Wint area

otorists are being urged to avoid the Swallowfield area in St Andrew where thugs have been firing shots. The police say motorists should avoid Old Hope Road, Windsor Avenue and Arthur Wint Drive. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Gilbert memories: 30 years later

When the deadly Hurricane Gilbert began ravaging Jamaica 30 years ago today, the capacity to accurately predict the path and strength of major storms was inferior then to what exists now. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Major crash along Sir Florizel Glasspole Highway

At least three people have been rushed to hospital following a motor vehicle crash along the Sir Florizel Glasspole Highway in east Kingston. One person claiming to be an eye witness, said the crash happened after a woman driving a Toyota motor car towards Kingston, lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median and ended up in the path of a Jamaica Urban Transit Company bus heading in the opposite direction. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Nine road deaths in three days

The number of persons killed on Jamaica’s roadways since Sunday climbed to nine yesterday following a two-vehicle collision on the Sir Florizel Glasspole Highway in east Kingston. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

Chris Gayle

6. Gayle, Russell icons in Afghan League

West Indies superstars Chris Gayle and Andre Russell have been drafted as ‘icons’ for their respective franchises in the Afghanistan Premier League which bowls off next month. In the draft staged here Monday, Balkh picked up the veteran Gayle as their ‘icon’ player while Nangarhar snatched up all-rounder Russell. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.