6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. NESOL messy affair
  2. Easton Douglas to get state funeral
  3. Large fire at Duke, Sutton intersection in Downton Kgn
  4. Southern highway project first phase to begin soon
  5. Reid orders search for booted Calabar 11
  6. Prof Dale Webber making his mark

1. NESOL messy affair

As Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) continues its probe of the operations of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Energy, technocrats struggled to provide details about the $60-million verbal contract issued to Peak Energy Solutions, whose sole shareholder was Constantine Gordon, the former general manager of Nationwide News Network (NNN). See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Easton Douglas to get state funeral

Former Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament Easton Douglas, OJ, CD, is to be accorded an Official Funeral by the Government. This was disclosed by Minister of Information Senator Ruel Reid at a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House yesterday.

See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Large fire at Duke, Sutton intersection in Downtown Kgn

Firefighters are now battling a blaze at the house and business place located intersection of Duke and Sutton Streets in downtown, Kingston. Roads have been cordoned off. At least three families, including seven children, have been left homeless. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Southern highway project first phase to begin soon

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz has indicated that work on the Morant Bay to Port Antonio leg of the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project is to begin soon. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

Ruel Reid

5. Reid orders search for booted Calabar 11

THE MINISTRY of Education is seeking to find 11 of the more than 30 students who were barred from entering fifth form at Calabar High School in St Andrew at the start of the new school year. The students were denied places in Calabar after they failed to attain averages of 60 per cent or above despite interventions from the leadership of the school. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Prof Dale Webber making mark

IN ONLY a few weeks’ time, Professor Dale Webber, principal of the University of the West Indies, respected marine scientist and a man who has long given his time to public service, is to be honoured nationally. He will receive the Order of Distinction in the rank of commander for outstanding contribution to environmental conservation, and he never saw it coming – despite his years of teaching, research and volunteerism. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.