6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Business Operators Near Three Miles Chide Gov’t For Downturn In Sales
  2. Almost Four Murders A Day So Far This Month
  3. Ski Mask Gang Resurfaces, As Concerns Heighten in Trelawny
  4. Three More Movies Set For Filming In Jamaica
  5. Less Optimism About Business Conditions
  6. 5 Questions With George Nooks – Reggae Singer Believes He Is Poised For Even More Musical Success

1. Business operators near Three Miles chide Gov’t for downturn in sales

With noticeably fewer customers turning out and observing sharp dips in earnings just five days into the planned eight-month closure of the Three Miles intersection, businesses operating within the proximity of the major crossroads are fearful that the full term might cripple their establishments. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Almost four murders a day so far this month

Thirty-two persons were murdered across the island over the first eight days of this month, police statistics have revealed. At the same time, the latest Periodic Crime Statistics Review compiled by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) show that 99 murders were recorded in the 19 police divisions nationwide last month.

See full story on The Gleaner’s website.


3. Ski Mask gang resurfaces, as concern heightens in Trelawny

The Ski Mask gang, which was partially wiped out last March when six of its top-tier members were killed in a gunfight with a police-military patrol on the Trelawny-St James border, is back on the radar of lawmen and creating serious concerns. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Three more movies set for filming in Jamaica

Film Commissioner Renee Robinson

The film Yardie, directed by British actor Idris Elba, climaxed with three Jamaicans engaged in a triangular shoot-out. That crime film was the latest in a series of projects shot on location which expended more than $1 billion in the economy last fiscal year.

See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Less optimism about business conditions

Perceptions about present and future business conditions worsened during the last quarter as the proportion of persons who are less optimistic about the effect of the economy on individual businesses increases. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. 5 questions with George Nooks

George Nooks

The God is Standing By singer said that despite his legal troubles, his career has not been severely impacted as he is still able to do music. He also said that he has a plethora of bookings lined up. George Nooks released an album last month. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.