6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Holness looks to Israel
  2. Ja fishermen stuck in Colombia
  3. $98m NWA drain cleaning programme
  4. Man arrested after drug bust
  5. Robust sports Town Hall meeting expected
  6. ‘Rock Star’ named as person of interest

1. Holness looks to Israel

Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, has signalled that his administration is open to establishing a framework for cooperation with Israel on national security issues such as cybersecurity. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Ja fishermen stuck in Colombia

Twenty-eight Jamaican fishermen who are currently in San Andres, an island off the Colombian coast, are itching to return home after being rescued at sea last week. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. $98m NWA drain cleaning

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it is to undertake a $95.8 million disaster mitigation programme. The NWA says this is the second such drain cleaning programme implemented since the start of the 2018 hurricane season and is to be rolled out islandwide. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Man arrested after drug bust

The police are reporting that a man was arrested during an operation on Kensington Crescent, St Andrew where they allegedly seized approximately 196 pounds of ganja and approximately one kilogramme of cocaine. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Robust sports Town Hall meeting expected

Milton Walker, group head of news and sports for the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, expects a “robust and fruitful” discussion when the second edition of the RJRGLEANER Sports Town Hall debate takes place this evening at the Mico University College auditorium, starting at 8.30. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. ‘Rock Star’ named as person of interest

Detectives attached to the Morant Police Criminal Investigation Branch in St Thomas have listed Brandon McIntosh, otherwise called ‘Rock Star’, of Ivan Scheme, Duckenfield in the parish, as a Person of Interest. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.