6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Shocked into silence
  2. Alleged cop killers surrender
  3. Use tech to boost Ja’s tourism
  4. Missed death by centimetres
  5. No dengue outbreak, says health ministry
  6. Violence, robberies prompt meeting of principals

1. Shocked into silence

At just 17 years old, the world was just about to open up in all its majesty for Shawn’d Ferguson. He had big dreams of being a success but was taking his time deciding what career path to take. Then tragedy struck. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Alleged cop killer surrenders

Barrington Whyte, the husband of the woman district constable who was killed in a domestic dispute on the weekend, has surrendered to the police. Top criminal defence attorney Peter Champagnie confirmed that he accompanied Whyte, 52, to the Police Commissioner’s office in St Andrew this morning. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Use tech to boost Ja’s tourism

Junior Tourism Minister Bryanna Hylton wants young people to make full use of their access to technology, including smartphones and social media, as a means of boosting Jamaica’s tourism product and promoting the country to attract potential visitors. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Missed death by centimetres

Two of the survivors of the vehicular crash in the vicinity of Heroes Circle, Kingston, last Friday night, which claimed the lives of two of their friends, say they too could have easily been killed if it weren’t for quick thinking. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. No dengue outbreak, says health ministry

With at least 192 suspected cases of dengue reported since the start of the year, principal medical officer and national epidemiologist Dr Karen Webster-Kerr at the Ministry of Health said based on most recent statistics, there is no outbreak of the disease. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Violence, robberies prompt meeting of principals

A recent spate of robberies and violence against schoolchildren has prompted a meeting today of the heads of some Kingston high schools at St George’s College. The meeting will include representatives from schools in and around Central Kingston, such as Kingston College, St George’s, Clan Carty, Wolmer’s Boys and Girls. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.