6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Commish backs Chang
  2. Ja diaspora upset about crime
  3. More Corporate Areas to be dug up
  4. More J’can women doing double mastectomy
  5. Soldier held with illegal gun
  6. 5.2 quake rocks Haiti

1. Commish backs Chang

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has been backed by Police Commissioner Major Antony Anderson, who, too, is adamant that change must come to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) if the issues of crime and violence are to be brought under control. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Ja diaspora upset about crime

A leading voice in the Jamaican diaspora has fired back at government Senator Kerensia Morrison, pointing out that the shipment of guns and ammunition found at the wharf in Kingston last week is not a reflection of all Jamaicans living overseas. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. More Corporate Area to be dug up

Motorists in the Corporate Area should expect to face more inconveniences as the National Water Commission (NWC) says that more roads are to be dug up to lay pipes in furtherance of the state company’s Non-Revenue Water Reduction (NRW) Project. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. More J’can women doing double mastectomy

More Jamaican women are opting to undergo a double mastectomy as a precautionary measure against breast cancer, a growing trend as a result of the ‘Angelina Jolie Effect’, one local expert has suggested. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Soldier held with illegal gun

A Jamaica Defence Force soldier was arrested yesterday after he was allegedly held with an illegal firearm and several rounds of ammunition. The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) has confirmed the incident, which reportedly occurred in Spanish Town, St Catherine. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. 5.2 quake rocks Haiti

The US Geological Survey (USGS) says a 5.2 magnitude aftershock rattled northern Haiti, a day after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake left at least 12 dead and 188 injured at the same location. The USGS says the aftershock’s epicentre was located 15.8 kilometres (9.8 miles) north-northwest of Port-de-Paix and had a depth of 10 kilometres. It struck at about 3 p.m. local time on Sunday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website