Your news in a nutshell
- D-Day: US electon today
- Holness aims for #5in4
- #5in4 to reduce poverty
- Data entry error with Patrick Powell gun file
- Local govt election turnout can be improved by debates
- ISSA to screen student athletes
1. D-Day: US goes to polls today
Straining towards the finish line of the wildly unpredictable White House race, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump blitzed through battleground states yesterday in a final bid to energise supporters. Clinton urged voters to embrace a “hopeful, inclusive, big-hearted America,” while Trump called for support to “beat the corrupt system”. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
2. Holness aims for #5in4
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said economic growth in four years could exceed the five per cent target set by his administration. Holness has established an Economic Growth Council (ECG) that has a mandate to help the Government achieve five per cent gross domestic product (GDP) growth in four years. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
3. #5in4 to reduce poverty
Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, has stressed that his administration’s goal of achieving five per cent gross domestic product (GDP) growth in four years will directly benefit more than 500,000 Jamaicans living in poverty. “This plan is pro poor,” he said Monday night, in response to a question posed at the signing of a declaration of intent that the Government will pursue the ‘5in4’ target. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
4. Data entry error with Patrick Powell gun file
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is reporting that there was a data entry error in 2004 when it recorded that businessman Patrick Powell and police inspector Patricia Powell-Wallace were both issued a licence for the same firearm, a Walther 9 milli-metre pistol. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
5. Local government voter turnout can be improved by debates
Chairman of the Jamaica Debates Commission (JDC), Noel DaCosta, has expressed optimism that the local government debates planned for November 16 and 23 will increase the level of awareness about the importance of parish and municipal councils. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
6. ISSA to screen all student athletes
The man who heads the powerful high-school sports governing body, the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA), Dr Walton Small, said that medical screening of student athletes under its auspices will be made mandatory as of the 2017 sports season. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.