6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. ‘Livity’ ambushed, shot
  2. Asafa Guinness World Record holder
  3. Use NHT funds to build new water-generation facilities-McNeill
  4. Basil Waite elected PNP deputy general secretary
  5. West Kingston under security watch
  6. Calabar smash Penn relays 4×100 record

1. ‘Livity’ambushed, shot

Witnesses described the shooting as something from a movie scene. One witness reported that Livity and his female companion had just left a popular restaurant at Hellshire Beach about 2 o’clock yesterday morning when a man travelling on a motorcycle drove up from behind and sprayed his luxury sedan with bullets. According to the witness, a wounded Livity drove away from the scene, but was pursued by his attacker, who was still firing at the car. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Asafa Guinness World Record holder

Former World Record Holder and one of the five fastest men in the world Asafa Powell has just officially been named a Guinness World Record Holder. The Jamaican sprinter and Olympian has been named the current record holder for Most Competitive 100m Sprint Races Completed in Sub 10 Seconds. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Use NHT funds to build new water generation facilities – McNeill

Opposition Spokesman on Tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill, has proposed that the National Housing Trust (NHT) be allowed to invest in water projects as part of its housing initiatives. Speaking in the Sectoral Debate in Parliament last week, McNeill suggested the government’s $3 billion plan to expand the Roaring River and Bullstrode water facilities in western Westmoreland, for example, could be better implemented if the NHT was allowed to invest in the project. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Basil Waite elected PNP deputy general secretary

Basil Waite, a former People’s National Party (PNP) senator, was elected the party’s deputy general secretary at today’s meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) in Montego Bay, St James. Waite will be crucial to the PNP political machinery as the now, Dr Peter Phillips-led PNP rebuilds its organisation. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. West Kingston under security watch

The security forces remain on guard in West Kingston as investigations intensify into the shooting of Leighton ‘Livity’  Coke, the brother of drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke. Livity was ambushed and shot several times early Sunday morning at Hellshire Beach in St Catherine. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Calabar smash Penn Relays 4×100 record

Calabar High are the new record holders for the high school boys 4×100 metres at the Penn Relays.   The experienced quartet of Tyreke Wilson, Christopher Taylor, Michael Stephens and DeJour Russell won the Championships of America high school event in 39.00 seconds this afternoon. The previous record of 39.63 was jointly held by Kingston College and Calabar. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.