6 Things You Need To Know Today

Supreme Ventures CEO, Brian George, who died suddenly on October 23, 2016.

1. Supreme Ventures CEO Brian George is dead

The president and chief executive officer of Supreme Ventures Limited Brian George is dead. George, 59, reportedly fell ill and was taken the Andrews Memorial Hospital Sunday morning where he was pronounced dead. He joined Supreme in 2003 as president and CEO. See more in The Gleaner’s coverage of: the death, the business community’s response, tributes from condolence givers, Supreme Ventures’ statement.

2. Beckford tackles Burrell to give up JFF presidency

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Captain Horace Burrell is being challenged by Danny Beckford, the long-time president of the St Ann Football Association, to give up JFF presidency. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. LNG arrives in MoBay for use at JPS’ Bogue plant

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has all but fulfilled its mission to begin utilising liquefied natural gas (LNG) at its plant in Bogue, St James, with Saturday’s arrival of LNG supplies to the Port of Montego Bay in St James. The supplies will be channelled from the feeder ship Anthony Veder through pipelines to JPS’s Bogue plant for consumption. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Jamaica offers to help US after Hurricane Matthew

The Jamaican Government has offered assistance to the United States in its recovery efforts following the passage of Hurricane Matthew earlier this month. National Security Minister Robert Montague extended the offer during discussions with senior representatives of the Department of Homeland Security, and the US State Department last week in Washington DC. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Reggae Sumfest wins world music award

Reggae Sumfest is the recipient of the distinguished Concert of the Year Award from the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA). The award was conferred at the 35th anniversary of the IRAWMA at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. 172 Haitian prisoners escape, 12 caught

Police officers were searching cars and boats for escaped prisoners on Sunday after recapturing at least a dozen of the 172 inmates who overpowered guards and escaped from a lockup in central Haiti, the prison’s director said. The prison break occurred Saturday in Arcahaie, a coastal town about 30 miles north of Haiti’s capital, far from the southwest area that was slammed by Hurricane Matthew’s eye earlier this month. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.