6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Tesha Miller deported
  2. Hanna alleges nepotism, corruption at Min of Culture
  3. Gov’t apologises to Rastas for Coral Gardens incident
  4. Cybercrime Summit at UWI
  5. Hypocritical and irresponsible – Grange to Hanna
  6. Ganja focus of UWI Cannabis Cup
Tesha Miller

1. Tesha Miller deported

Alleged gang leader Tesha Miller is back in Jamaica. Law enforcement sources say he arrived Tuesday afternoon after being deported from The Bahamas. However, they would not divulge where he is being held. Last week, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Criminal Investigation Branch Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealan Powell said Miller was held in The Bahamas for illegally entering that country. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Hanna alleges nepotism, corruption at Min of Culture

Former Culture Minister Lisa Hanna raised eyebrows in the parliamentary Sectoral Debate yesterday, delivering what seems like a body blow to the Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party Government after outlining detailed information that suggests nepotism and corruption at the Ministry of Culture. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Gov’t apologises to Rastas for Coral Gardens incident

The long-awaited apology from the Government to the residents of Coral Gardens, particularly the Rastafari community, for the atrocities meted out to them more than half a decade ago, has finally come, accompanied with a bit of compensation. Prime Minister Andrew Holness officially apologised to the Rastafari community in Parliament yesterday and declared that the Government would be ensuring a similar occurrence does not happen. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Cybercrime Summit at UWI

The Department of Government at the University of the West Indies (UWI) will host a cybercrime summit under the theme ‘The Cybercrime Act and You’ today at the university’s library multipurpose room, starting at 6 p.m. The summit comes just weeks after a member of a prominent civil society group was arrested and charged under the Cybercrimes Act of Jamaica. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

Lisa Hanna

5. Hypocritical and irresponsible – Grange to Hanna

The Culture Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has released a statement categorically rejecting claims of wrongdoing made by the St Ann South East MP Lisa Hanna made in Parliament Tuesday afternoon. Hanna, speaking in the sectoral debate had earlier detailed what she called a “culture of extravagance” in aspects of the Culture Ministry. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Ganja focus of UWI Cannabis Cup

The University of the West Indies (UWI) invites you to participate in the 6th annual Scarce Commodity/Innocent Plant Symposium, to be held at the Oriental Gardens beside the UWI Chapel on April 20, 2017. The symposium will feature a Cannabis Business Summit and Expo, with booths showcasing the medical cannabis products that are currently being researched and developed by local business and households, a symposium, UWI Cannabis Cup, as well as live concert. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.