- Davies says he will resign soon
- deCarteret College mourns principal
- Companies Office director collapses, dies on the job
- Rains leave roads flooded
- J’can loses battle to stay in BVI
- Architect says brain drain depleting construction
Dr Omar Davies says “shortly” he will be announcing his resignation as Member of Parliament of St Andrew Southern and retirement from public life. In an interview with The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre this morning, he declined to give the specific date. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Members of staff and students of the deCarteret College, in Mandeville, Manchester are mourning the passing of the school’s principal, Millard McLeod. McLeod died on Sunday evening. He was principal of deCarteret College for 21 years. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) closed its offices in New Kingston this morning following the sudden death of one of its directors. The COJ says normal operations will resume tomorrow. Employees of the company appeared grief stricken earlier this morning, with tears rolling down the faces of many staff members after director Hugh Jones collapsed on the job. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Several roads in the eastern parish of St Thomas have been rendered impassable as a result of flooding caused by heavy overnight rains. The St Thomas police have advised motorists that the Port Morant main road is impassable for small vehicles in the vicinity of the square. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
A Jamaican man has lost his legal battle to remain in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) following his conviction for sexually assaulting a woman in 2015. Peter Gray was sentenced to 10 months in prison for criminal trespass, and 15 months for indecent assault. The sentences ran at the same time. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Several architects and engineers are predicting a dismal future for the local construction sector, indicating that scores of young graduates have to migrate because there are no incentives in Jamaica that will encourage them to stay. Douglas Stiebel, a fellow of the Jamaican Institute of Architects (JIA), told a Gleaner Editors’ Forum last week that many graduates are forced to either venture into other fields or bolt overaseas. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.