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  1. But you broke the law! – Christie to politicians
  2. Dudus moved to low-security prison
  3. Cop shot in W Kgn
  4. CDA willing to apologise to state wards
  5. Samuda denies corruption for grass-growing deal
  6. Wisynco boss says milk powder imports won’t threaten local farmers
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1. But you broke the law! – Christie to politicians

Greg Christie, the contractor general in 2012 who battled the then People’s National Party (PNP) administration to monitor the US$720 million North-South Highway contract, said that though politicians on both sides are insisting that it was a good deal, the law was broken to facilitate it. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Dudus moved to low-security prison

Jamaican drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke has been moved to a low-security prison with “no bars, towers, or locks” to complete his 23-year prison sentence in the United States (US). The US Bureau of Prisons confirmed yesterday that Coke had been transferred to the Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution (FCI), located in the state of New Jersey. “I have him here,” a spokesperson at Fort Dix confirmed to The Gleaner. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Cop shot in W Kgn

A police constable is now hospitalised after being shot during an operation in the Golden Heights area of Denham Town, West Kingston. Initial reports are that the policeman was part of a team from the Mobile Reserve on operation in the Denham Town/Hannah Town areas of West Kingston, when they were fired on by gunmen. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. CDA willing to apologise to state wards

Rosalee Gage Grey, chief executive officer at the Child Development Agency (CDA), said that she is willing to apologise to past wards of the State who have been scarred emotionally or otherwise while in state care. The CDA boss explained to The Gleaner that the agency is aware that there are some things that could have been done better, and as such, she is making an appeal to citizens who have passed through the system to come forward and share their story. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Samuda denies corruption for grass-growing deal

Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda has denied that he used his influence to get the Jamaica Dairy Development Board to establish a 15-acre demonstration plot of Mombasa dairy feeding grass on his personal property in Knollis, St Catherine. The assertion was made by his opposition counterpart, Dayton Campbell, in the House of Representatives yesterday. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Wisynco boss says milk powder import won’t threaten local farmers

The chairman of Wisynco William Mahfood is rejecting assertions that his company’s impending importation of milk powder could threaten local milk producers. Wisynco through Trade Winds Limited has applied to the Jamaica Dairy Development Board to import milk powder that an opposition MP is alleging was linked to political victimisation. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.