6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Gunmen who challenge cops will be shot – Montague
  2. Why is Holness mum on Samuda grass controversy? – Phillips
  3. Beware ‘talent searchers’ – Nesbeth
  4. Police probe Kgn car theft network
  5. Lazy JPs undermining Trelawny lay magistrates work
  6. David Boxer has passed

1. Gunmen who challenge cops will be shot – Montague

Minister of National Security Robert Montague has issued a warning to criminals that they will be shot once they point their firearms at the police. Montague was speaking to mourners who turned out for the funeral of recently slain Constable Leighton Hanson at the Portmore Seventh-Day Adventist Church in St Catherine yesterday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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2. Why is Holness mum on Samuda grass controversy? – Phillips

People’s National Party (PNP) president, Dr Peter Phillips has questioned the silence of Prime Minister Andrew Holness on the conflict of interest issue surrounding his Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda. Samuda is accused of personally benefiting from state resources to plant 15 acres of dairy-feeding grass planted on his farm in St Catherine. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Beware ‘talent searchers’ – Nesbeth

Senior Superintendent of Police Marlon Nesbeth, who heads the St James Police Division, said young people, especially girls and young women, should be careful about falling prey to bogus ‘talent searchers’ who they meet either online or in person. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Police probe Kgn car theft network

The police traffic department says investigators are continuing their probe into last week’s car theft in Kingston which ended in a fatal crash involving the suspected thief. It’s the fourth crash the start of the year involving a suspected car thief. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Lazy JPs undermining Trelawny lay magistrate work

Acting president of the Trelawny Association of Lay Magistrates, Kenneth Grant Jr, says lazy justices of the peace (JPs) are undermining the work of the association in the parish. Grant made the claim while addressing the 20th Annual Prayer Breakfast of the association in Falmouth. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. David Boxer has passed

David Boxer, considered the leading authority on Jamaican art, has died at age 71. Chairman of the National Gallery of Jamaica Senator Tom Tavares-Finson said that the artist and former curator died yesterday afternoon at his home on Devon Road, St Andrew. He said that Boxer had been battling cancer. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.