6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Gunfire raising fear in Cornwall, Green Pond
  2. #MoravianSexScandal: Ministers to be tried in Manchester
  3. JUTC warned to brace for lawsuits
  4. Too much being made of Trini Gov’t minister search
  5. Act swiftly to prevent yellow fever
  6. Gov’t promise proactivity this hurricane season

1. Gunfire raising fear in Cornwall, Green Pond

Some residents of Cornwall Courts and Green Pond, in St James, were not able to access their community for several hours last night as rival gangsters, armed with rifles, traded heavy gunfire along the Green Pond main road. See full story on The Gleaner website.

2. Moravian ministers to be tried in Manchester

Judge Lorna Shelly Williams has ruled that Moravian ministers Reverend Paul Gardner and Reverend Jermaine Gibson, who have been implicated in a series of sex scandals involving a minor, are to be tried in Manchester. See full story on The Gleaner website.

3. JUTC warned to brace for lawsuits

One trade unionist is warning the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) to expect several lawsuits in relation to its treatment of contract workers. President of the Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees, Vincent Morrison, says the company has been abruptly terminating the contracts of workers, without any justification. See full story on The Gleaner website.

4. Too much being made of Trini Gov’t minister search

Opposition spokesman on Foreign Affairs Dr Morais Guy says too much is being made of the reported search of a Trinidadian government minister at the Norman Manley International Airport on Friday. See full story on The Gleaner website.

5. Act swiftly to prevent yellow fever

Well-known medical practitioner, Dr Winston Dawes, is raising fears that there may be an outbreak of Yellow Fever and other mosquito-borne illnesses if local public health officials do not act swiftly in the aftermath of the recent heavy rains and flooding. See full story on The Gleaner website.

6. Gov’t promise proactivity this hurricane season

Notwithstanding the backlash faced last year for issuing a tropical storm warning prior to system classification, the Government intends to exercise the same ‘proactive’ approach if faced with a similar threat this year, according to Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie. See full story on The Gleaner website.