6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. JFF President Captain Horace Burrell is dead
  2. Mother, daughter found buried in boyfriend’s bedroom
  3. Controversial hay project still operational
  4. Nat’l PTA supports ban on ganja edibles
  5. Greg Christie hits back at DPP
  6. Gov’t turns down proposal for board to oversee INDECOM

1. JFF President Captain Horace Burrell is dead

Jamaica’s football has suffered a major blow with the passing of Captain Horace Burrell, the president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF). Burrell died overseas this afternoon after a long struggle with illness. He was 67 years old. See full story on The Gleaner website.

2. Mother, daughter found buried in boyfriend’s bedroom

Forensic experts are to return today to continue investigations related to the disappearance of 24-year-old Nadian Dyer and her three-year-old daughter, Orlandie Malcolm, who were believed to be murdered and buried inside a bedroom in West End in Negril, Westmoreland. See full story on The Gleaner website.

3. Controversial hay project still operational

The agriculture ministry on Monday confirmed that it has not suspended the operations of a multimillion-dollar hay production project financed by taxpayers, despite a damning audit that found that lax oversight had resulted in millions of dollars in unauthorised and unbudgeted spending. See full story on The Gleaner website.

4. Nat’l PTA supports ganja edibles ban

The National Parent-Teachers’ Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) has come out in support of a ban on ganja-infused edibles. In a release to the media today, the NPTAJ says it supports the ban because it is concerned about the likelihood of students being exposed to these products amid a proliferation of uncontrolled vending at the gates of many schools across the island. See full story on The Gleaner website.

Former contractor general, Greg Christie

5. Greg Christie hits back at DPP

Former Contractor General Greg Christie has responded to accusations from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn that he and other critics have ‘mischaracterised’ the several cases that were referred to her office during his tenure. See full story on The Gleaner website.

6. Gov’t turns down proposal for board to oversee INDECOM

A recommendation by a joint select committee of Parliament two years ago to establish a non-executive review board to oversee the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has not found favour with the Andrew Holness-led administration. See full story on The Gleaner website.