6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. 10 shot, including children, across the Corporate Area
  2. 30 more police cars
  3. Constable killed while off duty
  4. Queen’s baton passes through Ja
  5. Holness heads to CARICOM meeting in Grenada
  6. Grace Foods to open sixth manufacturing plant

1. 10 shot, including children, across the Corporate Area

At least 10 people were shot, including children, across the Corporate Area yesterday. The police say about 3 o’ clock in the afternoon gunmen went to the Andrew community of Payne Land where they shot four persons including a 2-year-old child. One man died. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. 30 more police cars

National Security Minister Robert Montague says there will now be more frequent vehicular stop and search operations by the police as they move to stem the trafficking of weapons. According to Montague, police analysis has revealed that five specific guns were used to commit 51 murders across six police divisions. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Constable killed while off duty

The police are on the hunt for killers who murdered one of their colleagues last night. Dead is Constable Hubert Hyman who was attached to Mobile Reserve. The police say about 9 o’ clock Constable Hyman, who was off duty, was in Central Village, St Catherine when he was attacked. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Queen’s baton passes through Ja

The Queen’s Baton Relay, which contains Her Majesty’s message, which will be read at next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia, is due to arrive in the island tomorrow. Details of Jamaica’s leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay were announced at a press conference at the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) offices located at Cunningham Avenue, St Andrew, yesterday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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5. Holness heads to CARICOM meeting in Grenada

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has left the island to attend the 38th Regular Meeting of the Conference of the Heads of Government of CARICOM in Grenada. The meeting runs from July 4-6. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Grace Foods to open sixth manufacturing plant

GK Foods & Services Ltd, a subsidiary of GraceKennedy Limited, will be opening its sixth manufacturing plant in Jamaica next year. The new facility will produce a range of conveniently portioned and packaged locally grown fruits and vegetables primarily for export markets. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.