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- No brutality with new crime law -Holness
- Broadcasting Commission keen on digital media literacy
- Amnesty on impounded vehicles starts today
- Police make big ganja bust in St Mary
- Pitt gets injunction against NEPA
- Jamaican lands big role at Howard University
1. No brutality with new crime law -Holness
Jamaicans will not be brutalised and have their properties destroyed in the old-style that has characterised operations by the security forces, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared as he continues to sell the value of legislation to make some areas special zones in the anti-crime fight. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
2. Broadcasting Commission keen on digital media literacy
With the added exposure to dangers caused by the ever-evolving media landscape, the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) is fixed in its position to heighten digital media literacy among the public, children in particular, with the aim of encouraging self-regulation. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
3. Amnesty on impounded vehicles starts today
Motorists will be able to pay significantly less for the release of vehicles impounded by the Transport Authority as of today. This comes as part of an amnesty that could see motorists getting discounts of up to 75 per cent on the total storage fees for vehicles that were impounded before January 1 this year. The amnesty ends on July 21. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
4. Police make big ganja bust in St Mary
Days after reporting the seizure of cocaine valued at close to $100 million the police are reporting that detectives attached to the St Mary Narcotics Division seized 357 pounds of compressed ganja with an estimated street value of just over $2 million on the Gully Road, Boscobel in the parish last Thursday, July 06. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
5. Pitt gets injunction against NEPA
Returning resident Ashton Pitt has been granted an injunction and leave to go to the Judicial Review Court to apply for an order to quash the decision of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) to grant permission for the establishment of a petroleum storage and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) dispensing facility near his Llandilo home, in Westmoreland. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
6. Jamaican lands big role at Howard University
Dr Tashni-Ann Dubroy is no stranger to executive positions and success, but her recent appointment as executive vice-president and chief operating officer at Howard University in the United States was just as exciting and humbling. The Mandeville native told The Gleaner that she has been able to blend her many interests – specifically the sciences and business – a journey that has seen her attaining favourable outcomes as a business owner, chemist, and a professor, among other areas. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.