6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Police ask for citizen support in Zones of Special Operation
  2. Lee-Chin photo, name used in scam
  3. Vary Jones-Leslie meets tragic death in Cayman
  4. Constitutions fixes needed before law for dad’s names on children’s certificates
  5. J’can sentenced in Boston for lottery scamming
  6. 21 parcels of compressed ganja seized at KCT

1. Police ask for citizen support in Zones of Special Operation

As police and military personnel gear up to take over designated communities under the Zones of Special Operations Act, Superintendent of Police in charge of the Corporate Communications Unit, Stephanie Lindsay, is appealing for the public’s support, as the ultimate aim of implementing the new law, is to create a safe Jamaica for all. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Lee-Chin name, photo used in scam

Jamaican billionaire banker Michael Lee-Chin is said to be stunned by an attempt of fraudsters using his name and image to lure unsuspecting individuals to click on an advertisement, and who themselves become pawns in an online scheme to generate revenues from clicks. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Vary Jones-Leslie meets tragic death in Cayman

The medical community has been sent into shock and sadness by the death of consultant obstetrician-gynaecologist Vary Anetta Jones-Leslie, 62, who died in the Cayman Islands Hospital yesterday. She was struck down by a taxi after deplaning. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Constitutional fixes needed before law for dads’ names on children’s certificates

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says constitutional issues will have to be resolved before the Government can make it mandatory for the names of fathers to appear on birth certificates. He was responding to a question from by Central Kingston Member of Parliament, Ronald Thwaites, who sought an update on the legislation. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. J’can sentenced in Boston for lottery scamming

Jamaican Kemal Barnes has been sentenced to 15 months in prison by a federal court in Boston in the United States on a lottery scamming charge. The sentence was handed down on Monday. The 34-year-old man, who lives in Malden, Massachusetts, was also ordered to three years of supervised release and to pay US$118,367 in restitution. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. 21 parcels of compressed ganja seized at KCT

The police have seized 21 parcels of compressed ganja at the Kingston Freeport Terminal. The police say the drugs weight 65.5 pounds and have an estimated street value of $262,000. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.