Your news in a nutshell
- Instructor, student perish in plane crash
- US suspends gun exports to Ja
- Firearm Licensing Agency calls in MOCA
- All set for Nomination Day today
- New chief for JDF
- Jamaica’s first national security adviser appointed
A Cessna 172 aircraft, with two students and their instructor aboard, crashed shortly after take-off from the Tinson Pen Aerodrome in Kingston yesterday, ending lives and dreams, shattering the hopes and joy of many, including the family on whose house the plane crashed in Greenwich Town, Kingston 13. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
National Security Minister Robert Montague has sought to give the assurance that the security forces will not be affected by the United States’ decision to suspend the export of guns to Jamaica over foul-ups at the scandal-hit Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA). See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has called in the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) to investigate discrepancies it has uncovered at the agency. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
With both major political parties revving up their election campaign machineries to do battle in the November 28 Local Government Elections, the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) says its systems are ready to receive nominations of candidates today. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Brigadier Rocky Meade, a 32-year member of the Jamaica Defence Force who has been deputy Chief of Defence Staff for the past five years will be the new army head. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Major General Antony Anderson is stepping down as chief of defence staff (CDS) of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to become the first national security adviser (NSA) to the Government. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.