6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. New FLA board soon to be named
  2. Corruption spree at FLA?
  3. J’cans weigh in on plastic ban
  4. 13-y-o among three killed in gun attack
  5. Commish asks churches to help cut domestic violence
  6. Elaine inspires relay triumph in Diamond League

1. New FLA board soon to be named

National Security Minister Robert Montague says a new board is to be appointed for the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) soon. The previous board resigned recently, amid allegations of corruption. Montague says the vetting process is currently taking place. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Corruption spree at FLA?

A recommendation has been made for the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) to put a stop to investigators taking applicants’ files with them into the field for verification even as new documents emerge of a senior policeman supporting a convicted man’s push to get back his firearm. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. J’cans weight in on plastic ban

A flood of last-minute informed responses will mean more work for the multi-stakeholder working group on Public Feedback on Plastic Packaging Materials, but Chairman Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr welcomes the additional workload, ahead of today’s deadline for submissions. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. 13-year-old among three sent in gun attack

A 13-year-old child is among three persons shot and killed by gunmen at a jerk centre and bar in Race Course, Clarendon last night. Three other persons were shot and injured during the attack which occurred about 10 o’ clock. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Commish asks church to help with domestic violence

Police Commissioner George Quallo is calling on churches across the island to come on board and do their part to help reduce the crime and violence plaguing the island, offering whatever support they can to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Elaine inspires relay triumph in Diamond League

Elaine Thompson had to be helped off the track following her 200 metres defeat at the first IAAF Diamond League final at the Weltklasse, Zurich, meet yesterday, but would later return to help the Jamaicans to their lone spark on a day when diamond trophies proved elusive for the island’s stars. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.