6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Denham Town declared second SOZO
  2. Licensed gun holder kills bus robber
  3. Millions owed to NWC from community standpipes
  4. Big bucks needed to fix North Street sewer line
  5. JAMPRO and HEART keeping J’cans employed
  6. J’cans ill and alone abroad seek help from home

1. Denham Town declared second SOZO

Prime Minister Andrew Holness a short while ago announced that the second zone of special operations, made possible under recently enacted legislation, has been declared in Denham Town, west Kingston. The special designation took effect early this morning and will remain in force for 60 days, in the first instance. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Licensed gun holder kills bus robber

A man who attempted to rob a bus with passengers this morning was shot and killed by a license firearm holder. The police say a .38 Smith and Wesson revolver with five rounds of ammunition was taken from him. Reports are that the bus was travelling along Spanish Town Road around 5:45 when the two men attempted to rob passengers. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Millions owed to NWC from community standpipes

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says the ministry, through municipal corporations, owes close to $800 million to the National Water Commission (NWC) for water supplied through community standpipes. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Big bucks needed to fix North Street sewer line

Millions of dollars have been pumped into the North Street sewer line repair project in Kingston, but to little avail, as raw sewerage has begun to overflow on to the roadway once more in the vicinity of St George’s College, with the only difference being that it hasn’t been running on to residents’ premises anymore. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. JAMPRO and HEART keeping J’cans employed

More Jamaicans will soon be able to take advantage of the many employment opportunities in the fast-growing business process outsourcing (BPO) sector through training initiatives spearheaded by JAMPRO, the national trade and investment promotion agency, and the Human Employment and Resource Training Trust/National Training Agency (HEART Trust/NTA). See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. J’cans ill and alone abroad seek help from home

A number of Jamaicans are languishing in hospital beds overseas without visits or aid from relatives in those countries, prompting attempts by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade to locate family members in Jamaica who may be able to assist. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.