6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Ian Boyne has died
  2. Ninja Man gets life
  3. Gov’t failed to normalise crime hot spots – UWI prof
  4. Two in custody after 7 shot at fish fry
  5. Missing St Bess man found dead
  6. Cuddy’z fixtures sold
Ian Boyne

1. Ian Boyne has died

The political fraternity has not been spared the grief caused by the sudden passing of veteran journalist Ian Boyne, with many expressing shock through heartfelt tributes. Boyne died this morning after a brief period of illness. The media practitioner been released from hospital just over a week earlier after suffering a series of heart attacks. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Ninja Man gets life

Entertainer Ninja Man and his co-convicts have been sentenced to life in prison for the 2009 murder of a Kingston man. The entertainer must serve at least 25 years in prison before he is eligible to be released on parole. His son Janeil and fellow co-convict Dennis Clayton will each have to serve 15 years behind bars.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Gov’t failed to normalise crime hot spots – UWI Prof

University professor Anthony Clayton has bemoaned the sharp rise in Jamaica’s murder rate this year, charging that the spike in killings in 2017 was indicative of the failure of the Government to normalise hot spot communities as was done after the 2010 incursion in Tivoli Gardens. Murders have surged past 1,500 since the start of the year, the highest since the record murder rate in 2009 when 1,680 people were killed. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Two in custody after 7 shot at fish fry

The Hanover police now have in custody two suspects believed to be responsible for Sunday morning’s shooting at a fish fry where seven persons were shot and injured in Montpelier, Hanover. Information is that the two suspects were among the seven persons injured and taken to hospital. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Missing St Bess man found dead

St Elizabeth resident 67-year-old Mervin Bent otherwise called ‘Puddy’, who was reported missing earlier this month, has been found dead. The Junction Police report that Bent, who is from Rose Hall in the parish, was found hanging by a length of rope from a tree in bushes in the community on Wednesday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Cuddy’z fixtures sold

Allison Pitter & Company Limited has been commissioned to sell fixtures at Cuddy’z, a once-popular restaurant and sports bar located in the New Kingston Shopping Centre. The sale, which was scheduled for December 16-17 at the restaurant, came 20 months after the eatery ceased doing business. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.