6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. ‘Titty Man’ charged with murder after church shooting
  2. Montague begs cops not to strike
  3. Gov’t to make pension payments early ahead of Christmas
  4. PAJ mourns #IanBoyne passing
  5. 16-year-old boy arrested for triple murder
  6. OCG to deliver report on police car contract early 2018

1. ‘Titty Man’ charged with murder after church shooting

A west Kingston man was today arrested and charged with murder and other serious crimes for his alleged role in the deadly attack on mourners attending a funeral at a church in east Kingston. Tajay James, popularly known as ‘Titty Man’ has been charged with three counts of murder, three counts of shooting with intent, three counts of wounding with intent and three counts of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Montague begs cops not to strike

National Security Minister Robert Montague is appealing to rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to abandon any plans to embark on a strike. Montague says he’s aware of messages that cops plan to take industrial action on December 23. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Gov’t to make pension payments early ahead of Christmas

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is to provide early payment of pensions for the Christmas holiday. The ministry says pension vouchers payable from Monday, December 25 to Friday, December 29 may be encashed at post offices starting tomorrow. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. PAJ mourns #IanBoyne passing

The Press Association of Jamaica has joined the rest of Jamaica in expressing shock and sadness at the passing of veteran journalist, Ian Boyne. A statement over the signature of association president Dionne Jackson Miller said that Boyne was never afraid of turning the spotlight on his own profession if necessary. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. 16-year-old boy arrested for triple murder

A teenage boy has been arrested and charged in connection with a triple murder in Osborne Store, Clarendon last month. The 16-year-old has been charged with three counts of murder, robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of firearm, according to the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. OCG to deliver report on police car contract early 2018

The country should know early next year the results of a probe by Contractor General Dirk Harrison into the contentious contractual arrangement between the Ministry of National Security and O’Brien’s International Car Sales and Rentals Limited to deliver 200 vehicles to the Jamaica Constabulary Force. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.