6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. US diplomat says travel advisory shouldn’t cause alarm
  2. No hatchet to bury between Montague, Quallo
  3. US travel advisory worries JHTA head
  4. Gleaner inks deal with RSPL
  5. Novelette Grant heads to retirement
  6. Police get equipment to trace stolen cell phones

1. US diplomat says travel advisory shouldn’t cause alarm

Jeremiah Knight, counsellor for public affairs at the United States Embassy, told The Gleaner yesterday that the advisory issued by the US Department which urged Americans to exercise increased caution in Jamaica owing to crime, provided American travellers with easier access to information regarding countries they visit. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

George Quallo

2. Not hatchet to bury between Montague, Quallo

Police Commissioner George Quallo and Minister of National Security Robert Montague shared smiles, handshakes, and even a short embrace yesterday as they sought to dispel claims that their relationship had broken down. Following a meeting at the Ministry of National Security on Monday, reports surfaced that Montague had lost confidence in the commissioner and suggested that it was time for him to go. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. US travel advisory worries JHTA head

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) says it is concerned about the travel advisory issued by the United States warning citizens about crime here, but it is more worried about the safety of the workers in the industry. “Crime against visitors is very low, but many of our staff who are living in the volatile communities are faced with this untenable situation,” JHTA president Omar Robinson told The Gleaner. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Gleaner inks deal with RSPL

The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited (GCML) is now the official print partners of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), following the signing of multi-year deal with the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA). The signing of the deal, which took place at the media giant’s North Street offices earlier this week, will see the newspaper company bringing unprecedented focus to the RSPL, through multi-platform coverage, as well as promotional and developmental programmes involving league stakeholders. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

Novelette Grant

5. Novelette Grant heads to retirement

After more than 30 years in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Deputy Commissioner Novelette Grant is ready to take her leave. Grant spent her penultimate day in office yesterday, while indicating that she would be going off and returning in February for one final day. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Police to get equipment to trace stolen cell phones

The Ministry of National Security is to spend US$45,000 to provide the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) with technology to allow the police to go after persons who steal cellular phones. Security minister Robert Montague yesterday noted that an estimate 2,400 cellular phones are stolen across the island each year. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.