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  1. #CabinetReshuffle-d, Nigel Clarke in Cabinet
  2. PSOJ: Nigel no miracle worker
  3. Three shot, one fatally in Fletcher’s Land
  4. Antiguan officials arrested on drug charges
  5. Penwood student peacemaker stabbed
  6. Digicel unveils new management, structure

Nigel Clarke

1. #CabinetReshuffle-d, Nigel Clarke in Cabinet

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has made good on his promise to restructure his Cabinet, fitting in his key adviser Dr Nigel Clarke who now heads the Ministry of Finance while shifting Audley Shaw, who previously held the post, to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries. Last Wednesday, the prime minister told The Gleaner that he was on the verge of reshuffling his Cabinet. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

2.PSOJ: Nigel no miracle worker

Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ), has said that while the insertion of Dr Nigel Clarke in the Cabinet was a strategic move, the Andrew Holness administration could not rely on him alone to drive the economic growth that the country desperately needs. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

3. Three shot, one fatally in Fletcher’s Land

The police say several people have been taken into custody in relation to last night’s gun attack in Fletcher’s Land, Central Kingston which left one man dead and two people injured. The identity of the deceased has not been disclosed. The shooting happened about 10:20 p.m. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

4. Antiguan officials arrested on drug charges

Three members of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association delegation to Sunday’s international friendly football match against Jamaica have been detained at the Norman Manley International Airport on drug charges. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

5. Penwood student peacemaker stabbed

An incident at Penwood High School in Kingston yesterday has left one student battling for his life, while the perpetrator is on the run and is being sought by the police. Inspector Sean March confirmed the incident. March told The Gleaner that a 16-year-old student was rushed to Kingston Public Hospital after receiving stab wounds to the chest. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

6. Digicel unveils new management, structure

Telecommunications operator Digicel has put in place a new group senior management team and what is describes as a leaner structure from top to bottom as it enters the second year of its 2030 global transformation programme. The team is led by Group Chief Executive Officer Alexander Matuschka, who took over the reins of the business at the start of February this year, the telecoms said in a release. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.