6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Save Heroes Park – JIA
  2. Road fatalities hit 100
  3. J’cans for Commonwealth Youth Council Exec
  4. Hanover triple murder accused charged
  5. Caribbean nations named in human trafficking report
  6. UWI claim first JCA Senior Cup

1. Save Heroes Park – JIA

Would Government be guilty of denying Jamaicans a big chunk of their colonial legacy if it goes ahead with plans for National Heroes Park (the Oval Zone Project) for the development of downtown Kingston? That is one of the issues the Jamaican Institute of Architects (JIA) wants to bring to public attention in its effort to win buy-ins for its proposal to get the State to reconsider its master plan, which it contends would convert the Corporate Area’s largest remaining green space essentially into a ‘concrete jungle’. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Road fatalities hit 100

Director of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Kenute Hare, is urging all road users to take road safety seriously as the department reports that road fatalities have hit the 100-mark. “The Road Safety Unit is appealing to all road users to wear their seatbelts, helmets, and other protective devices to save lives, as well as, to pay close attention to road signs and markings,” the Unit said in a statement. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

3. J’cans for Commonwealth Youth Council Exec

Jamaican Tijani Christian has been elected to chair the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) for the 2018-2020 period. Another Jamaican, Michelle Thomas, was elected to the executive as representative for special interest groups. Christian, 26, has served in a number of youth leadership capacities including as Jamaica’s youth ambassador to the Commonwealth; special adviser to the National Youth Council of Jamaica (2014-2016); president of the UWISTAT Vice Chancellor’s Ambassador Corps, Mona Chapter (2014); and member of the CARICOM Single Market & Economy Spokesperson Bureau. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

4. Hanover triple murder accused charge

The police have charged 61-year-old labourer Paul Coote, of Industry Cove, Green Island, Hanover, with the murders of his ex-girlfriend Adanique Cunningham and their two daughters. Coote was charged yesterday, with no date yet set for him to appear in court. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

5. C’bean nations named in human trafficking report

Several Caribbean countries have been named in a new report by Interpol released on Monday showing that hundreds of suspected victims of modern slavery were rescued in a major crackdown on human traffickers in 13 countries. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

6. UWI claim first JCA Senior Cup

The University of the West Indies (UWI) copped their first hold on the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Senior Cup following a dramatic come-from-behind four-run first-innings win over favourites Melbourne CC at Sabina Park yesterday. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.