6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Floods!
  2. Aviation community mourns three dead in plane crash
  3. Two Jamaicans for Scripps Spelling Bee
  4. Faulty agricultural authority structure
  5. Riverton residents glad blaze put out
  6. Two days to produce license?

1. Floods!

The police have issued an alert advising motorists to avoid using the Aenon Town main road in Cave Valley, St Ann due to flooding. The police’s Corporate Communication Unit says the roadway is now impassable and motorists should use alternative routes. The Ramble Hill and Montpelier main roads at the border of Trelawny and St James are inundated with flood waters. See full story on The Gleaner’s website and here.

2. Aviation community mourns three dead in plane crash

On May 11, Rojorn Campbell would have celebrated eight years since fulfilling his dream of becoming a pilot. But as he took to the skies in a Cessna 206 aircraft on a fateful Thursday afternoon last week from Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, little did he know he would not make it to that milestone. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Two Jamaicans for Scripps Spelling Bee

After placing third in the 2018 Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee Competition, Ardenne High School’s Assana Thompson is now set to make history by joining first-place winner Nathaniel Stone, of Glenmuir High School at the Scripps National Spelling Bee Championships in the United States later this month. This will mark the first time in more than a decade that Jamaica will have multiple competitors in the Scripps competition. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Faulty agricultural authority structure

The Government’s much-touted Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA), the umbrella organisation under which all former crop commodity services, with the exception of banana, are being subsumed, has no chance of working, according to Richard Pandohie, chief executive officer of the Seprod Group of Companies. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Riverton residents glad blaze put out

One resident of Riverton Meadows in St Andrew is pleased with what she said was a robust response by firefighters, who struggled since Saturday night up to yesterday afternoon to put out a massive blaze in the community. Units from various fire stations responded to the blaze. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Two days to produce license?

Government Senator Charles Sinclair has rejected an opposition proposal that a two-day grace period be provided to motorists to produce their driver’s licence when stopped by the police. The proposed fine under the Road Traffic Bill is $10,000 on spot for failure to comply. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.