6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Florida woman pleads guilty to lottery scam charges
  2. Burnt body found
  3. Railway revival continues
  4. Cops apologise
  5. More money for bush clearing
  6. Youth mayors start work

1. Florida woman pleads guilty to lottery scam charges

A 33-year-old Florida woman has pleaded guilty to lottery scamming charges in a scheme with Jamaican links. Cassandra Althea Palmer, pleaded guilty in the Southern District of Florida to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in connection with a fraudulent lottery scheme. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Burnt body found

There was a pile-up of traffic in the vicinity of Old Market Street in Spanish Town, St Catherine this morning as the police processed the scene where a man’s body was discovered along the roadway. The residents stumbled on a burnt body about 6:30 this morning. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Railway revival continues

The Government is moving ahead with its election promise to revive the railway service. On Friday it will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with US-based company Herzog. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. More money for bush clearing

Millions of dollars more have been earmarked for spending on bush-clearing work and drain cleaning across the country as members of parliament (MPs) submit Christmas work projects for approval. This comes fast on the heels of the Government’s $600 million debushing programme, now the subject of an investigation by the Office of the Contractor General. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Cops apologise

A senior member of the police force has apologised on behalf of his colleagues to the Clarendon family that was thrown into grief on Sunday night after waiting more than eight hours for the police from two different stations to decide on which division should investigate the death of their loved one and remove the body from the scene at the border of two parishes. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Youth mayors start work

Thirteen youth islandwide officially took up the reins as youth mayors and each received $500,000 for funding their projects. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.