Your news in a nutshell
- Waite wins PNP St Bess run-off
- Netball Ja director hopes for speedy resolution
- Solid as a WROC
- NWC goes after delinquent customers
- C&WJ Credit Union to list deferred shares
- Reggae women go Groovin’
1. Waite wins PNP St Bess run-off
Basil Waite has been declared the victor of today’s run-off to decide who will take over the reins of the constituency of St Elizabeth North East for the People’s National Party (PNP). He was challenged by Everton Fisher, the former mayor of Black River. At the end of the ballot counting process, Waite amassed 576 votes while Fisher polled 271. Two ballots were spoilt. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
2. Netball Ja director hopes for speedy resolution
Netball Jamaica Director, Wayne Lewis said the president, Paula Daley-Morris, and the board are hoping for a quick resolution to the resignation of Sunshine Girls coach Sasher-Gaye Henry. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
3. Solid as a WROC
Going to work is a routine for many and we take our safety for granted, but there are women that have gone to work and have someone violate their space and tainted the profession they love. Sexual harassment is defined as “the persistent unwelcome directing of sexual remarks and looks, and unnecessary physical contact at a person, usually a woman, especially in the workplace”, by the Collins Dictionary. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
4. NWC goes after delinquent customers
With a massive $26 billion owed by National Water Commission (NWC) customers, President Mark Barnett says the company is now in discussions with several entities that have expressed an interest in purchasing the outstanding receivables. Barnett told journalists that a significant part of this debt were sums owed for more than 365 days. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
5. C&WJ Credit Union to list deferred shares
Community & Workers of Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union Limited (CWJCCU) launched a deferred share offer on Friday that seeks to raise $900 million from investors and other cooperatives. The issue is the first of its type seeking to be listed on the stock exchange, said MoneyMasters Limited, broker for the offer, which is open for subscription from May 18 to June 15. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
6. Reggae women go groovin’
Groovin’ in the Park has announced the addition of a Women Of Reggae segment to this year’s event, which unfolds at Roy Wilkins Park in New York, USA, on Sunday, June 24. The package will now include songbirds JC Lodge, Pam Hall and Marcia Aitken. Aitken’s 1977 hit I’m Still in Love with You Boy got mainstream publicity in February when pop queen Beyonce used the original version of the song to announce her On The Run II tour with husband rapper Jay-Z in a mainstream TV ad. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.