6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Lawyer Minette Lawrence disbarred
  2. Job scammers on the loose in Ja
  3. Police DCs disrespected and disillusioned
  4. Neita Robertson PNO West Portland caretaker
  5. MoBay gangsters feud in Costa Rica
  6. Vid that led to Buju Banton’s arrest unsealed

1. Lawyer Minette Lawrence disbarred

The Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council has thrown the book at attorney-at-law Minette Lawrence in what is being described in legal circles “as a strong message to members of profession”. The committee found that Lawrence was guilty of professional misconduct following a complaint brought against her five years ago by information technology specialist, businessman Kaon Northover. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Job scammers on the loose in Ja

Commanding Officer at the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigative Branch (C-TOC) Superintendent Anthony McLaughlin says job scams are prevalent in Jamaica. “People just want to go overseas and work, and so they fall prey to these things irrespective of the fact that the Ministry of Labour, and the police, would have warned them about it,” said McLaughlin. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Police DCs disrespected and disllusioned

They have the power to arrest and daily carry out several other policing functions, but the country’s district constables (DCs) are uncertain of their status and are charging that they face discrimination daily. President of the United District Constables Association, Delroy Davis, contends that while the district constables are part of the auxiliary of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), they do not get many of the benefits offered to the members of the JCF. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Neita Robertson now PNP West Portland caretaker

Queens counsel Valerie Neita Robertson has now been presented as the People’s National Party (PNP) standard bearer for West Portland for the next parliamentary elections. Neita Robertson was installed by PNP president Dr Peter Phillips at a special meeting at the Buff Bay Primary School in Portland on Sunday afternoon in front of a large crowd. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. MoBay gangsters feud in Costa Rica

Major gangsters who escaped the security forces dragnet in St James have made their way to Costa Rica, and it seems they have taken their bloody disputes to the streets of Limon, a port city on the Caribbean coast of the Central American country. The gangsters reportedly fled Jamaica by boat and entered Costa Rica through its unguarded shore, which is washed by the Caribbean Sea. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Vid that led to Buju Banton’s arrest unsealed

The undercover video used by United States prosecutors to convict Jamaican dancehall star Mark ‘Buju Banton’ Myrie for his role in a conspiracy to sell cocaine has been unsealed. The 2009 video was made public following an appeal from American cable news channel ABC. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.