6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Partnership for Prosperity signed
  2. Christmas Day to be celebrated Dec 26
  3. Climate change education necessary
  4. Alleged lottery scammer arrested
  5. $400m property seized
  6. St James most wanted arrested

1. Partnership for Prosperity signed

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says while the relationship between Government and civil society has been contentious and adversarial at times, he is pleased that there is an understanding and willingness to work together in the Partnership for a Prosperous Jamaica. At the signing of the agreement at King’s House yesterday, the prime minister applauded representatives from civil society, the unions, and the private sector for inking the accord. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Christmas Day to be celebrated Dec 26

Arising from public enquiries, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security on Tuesday advised that Christmas Day – a public holiday – will be observed on Monday, December 26, 2016, while Boxing Day will be observed on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Climate change education necessary

Raising Public awareness is invaluable if local communities are to be engaged in the effort to meet the challenge of climate change. This is according to former Venezuelan ambassador to Jamaica Maria Jacqueline Mendoza, who left office last year. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Alleged lottery scammer arrested

United States Attorney Chris Myers has announced that another man accused of participating in the lottery scam has been arrested in Jamaica. The alleged scammer, Tristan Fisher, was arrested on December 2 in Trelawny. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. $400m property seized

The Supreme Court has placed a freeze on four high-end properties, valued at nearly $400 million, that were traced by local investigators to a Jamaican couple that has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering charges in the United States. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. St James most wanted arrested

The St James police made a major breakthrough in their drive to rein in crime in the division with Monday morning’s arrest of one of the parish’s most wanted men and the seizure of two guns and several assorted rounds of ammunition. The captured man is Oneil Goatie Clarke, who was wanted for several counts of murder, shooting with intent, and illegal possession of firearm. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.