6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Court remands 22yo murder accused
  2. Over 17,000 added to voter’s list
  3. New curriculum for students with learning disabilities
  4. Man beheaded in Manchester
  5. Police shoot, kill 4, wound 1
  6. Ja has got $1.5b from EU in 4 decades

1. Court remands 22yo murder accused

A 22-year-old labourer, who is accused of killing four persons in Whithorn, Westmoreland three years ago, was remanded when he appeared in the St Elizabeth Circuit Court on Friday. Jevaughn Flemmings is charged with the murder of 21-year-old Theodore Tennant, 20-year-old Romario Drummond, Demar Doeman and a 13-year-old known only as Shawn, all of Old Road in Whithorn. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Over 17,000 added to voter’s list

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is reporting that 17,696 persons have been added to the voters’ list. The May 31, 2018 voters’ list has been published with the names of 1,917,945 registered voters. The EOJ says in addition to the new persons the names of 5,029 who are no longer eligible to vote were removed, including 4,258 deceased electors. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. New curriculum for students with learning disabilities

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has developed a new curriculum for students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities. The document, which replaces the curriculum that was developed by the Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities (JAID), focuses on five main areas: life skills, functional mathematics, language and communication, science, and physical education. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Man beheaded in Manchester

There are reports that a man was beheaded in Manchester last evening by another man believed to be of unsound mind. Police officials have confirmed the incident, but said they are still gathering information. The identity of the slain man has not yet been ascertained. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Police shoot, kill 4, wound 1

Five men were shot, four fatally, by the police during a reported exchange of gunfire in Braeton, Portmore, St Catherine shortly after 4 p.m Friday. Police sources say three illegal firearms have been seized. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Ja has got $1.5b from EU in four decades

Over the last 43 years, Jamaica has benefited from 1.5 billion Euros in development assistance from the European Union (EU). That’s according to head of the EU Delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, who says the funds are primarily grant resources which have been spread across several sectors with the primary objectives of tackling poverty and achieving sustainable development. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.