Your news in a nutshell
- Nine-y-o girl murdered, 13-y-o boy implicated
- Seiveright’s $9m travel bill in 15 months
- New buses for pilot LNG programme coming
- Contract changes coming for Contender
- Dacres hunts glory in Oslo
- Queen Nanny visits US Embassy
Tears flowed freely at the New Works Primary School in Westmoreland yesterday as students and teachers reacted with shock and grief to the murder of nine-year-old student Kadijah Saunders, whose body was found in an isolated section of the nearby community of Bog on Tuesday night. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
While concerns have been raised about the nearly $9 million in travel expenditure for Delano Seiveright, senior communications strategist in the Ministry of Tourism, for a 15-month period spanning February 2017 to May 2018, the man at the centre of the debate has indicated that it was value for money. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
The Transport ministry is in the process of acquiring five new buses to be used in a pilot liquefied natural gas (LNG) project aimed at reducing emission and achieving greater performance on Jamaica’s roads. Transport minister Robert Montague told The Gleaner yesterday that the buses were scheduled to be shipped from China within the next 30 days. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Jamaica Boxing Board of Control (JBBC) general secretary Leroy Brown says that there will be a change to the weigh-in structure for the Wray and Nephew Contender Series in the future. Brown said that a pre-weigh-in will allow the JBBC to closely monitor the weight of fighters heading into competition, to safeguard against them being prevented from competing because of being overweight. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
FIVE Jamaicans – Fedrick Dacres, Shanieka Ricketts, Kimberly Williams, Danielle Williams and Aisha Praught – will be in action today at the fifth stage of the IAAF Diamond League series, the Oslo Bislett Games in Norway. Following his impressive showing a week ago in Rome, Dacres who has been unbeaten this season will be hoping to continue his winning ways in the men’s discus. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
To sound off the beginning of Caribbean American Heritage Month and its accompanying film festival, the US Embassy hosted a screening of the documentary film Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess, about Jamaica’s only National Heroine, now ‘supreme leader’ and internationally famous military general and metaphysical figure. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.