6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. FLA calls gun attack in viral video ‘crazy’
  2. Changes coming to Rent Act
  3. Warmington refutes calls for CDF increases
  4. More results from Crime Stop calls
  5. JSIF and RGD partner to provide birth certificates
  6. New 2018 hurricane, storm predictions for C’bean

1. FLA calls gun attack in viral video ‘crazy’

“Something crazy” is how Cleveland Crooks, director of compliance and enforcement at the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), has described the actions of a security guard who on Monday was shot and injured while trying to disarm a licensed firearm holder. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Changes coming to Rent Act

Chairman of the Rent Assessment Board, Rose Bennett-Cooper, says that modernising the Rent Restriction Act of 1983, making it more balanced with established standards of responsibility for both landlord and tenant, will redound to the benefit of a prosperous and contemporary Jamaica. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Warmington refutes call for CDF increases

Calls for an increase in the $20-million allocation to members of parliament under the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) were yesterday shut down by Chairman Everald Warmington. Manchester North Western MP Mikael Phillips pleaded on behalf of representatives of rural constituencies on geographical grounds. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. More results from Crime Stop calls

Manager of the National Crime Prevention Fund Prudence Gentles, yesterday said that the number of successful calls being received by Crime Stop has been trending upwards. Successful calls are those that lead to a breakthrough in police investigations or the seizure of guns and other contraband. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. JSIF and RGD partner to provide birth certificates

The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) has partnered with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) to provide birth certificates to residents of 18 communities across the country. The project was scheduled to end in March, but an addendum was signed by both entities on April 11 to extend it until June 30. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. New 2018 hurricane, storm predictions for C’bean

The Caribbean should see fewer storms, and the chance of a major hurricane hitting the region is significantly less than it was when the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season began. That’s according to the latest forecast released by Meteorologist Phil Klotzbach and his team at the Colorado State University in the United States on Monday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.