6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Search on for new police commish
  2. Investors needed to take over Monymusk
  3. Cockpit breach attempted
  4. Mother grieves murdered son
  5. Grant: Expect no miracles
  6. Ja needs improved disaster insurance

1. Search on for new police commish

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has started its search for a new Commissioner of Police. The PSC has issued a public notice seeking applicants to fill the post when current commissioner Dr Carl Williams leaves office this Friday. The Commission says it is seeking suitable candidates from within or outside the Jamaica Constabulary Force. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Investors needed to take over Monymusk

Agriculture Minister, Karl Samuda, has indicated that the government is seeking investors to takeover the Monymusk sugar factory in light of the decision of owners, Pan Caribbean Sugar Company, not to resume operating the facility next crop season. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Cockpit breach attempted

There were nervous moments on board an early-morning Caribbean Airlines flight from New York to the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston on Sunday when a male passenger attempted to breach the cockpit of the plane. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Mother grieves murdered son

It was as if God was trying to tell her to urgently reach out to her son, Stephan McLaren, in the wee hours of New Year’s morning before he was stabbed to death by an unknown assailant. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Grant: Expect no miracles

Deputy Commissioner of Police Novlette Grant yesterday served notice to Jamaicans not to expect any crime-fighting miracles when she officially takes command of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and its auxiliaries as acting commissioner of police for a 90-day period, starting next Saturday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Ja needs improved disaster insurance

Jamaica needs to be better insured against natural disasters, says economist Errol Gregory. Natural disasters occur regularly in the Caribbean region and have massive impacts on persons and the economy, the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) lecturer said. He pointed out that the impact of these disasters could be tempered through the improved use of insurance. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.