6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Two childen among 3 shot dead, other injured
  2. Bye-Bye Obama
  3. Ja leaders salute Obama
  4. Constables shot as detainee tries to disarm one
  5. Ja records first Zika-related microcephaly
  6. Investigators probe cause of Peter Abrahams’ death

1. Two children among 3 shot dead, others injured

Two children were among three people who were last night shot dead during a series of attacks in Williamsfield, Hanover. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Bye-bye Obama

They’ve all completed the packing and the boxes have been moved out. The staff has handed in those items belonging to the State, even the BlackBerry phones that they were using for the past eight years. Teary-eyed goodbyes have been said in the final moments before America’s first African American president, Barack Obama, walks out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Ja leaders salute Obama

Some of Jamaica’s most eminent leaders share their views on Obama’s exit from US presidency. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Constables shot as detainee tries to disarm one

Two police constables were last night rushed to hospital after they were shot while taking a detainee into custody at the Coral Gardens Police Station. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Ja records first Zika-related microcephaly

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that Jamaica has recorded its first case of microcephaly, believed to have been caused by the Zika virus infection. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Investigators probe cause of Peter Abrahams’ death

Communications Officer with the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, says investigators are still uncertain about the cause of death of veteran journalist and political commentator, Peter Abrahams. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.