6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Murderous rampage continues out West
  2. Jamaica tightening up at border with new MOU
  3. Children’s Registry gets millions for anti-abuse campaign
  4. Sample from baby to be tested for Zika virus
  5. Gang feud may be behind Williamsfield murders
  6. Ja in religious, moral distress

1. Murderous rampage continues out West

Murder and mayhem continue to cast an eerie shadow over western Jamaica as another five persons, including two children, were slaughtered on Wednesday night in the ongoing rampage that has transformed the region into a killing zone. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Jamaica tightening up at border with new MOU

Realising that international partners are in no way responsible for the safety and security of Jamaica, its waters, or its borders, the Jamaica Constabulary Force, through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the Customs Agency of Jamaica, has made another big step towards tightening loose ends at the island’s ports of entry and within its territorial waters. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Children’s Registry gets millions for anti-abuse campaign

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) has provided a total of $10.6 million in additional funding to the anti child abuse campaign being led by Office of the Children’s Registry. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Sample from baby to be tested for Zika virus

The health ministry says it should be able to confirm within a week whether a sample taken from a baby believed to have microcephaly tested positive for the Zika virus. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Gang feud may be behind Williamsfield murders

Head of the Hanover Police, Deputy Superintendent Artel Colley, says investigators believe a gang feud may be behind the fatal shooting of three people and injury of three others in the community of Williamsfield. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Ja in period or religious, moral distress

The keynote speaker of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Reverend Burchell Taylor this morning appealed for Jamaicans to pursue justice. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.