6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Alleged scammer extradited to US
  2. No hesitation in signing extradition orders
  3. 60-y-o dies after car plunges into Rio Cobre
  4. JPS says not losing big-paying customers
  5. Senate approves bill that could criminalise investors for unintended actions
  6. PNP Patriots demand Montague’s resignation

1. Alleged scammer extradited to US

A 27-year-old businessman has been extradited to the United States of America on lottery scam charges. He is Lavrick Willocks, otherwise known as “Lav”, of Tortuga Drive in Greenwood in St James. He was extradited on Thursday to face charges of Attempt and Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud and Money Laundering Conspiracy. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. No delay in signing extradition orders

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has declared that there will be no delays in the signing of extradition orders for Jamaicans wanted in the United States on lottery scam-related charges. All orders that come before me are signed within hours once I read them and everything is in order,” Chuck said. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. 60-y-o dies after car plunges in Rio Cobre

Sixty-year-old Jeffrey Anglin of Biscayne Drive in Willodene, in Spanish Town died yesterday after his Toyota Camry plunged into the Rio Cobre, causing the Gorge to be closed to vehicular traffic for about two hours. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. JPS says not losing big-paying customers

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says it is not losing large customers which Government Senator Aubyn Hill says will see the company charging regular customers more for electricity to make up the losses. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Senate approves bill that could criminalise investors for unintended actions

Despite strong disagreement from opposition members, the Government used its superior numbers in the Senate to approve a clause in a bill that could criminalise investors for failing to show “reasonable diligence” for some actions they may not have intended. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. PNP Patriots demand Montague’s resignation

IT IS the People’s National Party Patriots’ view that National Security Minister Robert Montague is an “existential threat to national security” and they are demanding that he go. They are accusing him of battering, mismanaging, and demoralising the ministry since his tenure began just under a year ago. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.