6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Jcans urged to stay calm on Trump executive order
  2. MP, bankers agree on 5-point plan
  3. Trump ban no problem to tourism
  4. Cricketer Russell gets one-year ban
  5. Holness promises to cut murders
  6. J’can awaits sentencing on drug charges in US

1. J’cans urged to stay calm on Trump executive order

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith says Jamaicans should remain calm despite tension over the new executive orders signed by President Donald Trump, one of which bans travellers from seven Muslim-dominated countries. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. MP, bankers agree on 5-point plan

The parliamentarian pushing for tighter regulation of banking fees and the Jamaica Bankers’ Association (JBA) have agreed on a five-point plan to influence discussions on how to protect depositors while limiting government influence. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Trump ban no problem to tourism

Jamaica’s tourism stakeholders say they are not overly concerned with the temporary ban on travel to the United States (US) by president of that country, Donald Trump. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Cricketer Russell gets one-year ban

Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has been slapped with a one year ban by the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel after breaching the World Anti-doping Agency code by being negligent about filing his whereabouts. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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5. Holness promises to cut murders

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he is confident that the government will be able to significantly reduce the murders. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. J’can awaits sentencing on drug charges in US

Twenty-seven year-old Jamaican sales agent Norjah Witter is awaiting sentencing in the United States for drug offences. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.