6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Tufton talks with UK to address nurse shortage
  2. Taximan gets 25yrs for teen rape, abduction
  3. Anal sex row
  4. More taxes collected
  5. MoBay resident killed while mourning students
  6. Carter’s appeal has a good chance
Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton

1. Tufton in talks with UK to address nurse shortage

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the Government is pursuing discussions with the United Kingdom that could see the two countries training and sharing nurses to respond to the shortages affecting them. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Taximan gets 25 yrs for teen rape, abduction

A taxi driver in Old Harbour, St Catherine was today sentenced to 25 years in prison for abduction and rape. Twenty-nine-year-old labourer Loveroy Henry was sentenced in the St Catherine Parish Court to seven years for abduction and 18 years for rape. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Anal sex row

The old debate about anal sex has been resurrected with a United Nations (UN) recommendation that Jamaica’s Parliament approve a redefinition of sexual intercourse to add penetration of the mouth or anus in order to fairly protect men and women against sexual violence. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. More taxes collected

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) said preliminary figures indicate that for December 2016 net collections were $26.6 billion or 27.3 per cent above the $20.9 billion target. The year-to-date net collections now stand at $191.9 billion, $12.6 billion or 7 per cent above the $179.2 billion projection, TAJ said in a release. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. MoBay resident killed while mourning student

“We can’t even grieve in peace. I believe MoBay is under a curse. Every day is the same thing – shooting, murder, rape. Why? When will it end?” said an elderly resident of Clarke’s Street, tears rolling down her face. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Carter’s appeal has good chance

Sports lawyer Dr Emir Crowne has said that Olympian Nesta Carter has a good chance of getting his 2008 Olympic gold medal back when his legal team submits an official appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). See full story on The Gleaner’s website.