6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Man gets 16 years for molesting stepdaughter
  2. Today deadline for commish job application
  3. JET calls for action on air pollution
  4. Crime cost doubles
  5. Senate conduct comes under further scrutiny
  6. Andrews suspended in misconduct probe

1. Man gets 16 years for molesting stepdaughter

A Portmore man convicted for sexually molesting his stepdaughter was sentenced to 16 years at hard labour in the St Catherine Circuit Court today. The man is of a Gregory Park address in St Catherine and had previously pleaded guilty to the rape charge against him. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Today deadline for commish job application

Today is the deadline for applications for the post of Police Commissioner. The post became vacant after Dr Carl Williams stepped down as commissioner last month. Deputy Commission of Police Novelette Grant, who has expressed an interest in the post, is acting as commissioner for 90 days. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. JET calls for action on air pollution

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is calling on the regulatory bodies with responsibility for air quality in Jamaica to carry out their duties. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Crime cost doubles

A new international study putting the total cost of crime to Jamaica over the four-year period 2010-2014 at approximately $63.2 billion is almost doubled when indirect costs are added, crime expert Professor Anthony Clayton has said. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Senate comes under further scrutiny

The conduct of the Senate has come under further scrutiny after opposition members who had questions for which answers were overdue were told at last week’s final sitting for the legislative year that they would have to retable the questions. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Andrews suspended misconduct probe

A release from the Ministry of Culture, Entertainment, Gender and Sports said the Lloyd Pommells-led board of directors of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) has suspended Ian Andrews, its administrative director, albeit with pay, pending an investigation into allegations of misconduct. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.