6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. NHT ‘raid’?
  2. Spelling Bee on today
  3. Nesta Carter free to run
  4. $260m for Zinc Fence Removal Project
  5. Cabinet meeting for crime solutions
  6. Police seeking Alkaline for questioning

1. NHT ‘raid’?

The Government is reportedly considering using National Housing Trust (NHT) funds for budgetary support, and Dennis Chung, chief executive officer, Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), said doing that would reduce taxes to be imposed for the upcoming fiscal year. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Spelling Bee on today

The grand stage is now set for today’s staging of The Gleaner‘s Children’s OwnSpelling Bee National Finals at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Nesta Carter free to run

The legal team representing embattled Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter is currently finalising its submission to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to appeal the sprinter’s disqualification for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. 260m for Zinc Fence Removal project

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) is to spend over $260 million on a Zinc Fence Removal project in 11 inner city communities in six parishes. The first community to benefit is Barrett Town in St James which will see the removal of 492 metres of zinc fencing along several roadways. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Cabinet meeting for crime solutions

Amid growing public concern about crimes against women and children, a special meeting of Cabinet scheduled for today will centre on the potential approval of recommendations made by the National Security Council to curb the murder wave across Jamaica. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Police seeking Alkaline for questioning

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Branch Headquarters are seeking dancehall entertainer Earlan Bartley otherwise called, ‘Alkaline’ for questioning in relation to the murder of Rohan Morris. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.