6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Women’s rights advocates ask Ja to break silence on VAW
  2. No tint on passenger vehicles?
  3. Church launches Thursdays-in-black
  4. Ziggy wins reggae Grammy
  5. Grange asks public to speak on on VAW
  6. Gov’t reaches out to India after jeweller’s death

1. Women’s rights advocates ask Ja to break silence on violence against women (VAW)

The headless, decomposed body of another Jamaican woman was found in St Mary on the weekend, triggering a call by gender rights advocate Nadeen Spence for all Jamaicans to join forces and send a strong signal of outrage over the spate of deadly attacks against women. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. No tint on passenger vehicles?

The Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators (JATOO) is to meet with government officials this morning over the renewed enforcement of the no-tinting rule to fight crime. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Church launches Thursdays-in-black

The Jamaica Council of Churches has announced a peaceful protest to denounce violence against women and children, especially girls dubbed – Thursdays in Black. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Ziggy wins reggae Grammy

Ziggy Marley is the winner of the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. The announcement was made at the 59th staging of the annual awards last night in Los Angeles.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Grange asks public to speak out on VAW

The minister of gender affairs is outraged at the killing of a woman in Heywood, St Mary and appealed to citizens to break their silence in a bid to put an end to the brutal attacks against women and girls. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Gov’t reaches out to India after jeweller’s death

The Government of Jamaica has reportedly reached out to the Indian Government to offer condolences following last week Thursday’s shooting incident in the St Andrew community of Cherry Gardens where men armed with guns killed 25-year-old sales manager at Caribbean Jewellers, Rakesh Talreja. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.