6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Deportation crackdown
  2. Bet on Novelette
  3. Gov’t workers ready to fight for fair pension
  4. No grandstanding over CRH noxious fumes
  5. Hampton board future under discussion
  6. Montague meets with PNP re security

1. Deportation crackdown

Veteran immigration attorney-at-law Dahlia Walker-Huntington is of the firm belief that the Jamaican economy will soon feel the sting of the ramped-up deportation exercises currently taking place in the United States. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Bet on Novelette

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) seems set to get its first female commissioner in its 150th year of operation. Sunday Gleaner sources say the Police Service Commission is poised to announce that Acting Police Commissioner Novelette Grant has been selected to lead the Force. That announcement is expected shortly. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Gov’t workers ready to fight for fair pension

Helene Davis Whyte, the President of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU), says public sector workers and their unions will not relent in their demand for a fair pension arrangement for government paid workers. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. No grandstanding over CRH noxious fumes

Heath Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has turned back stinging criticisms from his opposition counterpart over the issue of noxious fumes choking patients and staff at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Hampton board future under discussion

Education Minister Ruel Reid is to discuss the future of the board of the Hampton School for Girls after its members were forced to apologise to him for the manner in which it handled the request for the submission of a report on the conduct of the school’s principal. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Montague meets with PNP re security

National Security Minister Robert Montague last Thursday sat with People’s National Party (PNP) Chairman Robert Pickersgill and General Secretary Julian Robinson for what has been described as “a game-changing meeting” to brief them on the national crime management strategy and security initiatives. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.