6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Illegals welcome
  2. What pork glut?
  3. INDECOM gave witness ‘pointers’
  4. Three found guilty of Valentine’s Day killing
  5. Unimpressive crime plan – Lewin
  6. Agricultural Credit Board to be dissolved

1. Illegals welcome

Lawless Jamaicans living in the United States (US) are being warned by National Security Minister Robert Montague that they will be sent to prison upon their return if they disrupt the peace on the island. At the same time, he has rolled out the welcome mat for all undocumented Jamaican immigrants in the US who could very well be deported as a result of President Donald Trump’s new immigration order. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. What pork glut?

Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda has dismissed suggestions that there is a pork glut on the market threatening the viability of some local farmers. The Opposition has accused the Government of contributing to the glut by granting permits for imported pork and pork products. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. INDECOM gave witness ‘pointers’

A police inspector yesterday testified during the so-called police death squad trial that he received “a document” from the oversight body, the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), “with pointers” for a second witness statement. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Three found guilty of Valentine’s Day killing

Three men accused of the 2014 Valentine’s Day shooting death of a 17-month-old child and a man in the east Kingston community of McIntyre Villa have been convicted on two counts of murder. Damion Samuels, Maurice Robinson, and Alleon Ruddock were unanimously convicted in the Home Circuit Court yesterday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Unimpressive crime plan – Lewin

Former Commissioner of Police Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin has described announcements made by the Government just over a week ago to tackle the nation’s crime problem as a knee-jerk reaction and is calling for “carefully thought out measures that are focused, doable and sustainable”. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Agricultural Credit Board to be dissolved

Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda has revealed that his decision to dissolve the board of directors of the Agricultural Credit Board (ACB) was based on instructions from Prime Minister Andrew Holness after the board failed to take steps to fulfil a commitment made by the Government to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). See full story on The Gleaner’s website.