6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. No tuition increase for UWI
  2. Buff Bay roads closed after rain damage
  3. Scotia corrects bank charge error
  4. Man shot dead
  5. Mom ‘dreamed’ daughter’s death
  6. No retreat – Porteous on extortion

1. No tuition increase for UWI

Students of the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) will not face an increase in tuition fees next academic year. This was revealed at a press conference hosted yesterday by UWI officials. UWI Vice Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles, told reporters that the university’s administration has no plans to seek an increase. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Buff Bay roads closed after rain damage

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it has started work to prevent further erosion of the main road between Orange Bay and Windsor Castle in Portland. The NWA says the road, which is part of the North-Coast Highway, was today closed in the vicinity of the tax office in Buff Bay due to significant erosion caused by the inclement weather.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Scotia corrects bank charge error

Scotiabank Jamaica is reporting that while there was no standard bank charge to exchange a $5,000 note, a $385 fee was incorrectly applied to some customers. The bank says instructions have been given to all branches to discontinue the charge. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Man shot dead

One man was shot dead and another injured on Hanbury Road, outside the Mandeville town centre in Manchester this morning. The police say the dead man identified as Jeremy Roman was driving in the vicinity of Hanbury and Caledonia roads, when a gunman opened fire hitting him. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Mom ‘dreamed’ daughter’s death

Seventy-four-year-old Verona Graham had a premonition about the death of her daughter, Jennifer, the night before she was killed. Graham had a disturbing vision on the night of December 15, 2016 which had her earnestly awaiting her daughter’s regular early-morning phone call the following morning. She wanted to tell her to stay away from her matrimonial home in Dias, Hanover. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. No surrender – Porteous on extortion

Sally Porteous, the custos rotulorum for Manchester, says business leaders in Mandeville remain resolute in the face of last week’s brazen attempt by criminals to extort businesses in that town. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.