6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. 32 deportees arrive
  2. Budget debate opens today
  3. Work begins to widen Barbican road
  4. MOCA leading operations in Central Ja
  5. Agriculture to help rehabilitate Tamarind Farm inmates
  6. US extradition orders for scammers, cops

1. 32 deportees arrive

Six women were among the 32 deportees sent back to Jamaica as the UK government continues its deportation policy of Jamaicans who have either overstayed their time in that country or have run afoul of UK law. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Budget debate opens today

Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw will today unveil revenue measures in the House of Representatives to fund the second phase of the personal income tax reform, which could cost taxpayers approximately $16 billion, or 0.9 per cent of gross domestic product. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Work begins to widen Barbican road

Commuters travelling along the severely congested Barbican Road in St Andrew will soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief as the National Works Agency (NWA) has begun work to significantly improve the roadway and general flow of traffic in that area. The Barbican Road Improvement Project will see the corridor being upgraded from the current two lanes to a four-lane carriageway with a median. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. MOCA leading operations in Central Ja

Investigators from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) along with other police personnel and solders are now undertaking a series of operations in sections of central Jamaica. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Agriculture to help rehabilitate Tamarind Farm inmates

Inmates at the Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre in St Catherine will now be trained in modern agricultural techniques as part of their rehabilitation process. On Monday, a greenhouse project, sponsored by Carib Cement Company Limited, was handed over to the prison. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. US extradition orders for scammers, cops

A judge has declared that wire fraud and mail fraud, two of the charges typically filed by American authorities in lottery scam-related cases, are offences for which a Jamaican citizen can be extradited to the United States. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.