6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 17, 2015


  1. Quadruple Murder Leaves Peaceful Community In Shock. A six-year-old boy prances around and plays on a computer tablet at a yard in the Monymusk Housing Scheme in Clarendon, seemingly oblivious to Wednesday night’s tragedy that has robbed him of his father, after gunmen snuffed out the life of Marquis Hamilton, 35, and three teenage boys, execution-style, at the front of his yard… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Commissioner Offers $500,000 Reward In Quadruple Killing. A $500,000 BOUNTY has been placed on the heads of the gunmen who unleashed a vicious attack on an adult male and three teens in the Monymusk Housing scheme in Clarendon by Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams, who yesterday visited family members of the victims… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Golding Announces Automatic Expungement For Some Ganja Convictions. Persons convicted of possession of small amounts of ganja or for smoking it, prior to October last year, will not have these convictions reflected on their criminal record. This is in keeping with the range of legislative changes that came into effect on Wednesday as part of the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act 2015, also referred to as the Ganja Reform Law… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Wheatley Wants Some Civil Servants To Work From Home. Opposition Spokesman on Science, ICT and Digital Economy Development Dr Andrew Wheatley has asked the Government to consider the roll-out of an initiative which would see many public-sector workers staying home and doing their tasks… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Teen Suspected Of Attempting To Join ISIS To Remain In Custody. The St Mary teen who police investigators claim tried to join up with Islamic militants in the Middle East is to remain in custody until next Tuesday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Steep Task For Windies. Opener Devon Smith stroked his first half-century since his return to Tests last December but Darren Bravo’s demise, half-hour before the close, left West Indies with a mountain to climb to win the opening Test against England… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com