6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 1, 2016


  1. Commissioner Of Police Orders Full Investigation Into Alpha Girl Shooting. Gregord O’Conner, driver of a robot taxi in which a 15-year-old second-form student of the Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) was travelling when she was shot in the head, allegedly by the police, has described the incident as a “wicked act”…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. No Sweetheart Deal – But MPs Question Why Taxpayers’ Money Footing Sewer, Ceilings, Roofs For Private Company. Ceiling and floor repairs are among some questionable things parliamentarians say should not have to be covered by taxpayers who are funding a $400-million refurbishing exercise for the Accountant General’s Department (AGD) to rent the ground floor of the old Oceana Hotel building in downtown Kingston…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  3. West Kingston Report: No Funds For Dons – Commissioners Recommend Reducing Power By Cutting Resources. Stop giving Government and political resources to dons. That’s among the raft of recommendations from the Sir David Simmons-led West Kingston commission of enquiry aimed at tackling the country’s garrison phenomenon and reducing the power wielded by community dons…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Second Man Charged In Connection With Murder Of US Missionaries. A second man, 25-year-old Dwight Henry, otherwise called ‘Dougie’ or ‘Chino’, has been charged in relation to the murders of two American missionaries in St Mary on April 30…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Pullen Steals Spotlight. Former Kingston College athlete Clive Pullen stole the spotlight from the island’s sprint mega stars on yesterday’s opening day of the JAAA-Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships at the National Stadium….Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Large Abroad | From Theatre To Screenplay – Jamaican Driving Caribbean Identity In The UK. A zeal for the theatre and writing has propelled Jamaican Patricia Cumper to the British theatre scene with her runner-up placement in the inaugural BBC Screenplay First Award…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com