6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 5, 2015

Brenda Hill, widow of slain Negril businessman Frederick ‘Mickey’ Hill
  1. Court Awards $17 Million In ‘Mickey’ Hill Wrongful Death Suit. A High Court judge has ordered that the State pay damages totalling more than $17 million to the estate of slain Negril businessman Frederick ‘Mickey’ Hill… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Michael Lorne Facing Fraud Charges. Prominent criminal defence attorney Michael Lorne last night maintained his innocence, hours after he was arrested by the police on fraud-related charges… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Farmwork Programme Under Threat – Canada Seeks To Cut Foreign Workers. Canada is reportedly pushing to have more of its nationals employed under its farm-work programme, which could see the number of Jamaicans being recruited to do seasonal work in the North American country being drastically reduced… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Hoodlums Putting A Strain On China Harbour Engineering Company. Thieves are again running rampant, with high drama being played out in Bog Walk, St Catherine, early yesterday near the area where four men were gunned down five months ago as they transported payroll for China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Rare-Earth Metal Project In Limbo. The much-touted exploration of rare-earth metals from red mud by a Japanese company in partnership with the Jamaica Bauxite Institute has failed to enter its second phase, owing to a flood of the metals on the world market… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Stephen Francis Doubtful, But Not Writing Off New Usain Bolt World Records. Veteran MVP coach Stephen Francis doubts legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt will be able to replicate his record-shattering performances of 2009. But at the same time, he did not write off Bolt’s chances, noting that ‘the biggest star in the history of the sport’ has only nature to contend with… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com