6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 14, 2015

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  1. Turmoil In East Portland – Moore Delegates Incensed At Revelation That Defeated Bloomfield To Become Candidate Again. Regarded as a People’s National Party (PNP) stronghold, the constituency of Eastern Portland yesterday appeared split down the middle as supporters of incumbent Dr Lynvale Bloomfield and the winner of a recent selection run-off, attorney Andrea Moore, engaged in a war of words… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Exodus – Fearful Residents Flee Logwood After Murders In Hanover Community. Despite a strong police-military presence in Logwood, Hanover, the community where six persons were slaughtered gangland-style last Thursday night, some residents are still moving from the area out of fear that the killers might return to wreak more havoc… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Murders Connected To Lottery Scam Could Hit 200 By Year End, Rural Communities Urged To Break Wall Of Silence. The number of murders connected to the lottery scam in western Jamaica could reach as many as 200 by the end of the year, National Security Minister Peter Bunting has revealed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaicans Believe Crime Monster Too Big For Gov’t. Seven out of 10 eligible voters in Jamaica have suggested that the Government is out of its depth in fighting crime and violence… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Cooper Hails Marlon James’ Man Booker Win. “I think it’s absolutely wonderful that Marlon James’ novel has won this distinguished prize. He’s a great writer. We saw the promise in his earlier books, and to get this major prize is a fantastic milestone in his career,” declared Carolyn Cooper, professor of cultural and literary studies, yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Morrison Joins Asafa, Stewart At Fast Twitch. Upcoming Jamaican sprinter Natasha Morrison has joined Asafa Powell and Kerron Stewart at the Texas-based Fast Twitch Factory after her recent departure from the MVP Track Club… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com