6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 17, 2013

Finance Minister Peter Phillips (left) with  President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel shortly after the IDB head arrived in Jamaica - Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer

Finance Minister Peter Phillips (left) with President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel shortly after the IDB head arrived in Jamaica – Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer

  1. IDB President Arrives In Jamaica.  The President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, arrived in Jamaica Wednesday night…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Groups Call For Greater Accountability For Police Shootings.  With at least 19 police killings recorded since the start of the year, the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has painted a picture of poor accountability within the Jamaican constabulary for the use of deadly force…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Cops Embrace INDECOM: Commission Notes Improvements, But Still Wants More.  After more than two years of operation and a number of tense interactions with the police, head of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), Terrence Williams, says the demeanour of the security forces towards his office has improved…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaica In Severe Crisis – Brown.  President of the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Pastor Everett Brown, has said that after 50 years of Independence, Jamaica is in a severe crisis. However, he indicated that all was not lost…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. I Deserve Government Funding – Atkinson.  As the Government makes the final steps towards fulfilling a promise made to Jamaican swimming star Alia Atkinson, the 24-year-old has moved to defend the decision made to fund her $20-million 2016 Olympics training programme…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Tami Chynn Is Pregnant.  Singer Tami Chynn and her husband, dancehall artiste Wayne Marshall, are expecting an addition to their family…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

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