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  1. More cyber crimes arrests coming
  2. Ja lawlessness threatens economy
  3. JUTC willing to comply with tinting rules
  4. Ja implements one-stop economic data portal
  5. Gov’t owes JPS $5b for streetlights
  6. Few women in labour movement

1. More cyber crimes arrests coming

The Police Cyber Crimes Unit says more persons are to be arrested soon for using social media to publish false information about other individuals. Assistant Commissioner Clifford Chambers, who heads the Cyber Crimes Unit, says investigators are now probing 25 cases in which persons have complained that false information has been published about them in social media. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Ja lawlessness threatens economy

Lamenting the increase in violent crimes and other unlawful activities in Jamaica, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) Metry Seaga is making an urgent call for a social partnership to fight crime. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. JUTC willing to comply with tinting rules

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it will comply with the removal-of-tinting directive from the Government and have its buses satisfy the new regulations. The Government last week announced a raft of measures, including the removal of certain grades of tint from public- passenger vehicles, amid heightening concerns for passenger safety. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Ja implements one-stop economic data portal

Jamaica became the first Caribbean country and the second in the Western Hemisphere to implement the recommendations of the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) when it launched the National Summary Data Page (NSDP) earlier today. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Gov’t owes JPS $5b for streetlights

Jamaicans could be punished for becoming energy efficient, a consultant has argued before a parliamentary committee, once again raising questions about the 2016 licence granted to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS). See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6.  Few women in labour movement

Women dominate the Jamaican workforce and trade union membership. However, when one examines the top-tier leadership of labour unions, women are grossly underrepresented. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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