6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. INDECOM concerned about increase in police killings
  2. Almost 50 killed in road crashes since Jan
  3. Main witness called back in ‘Death Squad’ trial
  4. Typical Jamaican diet wrong
  5. Most Clarendon crimes committed by under-29s
  6. BOJ adjusts overnight rates

1. INDECOM concerned about increase in police killings

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) expressed concern yesterday about a spike in the number of police fatal shootings reported since the start of the year.n 58 days, at least 31 people have been shot dead by the security forces, and a further 11 shot and injured. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Almost 50 killed in road crashes since Jan

The main prosecution witness in the so-called police death squad trial returned to the witness stand today, testifying how he pointed out Corporal Roan Morrison as the person who shot and killed a Clarendon man in February 2010. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Main witness called back in ‘Death Squad’ trial

Tempers flared yesterday in the so-called police death squad trial as the main prosecution witness returned to the stand and testified. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Typical Jamaican diet wrong

Director of the Caribbean Institute for Health Research at the University of the West Indies Professor Marvin Reid, is reiterating the need for persons to pay close attention to the relationship between nutrition and cancer. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Most Clarendon crimes committed by under-29s

Head of the Clarendon police Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron Powell says most major crimes in Clarendon are committed by youths below the age of 29. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. BOJ adjusts overnight rates

Bank of Jamaica has announced changes to its interest rates, as follows:

• The standard rate on the Standing Liquidity Facility, which provides overnight liquidity to deposit-taking institutions on demand, will decrease from 7.25 per cent to 7 per cent.

• The interest rate payable on overnight deposits will increase from 3 per cent to 4 per cent.

The changes take effect Thursday, March 2.

BOJ’s 30-day certificates of deposit, which it offers weekly, remains unchanged at the current signal rate of 5 per cent.

See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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