6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Crime fight on: Police vamp up operations
  2. JCF anti-corruption unit to be re-established
  3. Slow court justice bothers Commish
  4. Quallo’s short-term anti-crime measures
  5. Arthur ‘Bunny’ Robinson gets good send-off
  6. Reggae Boyz lose to Peru

1. Crime fight on: Police vamp up operations

Under pressure security minister Robert Montague has told Jamaicans to expect inconveniences in public spaces as police operations intensify to stem the murder surge. Montague yesterday told Jamaicans in a radio interview not to be “overly concerned” about the situation that’s seen over 70 murders since June, about seven per day. See full story on The Gleaner website.

2. JCF anti-corruption unit to be re-established

The police commissioner George Quallo has announced that an anti-corruption unit will be re-established in the Inspectorate of Constabulary to deal with complaints against rogue cops. At present the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) deals with corruption complaints involving police personnel. See full story on The Gleaner website.

3. Slow court justice bothers Commish

A total of 1,251 persons were arrested and charged with murder since January last year, but Police Commissioner George Quallo has raised concerns that the majority of them may not see the inside of a prison cell because of the snail’s pace at which Jamaica’s judicial system operates. See full story on The Gleaner website.

George Quallo

4. Quallo’s short-term anti-crime measures

George Quallo, Jamaica’s police chief, has signalled that the security forces will be moving to take control of some of the most volatile communities across the island as part of the short-term measures to help stem the wave of murders that left a trail of 54 bodies in the last week alone. See full story on The Gleaner website.

5. Arthur ‘Bunny’ Robinson gets good send-off

Family, friends and well-wishers turned out recently to say farewell to the remarkable Arthur Ashbourn Robinson, more affectionately called ‘Bunny’. Holding back tears, in some instances, they delivered tributes in poems, anecdotes and songs for a loved one who died just before his 82nd birthday, on May 9, 2017. See full story on The Gleaner website.

6. Reggae Boyz lose to Peru

Peru scored a comfortable 3-1 win over the Reggae Boyz at the Estadio Monumental de la UNSA in Arequipa, Peru, in Tuesday night’s friendly international. The South Americans dominated the entire contest, making light work of the visitors, who struggle to test their hosts with any consistency and mount meaningful attacks. See full story on The Gleaner website.

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