6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. JCF needs stronger retention
  2. Almost 13,000 rounds of ammo seized since Jan
  3. ODPEM watching TS Harvey
  4. Electronic monitoring for persons under restraining orders
  5. Conch closed season begins Sept 1
  6. Garvey legacy lives on

1. JCF needs stronger retention

Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake says a stronger retention strategy needs to be developed and implemented for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) so as to stop the hemorrhaging of personnel. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Almost 13,000 rounds of ammo seized since Jan

The police are reporting that they have recovered almost 13,000 rounds of ammunition since January. The police say the total haul is 12,778 since the start of the year. They say they have seized 545 illegal firearms. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. ODPEM watching Tropical Storm Harvey

Jamaicans are being urged to brace for deteriorating weather conditions over the weekend, as the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) continues to monitor Tropical Storm Harvey. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Electronic monitoring for persons under restraining order

The Government is to introduce electronic monitoring of persons subjected to restraining orders. National Security Minister Robert Montague says discussions are underway with a supplier to procure the equipment. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Conch closed season begins Sept 1

The Agriculture Ministry says the closed season for conch starts on September 1 through to April next year. As a consequence, fishing of queen conch is strictly prohibited during this period. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Garvey legacy lives on

It is now 130 years since the birth of Marcus Garvey, and to this day, the national hero is still being hailed and remembered as one of the bravest men of his time. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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