5 Things You Need To Know Today – December 8, 2012

  1. Bribery Down, Extortion Up Among Police Officers. More members of the JCF are being arrested for extortion as the incidents of bribery decrease.  ACP Selvin Hay provided an update on anti-corruption strategies…. [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  2. NTCS Awarded Interim Payment.  Although the Court of Appeal ruled that an interim payment of $370.4M is to be paid to NTCS, the money is not to be distributed as a stay of execution was granted to hold until the matter of the Government’s appeal about the $1.8B award has been decided….[Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  3. ECJ Says Aspects Of Auditor-General’s Report Flawed. Outgoing Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica, Professor Errol Miller outlined to journalists the flaws in the report as well as what was described as the auditors’ inflexibility and unwillingness to listen…[Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  4. National Insurance Act To Be Amended.  The amendments include increasing the insurable wage contribution, increasing weekly contribution for domestic workers and…   [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  5. JPs Urged To Keep Standards High.  At the recent induction of new JPs, they were warned not to misuse their power or else face the full extent of the law…[Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]