6 Things You Need to Know- September 2, 2014

Nicholas Deane, father of Mario Deane, who died days after a police lock-up beating, came to tears at a press conference in Kingston yesterday.
Nicholas Deane, father of Mario Deane, who died days after a police lock-up beating, came to tears at a press conference in Kingston yesterday.
  1. Bigger Than INDECOM. A WELL-KNOWN United States civil-rights attorney who is part of the legal team representing the family of Mario Deane is contending that the issues surrounding his death are “bigger than the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM)” and has, therefore, suggested that Jamaican Government step in now and ensure that there is fairness in the probe… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Noxious Fumes Rattle Morant Bay. Nauseating fumes still lingered around Rum Store Plaza, Morant Bay, St Thomas, several hours after an explosion that left passers-by and office workers in need of medical attention yesterday. Firefighters responded around 9 a.m., to reports of noxious fumes coming from the vicinity of the … Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Chaos And Long Delays To Get Smarter Cards. Fatigued legs from standing in line for hours, dehydration, dizzy spells, absence of enough seats, and delayed trips to the bathroom were the complaints of some commuters who rushed at last minute to get their Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Smarter Cards on deadline day yesterday…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaica’s Elites For IAAF Continental Cup.  Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Jason Morgan is among 11 Jamaican elite athletes invited to represent the Americas at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco, from September 13-14. Formerly known as the IAAF World Cup…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. IMF Board Expresses Confidence In Lagarde.  The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expressed confidence Friday in IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde after receiving a briefing on a French corruption probe in which Lagarde is being investigated…..Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Lisa Hanna Lauds National Gallery Of Jamaica. The National Gallery of Jamaica recently launched its 40th anniversary exhibition and Minister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna, who officiated, expressed pride at the high standard upheld by the artists who had pieces on display…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com