6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. JFJ backs JCF transformation
  2. Accused JC student killer remanded
  3. Amnesty report: Ja fosters culture of fear with police impunity
  4. More JPs needed
  5. Labour force outlook seems positive
  6. ‘Fight against corruption begins with you’

1. JFJ backs JCF transformation

Human rights lobby group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is endorsing the government’s plan to replace the antiquated legislation establishing the Jamaica Constabulary Force with new law to transform it into a modern police service. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Accused JC student killer remanded

The accused killer of Jamaica College student Nicholas Francis was this morning remanded until January 13 next year when the case will again be mentioned in the St Andrew Parish Court. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Amnesty report: Jamaica fosters culture of fear with police impunity

Amnesty International has accused Jamaica of fostering a culture of impunity and “promoting a culture of fear” linked to a chronically high rate of killings by police. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. More JPs needed

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has encouraged more teachers and pastors to become justices of the peace in order to settle community disputes before they escalate. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Labour force outlook seems positive

Moody’s Investors Services has upgraded Jamaica’s credit rating from a Caa2 rating to a B3 rating. This is a positive encouragement to the country’s increased efforts to improve fiscal consolidation and other reforms that are being implemented to strengthen the robustness of the economy. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. ‘Fight against corruption begins with you’

The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) and the Department for International Development (DFID) in the United Kingdom have partnered to launch a Youth Engagement and Awareness Programme, under the theme: ‘The fight against corruption begins with you’. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.